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
Apr 19, 2011
Its been a while...
The cab has been riveted over 2 days, with help from Goodwin Alco's Steve Preston, Craig and Dave, along with the two Mike's and Malcolm. The days were very noisy, and it was good at the end of the day to see lots of bolts replaced by rivets. Photos will follow shortly.
In Canberra, the hind unit has again been getting some attention. There has been some abrasive blasting performed to clean up some areas, the rear draft package is back in, and I am sure that there has been more black paint applied wherever there was bare metal.
The boiler has also been getting its fair share of attention, with the crinoline bands bing refitted in preparation for some new boiler cladding. More info shortly.