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"Tully 6" Perry 0-6-2T (B/N 7967/49/1 of 1949)
"Tully 6" simmers beside the running shed at the ILRMS in 1989 after restoration
#3 on the ILRMS roster, Tully 6 was built by Perry Engineering in South Australia for the Tully Cooperative Sugar Milling Association, far north Queensland. It worked Tully Mill until 1964, when it was placed on static display at El Arish. It was a rusting relic when purchased by the ILRMS in 1973. The running gear was progressively overhauled from 1976. But major boiler repairs had to wait until 1981, when with assistance from the BHP Port Kembla steelworks and its apprentices, a new firebox was made and the boiler was re-tubed. Tully 6 entered museum service in 1989.
As at 2003, this unit is operational and is regularly steamed for our monthly running days at Albion Park.