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Puffing Billy Railway Menzies Creek, Victoria

The Puffing Billy Railway Collection focuses on narrow gauge railway history and associated industry equipment / artifacts primarily from Victoria but extending to the greater Australasia region collected by the PBPS and ETRB

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1 Old Monbulk Road Belgrave Victoria 3160 (map)
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School Rd Menzies Creek Victoria

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Narrow gauge railway history and associated industry equipment / artifacts primarily from Victoria but extending to the greater Australasia region.

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Railway platform Barrier - victorian Railway platform Barrier

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Railway platform Barrier made of timber and steel

Historical information

Railway Platform Barrier Crowd control on railway platforms was a necessity during peak times. At times it may have been necessary to direct passengers to a certain exit or from a certain entrance on a railway platform. Where able, on occasions, two trains may have to use the one platform to ensure trains depart efficiently. To ensure the public entrain on the correct train it could be necessary to divide the platform by using a platform barrier. The barriers made of wood and steel were easily moved by platform staff and provided a substantial barrier on the railway platform.

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways - Railway Platform Barrier

Inscriptions & Markings

Length Overall: 7' 6 9/16" ( 2300 mm ) Width: 2' 5 15/16" ( 760 mm ) Height: 4' 1 5/8" ( 1260 mm )

2 NAL - Rinadeena - 1st. class saloon car

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

1st. class saloon car made of Timber and wrought iron

Historical information

2 NAL - Rinadeena - (Mt. Lyell) O 2; 2 NBL - 1st. class saloon car (20) NAL FIRST-CLASS SALOON CAR. Four saloon end-platform cars originally built during 1901–1902 by the Lancaster Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Ltd. for the 3'6" gauge Mt. Lyell Mining & Railway Company in Tasmania and classed O. Converted for use as second-class cars on the 2'6" gauge Puffing Billy Railway during 1965–1966, these cars were reclassified NBL and numbered 1–4. The L recognises their Mt. Lyell origin, No. 1 was kept for use as the Railway's VIP car and was reconditioned to a higher standard. No. 2 was similarly upgraded in 1985 for use on special occasions. In 1989 No. 3 was similarly reconditioned with No. 4 receiving similar treatment in 1995. These cars were re-classified NAL in recognition of their new first-class nature. The Mt Lyell Railway was closed in 1963 and subsequently dismantled, but fortunately several of the locomotives and carriages passed into preservation. The original Mt Lyell Railway passenger cars were obtained by the Puffing Billy Railway in the 1960's and were converted to 2' 6" gauge. They have since given many years of service on the Puffing Billy Railway. TASMANIAN CARRIAGES & GUARDS VANS No. Builder Type Year built Ex. Location Note NAL 1 Lancaster Railway Carriage and Wagon Co Saloon 1901 Mt Lyell Railway Named Mt Lyell NAL 2 Lancaster Railway Carriage and Wagon Co Saloon 1901 Mt Lyell Railway Named Rinadeena NAL 3 Lancaster Railway Carriage and Wagon Co Saloon 1901 Mt Lyell Railway Named Teepookana NAL 4 Lancaster Railway Carriage and Wagon Co Saloon 1901 Mt Lyell Railway Named Dubbil Barril

Significance

Historic - Industrial Narrow Gauge railway - Mt. Lyell Mining & Railway Company in Tasmania - 1st Class Saloon Carriage

Inscriptions & Markings

2 NAL - Rinadeena

Boiler - George and George multi tube under fired boiler

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Steel, Cast Iron

Historical information

Boiler purchased by Malvern city council to supply steam to a stationary vertical engine that drove a stone crusher. Built by George and George Pty. Ltd., Melbourne in 1929, it is an external under-fired return-flue type 18 tube boiler capable of supplying steam at 100 pounds per square inch (600 kPa). This boiler can be occasionally seen in steam at the Museum supplying steam for the operation of stationary engines on display near by. Donated by Malvern City Council in 1969.

