Davenport Locos - Issue 277 - Letters


bjr2105
 

Hi all,

 

I’ve just been reading the letters in the latest LRRSA magazine, specifically that from Dr Gregory Oehm on page 41.

 

In his very interesting letter, he notes the number on 1513 and then mentions 1595 and 1596.

 

On the complete listing of Davenport locomotives, which I have just been through, there are a total of 5 locos that came from Davenports to Australia, these being listed below from the information in their builders list.

 

Shop No

Size

Type

Gauge

Date

Name

Location

1513

1595

1596

1618

2118

10x14

10x14

10x14

6x10

E-20

0-4-0

0-4-0

0-4-0

0-4-0

8W-2TR-G

24”

24”

24”

36”

42”

11/14

5/17

5/17

6/17

12/27

Frank R. Perrot

Frank R. Perrot

Frank R. Perrot

Frank R. Perrot

Broken Hill Proprietary Co.

Sydney, NSW

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Melbourne, Australia

 

Shop No 1618 is also listed as coming to Sydney and Shop No 2118 to BHP.

 

Anyone have details on where these two ended up working?

 

Cheers,

Bruce Rankin


Chris Stratton
 

2118 was a petrol-electric that worked at Whyalla, I think it was originally numbered PE10. Later converted to diesel-electric and renumbered DE10. A little bit of info and a photo here https://www.minnipasiding.com.au/peninsula-pioneer/bwdiesel.html
If I was at home I'd be able to find more info.

Regards,
Chris



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Hi all,

 

I’ve just been reading the letters in the latest LRRSA magazine, specifically that from Dr Gregory Oehm on page 41.

 

In his very interesting letter, he notes the number on 1513 and then mentions 1595 and 1596.

 

On the complete listing of Davenport locomotives, which I have just been through, there are a total of 5 locos that came from Davenports to Australia, these being listed below from the information in their builders list.

 

Shop No

Size

Type

Gauge

Date

Name

Location

1513

1595

1596

1618

2118

10x14

10x14

10x14

6x10

E-20

0-4-0

0-4-0

0-4-0

0-4-0

8W-2TR-G

24”

24”

24”

36”

42”

11/14

5/17

5/17

6/17

12/27

Frank R. Perrot

Frank R. Perrot

Frank R. Perrot

Frank R. Perrot

Broken Hill Proprietary Co.

Sydney, NSW

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Melbourne, Australia

 

Shop No 1618 is also listed as coming to Sydney and Shop No 2118 to BHP.

 

Anyone have details on where these two ended up working?

 

Cheers,

Bruce Rankin


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rthorne475
 

Bruce,

You now know what 2118 is.  I've not looked at the link, but if it doesn't say, the loco is now a static exhibit on the Pichi Richi Railway.

1618 was a 0-4-0ST with the Australian Gas Light Co., Mortlake Gasworks, Sydney.

Richard Horne

On Saturday, 6 February 2021, 03:27:06 GMT, bjr2105 <brucerankin@...> wrote:


Hi all,

 

I’ve just been reading the letters in the latest LRRSA magazine, specifically that from Dr Gregory Oehm on page 41.

 

In his very interesting letter, he notes the number on 1513 and then mentions 1595 and 1596.

 

On the complete listing of Davenport locomotives, which I have just been through, there are a total of 5 locos that came from Davenports to Australia, these being listed below from the information in their builders list.

 

Shop No

Size

Type

Gauge

Date

Name

Location

1513

1595

1596

1618

2118

10x14

10x14

10x14

6x10

E-20

0-4-0

0-4-0

0-4-0

0-4-0

8W-2TR-G

24”

24”

24”

36”

42”

11/14

5/17

5/17

6/17

12/27

Frank R. Perrot

Frank R. Perrot

Frank R. Perrot

Frank R. Perrot

Broken Hill Proprietary Co.

Sydney, NSW

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Melbourne, Australia

 

Shop No 1618 is also listed as coming to Sydney and Shop No 2118 to BHP.

 

Anyone have details on where these two ended up working?

 

Cheers,

Bruce Rankin


bjr2105
 

Hi Richard and Chris,

 

Thanks for the info on the two I was unsure about.

 

I knew what the BHP loco was, aptly described by Chris, but was unsure where it ended up (strangely, there is nothing obvious on the Pichi Richi website though…?).  There is an interesting bit of info on this loco on pages 27-29 of ‘BHP Tramways Centenary History’ by David Griffiths that is available online at https://www.minnipasiding.com.au/peninsula-pioneer/downloads/bhp%20tramways%20centenary%20v2.pdf

 

Regarding 1618, I had forgotten the article in LR 097 of July 1987 on Mortlake Gas Works where this loco was mentioned.

 

It’s wonderful to be able to ask a couple of simple questions and get it all answered so quickly (and to take a side track into looking at the histories at BHP and Mortlake)..

 

Thank you,

Bruce Rankin

 

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Bruce,

 

You now know what 2118 is.  I've not looked at the link, but if it doesn't say, the loco is now a static exhibit on the Pichi Richi Railway.

 

1618 was a 0-4-0ST with the Australian Gas Light Co., Mortlake Gasworks, Sydney.

 

Richard Horne

 

On Saturday, 6 February 2021, 03:27:06 GMT, bjr2105 <brucerankin@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi all,

 

I’ve just been reading the letters in the latest LRRSA magazine, specifically that from Dr Gregory Oehm on page 41.

 

In his very interesting letter, he notes the number on 1513 and then mentions 1595 and 1596.

 

On the complete listing of Davenport locomotives, which I have just been through, there are a total of 5 locos that came from Davenports to Australia, these being listed below from the information in their builders list.

 

Shop No

Size

Type

Gauge

Date

Name

Location

1513

1595

1596

1618

2118

10x14

10x14

10x14

6x10

E-20

0-4-0

0-4-0

0-4-0

0-4-0

8W-2TR-G

24”

24”

24”

36”

42”

11/14

5/17

5/17

6/17

12/27

Frank R. Perrot

Frank R. Perrot

Frank R. Perrot

Frank R. Perrot

Broken Hill Proprietary Co.

Sydney, NSW

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Melbourne, Australia

 

Shop No 1618 is also listed as coming to Sydney and Shop No 2118 to BHP.

 

Anyone have details on where these two ended up working?

 

Cheers,

Bruce Rankin