The Mt Lyell Railway

Mt Lyell Mining and Railway Company (1893-1963)

In 1896 the Mt Lyell Railway was opened from the west coast mining town of Queenstown to the port of Teepookana on the King River. The line was extended in 1899 through to the Macquarie Harbour port of Regatta Point. The railway fell into disuse due to transport of ore over the Emu Bay Railway, and was closed in 1963. This railway is now fully restored and running daily trips along the length of the line as The Wilderness Railway
Line Building History
Opened
Closed
Queenstown to Teepookana Port
1896
1963
Teepookana to Regatta Point 1899 1963

Queenstown Station

Strahan Station with Steam Crane

Steam Locomotives 3'6" gauge

Number
Wheel
Builder
Build No
New
Scrap

Notes

Contrtr
0-4-0ST
Baldwin
7111/1884
1884
xxxx
return to VIC
No1
0-6-0ST
Hudswell Clark
271/1884
1895
1902
"Carbine"
No2
0-4-0T
Sharp Stewart
2030/1870
1896
1923
"Malvolio"
No3
0-6-0ST
Baldwin
15174/1897
1897
1922
 
No4
0-6-0ST
Baldwin
15814/1897
1898
1954
 
No5
0-6-0ST
Baldwin
15816/1897
1898
1938
 
No6
2-6-4T
NZGR
92/1909
1951
1959
ex TGR DS-4
No7
2-6-4T
NZGR
61/1904
1952
1959
ex TGR DS-1
ABT 1
0-4-2T
Dübs & Co.
3369/1896 1896 1963 Zeehan Museum
ABT 2
0-4-2T
Dübs & Co.
3594/1898 1899 1963 Hobart Museum
ABT 3
0-4-2T
Dübs & Co.
3730/1898 1899 1963 Wilderness Rail
ABT 4
0-4-2T
Dübs & Co.
4085/1901 1899 1963 Scrapped
ABT 5
0-4-2T
Dübs & Co.
24418/1938 1938 1963 to Victoria

Steam Locomotives 2'0" gauge

Number
Wheel
Builder
Build No
New
Scrap

Notes

No1
0-4-0WT
Krauss
2591/1891
1895
1908
to VIC
No2
0-4-0WT
Krauss
3267/1895
1896
1909
to VIC
No3
0-4-0WT
Krauss
3549/1897
1897
1909
Sold 1910
No4
0-4-0WT
Krauss
3644/1897
1897
xxxx
to QLD
No5
0-4-0WT
Krauss
3729/1897
1898
1933
to WA
No6
0-4-0WT
Krauss
4387/1900
1901
1921
to SA
No6 #2
0-4-0WT
Krauss
4087/1899
1903
1943
Renison Mines
No7
0-4-0WT
Krauss
5479/1906
1906
1954
Scrapped
No8
0-4-0WT
Krauss
5480/1906
1908
1963
Zeehan Museum
No9
0-4-0WT
Krauss
5988/1908
1908
1947
Cwlth Carbide
No10
0-4-0WT
Krauss
6067/1910
1910
xxxx
Second River

Krauss No8 Loco at Zeehan Museum

Underground Train at Queenstown

Diesel Locomotives 3'6" gauge

Number
Wheel
Builder
Build No
New
Scrap

Notes

Diesel
B
Ruston Hornby
187072/1938
1938
1963
Don River 48HP
Diesel
C
Vulcan Drewry
2405/1953
1953
1963
Wilderness Rail
Diesel
C
Vulcan Drewry
2406/1953
1908
1963
to TGR 204HP

Railmotors 3'6" gauge

Number
Wheel
Builder
Build No
New
Scrap

Notes

Riley 4 wheel Riley   1910 1963 ex N.M.L
DP19 1B Gardner   1960 1963 ex TGR 22 pass

Railmotors 2'0" gauge

Number
Wheel
Builder
Build No
New
Scrap

Notes

Daimler 4 wheel Daimler   1922 1963 Zeehan Museum
Spitfire 4 wheel Vauxhall     1923 Lake Margaret
Romeo 4 wheel Nicola Romeo 770/1925 1925 1963 Lake Margaret
Riley 4 wheel Riley     1963 Lake Margaret