Significance

Historic - Industrial Steam Boiler Equipment

Inscriptions & Markings

George and George Pty Ltd, Melbourne 1929

Yellow Trolley - BN Class Trolley

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Yellow Trolley - BN Class Trolley - Flat top dummy made of wood and wrought iron

Historical information

Yellow Trolley - BN Class Trolley Class: BN* * Trailers marked (*) are classified as Rail Mounted Tools or Tool Carriers for the purposes of Section 1 of Appendix 1 of the General Instructions. Number: 1, 2 & 3 Name: - Description: Flat top dummy Load Capacity. - Goods : 1 ton (1 tonne) - Persons. ---

Significance

Puffing Billy Railway - Narrow Gauge Track maintenance Vehicle - BN Class Trolley

14 NUU - Louvred Truck

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Wooden Louvered Van - Made of Timber on a Wrought iron frame

Historical information

Van 14 NUU - Louvred Truck (11) Untrafficable - Belgrave Station Yard VR Service History 15/ 7/1911 NWS Built new Vehicle Length 25 feet 2 inches ( 7671 mm) Coupled Length 27 feet 4 inches (8330 mm) Width 6 feet 3 inches (1905 mm) Weight 7 tons Capacity 10 tons Built 1898 - 1911 Number Built 14 In use 5 To be restored None *NUU 14.VA - 15/ 7/1911 NWS Built new - / /1926 - To NU 14.VA - NU 14.VA - circa 1926 - Modified AC Malco 1/10/1977 - Off Register To E.T.R.B. RS77/4223 Puffing Billy Service History or Notes

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways Narrow Gauge - Rolling Stock - Louvered Van

Inscriptions & Markings

14 NU

Victorian Railways Na class Steam Locomotive Number 12A - 12A

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Steam Locomotive

Historical information

12A Built in 1912 and painted Canadian red & dark brown, this locomotive was issued to the Colac to Crowes line, but over the years saw service on all four lines. It was withdrawn from service in 1954 at Moe and sent to Newport Workshops for storage where it remained until 1972. After overhaul at Ballarat North Workshops, it was brought to Belgrave in 1973 where it saw continuous service until withdrawn in 1982 for a complete rebuild. It was returned to service in 1992 in close to its early 1940s condition with all-over Black livery. It will be returned to its post WWI condition with low bunker, narrow ash chute, steel cowcatcher and Canadian red livery. Loco: 12A In service Monday, 23rd December 1912 Livery Canadian red & dark brown Owner Puffing Billy Gauge 762mm / 2' 6" Status Preserved - Operational Service History: Oct 1912 - Colac - initial allocation of a new locomotive Oct 1912 - Nov 1916 Colac Jan 1917 - Jan 1919 UFTG. Mar 1920 - Wangaratta Jul 1920 - Sep 1925 Colac Jan 1926 - Aug 1926 Moe Sep 1926 - Oct 1937 UFTG. Mar 1938 - Mar 1943 Moe Aug 1943 - Dec 1946 UFTG. Mar 1947 - May 1948 Workshops Mar 1949 - Apr 1950 UFTG. May 1950 - Aug 1954 Moe Oct 1954 - Jul 1970 Workshops Aug 1973 - In service at Puffing Billy Railway

Significance

Victorian Railways - Narrow Gauge NA class steam locomotive number 12A Dates that 12A worked on the Gembrook Line Jan-1917 to Mar-1920 Sep-1926 to Mar-1938 Aug-1945 to Mar-1947 Mar-1949 to May-1950 Aug-1973 - Returned to service. Oct-1977 - Transferred to ETRB ownership.

Inscriptions & Markings

12A

19 NBH - Passenger Carriage - Excursion Car

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

19 NBH - Passenger Carriage - Excursion Car made of wrought iron and timber

Historical information

19NBH - Excursion Car Puffing Billy Service History or Notes Between 1997 and 1998 the Puffing Billy railway built six more NBHs, numbered 18-23. These had steel frames, padded seats, and a wide "window sill". At first glance they look the same as the previous NBHs. There are other minor construction differences due to the use of steel framing. 19NBH entered traffic on 5/12/1997 Currently these six steel framed NBHs (numbers 18-23) are being modified to provide double doors and space for wheel chairs at one end. The photo on the right shows the exterior of one such NBH. These have a seating capacity of 24 passengers.

