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12 ton Robey Steam Engine

In 1996 the Tweed River Historical Society (Murwillumbah Museum) were given the opportunity of obtaining the steam engine. The members trudged out to the property at Mt Nullum then sat and looked at the massive piece of rusty machinery. Was it worth the effort to get it to the Museum over creeks, a bridge which would not take the weight and many more obstacles. They decided to give it a go.

 

After eighteen months the job of removing the engine to the museum had arrived. With the help of many willing hands and the use of a huge truck that had been offered free of charge by the Harding boys of Uki, the engine arrived at the Museum. Hour after hour and day after day the Society's volunteers worked chipping off the rust and restoring the engine to what it is today.

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Taken on April 30, 2010