Date   
Ruston 304455

Chris Stratton
 

I was just reading about Ruston 304455 in the Dec LR and it says it has been
restored by David Capp after being purchased from ILR as a kit of parts. ILR
still have 304455 on their website as their "Brown Ruston" which I last
photographed in Nov 2007 and it was in operation and definitely not a kit of
parts. The same day I photographed another Ruston at Albion Park which was
missing the cab, most of the hood and the engine looked incomplete. Has
there been a mixup with the Rustons somewhere?

The article also says that 304455 was X13 on the Eastern Suburbs Railway
construction in Sydney, does anyone have a list of which Rustons were which
NSWGR locos as I haven't seen one before?



Regards,

Chris

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Re: More Slipways

Roderick Smith
 

I have added a photo of Bryan's slipway (Murray River, 5 km upstream of Swan Hill) to the slipways album in the group's photos section.
http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/LRRSA/photos/album/1564415780/pic/list?order=ordinal
This one isn't long, wide or multirail, but is used by a lot of local houseboats.

There are also photos of Cumberoona's slipway in an album of that name.

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor

Re: EMB locos scrapped at Ontrak

John Garaty
 

Hi Chris and all,
to help clarify things the id's for these units were made as in "Built By Baldwin". I was unaware of its subsequent movements in Fiji.

There are photos of #12 at the back of the "Ontrak Engineering - First Fiji Rebuild" album in the Photos area. The photos were taken by Guy Gadsden. As far as I know (I wll check with Guy later tonight) there are no photos of #11 onsite at at OnTrak.

These were the two 24T bogie Baldwins purchased by Proserpine Mill and brought back from Fiji to be rebuilt for Proserpine after their 9 & 10 had a head-on in 2003. Initially it looked like both units were too heavily damaged and were to be written off, hence the purchase by Proserpine of the 2 non-runners from Fiji for rebuilding. But both damaged units were subsequently repaired and returned to Proserpine. This left 2 dismantled bogie Baldwins owned by Proserpine at OnTrak for over 5 years. Repeated attempts by Ontrak over this period to clarify what Proserpine wanted to do with these units were inconclusive. My understanding of the final resoulution was that the decision to sell the bogies and other parts to another mill and scrap the remains was made at short notice by Proserpine.

At the time of scrapping I was involved in trying to get one of them saved for the ILRMS as an example of the "next generation" of cane locos that we have preserved at the museum.

Regards,
John Garaty

--- In LRRSA@..., "daniel229939" <daniel.osborne2@...> wrote:

According to Cane Train by P. Dyer and P. Hodge and Built by Baldwin by Craig Wilson.
P. Dyer and P. Hodge show 7240 as .2 and C. Wilson as .1 According to C. Wilson only one loco was built to this Job number and was built for stock and took the best part of 2 years to complete.
It should be noted that number 11 is in its third iteration and 12 in its 2nd. (P. Dyer and P. Hodge)
It was at Labasa after Rarawai (P. Dyer and P. Hodge)

Regards Daniel

--- In LRRSA@..., "Chris Stratton" <gm4201@> wrote:

I've just read in LR that the two EMB locos from Fiji have been scrapped at
Ontrak in Sydney. I have 7240.1 5.78 as Rarawai 11 and 8290.1 4.79 as
Rarawai 12. I also have 7240.1 5.78 as Labasa 3, is this correct and, if so,
was it at Labasa after Rarawai?