Significance

Historic - Puffing Billy Railway Narrow Gauge - Passenger Rolling Stock: Excursion Car

Inscriptions & Markings

19NBH

2 NBH - Passenger Carriage - Excursion Car

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Passenger Carriage - Excursion Car made of steel and timber

Historical information

2NBH - Excursion Car NBH SECOND-CLASS EXCURSION CAR. The H was recognising their use for "Holiday" traffic. 15 of these cars were built in 1919 and numbered 1-15. Two more were built in 1981, and numbered 16 & 17. Two extended versions for wheelchair passengers were built in 1981 & 1983. These were numbered 51 & 52 - a separate number series due to the different type of vehicle. Six, numbered 18-23, were built in 1997-98. These had steel frames, padded seats, and a wide "window sill". At first glance they look the same as the previous NBHs. There are other minor construction differences due to the use of steel framing. 18NBH entered traffic 19/4/1997; 19NBH on 5/12/1997; 20NBH on 19/12/1997, the others added in 1998. VR Service History : 14/ 5/1900 NWS Built new as 33 NQR converted & renumbered to 12/ 4/1919 - To NBH 2 VR Service History NQR 33.VA - 14/ 5/1900 NWS Built new - 12/ 4/1919 - To NBH 2.VA - *NBH 2.VA - / 4/1929 - Modified Malco BO circa 1955 - Condemned Puffing Billy Service History or Notes 12 Apr 1919 - Nos 1 to 6 NBH (new) delivered to UPPER FERN TREE GULLY after this date. Mar 2013 - In for a hot box again

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways Narrow Gauge - Passenger Rolling Stock: Excursion Car

Inscriptions & Markings

2NBH

Railway Ticket Dater

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Railway Ticket Dater made of Steel and black inked ribbon

Historical information

Railway Ticket Dater Edmundson Ticket Dater, made in Britain. Complete with type. Circa 1920 THE TICKET DATING PRESS At the heart of the booking office is the ticket dating press. This is used to print or impress the date on the ticket so validating it for use. These machines were developed by the Edmondson Company in the 19th century and Waterlow also produced similar machines. Even the smallest station had one and larger stations often had dozens. The most common variety in the UK printed the date on the ticket by using printers' type and an inked ribbon. Another variety impressed the date of the ticket with special sharp type. This was specially useful in hot climates where the ink dried out very quickly and also had the advantage of avoiding the use of the ribbon and the need to re-wind and re-ink it.

Significance

Historic - Railways - Ticket Dater

Freight Vehicle Door Stop

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Wooden Freight Vehicle Door Stop

Historical information

Freight Vehicle Door Stop - one would be placed at the top of a door and another at the bottom of the door to hold the door open

Significance

Historic - Railway - Freight Vehicle Door Stop

Salt Truck No12 - Cheetham Salt Hopper Trucks

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

two Cheetham Salt Hopper Truck s Gauge 2'0" Made from Wood & Steel

Historical information

Trucks of this type were built to carry salt from the saltpans of the Cheetham Salt Company works at Laverton, Moolap and Geelong. Made from wood and steel, it was found that the wood would not erode as much as steel from the salt and this is the reason these vehicles have metal on the exterior of the wagon. The Museums' two hopper trucks, are numbered "1" & "2", were passed onto the Belmont Common Railway, Geelong (now the Bellarine Peninsula Railway, Queenscliff) and were donated by them to the Museum in 1978.

Significance

Historic - Industrial narrow Gauge railway - Cheetham Salt Company at Laverton, Moolap and Geelong.

Inscriptions & Markings

No. 12 on metal frame of one of the Cheetham Salt Hopper trucks ( frame only one )

Winch - Hand Winch

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Hand Winch made of wrought iron, metal and iron

Historical information

Imported by Cameron, Sutherland & Seward Ltd. Machinery Merchants, Melbourne & Sydney, this example is of the type of hand winch used by the Australian Industries and timber workers in the Australian bush. The central rotating drum is operated by three interacting cog wheels. The metal cable is wound onto the central drum.

Significance

Historic - Hand Winch type of hand winch used by the Australian Industries and timber workers in the Australian bush.

