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'Big Ben" hauling logs on the Marrawah tramway in the 1930s

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      Date: 1930 -

Description: Log train "Big Ben" hauling logs from near Marrawah, Tasmania. Big Ben was purchased new from the makers which was unlike most of the other engines used on the tramways in Circular Head. It was a Baldwin 0-6-0 saddle tank engine and was built in 1919. After years of service in Circular Head, Big Ben had standard buffers and couplings fitted in 1948 it was then used for hauling freight on the Parratah - Oatlands line until that line closed it was then stored in Launceston until 1951 when it was sold for scrap.

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Object: photographs

'Big Ben" hauling logs on the Marrawah tramway in the 1930s

Subjects: trainstimber-gettingtramwayslogs

People/Orgs: Big Ben (Train)Parratah-Oatlands line

Places: Marrawah, Tasmania

Institution: Circular Head Heritage Centre

Object number: CHH_00580

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