Leigh Creek Coal Field Lookout
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Panoramic photo by Klaus Mayer EXPERT Taken 03:13, 19/08/2008 - Views loading...

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Leigh Creek Coal Field Lookout

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At the lookout point is a Bucyrus Erie 9W walking dragline. It began service at Leigh Creek in 1951. It has a 49 m boom and a 7 cubic metre bucket which was, at the time, the largest in Australia. There is also a huge tyre which achieved a world record of 289 215 km and 17 520 hours in service before it was retired.

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