Regards,

Chris

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Re: EMB locos scrapped at Ontrak

Daniel Osborne
 

According to Cane Train by P. Dyer and P. Hodge and Built by Baldwin by Craig Wilson.
P. Dyer and P. Hodge show 7240 as .2 and C. Wilson as .1 According to C. Wilson only one loco was built to this Job number and was built for stock and took the best part of 2 years to complete.
It should be noted that number 11 is in its third iteration and 12 in its 2nd. (P. Dyer and P. Hodge)
It was at Labasa after Rarawai (P. Dyer and P. Hodge)

Regards Daniel

--- In LRRSA@..., "Chris Stratton" <gm4201@...> wrote:

I've just read in LR that the two EMB locos from Fiji have been scrapped at
Ontrak in Sydney. I have 7240.1 5.78 as Rarawai 11 and 8290.1 4.79 as
Rarawai 12. I also have 7240.1 5.78 as Labasa 3, is this correct and, if so,
was it at Labasa after Rarawai?



Regards,

Chris

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Re: [Cane Trains] Sucrogen

Chris Stratton
 

Thanks for the replies.
Regards,
Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On Behalf
Of John Hyett
Sent: Saturday, 31 December 2011 9:30 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: RE: [LRRSA] Re: [Cane Trains] Sucrogen

According to the ABN (Australian Business Number) website CSR Sugar
(Herbert) Pty Ltd changed their entity name to Sucrogen (Herbert) Pty Ltd on
12 November 2010, retaining the same ABN first registered on 7 December
2001. They also changed their main business location from p/code 4808
(Brandon and Colevale near Townsville) to p/code 2060 (North Sydney) on 22
October 2010. So the official change of name occurred on 12 November 2010
but whether the branding of the mills changed on that date also is a matter
of conjecture.


Cheers John




_____

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On Behalf
Of A C Lynn Zelmer
Sent: Saturday, 31 December 2011 2:57 PM
To: canetrains@...; LRRSA@...
Subject: [LRRSA] Re: [Cane Trains] Sucrogen




The October-November issue of Australian Sugarcane magazine (2010
Annual) lists Sucragen with its Townsville head office. I've disposed of
earlier issues so cannot tell when exactly the change occurred...
however The Australian of 7 July 2010 was still indicating the CSR name
would remain
(http://www.zelmeroz.com/canesig/industry/industry02.htm)

Best wishes, Lynn

Not sure of the exact date, but it would have been about the last
quarter of 2010 that the name change happened.

----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Stratton
To: LRRSA@... <mailto:LRRSA%40yahoogroups.com.au> ;
canetrains@... <mailto:canetrains%40yahoogroups.com.au>
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2011 9:01 PM
Subject: [Cane Trains] Sucrogen



LR216 December 2010 is the first reference I can find to Sucrogen in
the Industrial Railway News section, prior to that, for example,
Sucrogen
(Herbert) was called CSR Sugar (Herbert). I can't find any mention of
the date this change actually happened at each of the mills now listed
under Sucrogen. Does anyone have the dates the name change occurred?

Regards,

Chris

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Re: [Cane Trains] Sucrogen

JH
 

According to the ABN (Australian Business Number) website CSR Sugar
(Herbert) Pty Ltd changed their entity name to Sucrogen (Herbert) Pty Ltd on
12 November 2010, retaining the same ABN first registered on 7 December
2001. They also changed their main business location from p/code 4808
(Brandon and Colevale near Townsville) to p/code 2060 (North Sydney) on 22
October 2010. So the official change of name occurred on 12 November 2010
but whether the branding of the mills changed on that date also is a matter
of conjecture.


Cheers John




_____

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On Behalf
Of A C Lynn Zelmer
Sent: Saturday, 31 December 2011 2:57 PM
To: canetrains@...; LRRSA@...
Subject: [LRRSA] Re: [Cane Trains] Sucrogen




The October-November issue of Australian Sugarcane magazine (2010
Annual) lists Sucragen with its Townsville head office. I've disposed
of earlier issues so cannot tell when exactly the change occurred...
however The Australian of 7 July 2010 was still indicating the CSR
name would remain
(http://www.zelmeroz.com/canesig/industry/industry02.htm)

Best wishes, Lynn

Not sure of the exact date, but it would have been about the last
quarter of 2010 that the name change happened.

