NEWS FROM THE PAST
Practically the whole of Toowoomba was plunged into darkness last night after 7 o’clock, owing to the bursting of a tube in the boiler at the Toowoomba Electric Light and Power Co’s powerhouse.
At the time only one of the three boilers was under steam.
Consequently steam had to be generated in another boiler before the electric power could be restarted.
Meanwhile, except for places in which gas was installed, the city was in darkness.
The sudden stoppage of electric light and power caused inconvenience to the newspapers, two of the picture shows, the hospital, and various business places.
No one was injured as a result of the bursting tube, although at the time one man was working at the fires in the boiler.
It was almost 50 minutes before the light came on again in the city.
The Brisbane Courier, June 2, 1922