10 NBH - Passenger Carriage - Excursion Car

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

10 NBH Passenger Carriage - Excursion Car made of steel and timber

Historical information

10NBH Carriage - Excursion Car In Active Service - Belgrave Station Yard NBH SECOND-CLASS EXCURSION CAR. The H was recognising their use for "Holiday" traffic. 15 of these cars were built in 1919 and numbered 1-15. Two more were built in 1981, and numbered 16 & 17. Two extended versions for wheelchair passengers were built in 1981 & 1983. These were numbered 51 & 52 - a separate number series due to the different type of vehicle. Six, numbered 18-23, were built in 1997-98. These had steel frames, padded seats, and a wide "window sill". At first glance they look the same as the previous NBHs. There are other minor construction differences due to the use of steel framing. 18NBH entered traffic 19/4/1997; 19NBH on 5/12/1997; 20NBH on 19/12/1997, the others added in 1998. VR Service History : *NBH 10.VA - 8/12/1919 NWS Built new - /12/1928 - Modified AC Malco BO circa 1955 - Condemned -

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways Narrow Gauge - Passenger Rolling Stock: Excursion Car Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number H2187 Puffing Billy Locomotives and Rolling Stock Collection

Inscriptions & Markings

10NBH

Sign - Advertising - Coxhead Tools Pullers

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Sign - Advertising - Coxhead Tools Pullers made of paint on sheet metal

Historical information

Coxhead Tools Pullers

Significance

Historic - Industrial - Advertising Sign - Coxhead tools

Inscriptions & Markings

Tools Coxhead Pullers The Head of Quality

3 NBH - Passenger Carriage - Excursion Car

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Passenger Carriage - Excursion Car made of steel and timber

Historical information

3NBH - Excursion Car NBH SECOND-CLASS EXCURSION CAR. The H was recognising their use for "Holiday" traffic. 15 of these cars were built in 1919 and numbered 1-15. Two more were built in 1981, and numbered 16 & 17. Two extended versions for wheelchair passengers were built in 1981 & 1983. These were numbered 51 & 52 - a separate number series due to the different type of vehicle. Six, numbered 18-23, were built in 1997-98. These had steel frames, padded seats, and a wide "window sill". At first glance they look the same as the previous NBHs. There are other minor construction differences due to the use of steel framing. 18NBH entered traffic 19/4/1997; 19NBH on 5/12/1997; 20NBH on 19/12/1997, the others added in 1998. VR Service History : as 36 NQR converted & renumbered to 12/ 4/1919 - To NBH 3 VR Service History NQR 36.VA - 12/ 4/1919 - To NBH 3.VA - *NBH 3.VA - / 3/1929 - Modified AC Malco BO circa 1955 - Condemned - / 5/1967 BEL Photograph #9.2: part view Puffing Billy Service History or Notes 12 Apr 1919 - Nos 1 to 6 NBH (new) delivered to UPPER FERN TREE GULLY after this date. April 2016 - Lifted

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways Narrow Gauge - Passenger Rolling Stock: Excursion Car

Inscriptions & Markings

3NBH

Guards Hand Lamp - Tri Colour

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Guards Hand Lamp - Tri Colour made of tin

Historical information

Guards Hand Lamp - Tri Colour

Significance

Historic - Railways - Guards Hand Lamp - Tri Colour

Locomotive Head Board - Peter

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Locomotive Head Board - Peter painted Wooden Train Headboard - Peter - face

Historical information

Historic - Puffing Billy Railway Locomotive Head Board used in the Celebration of Special Children's train days Wooden Train Headboard - Peter - face used on special Children's trains hauled by former Gas Works locomotive Sir John Grice - alias Peter Peckett.

Significance

Historic - Puffing Billy Railway Locomotive Head Board used in the Celebration of Special Children's train days

Inscriptions & Markings

Peter

Red Trolley - BN Class Trolley

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Red Trolley - BN Class Trolley - Flat top dummy made of wood and wrought iron

Historical information

Red Trolley - BN Class Trolley Class: BN* * Trailers marked (*) are classified as Rail Mounted Tools or Tool Carriers for the purposes of Section 1 of Appendix 1 of the General Instructions. Number: 1, 2 & 3 Name: - Description: Flat top dummy Load Capacity. - Goods : 1 ton (1 tonne) - Persons. ---

Significance

Puffing Billy Railway - Narrow Gauge Track maintenance Vehicle - BN Class Trolley

Hudswell Clarke 1863 - MKD Number 9 , Victoria Mill "CORONATION" Steam Locomotive

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Steam Locomotive - 2' gauge 0-6-0 tender locomotive made of iron, steel

