Up to date information regarding the restoration of steam locomotive 6029 in Canberra, ACT Australia. Beyer Garratt 6029 is an EX NSWGR locomotive and was a member of the largest, and most powerful class in Australia. The restoration to full working order is being undertaken by volunteers in Canberra.
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 15, 2008
Workday Sunday 21 September 2008
A bbq will take place on the famous thirtyclass smokebox plate.
Work will concentrate on getting the replacement boiler ready for its forthcoming hydrostatic test, and painting of the now cleaned rear engine unit will commence [byo 3" paintbrush]
And please remember that our SuperWeek commences on 29 September, in this period we hope to undertake the hydro test and to remove the original boiler from the frame.