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
Sep 15, 2011
The day is not over yet and there are more photos to come, but the cab is on its way from Sydney, and by tonight, will be reunited with the loco. While the cab was being loaded. Al has done a shunt in Canberra to get the Garratt out from behind 4468 where we have been working and is now ready move it into the shed so that we can work in comfort, and relative cleanliness as we progress the reassembly.
Word has it that the loco was very easy to move and shows no signs of the binding that caused it to derail last time it was moved.... Awesome news.... Well done to everyone!