Wheel Arrang't

Builder's No & Year




Broken Hill Associated Smelters, Port Pirie

3' 6" Gauge



Barclay 1543 of 1918


Bellarine Railway, Queenscliff


Pozieres, Polygon, Peronne, Passchendaele and Port Pirie were shunters at the Broken Hill Associated Smelters, Port Pirie. Four members of the class were named after WW1 battles. Pozieres was statically displayed at the Puffing Billy Museum at Menzies Creek for many years. In 2010 it was relocated to the Bellarine Railway where it was restored to operation.



Barclay 1545 of 1919


National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide

Peronne was originally preserved as a static exhibit in the ARHS Railway Museum at Mile End, Adelaide. It was restored to operation at Mile End in 1988 in preparation for the move of the Mile End collection to the new National Railway Museum (NRM) site at Port Adelaide. Peronne now resides in the running shed at the National Railway Museum and operates on the 3' 6" sections of their mixed gauge railway trackage.



Barclay 1546 of 1919


Pichi Richi Railway,


Passchendaele was originally plinthed in a school playground at Port Pirie, later being donated to the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society Inc (PRRPS). In the late 1980ís the PRRPS sought to acquire ex-Commonwealth Railways locomotive NM25 which, at that time, was a static exhibit at the Homestead Park Pioneer Museum in Port Augusta, and a swap was agreed whereby NM25 was exchanged for Passchendaele and an ex-ETSA diesel locomotive. In April 2018 Passchendaele was donated back to PRRPS and it arrived at the PRRPS base in Quorn by 2019, where I understand it is awaiting its turn for restoration.

Port Pirie


Barclay 1955 of 1928


Port Pirie

Old Station Museum

Port Pirie is displayed in a small courtyard within the National Trustís excellent Port Pirie Old Station Museum, a short distance from the smelters where it once worked.

BHP Whyalla

3' 6" Gauge



Beyer Peacock 3357 of 1891


Mt Laura Homestead, Whyalla

BHP Whyalla No.2 is a 2-6-2T version of the successful Beyer, Peacock & Co 2-6-0 tender locomotive design. BHP Whyalla No.2 had been plinthed on the Whyalla foreshore from 1963 and was relocated to the Mt Laura Homestead in 1983.



Baldwin 41242 of 1914


National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide

BHP Whyalla No.4 was one of two 4-6-0 engines supplied for use on iron ore trains from the mines at Iron Baron to the port at Whyalla.

Other Users

3' 6" Gauge



Hudswell Clarke 646 of 1903


Bellarine Railway, Queenscliff, Victoria

This loco is the sole survivor of a group of works shunters from the Wallaroo & Moonta Mining & Smelting Co. Ltd's copper operations on Yorke's Peninsular. Following closure of the Wallaroo smelter in 1923 the locomotive fleet was dispersed to a variety of industrial owners. No.6 was one of four that were sold to Australian Portland Cement for use at the Fyansford Cement Works, near Geelong. It is now preserved operational at the Bellarine Railway.



Hudswell Clarke 928 of 1910

Under Restoration

Friends of the North Australia Railway, Adelaide River, NT

This handsome loco was originally imported for the Wallaroo Phosphate Company, South Australia. At a later stage it moved to Queensland where it became Mt Isa Mines No.3. It was plinthed at the entrance to Mt Isa for many years. In early 2007 Mt Isa Mines No.3 was gifted by Mt Isa Rotary Club to the Friends of the North Australia Railway, and relocated to Adelaide River, NT.