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Ore from the Mt Lyell copper mine used to be carried by rail down to the port at Strahan on Macquarie Harbour. The railway was opened in 1899 and used small engines like this one to pull loads. This was the #3 engine and was built by Dubs and Co in Glascow in 1898. It is one of the original engines. If you look in the foregound you'll see that it had to use a rack system for the steep parts.
The engines were slow with limited pulling capacity so eventually the line was closed.
In recent years they've done up the track and built period style carriages to take people on trips along beside the harbour then up a river through rainforest.
The turntable in the photo was manually powered.
I highly recommend that if you are ever in western Tasmania to go on the train - the ride is very slow but very spectacular.

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Additional Photos by Ian Fegent (ifege) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 888 W: 76 N: 2602] (12147)
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