‘Seaforth’, ex-Pleystowe Mill

Privately owned in Mackay

 

‘Seaforth’ is seen in its new resting place on private property in Mackay in this March 2006 photograph.

The cab roof has been severely corroded in the tropical atmosphere & looks like Swiss cheese!

This image was kindly contributed by & copyright to Brett Geraghty.

Builder

Hunslet Engine Company Ltd,
Leeds, England

Builder’s Number & Year

1026 of 1910

Wheel Arrangement

0-4-2T

 

‘Seaforth’ worked at the Pleystowe Mill, situated alongside the Pioneer River, west of Mackay. Upon withdrawal from cane haulage duties, it was placed on display at Pleystowe Mill.

Seaforth was sold in November 2003 to a private owner. It is apparently now stored at a private property in nearby Mackay, where it can be seen from the Bucasia Road.

Contribution of further information or photographs for this locomotive are welcome.

References

a

Light Railway Research Society of Australia Inc. Web site
(retrieved 15 September 2018):

'Preserved Australian Sugar Cane Locomotives' list
by John Browning (www.lrrsa.org.au/LRR_SGRc.htm)

b

Wikipedia page for Hunslet Engine Company,

Leeds, England, retrieved 15 September 2018

Page updated: 23 September 2018

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