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12-August-2016
12-August-2016

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A plaque commemorates the centenary of the Homebush steam locomotive.

The locomotive was initially used for hauling cane at the Colonial Sugar Refining Company`s mill at Homebush, near Mackay in Queensland from 1915 to 1921.   It was them used on passenger and goods freight services from Lucinda to Ingham, Stone Rover and Long Pocket from 1922 to 1932.   From 1932 to 1976 it transported cane and maintenance gangs throught the Victoria Mill areas.

 

Location

Address:Victoria Mill Road, Victoria Mill, Ingham, 4850
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -18.650929
Long: 146.205181
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Approx. Event Start Date:1914
Approx. Event End Date:2014

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 11th October, 2014
Front Inscription

Homebush Centenary
1914 - 2014

This plaque commemorates the Centenary of the Homebush steam locomotive.

The milestone was marked with community celebrations on 11 October 2014.

CSR  1914 to 2010
Sucrogen 2010 to 2012
Wilmar Sugar 2012 - 2014

 

Right Side Inscription

CSR Limited Victoria Mill

Homebush Loco

Manufactured 1914 by Hudswell Clarke Co. Ltd. at Leeds, England.  The Homebush was initially used for hauling cane at the Colonial Sugar Refining Co`s mill at Homebush,near Mackay from 1915 to 1921 when the mill was closed.  

It was them used on a regular passenger and goods freight service from Lucinda to Ingham, Stone Rover and Long Pocket from 1922 to 1932.  

From 1932 to 1976 the Homebush transported tramway maintenance gang, and cane through the Victoria Mill areas.  The loco was restored to full working order in 1978.

Specficiations

Weight - 13 tons traction effort 4000 pounds,

Cylinders 8 x 12 boiler pressure 160 p.s.i.

Source: MA
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