Built in 1923 by the Climax Manufacturing Company, B-type Climax b/n 1653 arrived in Tasmania from New South Wales during 1941 and entered service hauling log wagons between the TGR Derwent Valley Line and the log loading areas in the Tyenna Valley.
The Climax locomotive was taken out of service in 1949 and left on a short length of track near the log loading depot that displaced it. Eventually the locomotive was donated to the TTMS by paper making company ANM, and was transferred to the museum in 1977. Australian Newsprint Mills (later Fletcher Challenge and now Norse Skog) made a substantial donation towards the cost of cosmetically restoring the locomotive
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