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Description
A Gauge 1 scale locmotive and truck painted black with a silver smokebox and a red cowcatcher and cabin roof. The model is a Climax C Class three-truck locomotive built for the Colorado and Northwestern (C&N) Railway. The locomotive was built by the Climax Manufacturing Company in 1897 especially for the C&N 3ft gauge line running from Boulder up into the mountains. The locomotive was sold and bought numerous times by other railroad companies after C&N sold it in 1899. These other companies included; the Pacific Contract Company of Skagway, Alaska, the White Pass & Yukon Railway and the Maytown Lumber Company of Rochester and Maytown, Washington.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Model Locomotive
Maker
Measurements
W595mm (combined)
H170 x W445 x D105mm (locomotive)
H120 x W175 x D105mm (tender)
Media/Materials description
Metal
Brass
Plastic
Paint
Signature/Marks
C & N RY \ 2
CLIMAX
CLIMAX MFG. CO. \ 2 \ COORY F.R.
CLIMAX MFG. CO. \ DECEMBER 1897 \ CORRY F.R.
2
History and use
The T-House model rail collection is a collection of national and international significance due to the size, quality and scope of the collection.

The collection, assembled over 30 years from the 1970s to the 1990s, holds 10 000+ models of locomotives, carriages and wagons. The collection is in excellent – often mint – condition. The models were collected by Mr Marsden Williams, who was born, raised and spent his life in the Wollongong area. Mr Williams was a business man who was renowned for philanthropy, he was an intensely private man, who nevertheless was well connected across the Australian business world. His 40 year fascination for model railways reflected his own interest in precision engineering, and his financial success allowed him to pursue his interest to a remarkable extent.
Associated person
Registration number
R7122

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