Number Plate - BB18 1/4 Class locomotive No.1070

Production date
1955
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Object detail

Description
Rectangular brass plate with raised polished brass numerals and border with a red painted background. Corners are scalloped with a screw hole in each corner.
Classification
TRANSPORT Railways locomotive number plate
Maker
Production date
1955
Measurements
H176 x W369 x D14mm
Media/Materials description
Cast brass
Signature/Marks
1070
History and use
This number 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
R848

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