Mount Morgan Co. Ltd No.4

Peckett b/n 1069 of 1905

 

This view is kindly provided by Peter Newett and shows Mount Morgan No.4 in the Melbourne suburbs in October 2009.

Builder

Peckett & Sons, Bristol

Builder’s Number & Year

1069 of 1905

Wheel Arrangement

0-4-0ST

 

This 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.

Peckett 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 Bayswater, Melbourne.

In 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.

Peckett 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.

 

References

a

Information provided by John Browning via email dated 22 July 2009.

b

Atherton – Herberton Historic Railway Inc website, viewed 27 May 2015.

 

Page updated:  27 May 2015

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