Maryborough's Mary Ann

 
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

Hi all

The Mary Ann doesn't often get a mention, but it still runs every week in Maryborough, Queensland, along the Wharf Branch. It's a good little trip...



http//www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=_Yu6h4J9FfY

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  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
What a little beauty !  That's just gone on to the "must see'' list.
  GeoffreyHansen Minister for Railways

Location: In a FAM sleeper
I didn't realise it ran every week. Thanks for telling us.
  locojoe67 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Gen X purgatory/urban Joh-land
299 used to run that section. It was moved from the station after being vandalised. Whatever happened to her?
  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

299 used to run that section. It was moved from the station after being vandalised. Whatever happened to her?
locojoe67
299 lives in the goods shed with Mary Ann as far as I know. It hasn't been steamed since the late nineties and the Maryborough station site has been sold for redevelopment so just where the two locos will end up I'm not sure, but I believe something has been worked out with the developer.
  locojoe67 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Gen X purgatory/urban Joh-land
A lot of work went into restoring 299, bit of a shame she is languishing.

Maryborough station has been squeezed by development for a long time. Spent an hour or two wandering the station with camera in hand some four years ago now.

Reminded me of Newcastle, but with less trains. Without the factory, the branch would have been lifted long ago.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
More information here for those interested...
  steamfreak711 Locomotive Driver

I was in Maryborough for the Scout Jamboree in January.  On my day off I went into Maryborough, and was very pleased to see Mary Ann doing her duties down at the park!  I had a ride and took lots of pics and video.   Thousands of Scouts also enjoyed a ride on Mary Ann!

Cheers!

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