A Couple Of Steamy Questions.
Brad Peadon PdOB <alcogoodwin@...>
Just a couple of quick questions, the answers of which may be common knowledge to all but this diesel fan :-)
BADGER of the Dorrigo museum has apparently in one reference been mentioned to be BANTUM carring BADGER's plates.
Can anyone confirm if this is or isn't the case?
The Australian Steam website mentions Blue Circle's #5 as, at one stage, being in Wodonga for the failed preservation railway at Tallangatta (Cudgewa Line), but no current status could be given.
Does anyone know what has become of this locomotive?
Many thnks in advance.
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-----Original Message-----According to Jack Southern's notes, as recorded in "Gazetteer of Industrial
Steam Locomotives Illawarra District NSW", Badger was scrapped on 8th Jan
1975 and Bantam went to the Hunter Valley Railway Museum (now DSR&M) on 14th
March 1978 with Badger name plates on it. I would believe Jack Southern over
anyone else as I met him a number of times and his knowledge of Illawarra,
and especially AI&S, locomotives was encyclopaedic.