----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Stratton
To: LRRSA@... <mailto:LRRSA%40yahoogroups.com.au> ;
canetrains@... <mailto:canetrains%40yahoogroups.com.au>
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2011 9:01 PM
Subject: [Cane Trains] Sucrogen



LR216 December 2010 is the first reference I can find to Sucrogen in the
Industrial Railway News section, prior to that, for example, Sucrogen
(Herbert) was called CSR Sugar (Herbert). I can't find any mention of the
date this change actually happened at each of the mills now listed under
Sucrogen. Does anyone have the dates the name change occurred?

Regards,

Chris

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http://www.zelmeroz.com

Re: [Cane Trains] Sucrogen

John Browning
 

I believe that Sucrogen can still market its product as "CSR Sugar" even
though CSR is now a building products company under completely separate
ownership.



John






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Re: [Cane Trains] Sucrogen

Stuart Livesey
 

The 2010 V8 Supercar race in Townsville had Sucrogen in it's title IIRC - can't remember the date of the race but the branding would have started months before

Stuart

--- In LRRSA@..., A C Lynn Zelmer <lynn@...> wrote:

The October-November issue of Australian Sugarcane magazine (2010
Annual) lists Sucragen with its Townsville head office. I've disposed
of earlier issues so cannot tell when exactly the change occurred...
however The Australian of 7 July 2010 was still indicating the CSR
name would remain
(http://www.zelmeroz.com/canesig/industry/industry02.htm)

Best wishes, Lynn

Not sure of the exact date, but it would have been about the last
quarter of 2010 that the name change happened.

----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Stratton
To: LRRSA@... ; canetrains@...
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2011 9:01 PM
Subject: [Cane Trains] Sucrogen



LR216 December 2010 is the first reference I can find to Sucrogen in the
Industrial Railway News section, prior to that, for example, Sucrogen
(Herbert) was called CSR Sugar (Herbert). I can't find any mention of the
date this change actually happened at each of the mills now listed under
Sucrogen. Does anyone have the dates the name change occurred?

Regards,

Chris

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gm4201

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http://www.zelmeroz.com

Re: Hoffman Brick Company

douglas moyle
 

hi iain
i would like to take you up on you
offer and recieve a pdf file of the artical

doug moyle

----- Original Message -----
From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On Behalf
Of Iain Stuart
Sent: Friday, 30 December 2011 6:38 AM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: [LRRSA] Hoffman Brick Company

The Hoffman Patent Brick and Tile Company was named because they used the
patent Hoffman kiln (probably the first in Australia to do so). The original
kiln was circular but the later kilns were the more familiar oval shape. The
company was formed in 1870 by building contractors and was the first fully
mechanised brick company in Australian using Hoffman kilns and Bradley and
Craven brick presses. The company has a long and interesting history.

If anyone is interested I have published two articles on the company and
written several reports - I can make the papers available as PDF's.

Regards

Dr Iain Stuart

JCIS Consultants

P.O. Box 2397

Burwood North

NSW 2137

Australia

(02) 97010191

Iain_Stuart@... <mailto:Iain_Stuart%40optusnet.com.au>

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Re: [Cane Trains] Sucrogen

A C Lynn Zelmer
 

The October-November issue of Australian Sugarcane magazine (2010 Annual) lists Sucragen with its Townsville head office. I've disposed of earlier issues so cannot tell when exactly the change occurred... however The Australian of 7 July 2010 was still indicating the CSR name would remain
(http://www.zelmeroz.com/canesig/industry/industry02.htm)

Best wishes, Lynn

Not sure of the exact date, but it would have been about the last quarter of 2010 that the name change happened.

----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Stratton
To: LRRSA@... ; canetrains@...
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2011 9:01 PM
Subject: [Cane Trains] Sucrogen


LR216 December 2010 is the first reference I can find to Sucrogen in the
Industrial Railway News section, prior to that, for example, Sucrogen
(Herbert) was called CSR Sugar (Herbert). I can't find any mention of the
date this change actually happened at each of the mills now listed under
Sucrogen. Does anyone have the dates the name change occurred?

