Builder's Plate - Willowburn Depot

Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
A rectangular steel plate painted yellow and blue. A side-on design of a diesel locomotive and coal wagon has been painted in the centre of the plate.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways Manufacturer's Plate
Measurements
H80 x W210 x D3mm
Media/Materials description
Steel
Paint
Signature/Marks
"TOP OF THE RANGE' \ MODIFICATIONS \ [QR diesel locomotive and coal wagon] \ WILLOWBURN DEPOT \ TOOWOOMBA
History and use
A locomotive depot was built at Willowburn, Toowoomba in 1919 and new workshops built in 1928 to replace exisiting facilities.

In the early 1990s wagon conversion projects were undertaken at the site including converting QLX underframes to PCKY cattle wagons and modifying VO coal wagons into VMO molasses wagons. In the late 1990s the site was upgraded which included a new wagon maintenance depot. The workshops were acquired by QR National (Aurizon) when Queensland Rail was split in 2010.
Registration number
R6812

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