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Steam Operations

Sovereign Hill’s Steam Operations are a carefully researched reconstruction of a late nineteenth century quartz mine’s surface operations. It was put together during Sovereign Hill’s first decade with great care and commitment by many people - museum and technical professionals and steam enthusiasts with backgrounds in machinery trades - using original pieces gathered from many parts of Australia.

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Boiler Water Supply

Brown & May Steam Engine

Buffalo Engine

Ingersoll Rand Air Compressor

John Donald Winder

Nagle Steam Engine

Norman Engine

Phoenix Engine

Ruston Proctor Engine

Walker Steam Engine

Y112 of the Victorian Railways