Krauss Locomotive Display, Lindsay Road Buderim
  • Last updated:
  • 01 Sep 2020

The Krauss Locomotive transported goods and people between Palmwoods and Buderim Mountain between 1915 and 1935.


Buderim Palmwoods Heritage Tramway Inc (BPHTI) has been carefully restoring the locomotive since 2004, after it was purchased with the financial support of council.

In August 2011, the community was invited to share ideas to help shape the Buderim Central Parklands Landscape Concept Plan.  The feedback from the community strongly supported the display of the restored Krauss on the corner of Lindsay Road and Burnett Street, which was subsequently endorsed by Council.

The BPHTI recently advised they no longer support the previously endorsed location and are seeking support for the demolition of the existing Lindsay Road public toilet block and the construction of a new public amenities block that will also showcase the Krauss to the community. BPHTI have advised they will retract their offer to donate the Krauss to Buderim if it's to be located on the corner of Lindsay Road and Burnett Street.

Council invited feedback on this new proposal. It is important that all residents have the opportunity to have their say on where the restored Krauss Locomotive should be displayed should funding become available in the future.

Community engagement

The community were invited to share their views on your preferred location for the locomotive before 30 December 2015. Please read the Project News for further details about BPHTI’s new proposed location.

Where to from here

Information received from the community will be reported to council to determine the final location.

This project is subject to securing additional funding. BPHTI has raised $100,000 towards construction of the display and council has committed $50,000. Taking these funds into account, it is estimated that the additional cost to council for construction will be in the order of $400,000 plus (subject to detailed design).

Council will continue to work with the community to preserve Buderim's vibrant history. 


In August 2011, Buderim residents and the wider community were invited to share ideas to help shape the Buderim Central Parklands Landscape Concept Plan. Feedback from the community expressed strong support for the display of Buderim's restored steam locomotive engine "The Krauss" on the corner of Lindsay Road and Burnett Street. "The location of the Krauss locomotive (as shown on the concept plan) is in a place of historic value as it is so close to the original station. This display area for the Krauss is in the centre of Buderim as it should be." (Buderim resident - 2011 Community Consultation). Council has carefully evaluated the feedback and is pleased to present the Krauss Locomotive Design Report[4538KB]. The design report was available for review until 30 November 2012. Previous project news[2304KB] The Krauss Locomotive Display - Design Report resulted from the investigations associated with the preparation of the Buderim Central Parklands Landscape Concept Plan consultation. The catalyst for the project has been the ongoing work of the Buderim Palmwoods Heritage Tramway Inc (BPHTI) established in 2003.


For more information, please contact Council’s Landscape Design & Planning Team on (07) 5475 7272. 

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