Builder's Plate - BB18 1/4 Class Locomotive No. 1070

Production date
1955
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Object detail

Description
Cast brass oval plate with polished brass raised text and border and a red painted background. Two screw holes, one near edge either side of centre.
Classification
TRANSPORT Railways Manufacturer's Plate
Maker
Production date
1955
Measurements
H175 x W392 x 9mm
Media/Materials description
Cast brass, paint
Signature/Marks
Walkers Limited / No.538 / Engineers / 1955 / Maryborough
History and use
This builder's plate was attached to Queensland Railways BB18 1/4 Class 4-6-2 locomotive No.1070.

The locomotive was built by Walkers of Maryborough (works number 538) in 1955. Walkers built 20 BB18 1/4s for Queensland Railways between 1955 and 1958. These locomotives were the last steam locomotives purchased by QR.

No.1070 entered service in November 1955 and at various times was based in Maryborough, Rockhampton and Mackay. It was written off in April 1970.
Registration number
R847

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