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Return Of The Garratt In Australia

Posted by John Gaydon on July 26, 2014 at 14:18 0 Comments

To celebrate the return of 6029 to steam, I wrote a piece with some of my pictures of the mighty 60 class in regular service.

My first cab ride was in a Garratt in 1964 on the Botany line in Sydney, and I rode from Broadmeadow to Liddell and back, around 200 kms on one particular day. It was an experience I will never forget.

You can find the details at http://steamtrainstories.com/australia/nsw/6029-garratt-steam/

I attempted to add a photo to this post, but failed miserably.

Let's celebrate this momentous occasion - one that we thought would never happen considering the state of preservation in NSW.

To give you an idea, the two 38s that could be working are in a state of flux, the Lachlan Valley Railway have been left stranded due to a line closure, the Zig Zag is non operational due to safety concerns, and the two museums in the…

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6029 Garratt restoration

Posted by David suter on July 17, 2014 at 1:30 0 Comments

Good Day Martin i posted photos of Garratt 6029 showing the opening of the smoke box door it is under restoration in Canberra Australia. the shape of the front tender make that easier to open web site project 6029 to see what has been done. the Garratts in the UK would have had the same type of arrangement 

all the best

David 

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