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

Mar 22, 2010

Sunday 22 March 2010

Before we started work today, Paul presented three pressure gauges he has completed at home. One steam drifting and two brake, all looking magnificent. This is typical of the many tasks that are taking place behind the scenes and one reason why the project is progressing so well. One pleasing fact is that almost every day a sub project is being carried and in turn is being stored ready for fitting as required.

The bogie work continued with the fitting of the Nathan four way oil distributers to the inner leading bogie. These sub assemblies were rebuilt by Ian at his home workshop and are a testament to his skills. Kyle, Stuart and Paul fitted most of the completed components required to complete this bogie. The bogie team’s advice is that the second one will be completed in much less time as they now have a firm grip on how to rebuild 60 class bogies.

Ian continued with the fitting of the boiler cladding crinoline bands in preparation for the installation of the fireman’s side cladding sheets to the fire box area. It was noted that some spiders have taken up residence in the installed cladding however the first fire should sort this out. After lunch Gavin assisted Ian with the installation of the sheet metal cladding for the main stream pipe that runs down the fireman’s side of the boiler cradle.

Howard continued with the de-greasing and steam cleaning of the leading engine unit. The years of grime and cylinder oil are gradually allowing access to actual metal. All of this work has facilitated a preliminary inspection of the draft package behind the leading coupler. The coupling and draft package will be removed at the next workday.

Alan Gardner