ENGINE TEST CELLS
COMPO ROAD, ROCKLEA
BRISBANE, QLD
DURING WWII

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Large engine test cells were located at the end of Compo Road, Rocklea during WWII. Compo Road is now called Evans Road and the area where the Test Cells were located is now part of Salisbury. They were located just a short distance ENE of today's Salisbury Hotel as can be seen in the photo below. Engines were overhauled at the Aircraft Engine Overhaul Depot at Rocklea (probably Building No 38) on the site of the former Rocklea Ammunition Factory and then tested at these test cells.

 


Photos:- BCC 1946 overlaid on 2012

Location of the WWII Engine Test Cells

 


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Rocklea Engine Test Cells at the end of Compo Road on 18 July 1944

 


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The man circled gives you an idea of how large these test cells were

 


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Rocklea Engine Test Cells on 13 November 1944

 


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Inside the test cabin on 13 November 1944

 


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Looking eastwards towards the test cells which can just be
seen behind the small building near centre right of photo.

 

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