THE Canberra Railway Museum has posted this film to YouTube about their massive restoration project on one of the most powerful steam locomotives ever made.
From Austography Film Image Inc, producer of the Canberra Railway Museum short film ‘All Stops to Canberra’, comes 6029 – Restoration of a Giant.
6029 is a beast from the last days of steam, a survivor of the A.D 60 class that was once known as the largest operating fleet in the southern hemisphere. Gifted to the Australian Capital Territory, she operated for a short period in the late 1970’s until boiler rust saw her regulated to a museum exhibit for 32 years.
Now, Team 6029 and driver Alan Gardner have brought her back to life. This is a look at the second time the engine moved on its own, and the crews who made it happen. This is steam at its best.
Featuring an original soundtrack by Harry Coulson’s ‘Rain Dogs’ and The Feldons, sit back and enjoy the little film that could.
Check out the links below for more great work from this team!
Austography Film Image Inc
Canberra Railway Museum
Harry Coulson’s ‘Rain Dogs’