Coal Shovel

Production date
1958
Country
Australia
State/Province
New South Wales
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Description
Coal Shovel - Wooden handled steel shovel. Fixed handle by metal clip and studs. Two separate metal clips free from object. One hole at each end.
Classification
CH classification
CH classification TRANSPORT
CH classification TOOLS Tools boiler stokers shovel
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Measurements
L1010 x W216 x D60mm
Media/Materials description
Wood, metal (steel)
Signature/Marks
Shovel used on \ BB181/4-1089 \ When First delivered \ from WALKERS Ltd \ 13.3.1958 \ preserved by \ H.O. JONES \ Locomotive Engineer \ MARYBOROUGH.
History and use
This shovel was used during the delivery of BB18 1/4 Class No.1089 locomotive, the last Australian-built main line steam locomotive, constructed by Walkers Ltd, Maryborough and delivered to Queensland Railways on 13 March 1958. Mr H. O. Jones, the District Locomotive Engineer of Maryborough, recognising the significance of this delivery retained the shovel.
This type of shovel was an important implement on the footplate of a steam locomotive. Without it the fireman could not shovel coal into the firebox of the locomotive's boiler to maintain steam pressure for the locomotive driver.
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R20

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