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
Jan 30, 2012
Ian Senini has been working on the lubrication systems for some time, and did a wonderful job of restoring the mechanical lubricators for us. He has spent some time during the last weeks getting the lubrication lines connected and ready for test, and last week was able to prime all the lines and check for leaks. This achievement means that the front tank will soon be put back on permanently.... and then, given that there are two engine units, he will start on the hind unit.
From the collection of Howard Moffat, here is a picture he took in 1979 of a tour 6029 hauled on the Michalego line. Wont be long and it will be possible to take picture like it once again.