Regards,

Chris

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gm4201





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Box 1414, Rockhampton QLD 4700 Australia
http://www.zelmeroz.com

Re: Hoffman Brick Company

John Shoebridge
 

Iain I would like to take advantage of your kind offer and receive PDF
copies of your papers re the Hoffman works.

Regards & Thanks

John



_____

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On Behalf
Of Iain Stuart
Sent: Friday, 30 December 2011 6:38 AM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: [LRRSA] Hoffman Brick Company





The Hoffman Patent Brick and Tile Company was named because they used the
patent Hoffman kiln (probably the first in Australia to do so). The original
kiln was circular but the later kilns were the more familiar oval shape. The
company was formed in 1870 by building contractors and was the first fully
mechanised brick company in Australian using Hoffman kilns and Bradley and
Craven brick presses. The company has a long and interesting history.

If anyone is interested I have published two articles on the company and
written several reports - I can make the papers available as PDF's.

Regards

Dr Iain Stuart

JCIS Consultants

P.O. Box 2397

Burwood North

NSW 2137

Australia

(02) 97010191

Iain_Stuart@... <mailto:Iain_Stuart%40optusnet.com.au>

Re: Hoffman Brick Company

Frank Stamford
 

Hello all,

I am forwarding the message below on behalf of Peter Medlin, who is having problems with this Yahoo Group.

-------------------------

The VR 1928 General Appendix p. 847 for Hoffman Brick, South Brunswick states "Engines are not permitted to run over Hoffman's Siding at South Brunswick, and a Notice Board is erected on a Post at the entrance to the Siding, with the following notice painted thereon:- "ENGINES MUST NOT PASS THIS POST". Driver, Guards and Shunters are hereby instructed to see that this notice is obeyed."

An entry for Thornbury for the Glen Iris Brick, Tile and Terra Cotta Company's Siding advises that "The Company must arrange to provide horse power for hauling trucks between the Notice Board and the Works." This is probably what occurred at Hoffman, but is not listed.

Peter

--- In LRRSA@..., richard horne <rthorne475@...> wrote:

Thank you. Iain, but that's about 12,000 miles away, so I'll leave this line of research to others.

Richard Horne



________________________________
From: Iain Stuart <iain_stuart@...>
To: LRRSA@...
Sent: Thursday, 29 December 2011, 22:35
Subject: RE: [LRRSA] Hoffman Brick Company


 
Richard,

Sorry my notes don’t mention this (although they do note that in 1939 they got rid of their horses by donating them to the Zoo for the lions!). However the Directors minute books survive and are in the University of Melbourne Business Archives and of course are available for the interested researcher.

Regards

Dr Iain Stuart

JCIS Consultants

P.O. Box 2397

Burwood North

NSW 2137

Australia

(02) 97010191

Iain_Stuart@...

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On Behalf Of richard horne
Sent: Friday, 30 December 2011 7:25 AM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Hoffman Brick Company

Iain,

Without going into too much detail, it would be interesting to know why the company got rid of its loco (new in 1888) by 1903 at the latest. Did VR take over whatever shunting was necessary?

Richard Horne

________________________________
From: Iain Stuart <iain_stuart@... <mailto:iain_stuart%40optusnet.com.au> >
To: LRRSA@... <mailto:LRRSA%40yahoogroups.com.au>
Sent: Thursday, 29 December 2011, 19:38
Subject: [LRRSA] Hoffman Brick Company

The Hoffman Patent Brick and Tile Company was named because they used the
patent Hoffman kiln (probably the first in Australia to do so). The original
kiln was circular but the later kilns were the more familiar oval shape. The
company was formed in 1870 by building contractors and was the first fully
mechanised brick company in Australian using Hoffman kilns and Bradley and
Craven brick presses. The company has a long and interesting history.

