Isis Sugar Mill’s Locos – D5

The Isis Central Sugar Mill’s D5 started life as DH35 a diesel-hydraulic loco built by Walkers Engineering of Maryborough (b/n 617 of 1969) for the 1067mm Queensland Railways in 1969. It entered service in June of that year.

By 1995 the DH35 was out of service and was purchased by the Isis Mill and rebuilt into their standard GH500 profile. D5 entered service for the 1999 season.

D5 drifts down the grade from the Cordalba pub to collect it’s brakevan from where it left it further down the line on 17 July 2010.

Details from historical data recorded by John Browning and the Light Railway Research Society of Australia Inc. and members of Photos by the author