Left: Munro Family collection - Right: Maggie Croft collection
|Shop Number 2097||-||Built for: D. Munro|
2 - 7 x 12
[Style - Dia.]
Duncan Munro, Towoomba, Queensland, Australia; For:
A. & D. Munro Co., Munro Tramway #2 "MUNRO", Palmtree, Queensland, Australia
(1936) Operation closed, Shay stored at Palmtree
(1974) Illawarra Light Railway Museum Society, Albion Park, NSW, Australia
(c2014) All sn-2097 parts returned to Palmtree
service until the tramway closed in 1936. Major components of the locomotive
were donated to the Illawarra Light Railway Museum Society in 1974. Albion
Park, near Wollongong, NSW, Australia.
SLc Survivor List
Shipped to: D. Munro, Towoomba, Queensland, Australia, then on to Palmtree
Both of A. & D. Munro Co. Shays were lettered with "MUNRO".
Munro Tramway (name on official documents) was also referred to as: Munro's Tramway, Munro's Hampton Tramway, A. & D. Munro Tramway, and Munro's Hampton-Perseverance Tram.
Illawarra Light Railway Society Shay Project (11-15-2000) from: Richard Wilson, Australia
The I.L.R.M.S. Ltd. has the remains of the two Munro Tramway Shays, 906 & 2097 as well as a few bogie parts from 2800 and other steam loco parts. The plan was to make a 2' gauge Shay, with most parts from sn-906. Project not completed.
Munro Tramway Historical Group, Inc. (4-2017) from Chris Tait, Australia
(c2014) The parts from sn-2097 were returned to Palmtree area for a static display at a resort, which was not built.
(12-2016) The new Munro Tramway Historical Group is working on an interactive display of 2097 along the Munro Tramway route.