A surprising variety of industrial steam survived beyond government railway operations. In many cases, enthusiasts could observe these workings well over a decade after the demise of main line steam. Historic motive power continued to be employed from coal haulage in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales to Queenslands narrow gauge sugar cane locomotives.
With the main focus on Hunter Valley steam, other areas include preserved ex-industrial steam across every state, in all over twenty locomotive types.
LOCATIONS & RAILWAYS COVERED:
Hunter Valley – South Maitland Railways.
J & A Brown
Collieries – Hebburn, Bellbird, Pelton, Aberdare & Stockrington.
Queensland Sugar Mills – Milliquin, Qunaba & Moreton Central (Nambour).
Preserved & other operations –
Golden Mount Rail Preservation Society (Mt Morgan). Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway (Swanbank). Port Douglas Steam Train Company.
New South Wales:
Timbertown Museum Complex (Wauchope). Goulburn Steam Museum. Illawarra Light Railway Museum (Albion Park). Bulahdelah Logging Railway. Australian Iron & Steel Works (Pt Kembla).
Alexandra Timber Tramway & Museum. Coal Creek Museum (Korumburra). Bellarine Peninsula Railway (Queenscliff). Walhalla Goldfields Railway. Puffing Billy Railway (Belgrave). Red Cliffs Historical Steam Railway (Mildura). Wombat Gully Tramway (Leneva).
Cobdogla Irrigation Museum.
Hotham Valley Railway (Dwellingup). Yarloop Timber Company.
Wee Georgie Wood Steam Railway Society (Tullah). Emu Bay Railway Company (Burnie). West Coast Wilderness Railway (Queenstown). Ida Bay Railway. Redwater Creek Steam & Heritage Society (Sheffield).
Running Time – 1 hr 15 min