Number Plate - "No. 3"
1899 See full details
Brass rectangular plate with scalloped corners and polished brass raised border and text. Background is painted red.
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways
L370 x W240 x H40mm
Cast brass, paint
History and use
This locomotive number plate came from a locomotive built by Walkers Ltd, Maryborough for the Chillagoe Railway & Mining Co in 1899. It was the same design as Queensland Railways B15 Class. This locomotive was purchased by Queensland Railways in 1919 along with the Chillagoe Railway. The plate originally carried the wording "Chillagoe Railway & Mines Ltd" but this was ground off when coming under the ownership of Queensland Railways. It was rebuilt as a B15 Converted in 1928. No.3 spent its working life in the Northern Division and was scrapped in November 1961.