Re: Melbourne Shay


G'day Eddie,

LR194 has an article and photo of the boiler from the Powelltown Shay.

There are still copies of this issue available if you don't already have


Bill Hanks


From: [] On
Behalf Of Frank Stamford
Sent: Tuesday, 2 October 2007 6:49 AM
Subject: [LRRSA] Re: Melbourne Shay

Good morning Eddie,

The remains of this loco consist of the boiler, (apparently in good
condition), the three-cylinder engine unit (in good condition), the
water tank (which would no longer hold water apparently), and various
fittings. Exactly what fittings I do not know. There are no trucks
(bogies), and I don't think there are any frames.

It is Builder's No.2576, the one that was damaged in a fire at Hoskins
steelworks. After closue of the Powelltown tramway, the loco (minus
trucks) was taken to a sawmill at Omeo, where it was used to power a
sawmill. It was taken out of service in the early 1960s and the parts
rescued by a Melbourne railway enthusiast.

I do not know the current location of the parts, and have not seen
them for about 38 years, but I know they still exist.



--- In <> ,
Eddie Oliver <eoliver@...> wrote:

The Shay survivors page
2576 M. McEwen, {railfan}, Melbourne , Victoria, Australia
Cameron & Sutherland (D), Melbourne, Australia
In Parts, less trucks

This is a Burraga/Powelltown loco.

What is its actual status now?

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