After seven years of restoration of 6029, we have reached the milestone of steam testing. However, before the locomotive can be fully reassembled, some very vital parts need to be commercially overhauled and/or manufactured — things like pistons, vales, piston rings and metallic packing — none of which comes cheaply.
Please dig deep and make a tax-deductable donation to the Canberra Railway Museum Trust’s Project 6029 Appeal and see the old girl running sooner, rather than later.
Please click to download the Project 6029 Appeal PDF document.
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Above: In this view in 1972, our Beyer-Garratt locomotive, 6029, is seen running light engine at Teralba, NSW.
Page header: Our 6029 prepares to depart the famous ‘Garratt Sidings’ at Gosford, NSW.
Photographs taken and kindly supplied to us by Graeme Belbin
If there’s some Scottish blood in your veins, it’s time you travelled with us by special train to the 37th Highland Games at Bundanoon. This event has accumulated many commendations for excellence, and is attended by 20,000 people annually. Leave your car and cares behind and see such traditional (and not so traditional) events as the caber toss, shot put and haggis hurling, culminating in the Brigadoon Heavy Challenge. A great day of good-natured spectacle and fun, even enjoyed by many who could not claim any Scottish connection.
Please click to download the Brigadoon Highlander PDF booking form
Market Day Trains To Bungendore
Take a trip back in time aboard one of our heritage trains. Be fascinated by the wide range of scenery the train travels through en-route to Bungendore. Arrival time in Bungendore is a little after midday and you have two and half hours to explore this charming village, which has many different specialty shops, galleries and a number of cafes and restaurants to dine in. Alternatively, pack a picnic and enjoy the outdoors.
Sunday Afternoon Bungendore Express (Railmotor)
For a great Sunday afternoon family outing, why not come aboard our vintage railmotor and experience rail travel through the stunning Molonglo Gorge and the two pine range Tunnels. We spend around an hour at Bungendore giving time to wander down town for a coffee or to visit the various attraction of this historic village.
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