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
Aug 26, 2008
a note from Ron
A couple of us have been working on the cabin independently. With really great support from our colleagues at 3801 Limited, we have needle gunned, angle grinded, and primed around 75% of the exterior panels.
On Saturday week, I'll probably make a start on the roof. Alan and Steve will then need to assess the amount of exterior metal needing replacement. This is not extensive.
Work will then start on the interior wood panels.This work is very rewarding. There's nothing like swapping intellectual rigour with hard physical yakka every so often.
See http://eveleighworkdays.blogspot.com/ for information and pictures