The Malcolm Moore diesel locomotive GT–112–DH1 found a permanent home with the Alexandra Timber Tramway and Museum, in Victoria.

1 May 2012

Unrestored Alexandra of Malcolm Moore diesel locomotive GT-112-DH1

The Malcolm Moore diesel locomotive GT–112–DH1 found a permanent home with the Alexandra Timber Tramway and Museum, in Victoria.

The Malcolm Moore diesel locomotive was built in 1956 by Malcolm Moore, a Melbourne engineering firm that built the greatest number of small industrial locomotives produced in Victoria. It was the second-last locomotive built by the firm, and is of great technical significance as the only diesel-hydraulic locomotive built by that firm and specifically designed to operate on the cane railways of Queensland.

Photograph by Chris Hart, in 1975, kindly provided by the Alexandra Timber Tramway and Museum

The locomotive, the most technologically significant locomotive built by the firm, will join the largest single collection of Malcolm Moore locomotives in Australia at with the Alexandra Timber Tramway. It will initially be cosmetically restored and housed under cover, with the intention of returning it to full operating condition as close to its 'as last used' condition as possible.

 Image credits

Top: Unrestored Alexandra of Malcolm Moore diesel locomotive GT–112–DH1.
Bottom: Photograph by Chris Hart, in 1975, provided by the Alexandra Timber Tramway and Museum.