Orenstein & Koppel No. 718

Frames stored at Lune River

 

The frames of Wee Mary (right) and another unidentified locomotive (left) at Lune River on 4 May 2003.

These may be the frames of O&K 718.

Orenstein & Koppel builder's number 718 of 1901 was a 0-4-0WT locomotive built for the Magnet Mine near Waratah, Tasmania, where it was known as ‘Magnet No.2’. It moved to the Tullah Tramway in 1910 and was in use there until about 1928 when replaced by Fowler locomotive ‘Wee Mary’.

Orenstein & Koppel B/N 718 appears in this listing of Preserved Orenstein & Koppel Steam Locomotives as still extant (frames only) at Evandale, Tasmania, and previously at the Van Diemen Railway Society, Don.

My visit to the Ida Bay Railway at Lune River in Tasmania's south on 4 May 2003 revealed an unidentified set of locomotive frames stored together with those of ‘Wee Mary’. These frames are now identified as O&K 718, the former Magnet No.2.

Also seen at Lune River was this old bogie wagon from the Zeehan & North Dundas Tram.

References

a

Preserved Orenstein & Koppel Steam Locomotives, retrieved 28 May 2014.

b

Webmaster's observation or comment.

Page updated: 28 March 2018

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