If anyone is interested I have published two articles on the company and
written several reports - I can make the papers available as PDF's.

Regards

Dr Iain Stuart

JCIS Consultants

P.O. Box 2397

Burwood North

NSW 2137

Australia

(02) 97010191

Iain_Stuart@... <mailto:Iain_Stuart%40optusnet.com.au>

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Hoffman Brick company

David in Avenel
 

G'day Iain,

As a small boy I was fascinated that there were so many brick companies in
and around Melbourne suburbia, I lived not far from the works in
Middleborough Road.

However I know nothing much about them but would very much like to have a
copy of your articles to read.

--
cheers,
David in Avenel.au

Life is under no obligations to give us what we expect.

Re: Hoffman Brick Company

rthorne475
 

Thank you. Iain, but that's about 12,000 miles away, so I'll leave this line of research to others.

Richard Horne



________________________________
From: Iain Stuart <iain_stuart@...>
To: LRRSA@...
Sent: Thursday, 29 December 2011, 22:35
Subject: RE: [LRRSA] Hoffman Brick Company


 
Richard,

Sorry my notes don’t mention this (although they do note that in 1939 they got rid of their horses by donating them to the Zoo for the lions!). However the Directors minute books survive and are in the University of Melbourne Business Archives and of course are available for the interested researcher.

Regards

Dr Iain Stuart

JCIS Consultants

P.O. Box 2397

Burwood North

NSW 2137

Australia

(02) 97010191

Iain_Stuart@...

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On Behalf Of richard horne
Sent: Friday, 30 December 2011 7:25 AM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Hoffman Brick Company

Iain,

Without going into too much detail, it would be interesting to know why the company got rid of its loco (new in 1888) by 1903 at the latest. Did VR take over whatever shunting was necessary?

Richard Horne

________________________________
From: Iain Stuart <iain_stuart@... <mailto:iain_stuart%40optusnet.com.au> >
To: LRRSA@... <mailto:LRRSA%40yahoogroups.com.au>
Sent: Thursday, 29 December 2011, 19:38
Subject: [LRRSA] Hoffman Brick Company

The Hoffman Patent Brick and Tile Company was named because they used the
patent Hoffman kiln (probably the first in Australia to do so). The original
kiln was circular but the later kilns were the more familiar oval shape. The
company was formed in 1870 by building contractors and was the first fully
mechanised brick company in Australian using Hoffman kilns and Bradley and
Craven brick presses. The company has a long and interesting history.

If anyone is interested I have published two articles on the company and
written several reports - I can make the papers available as PDF's.

Regards

Dr Iain Stuart

JCIS Consultants

P.O. Box 2397

Burwood North

NSW 2137

Australia

(02) 97010191

Iain_Stuart@... <mailto:Iain_Stuart%40optusnet.com.au>

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Re: Hoffman Brick Company

Iain
 

Richard,



Sorry my notes don’t mention this (although they do note that in 1939 they got rid of their horses by donating them to the Zoo for the lions!). However the Directors minute books survive and are in the University of Melbourne Business Archives and of course are available for the interested researcher.



Regards



Dr Iain Stuart



JCIS Consultants

P.O. Box 2397

Burwood North

NSW 2137

Australia



(02) 97010191

Iain_Stuart@...



From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On Behalf Of richard horne
Sent: Friday, 30 December 2011 7:25 AM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] Hoffman Brick Company





Iain,

Without going into too much detail, it would be interesting to know why the company got rid of its loco (new in 1888) by 1903 at the latest. Did VR take over whatever shunting was necessary?

Richard Horne

________________________________
From: Iain Stuart <iain_stuart@... <mailto:iain_stuart%40optusnet.com.au> >
To: LRRSA@... <mailto:LRRSA%40yahoogroups.com.au>
Sent: Thursday, 29 December 2011, 19:38
Subject: [LRRSA] Hoffman Brick Company



The Hoffman Patent Brick and Tile Company was named because they used the
patent Hoffman kiln (probably the first in Australia to do so). The original
kiln was circular but the later kilns were the more familiar oval shape. The
company was formed in 1870 by building contractors and was the first fully
mechanised brick company in Australian using Hoffman kilns and Bradley and
Craven brick presses. The company has a long and interesting history.