Historical information

1863 was the last steam locomotive built by Hudswell Clarke for the Colonial Sugar Refining Co (CSR). It was also the last steam locomotive imported Australia for use on the Queensland Cane fields It originally worked at the Victoria Mill at Ingham ,Queensland and was named "CORONATION" it was latter transferred to Macknade Mill where it was numbered "9"

Significance

Historic - Industrial Narrow gauge Railway - Steam locomotive - CSR - Colonial Sugar Refining Co. - Victoria Mill, Ingham, Queensland, Australia

Inscriptions & Markings

1863

Locomotive Boiler 6A - Former Puffing Billy Locomotive Boiler 6A

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Former Puffing Billy Locomotive Boiler 6A - front tube plate missing Made of iron , wrought iron , metal;

Historical information

Former Puffing Billy Locomotive Boiler 8A - front tube plate missing

Significance

Historic - Former Puffing Billy Locomotive Boiler 8A - front tube plate missing

Number Plate - Locomotive Number Plate from 3A

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Locomotive Number Plate from 3A made of cast metal & Brass

Historical information

Loco: 3A In service Monday, 4th June 1900 Livery Not painted Owner Puffing Billy Gauge 762 Status Stored 3A Built in 1900 and painted two-tone green, this locomotive was issued to the Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook line and was used in the line’s construction. Over the years, it saw service on the Colac to Crowes and Moe to Walhalla lines, but it saw more service on the Gembrook line than any other. It was withdrawn from service in 1955 at Upper Fern Tree Gully and sold in 1960 to the Lord Mayor’s Camp at Portsea where it remained on static display until 1977. From there it was eventually brought to Belgrave for eventual restoration. When restored, it will be returned, as far as possible to its original condition with wooden cow-catchers, original design side tanks, low bunker, no smoke-box ash chute, etc. It will also have its original colour scheme of two-tone green with white lining.

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways Locomotive Number Plate used on Steam Locomotive 3A

Inscriptions & Markings

3A

135 NQR - Open medium truck with seats & canopy

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

135 NQR - Open medium truck with seats & canopy made of Steel and metal

Historical information

NQ/NQR OPEN MEDIUM TRUCKS. 218 of these goods vehicles were built between 1898 and 1914 numbered 1-218. Originally, these wagons carried the code letter R as they were built with sides and ends. Over the years, a number of NQRs were provided with removable wood and steel frameworks with canvas roof canopies and side curtains, and internal seating to supplement the rest of the passenger stock during busy holiday periods. Puffing Billy has re-created these for emergency capacity. Five more NQRs, numbered 219-223, were built between 1990 and 1992 initially for passenger use so were fitted with the removable frames. Vehicle Length 25 feet 2 inches ( 7671 mm) Coupled Length 27 feet 4 inches (8330 mm) Width 6 feet 3 inches (1905 mm) Weight 5 tons Capacity 11 tons Built 1898 - 1915 (1992) Number Built 218 (223) In use 14 To be restored 6 135 NQR - Open medium truck with seats & canopy VR Service History 29/ 7/1910 NWS Built new *NQR 135.VA - 29/ 7/1910 NWS Built new - / /1926 - To NQ 135.VA - Puffing Billy Service History or Notes Aug 2016 - Lifted Sept 2016 - Lifted

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways - Narrow Gauge Rolling Stock - NQR Open Medium Truck with seats & canopy

Inscriptions & Markings

135NQR

Leather Cash Bag - Kyneton

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Leather Cash Bag - Kyneton - small Leather Bag

Historical information

Leather Cash Bag - Kyneton Leather Cash Bag – Kyneton Inscriptions & Markings Kyneton Used for transporting money and other valuable items between a location and Kyneton

Significance

Historic - Leather Cash Bag from Kyneton station

Inscriptions & Markings

Kyneton

NSWTD Railway Marker Oil lamp, No.1 RA

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

NSWTD Railway Marker lamp, No.1 RA made of metal and Glass Railway lamp, paraffin, metal/glass/fabric, used for attaching to railway rolling stock to mark the end of the train, made by the New South Wales Transport Department, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1870 - 1970 This lamp comprises a hollow cube of metal. One lens at the front transmits light from an interior light source. Fuel was either signal oil or kerosene. The burner inside the lamp used either cotton or felt wicks to create the light source. The lamp has a carry handle for carrying by hand and a bracket with a slot on the back for hanging onto the hook of a locomotive or item of rolling stock. It is marked "NSWTD" which stands for New South Wales Transport Department.

