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Can anyone help with photo's (or where to look for them) of the boiler & pumps that were used to supply water for the steam locomotives at Waterfall. The old dam is still there to the west of the town down in the valley. The boiler & pumps would have been scrapped in the 1960's at the latest but possibly earlier & replaced by electricity. Any help appreciated.


02 February 17 7:16 am
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Post Re: Waterfall railway steam engine water supply.
For photos just google image search: Lake Toolooma.

The boiler is still down next to the dam. Around here: -34.135576, 150.987858. You may be able to get to it from the end of Bundarra St but I have never been that way. To get to it from the end of Warabin St:
Park at the end of Warabin St.
Walk through the fire trail gate.
About 100m in turn left onto the Bullawaring Track.
Follow Bullawaring Track down Waterfall Gully until you come out onto a fire trail.
Turn left (south). Walk 1-2km to the dam.
Boiler is just past the dam down the hill from the fire trail.

There are some pipes and other bits and pieces laying around so take the time to have a good look around.

I was lucky enough to visit this spot one time with a boilermaker. It was fascinating to hear his insight into how old boilers like this one were made.

Regards.
Michael.


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https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC6 ... -waterpump has some.

More at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/njysmz1i7q51 ... NPGaa?dl=0

Enjoy :-)


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Thanks heaps for the information & photo's. I'm surprised its still there. I will go look it up.


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