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The Geelong Cement Company Private Railway at Fyansford 1964

The Geelong Cement Company operated a vast limestone quarry at Fyansford, near Geelong, to dig lime for cement. This quarry was served by a private railway with several unusual locomotives, including a narrow gauge Beyer-Garrett. We discovered this railway by accident when visiting the quarry on a Geology Excursion.

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Beyer Garrett
A tiny saddle tank and a Beyer-Garrett shunting on the narrow gauge railway at the Geelong Cement Company quarry. Another tiny saddle tank in the vast limestone quarry.
Saddle tank Garrett
0-4-2 Saddle tank A narrow gauge Beyer-Garrett at the water hose.

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