Historical information

NSWTD Railway Marker OIl lamp, No.1 RA Oil burning lamps have always been an important part of Australian railway signalling systems and have been used for communication, safety and lighting. It is called a marker lamp and was hung on rolling stock (carriages and wagons) such as the guard’s van to indicate the rear of the train at night. They were also used to indicate the rear of steam locomotive tenders for identification and safety purposes. This type of lamp was introduced to the railways around 1860 and continued to be used for over one hundred years. Oil lamps were phased out on the railways during the late 1960s and early 1970s, when they were replaced by battery lamps. Railway lighting included not only stations but yards, engines, rolling stock, signals, signal-boxes and crossings. There were a number of different types of lamps used for a variety of railway purposes.

Significance

Historic - New South Wales Transport Department.- Railway Marker Oil Lamp

Inscriptions & Markings

NSWTD 1 RA

Station Sign - Toilet Gentlemen sign

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Station Sign - Toilet Gentlemen sign wooden rectangle Station name sign pained white background with black letters

Historical information

Station Sign - Toilet Gentlemen An obvious sign for a convenience. The use of the term Gentlemen was shortened to Men at a later time.

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways Station Sign - Toilet Gentlemen

Inscriptions & Markings

Gentlemen

13 NBH - Passenger Carriage - Excursion Car

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

13 NBH - Passenger Carriage - Excursion Car

Historical information

13NBH - Excursion Car NBH SECOND-CLASS EXCURSION CAR. The H was recognising their use for "Holiday" traffic. 15 of these cars were built in 1919 and numbered 1-15. Two more were built in 1981, and numbered 16 & 17. Two extended versions for wheelchair passengers were built in 1981 & 1983. These were numbered 51 & 52 - a separate number series due to the different type of vehicle. Six, numbered 18-23, were built in 1997-98. These had steel frames, padded seats, and a wide "window sill". At first glance they look the same as the previous NBHs. There are other minor construction differences due to the use of steel framing. 18NBH entered traffic 19/4/1997; 19NBH on 5/12/1997; 20NBH on 19/12/1997, the others added in 1998. VR Service History : 8/12/1919 NWS Built new VR Service History *NBH 13.VA - 8/12/1919 NWS Built new - / 4/1928 - Modified AC Malco BO circa 1955 - Condemned - Puffing Billy Service History or Notes 8 Dec 1919 - Nos 7 to 15 NBH (new) delivered to UPPER FERN TREE GULLY after this date.

Significance

Historic - Victorian Railways Narrow Gauge - Passenger Rolling Stock: Excursion Car

Inscriptions & Markings

13NBH

6A - Victorian Railways Na class steam locomotive number 6A

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Steam Locomotive - with wrought iron frame with cast iron cylinders

Historical information

6A Built in 1901 and painted two-tone green, this locomotive was issued to the Colac to Beech Forest line and was used in that line’s construction. Over the years, it saw service on all four lines, but mostly on the Colac to Crowes and Upper Fern Tree Gully to Gembrook lines. It was temporarily withdrawn from service in 1958 and returned to service at Belgrave in 1962 for the reopening of this line where it saw almost continuous service until being withdrawn in 1983. It has been restored, as far as possible, to its original condition with original design side tanks, low bunker, original size windows, etc., but a steel cow-catcher in place of the original style wooden one. It also has its original colour scheme of two-tone green with white lining. Loco: 6A In service Thursday, 18th July 1901 Livery two-tone green Owner Puffing Billy Gauge 762mm / 2' 6' Status Preserved - Operational Service History : Jul 1901 Colac - initial allocation of a new locomotive Jul 1901 - Nov 1908 Colac Mar 1909 - May 1909 Wangaratta Jun 1909 - Other Oct 1909 - Oct 1910 UFTG. Nov 1910 - Feb 1912 Colac May 1912 - Jun 1912 Wangaratta Jul 1912 - Sep 1914 Moe Oct 1914 - Aug 1924 Colac May 1925 - Jul 1927 UFTG. Aug 1927 - Oct 1928 Moe Jan 1929 - Sep 1930 UFTG. Sep 1930 - Jun 1932 Moe Dec 1932 - Workshops May 1933 - Colac Sep 1933 - May 1936 Moe Jun 1936 - Oct 1936 Workshops Oct 1936 - May 1942 UFTG. Sep 1942 - Apr 1949 Colac May 1949 - Apr 1950 Workshops May 1950 - Dec 1957 UFTG. Feb 1958 - Apr 1962 Workshops May 1962 - Belgrave - In Active Service at Puffing Billy Railway Belgrave