If anyone is interested I have published two articles on the company and
written several reports - I can make the papers available as PDF's.

Regards

Dr Iain Stuart

JCIS Consultants

P.O. Box 2397

Burwood North

NSW 2137

Australia

(02) 97010191

Iain_Stuart@... <mailto:Iain_Stuart%40optusnet.com.au>

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Re: Hoffman Brick Company

rthorne475
 

Iain,


Without going into too much detail, it would be interesting to know why the company got rid of its loco (new in 1888) by 1903 at the latest.  Did VR take over whatever shunting was necessary?

Richard Horne



________________________________
From: Iain Stuart <iain_stuart@...>
To: LRRSA@...
Sent: Thursday, 29 December 2011, 19:38
Subject: [LRRSA] Hoffman Brick Company


 
The Hoffman Patent Brick and Tile Company was named because they used the
patent Hoffman kiln (probably the first in Australia to do so). The original
kiln was circular but the later kilns were the more familiar oval shape. The
company was formed in 1870 by building contractors and was the first fully
mechanised brick company in Australian using Hoffman kilns and Bradley and
Craven brick presses. The company has a long and interesting history.

If anyone is interested I have published two articles on the company and
written several reports - I can make the papers available as PDF's.

Regards

Dr Iain Stuart

JCIS Consultants

P.O. Box 2397

Burwood North

NSW 2137

Australia

(02) 97010191

Iain_Stuart@...

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More Slipways

Iain
 

To conclude my Williamstown holiday, I noted slips at the former Public
Works depot (now Parks Victoria) where there is a very interesting slip
using wooden wedges in a wooden rack to hold it in place off Ann Street. I
have quite and extensive photo record of this slip. There seem, from Google
Earth, to be two more to the west of this slip in various Yacht Clubs.



There is a slip at T.S. Voyager which ends at a very interesting
transverser. The seems to be two slips at Blunt Boatbuilders next door as
well.



There are a number of small slips located at various fishing clubs such as
ones at Maddox Road (where Kooriot Creek enters the Bay) and at the end of
Bayview Street (one of John Percival's favourite subjects).



I hope this information is useful to Phil and Jim.



Regards



Dr Iain Stuart



JCIS Consultants

P.O. Box 2397

Burwood North

NSW 2137

Australia



(02) 97010191

Iain_Stuart@...

Hoffman Brick Company

Iain
 

The Hoffman Patent Brick and Tile Company was named because they used the
patent Hoffman kiln (probably the first in Australia to do so). The original
kiln was circular but the later kilns were the more familiar oval shape. The
company was formed in 1870 by building contractors and was the first fully
mechanised brick company in Australian using Hoffman kilns and Bradley and
Craven brick presses. The company has a long and interesting history.



If anyone is interested I have published two articles on the company and
written several reports - I can make the papers available as PDF's.



Regards



Dr Iain Stuart



JCIS Consultants

P.O. Box 2397

Burwood North

NSW 2137

Australia



(02) 97010191

Iain_Stuart@...

Re: Hoffman Brick Company Railways

B.Rumary
 

Is this company called "Hoffman" after the owner, or because they used Hoffmann brick kilns?

--
Brian Rumary
England

Sucrogen

Chris Stratton
 

LR216 December 2010 is the first reference I can find to Sucrogen in the
Industrial Railway News section, prior to that, for example, Sucrogen
(Herbert) was called CSR Sugar (Herbert). I can't find any mention of the
date this change actually happened at each of the mills now listed under
Sucrogen. Does anyone have the dates the name change occurred?



Regards,

Chris

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gm4201