interesting industrial locomotive was originally Mt Morgan Mines No.4. It later became Mt Isa Mines Co Ltd No.1,
where it was out of use by 1955.
1069 was initially preserved at St Joseph's Convent School, Mount Isa. Around 1982 it was sold to a private
collector and transported to Spotswood, Melbourne. In 1989 it was relocated to suburban
August 2009, both Peckett 1069 / Mt Morgan Mines No.4 and Peckett 1174 / Mt
Morgan Mines No.5 became available for sale. They were sold to a collector and moved
to a private location in South-East Queensland.
1069 / Mt Morgan Mines No.4 and Peckett 1174 / Mt Morgan Mines No.5 have
now been acquired by the Atherton - Herberton Historic Railway Inc, with Peckett
1069 delivered to their Herberton base on 18 May 2015. The website for the Atherton – Herberton Historic
Railway Inc includes photographs of these two locomotives arriving at Herberton. I understand it is intended to eventually
restore both locos to running condition.