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G 42 Stack - era 1955

From the Collection of Puffing Billy Railway School Rd Menzies Creek Victoria

Description
G 42 Stack - era 1955 made of cast Metal
Size
640mm (H), 680mm diameter
Object Registration
000363
Historical information
Constructed during the overhaul of locomotive G 42 in 1954/1955. This stack was the exhaust for the coal fired Garratt locomotive G 42 and replaced the ornate stack it had been built with by Beyer Peacock in England in 1926. The overhaul was carried out between it's last run on the Moe to Walhalla railway and prior to locomotive being placed in service, for the first time, on the Colac to Beech Forest railway line. The stack remained in use until 1962, when the locomotive was withdrawn, and was still connected to the boiler until restoration of G 42 was undertaken. Locomotive G 42, with its replica ornate stack, was restored by the Puffing Billy Preservation Society in 2004 and can be seen operating on the Puffing Billy Railway.
When Made
circa era 1955
Significance
G 42 Stack - era 1955
Last updated
10 Oct 2018 at 12:59PM