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
Feb 7, 2010
Saturday 6th of February 2010.
Malcolm cleaned down and crack tested the eight manganese liners for the second bogie. Only sixteen to go hey Malcom! These liners were completely seized against the axle boxes.
Peter Anderson, Peter Reynell and the Alan stripped down the Nathan lubrication system around the leading unit cylinders. This allowed access to the engine bed and cylinder castings. The build up of baked on cylinder oil and grime in this area is significant. This grime is up to 25 mm thick and the use of the steam cleaner made no progress with its removal. Most of the day was spent chiselling baked on cylinder oil by hand. As the lubrication components were removed they were carefully tagged and stored for eventual overhaul. Lots of home work for the project manager.
Our next workday is Sunday 21st of February.