6029 is owned by the Australian Railway Historical Society, ACT Division and the restoration is proudly supported by their tourist operations and by the generous donations of members and public supporters.
The society operates rail tours out of Canberra with our heritage fleet of steam and diesel locomotives and rolling stock every few weeks.
To travel in style on any of our tours, or to learn more about our collection and operations, go to Canberrarailwaymuseum.org

Sep 28, 2008

where does the time go?

It amazes me how much time can be consumed on seemingly small components. I have spent 20 hours in the last 3 days finishing off the backhead boiler fittings. about half of the time was spent dis-assembling and cleaning the parts in an abrasive blaster, with the balance spent doing local repairs and putting it all back together. Unfortunately some of the valve assemblies may need to be replaced in the near future, as they are near the end of their life.

All the work in the last few days clears the way for the hydostatic test scheduled to occur this week in Canberra. The countdown to superweek is over and starts in the morning. Peter and I will do the 3.5 hour drive to Canberra in the morning with the hydrostatic pump on loan from 3801 limited... Thanks again guys!

If you have a few hours or even a day ot two to spare, come along and join us, there is plenty to do, and you may even get to see an 80 ton crane lift the old boiler from the frames or the official test of the replacement boiler.