Significance

Victorian Railways - Narrow Gauge NA class steam locomotive number 6A Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number H2187 Puffing Billy Locomotives and Rolling Stock Collection Dates that 6A worked on the Gembrook Line Nov-1909 to Nov-1910 May-1925 to Aug-1927 Jan-1929 to Sep-1930 Oct-1936 to Sep-1942 May-1950 to Feb-1958 May-1962 - Returned to Gembrook railway Oct-1977 - Transferred to PBR ownership

Inscriptions & Markings

6A

New Record Drag Saw

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

New Record Drag Saw made of steel

Historical information

New Record Drag Saw circa 1920's a petrol driven cross saw. It was mainly used cross cutting felled logs The Land on which the Menzies Creek railway station and Museum are built on was once apart of James Hermon's & his son William Hermon's property on which this New Record Drag Saw was used. reference : Jinkers and Whims: A Pictorial History of Timber-Getting By Jack Bradshaw

Significance

Historic - Industrial Timber working petrol driven cross saw - Drag Saw

Inscriptions & Markings

New Record

Tank Locomotive - 0-6-2 T No.1 "Delta"

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Locomotive No.1 "Delta" - Steam Locomotive - made of steel, and wrought iron

Historical information

0-6-2 Tank Locomotive No.1 "Delta" Gauge 2'0" Identification: 1 Delta Type: 0-6-2T Builder: Perry Engineering, Mile End, South Australia Builder's number: Perry 7967.50.4 of 1950 Building date: 1950 Current status - waiting Overhaul restoration Wheel Arrangement 0-6-2T Cylinders (Diameter X Stroke) 10 inches X 18 inches Boiler Pressure 180 psi Driving Wheel (Dia.) 28 ½ inches Weight 16 tons Coal Capacity 27 cubic feet Water Capacity 500 gallons The Perry Engineering Co, Mile End, South Australia built a total of 18 locomotives for the 2’0” gauge tramways used by the sugar industry in Queensland. This 0-6-2T locomotive was built by Perry Engineering Co. Ltd. of Mile End, Adelaide as their Builder's No. 7967.50.4 of 1950. It was used at Qunaba Mill, Bundaberg where it was known as No.1 "Delta". / Qunaba Mill No.1 No. 1 “DELTA” 0-6-2 TANK LOCOMOTIVE Gauge: 2 foot Built by Perry Engineering Company of South Australia in 1950 (Builder’s number 7967.50.4), “DELTA” is a medium sized Australian designed locomotive featuring Walschaert’s valve gear driving piston valves. Weighing 16 tons (16.3 tonnes) it was one of the post-war narrow gauge steam locomotives, which worked in the canefields of Queensland until 1978. “DELTA” worked at various sugar mills in the Bundaberg area and was finally withdrawn from service at Quanba Mill after a life of 28 years. Purchased from C.S.R. in 1981. Delivered to Fairymead Mill as No 20, 1950. Purchased by Millaquin Sugar for Qunaba Mill as 1 Delta, 1970 Withdrawn from service, 1978. Donated to Puffing Billy Museum,

Significance

Historic - Industrial Narrow Gauge Railway - Steam Locomotive used at Qunaba Sugar Mill, Bundaberg, Queensland

Inscriptions & Markings

Delta

Scoop-horse drawn - Horse drawn scoop from Hermon’s nursery

Puffing Billy Railway, Menzies Creek

Horse drawn scoop from Hermon’s nursery made of Metal

Historical information

Metal Horse drawn scoop from Hermon’s nursery at Menzies Creek. The Land on which the Menzies Creek railway station and Museum are built on was once apart of James Hermon's & his son William Hermon's property on which Horse drawn scoops of this type would have been used.

Significance

Historic - industrial Farm equipment used on the farm of James Hermon & his son William Hermon on which the museum is built