Re: Mystery Locomotive
This 'mystery loco' was once dusted off and used on a Moomba Parade
float in Melbourne to publicise the then new struggle to preserve
From: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au [mailto:LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au] On
Behalf Of John Dennis
Sent: Wednesday, 10 October 2007 7:14 PM
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Mystery Locomotive
I agree it's highly probable that the mystery loco is JF 4668. However
you must agree that there is a possibility that there might have been
another NG loco stored in Melbourne.
The article in LR 141 says it went to Miller & Co in Melbourne in
1924, but there's no mention of where exactly Miller's yard was. If it
was in Queensbridge Street then I'm happy to agree ...
Incidentally, the LR article also makes no mention of 4668's sojourn
on the Eyre Peninsula, nor it's time in Adelaide before moving to
On Wed, 10 Oct 2007 18:43:35 +1000, "Peter Knife"
<email@example.com <mailto:sar871%40minnipa.au.com> > wrote:
John,4668 (now at Mourilyan), apart from the "Australian built" bit. 4668 was
stored in Melbourne for many years until being restored around 1976.
Surely there can't be another with such a coincidental history?
John Dennis firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:jdennis%40optusnet.com.au>
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