Reponse to Krauss
IN VIEW of recent publicity (Buderim Chronicle 21st February) regarding the housing of the Buderim Tramway Krauss locomotive I would like to put on public record Nambour Museum’s position on this matter.
On two occasions over the past few years Nambour Museum has been a party to meetings regarding the Krauss, the first meeting was instigated by Buderim-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway Inc and the second was instigated by Sunshine Coast Council’s Heritage Department.
On both occasions Nambour Museum was “asked” if the Krauss could be housed at the Nambour Museum with the answer being yes, but with a degree of difficulty and at significant expense for building modifications.
Housing the Krauss would also impact the museum’s own plans for the only area suitable for the loco.
At the council instigated meeting it was indicated that the loco had to be moved rather urgently from its current location and the only other location on offer from council was the old council depot adjacent to the Landsborough Museum which seemed to all concerned a “less suitable option” than Nambour Museum. is home to seven Moreton Sugar Mill locos. The Nambour Museum has always supported BPHTI both verbally and in writing that the Krauss should be housed at Buderim.
At Nambour Museum we are currently developing the area where the Krauss could have been housed in line with our own plans so the option of housing the Krauss at Nambour Museum is “dead and buried”.
I also have a personal connection to the Buderim tramline through the Lindsay family and my uncle worked for the Moreton Sugar Mill pulling up the track.
— CLIVE PLATER President Nambour Museum