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Enquiries: Peter Ford
Phone: 07 4942 3910
E-mail: fordps @ optusnet.com.au

QR BB 18 1/4 being restored by the Mackay Heritage Railway, 1 Apr 2006, Lynn Zelmer photo.

Mackay Heritage Railway Inc

Located on in industrial precinct near the Mackay Harbour, the restoration group has a short length of track and potential access to QR trackage when their BB18 1/4 restoration project is completed. Access is by arrangement only. The BB18 1/4, the last steam locomotive operated in QR revenue service, is being rebuilt as an oil burner with all the modern safety requirements. However the oil tank is removable so that the locomotive could be returned to coal service if desired.

The collection includes a number of ex-QR freight wagons as well as two ex-cane railway diesel locomotives (2' gauge): Ex-North Eton Mill D1/#6 (Bundaberg Jenbach BJ100 0f 1953, b/n 10) and ex-Pioneer Mill McDesme (Clyde 0-6-0 DH of 1954, b/n DHI.3/012)

Sugar Mill railways

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