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Locomotive No 176 with crew



Historical information

Locomotive 176 was built by James Martin and Co in Gawler, South Australia in 1894. First purchased by WAGR in 1899 it was then bought by Bunnings in 1942. In 1955 Bunnings Engineering gave her a complete overhaul, including the fitting of a Bellfaire Boiler which operated at 160 PSI, replacing the old 135 PSI boiler, thus increasing her tractive power. In November 1956, 176 was transferred to Bunnings Yornup Mill where she hauled logs from Donnelly River to Yornup as well as sawn timber from Donnelly to Yornup Siding.

Photo L to R: Les Best (Driver), Steve (Stoker), Bill Minchin (Bunnings Engineer)



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The 176 locomotive was the mode of transport used in the timber milling era of the 1950's to transport timber from the Donnelly Mill.

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Donnelly River, Shire of Nannup
Western Australia
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Authorisation to reproduce, public or display must be obtained from the Friends Of Donnelly Village Inc.

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Acknowledgements to be made to Friends of Donnelly Village Inc.

Friends of Donnelly Village Inc (FODV)

Friends of Donnelly Village Inc (FODV)

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176 Locomotive with Les best (driver), Steve (Stoker) and Bill Minchin (Bunnings Engineer)
This a photo of the 176 locomotive at Donnelly River with from left to right; Les best (driver), Steve (stoker) and Bill Minchin (Bunnings Engineer).

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