Mount Morgan Co. Ltd No.5

Peckett b/n 1174 of 1908

 

This view is kindly provided by Peter Newett and shows Mount Morgan No.5 in the Melbourne suburbs in August 2009.

 

Builder

Peckett & Sons, Bristol

Builder’s Number & Year

1174 of 1908

Wheel Arrangement

0-4-0ST

 

Peckett 1174 was originally Mt Morgan Mines No.5, and more recently Mt Isa Mines Co Ltd No.2.  It was out of use at Mt Isa by 1954.

Peckett 1174 was initially preserved at Barkly Highway State School, Soldiers Hill, Mount Isa.  In 1992 it was sold to a private collector and transported to suburban Bayswater, Melbourne.

In August 2009, both Peckett 1174 / Mt Morgan Mines No.5 and Peckett 1069 / Mt Morgan Mines No.4 became available for sale.  They were sold to a collector and moved to a private location in South-East Queensland.

Peckett 1174 / Mt Morgan Mines No.5 and Peckett 1069 / Mt Morgan Mines No.4 have now been acquired by the Atherton - Herberton Historic Railway Inc, with Peckett 1174 delivered to their Herberton base on 7 April 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 fully 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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