Machinery in and around Broken Hill NSW

Garret Portable

On a recent trip to Broken Hill in outback NSW I did anticipate coming across many mining machines and it didn’t take long to find them!

Many of the machines in Broken Hill are looked after by the West Darling Machinery Preservation Society.  Who we visited their grounds and were made most welcome.

The photo’s in this article were taken during our visit some of the items were located at the grounds of the West Darling Machinery Preservation Society.  A number of them were located at Line of Lode Miners Memorial and Visitors Centre which appeared to be in the process of re-organizing when we were there but we were out of normal season.  But well worth a look.

Under Ground truck

Under Ground truck appears/ed to be air cooled diesel engine

Under ground train and Charging Station

Under ground train and Charging Station

Steam Portable

Steam Portable – Unfortunately didn’t get the make!

Garret Portable

Garret Portable

J Martin Winch Made in Gawler SA

J Martin Winch Made in Gawler SA

Mining Loco

Mining Loco – Believe Simplex (?)