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

Dec 21, 2009

Sunday 20 December 2009

Work is slowly progressing on the first and second bogies. The assembly of the spring and equalising beams was completed with surprising ease. The last of the keep plates and support bracings are now ready for fitting. All repairs have now been completed on the first bogie. The second bogie was jacked up and all of the keep plate bolts were removed to facilitate the lift of the frame off the wheels.

The boiler now sports the copper drain pipes that attach to the gauge glass assemblies. New and reconditioned cladding sheets are being fitted around the fire box area. The injector steam starting vales were cleaned down for assessment and found to be in serviceable condition. They will be fitted after the cladding is installed.

The next workday will be January the 3rd of January 2010. All welcome.