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Fred Gillam

at sawmill site circa 1947.

Robey portable engine

Traction engine

Traction engine

Sam Gillam and boiler

Gillam family

in front of mill circa

Mill front

Roley Gillam

sharpening saw the 'old fashioned way'.

Roley Gillam

oiling the steam engine.

Des 'Sam' Gillam

'In memorium'

12th May 2002

Fly wheel, Rack Bench and boiler

Rack bench

Used for breaking down logs

Running out bench

Fly wheel

Weight approx 2 tonnes

Fly wheel

and engine

Boiler front

Boiler side

Blitz-1942

Chev Blitz

Heirtage marker

One of the log piles

Mill

04/12/2006

Mill side

04/12/2006

Pallet timber

Original AC16 tender

Original flywheel

Unusual due to bent spokes

Welcome to Grandchester

'The home of steam' with the first railway line in QLD from Ipswich to Grandchester 1865

Photo taken 04/05/07 before fire on 06/05/07. Photo courtesy of W. Davis

Photo taken 04/05/07 before fire on 06/05/07. Photo courtesy of W. Davis

 


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Grandchester sawmill specialises in hardwood stakes pegs pallet timber southeast Queensland