Location: Warwick (Southern Line)
In 1921 an elevated coal stage was erected on the south-eastern side of the Condamine River Bridge. It was a coal stage and storage bunker.
PB15 444 was one of the locos regularly on ‘stage duties’. It would gingerly push a rake of loaded coal hoppers from one end of Warwick Yard to the other to gain sufficient speed to get up the stage.
One of the tracks went in a straight line to the stage. Too little speed, try again, too much, and over the end went the hoppers.
Warwick Coal stage looking back towards the station.
BB18 1/4 1081 passing alongside the Warwick Coal stage.
Although it was demolished in 1970, evidence of where this coal stage was built can still be seen.