Number Plate - "No. 3"

Production date
1899
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Object Detail


Description
Brass rectangular plate with scalloped corners and polished brass raised border and text. Background is painted red.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways
Measurements
L370 x W240 x H40mm
Weight: 4500g
Media/Materials description
Cast brass, paint
Signature/Marks
No 3
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.
Registration number
R824

Category

Colours

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