Re: Advert of the week



Yes, this is almost certainly the Federal Capital Commission Purcell loco. It is covered in some detail in Jim Longworth’s forthcoming book, including details of the various advertisements for its sale.


Bob McKillop


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Quite possibly this is the 2 ft gauge Purcell 0-4-0PM that was used by the Federal Capital Commission at a quarry to provide blue metal for road construction.  This information came from a telephone call I had with Bruce Macdonald in January 2006.


Richard Horne


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The Canberra Times, 23 May 1936 p.5.



ONE 8/12 H.P. "Purcell" oil driven locomotive, 2-ft. gauge, with all faults, may be inspected at the Storeyard, Kingston, Canberra, A.C.T.

Offers addressed to the "Secretary, Department of the Interior." will be received up to 12 noon, 2nd June, 1936




John Browning





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