Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Iron Giant to Revive Glory Days

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Iron Giant to Revive Glory Days

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Byline: KIERAN CAMPBELL

IT rolled into Nambour slowly.

The faded green paint and chunks of rusted iron back to where it all began.

It is a mere shadow of its former self but, with a bit of TLC, this old Shay is expected to bring a wealth of history back to the region.

A crane lifted the 12-tonne train off the back of a truck and on to the tracks at the Nambour Historical Museum in Bury Street on Tuesday.

Affectionately named Shay, the locomotion was one of the first used by Nambour's sugar mill in the early 1900s.

Shay is made up of two of the first locos bought by the mill.

The mill purchased its first loco in 1908 and it worked on a line up at Dulong.

In 1914 the line extended to Mapleton and the mill bought a second locomotive.

Toward the end of the Second World War, with roads improved and other transport popular, the use of the locomotion was reduced. …

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