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
Jul 3, 2013
All Hands On Deck
Alan has asked that anyone available comes this Saturday the 6th, as more hands make lighter work, and there is little heavy lifting to do.... Its time to refit the fire grate, and we need some bodies to lift the iron support casting back into position. The more people who turn up, the greater chance we have of getting it back in position and in turn, the rest of the grate mechanism can then be re-fitted.
So if you can make it on Saturday, come along and help, The younger and fitter the better, but hey, more hands make lighter work, and sometimes, even moral support will help, so brave the cold and lend a hand...