Crane tank locomotive
1067 is stored dismantled at the Dorrigo Steam Railway & Museum as seen in this photograph of 24 January 2004.
The boiler, smokebox, cab and tanks were also stored nearby.
1067 is one of six identical 0-4-0CT crane tank locomotives delivered to the NSWGR by Hawthorn Leslie & Co. of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England under several repeat orders:
|NSWGR Number||Year||Builder's Number|
|1051, 1052 (originally numbered Lo 10, 11)||1914||3034, 3035|
|1066, 1067 (originally numbered Lo 40, 41)||1923||3563, 3564|
|1068 (originally numbered Lo 47)||1924||3565|
|1069 (originally numbered Lo 48)||1925||3635|
Technically these engines were "luffing crane tank locomotives" with a maximum 7 ton crane capacity. The luffing jib could rotate through 360 degrees and was fitted with three hooks to allow 3.5, 5 or 7 ton lifts, with hoisting achieved by raising the angle of the jib.
1067 was acquired by the Dorrigo Steam Railway & Museum in a dismantled state after the NSWGR had dismantled it for overhaul assessment, and then decided not to proceed with the required repairs. It is stored dismantled at the DSR&M site at Dorrigo.
John Buckland wrote a very authorative article on the various crane tank locomotives of Australia in the ARHS Bulletin of June 1985. a
In addition, Stephen Tolhurst provides an excellent history of loco 1067 on his X10 website.
1067's boiler, smokebox, lifting jib and counterweight are seen stored at Dorrigo on 24 January 2004.
|a||ARHS Bulletin, Volume 36, No. 572 (June 1985) 'Crane Tank Locomotives in Australia' by J. L. Buckland|
|b||L. Oberg, 'Locomotives of Australia', published by J. W. Books Pty Ltd, Brookvale NSW. 1982 reprint.|
|c||Webmaster's personal observation or comment.|
Page updated: 17 March 2012