Number Plate - C17 Locomotive No.15

Production date
1920
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Rectangular cast brass plate. The border and numerals are raised polished brass with the background painted red. The corners are scalloped with a screw hole at each corner.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways locomotive number plate
Measurements
L461 x W173 x H20mm
Media/Materials description
Cast brass, paint
Signature/Marks
No. 1 5
History and use
C17 class locomotives were one of the most enduring and successful designs used by Queensland Railways. The design was an upgrade from the C16 class locomotives. C17s were built by various firms and manufacturers from 1920 right up until to 1953, with numerous improvements and modifications adopted during the years in between.

No.15 was the very first C17 put into service. It was built at the Ipswich Railway Workshops in 1920 and it began working in August of the same year.

Ten C17s were built in this first batch at the Ipswich Railway Workshops between 1920-1922. No.15 was allocated the build number 83/1920.

In its later life No.15 operated extensively throughout the Northern Division and was based at times in Charters Towers (1949, 1958, 1962), Townsville (1956, 1957, 1960, 1962, 1964) and Cloncurry (1957, 1963). The locomotive was written off in July 1968.
Registration number
R6779

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