Orenstein & Koppel No. 4058

Remains plinthed at Carnarvon

 

Jenni Cassidy made a quick detour from a business trip to Carnarvon to record these colour images of Gascoyne.

(Thanks Jenni!)  These images were captured in the morning of 17 September 2005.

This 0-4-0WT locomotive was constructed by Orenstein & Koppel as their builder's number 4058 of 1910.  a 

The surviving portions of this locomotive are plinthed outside the depot of the Carnarvon Jetty & Light Railway.   The following information provided by the Carnarvon Heritage Group Inc. outlines how the derelict remains of this locomotive were recovered:

The boiler came from Dave Bauer and Ken McGowan collected it and relocated it to the OTC site in Carnarvon about the time that a small group of local conservationists were restoring the Kimberley steam train (early 1990ís).  It remained stored at OTC for several years until the workshop and Babbage Island railway station had been completed and Ken had time to return it to the precinct. Another local person had spotted more parts of a loco on the north bank of the Gascoyne River west of the crossing and again Ken collected the sub frame and wheels and reassembled them with the boiler on the cement plinth some 10-11 years ago (c.2000)  b

 

A second view of Gascoyne at Canarvon on 17 September 2005, provided by Jenni Cassidy.

This plaque provides some history of the Canarvon Tramway and its locomotives.  17 September 2005.

This black & white view is kindly provided by Phil Stone and shows O&K 4058 at Canarvon on 7 May 2004.

This second view of O&K 4058 is also provided by Phil Stone.  7 May 2004.

 

References

 

a

'Light Railways - Australia's Magazine of Industrial & Narrow Gauge Railways', Number 175, February 2004.

Published by Light Railway Research Society of Australia Inc.

b Information provided by Carnarvon Heritage Group Inc via email 26 August 2011
c

Light Railways - Australia's Magazine of Industrial & Narrow Gauge Railways', Number 50, Summer 1974-75.

 Published by Light Railway Research Society of Australia Inc.

d Webmaster's observation or comment.

 

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