XC 2196 Liquid Fertilizer
XC 2201 Diesel
XC 2540 Liquid Fertilizer
XC 3914 Molasses
XC 4036 Molasses
The pictures below give some idea of the logistics involved.
The tankers were based at Chelsea which is somewhat inaccessible and as a result
a large off road crane had to be hired. Our pictures show the loading operations.
After these tankers were loaded at Chelsea they were transported using
Sandstone Heritage Trust heavy vehicles to the Diesel Depot at Humewood Road
where they were offloaded and put in temporary storage.
The overhead gantry crane was used to offload them.
The tanker still on the truck
Unfortunately like so much of the Narrow Gauge equipment that is based near the coast
the rust will ultimately destroy the assets unless they are very well maintained
or removed to a rust free area.
The tankers that have been recovered were used for Molasses,
liquid fertilizer and diesel, amongst other liquids.
The complete rig.
This picture clearly shows that the rust is getting a grip on this tanker.
Our 10-ton forklift makes short work of the offloading.
Gerts reports carry additional information on the restoration - click here to view these reports.