The Phoenix Foundry

The Phoenix Foundry

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The Phoenix Foundry

By Robert Butrims and David Macartney.

Published by the ARHS Victorian Division.


212 pages, hard cover, large landscape format, 158 photographs and diagrams as well as other tables.


The Phoenix Foundry Company of Ballarat began operations in 1856 and was a manufacturer of mining and other machinery. It also produced over 20 classes of locomotives from 1873 to 1905, building 352 locomotives for the Victorian Railways, as well as railway carriages and brakevans. Locomotives were also constructed for the Bendigo Tramways, and a number of Phoenix locomotives finished up with contractors or on logging lines. At its peak the Phoenix Foundry employed nearly 800 people and was the principal manufacturing industry in Ballarat in its time.


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Weight 1370 grams

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