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 13, 2010

Saturday 4th

Unfortunately today was more or less a washout. Quite amazing really when you consider that in the three years we have been working on the Garratt, this is one of only a few days when the weather has stopped us doing almost anything.

Some work was done however. Alan worked on the blast pipe, and more importantly, got to test our new toy, an 80 Ton low profile hydraulic kit from Enerpac. This will finally allow us to remove the motion, that has resisted all attempts so far. Word has it that there was 50 Tons on the gauge before the first bearing sleeve gave into Al's persistence.

Next Sunday should see all the motion off the loco and maybe even the first unit up on stands to finally allow the proper inspection of the driving wheels, axle boxes and springing. Watch this space for the next report