If you have any questions, or would like to offer sponsorship or support to the restoration of the engine, or have additional information about the engine (especially early photos of the engine in it’s current location or at any of the previous sites it was installed – eg. Donald Flour Mill or Zwar’s Tannery Beechworth)  we would like to hear from you.

Also, if you have any information about any other Ruston 12H engines still in existence anywhere in the world – running or otherwise – we would also like to hear about them.

Contact: Mick Stribley

Telephone: 0357 282 531 (business hours in Australia) International calls +61 357 282 531

Email: [email protected]


Contact: Gordon Pirie

Telephone: 03 5159 7254

Email: [email protected]

Gordon runs the Glen Wills Mountain Retreat and offers excellent accommodation for individuals or groups. Gordon also offers tours of the area, taking in some of the significant historic sites set in the beautiful high country surrounds. Short or long stay visits are highly recommended. More information about the Glen Wills Mountain Retreat can be found here.




Preserving our mining and engineering heritage