Krauss en­gine

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - NEWS OPINION -

IN RE­SPONSE to Jim Hen­nell’s let­ter (Bud­erim Chron­i­cle, April 26) which ex­plained the ne­go­ti­a­tions for the Krauss en­gine pur­chase and for which we thank him.

When Bud­erim–Palm­woods Her­itage Tramway Inc ad­vised the then Ma­roochy Shire Coun­cil in 2004 that we had lo­cated the orig­i­nal Ma­roochy Shire Krauss lo­co­mo­tive that ran on the Bud­erim to Palm­woods line and sought funds to pur­chase it, they were just as ex­cited as we were.

On Fe­bru­ary 4, 2004, at the Ma­roochy Shire Coun­cil Plan­ning and De­vel­op­ment Meet­ing the coun­cil en­dorsed a con­tri­bu­tion from Coun­cil­lors Do­na­tions Funds and Di­vi­sional Funds of $8000 to pur­chase the loco from Gra­ham Chap­man at Mur­rumba Downs.

It is a shame that the cur­rent coun­cil doesn’t see the Krauss en­gine as a valu­able piece of our lo­cal his­tory but re­gards it as of low lo­cal sig­nif­i­cance, as doc­u­mented by coun­cil staff in their re­port to coun­cil rec­om­mend­ing it be sent off to Nam­bour.

Our mem­bers agree with Jim Hen­nell: not at Nam­bour, not at Mons, not at Palm­woods, but in Bud­erim.

— He­lene Cronin Pres­i­dent Bud­erim – Palm­woods Her­itage

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