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

Jun 25, 2012

Weekly Progressions

As the restoration progresses, so does the frequency of work. Alan has now begun having workdays every Saturday, and progress is starting to bear this out. Last Saturday saw the front tank tested for leaks, and we can report that the tank held no new surprises, and no leaks either, at least not in the lower 18". Filling it any further, without the support offered by the locos frames, would have meant the possibility of permanent damage, so any leaks above this point will be addressed when, and if we find them.

Progress was also made with the leading unit motion, more rods have been refitted, and it wont be long before they are all back on, at least on the front unit anyway. Work continues also on the cab roof and the multitude of piping for the stoker system. 

If you can offer a hand any Saturday, and indeed almost any weekday, drop us a line and we can get you started.