Boiler Site Walk

It is a beautiful view from the historical boiler site which is a good stopover while doing the trails. The boiler has been left there to view and I am assuming it remains in the area they used to pump the water for the steam engines!

 

Lagoon creek was chosen to supply water to power the steam trains which was estimated to have an unfailing supply in comparison to other sites surveyed locally, the site was in use by early 1903.  A small concrete weir 300 meters downstream was constructed to increase the capacity of the lagoon in the 1930s when the railway line expanded and 1.6 million liters of water were pumped weekly from the creek to supply the trains. By 1968, there were no steam engines on the North Coast line.

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