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The way forward for two much loved steam locomotives 3801 3830
« on: September 13, 2015, 10:52:24 AM »
Transport Heritage NSW - The way forward for two much loved steam locomotives

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Two iconic 38-class locomotives will return to steam over the next two years following an announcement today outlining the way forward for locomotives 3801 and 3830.

“Returning these historic locomotives to service is a major engineering, conservation and operational task, demonstrating our commitment to the community benefit of our steam heritage,” said Transport Heritage NSW CEO, Andrew Killingsworth.

“Built in the 1940s, both locomotives were the pinnacle of the NSW Railways steam fleet and are a lasting tribute to Australian engineering at the time.”

“Steam trains remind us of a romantic era of rail travel – today they are the star attraction at our community events across Sydney and regional NSW.”

Management of the 3801 project was transferred to Transport Heritage NSW (THNSW) in February 2015 after the locomotive’s new boiler was returned to Australia.

“As the new project managers, we undertook a thorough assessment of the 3801 overhaul project including both the original boiler and the new German made boiler.

“Now this assessment is complete, we are pleased to announce plans to have locomotive 3801 back on the tracks in the second half of 2017.”

“We are also delighted to be announcing a new partnership with the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (MAAS) that will see locomotive 3830 returned to heritage service in the second half of next year.”

This new partnership between THNSW and MAAS will see THNSW provide significant funding to overhaul locomotive 3830 at Thirlmere whilst respecting the conservation imperatives of MAAS.

“The Museum looks forward to working with Transport Heritage NSW to balance the ongoing care and preservation of this important locomotive with opportunities for the people of NSW to experience the wonder of steam travel,” said MAAS Director, Rose Hiscock.

A new project page has been established to provide regular updates as well as information on the planned works to restore locomotive 3801.
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Re: The way forward for two much loved steam locomotives 3801 3830
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2015, 11:20:30 AM »
These scenes were recorded from an inspection vehicle pacing 3801 & 3830 as they climbed from Unanderra to Dombarton on February 27th, 2000.

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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2015, 11:40:45 AM »


This video was recorded from the cab of 3830 as it works from Wollongong to Waterfall with a tour from the Illawarra region back to Sydney on May 11th, 2003.
The crew was Ian Thornton and Frank Johnson, both of whom are no longer with us. The performance of 3830 as it climbs to Waterfall is a testament to the skills and experience of these two enginemen. Also on the footplate was Jennifer Edmonds, who was one of the Powerhouse Museum employees extensively involved in the restoration and ongoing maintenance of the locomotive. Jennifer is now the Asset Manager at the NSW RTM.
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2015, 11:45:15 AM »


A Queensland Railways Diesel suburban comes out of Vulture st tunnel followed by the Flying Scotsman & NSWGR Pacific 3801 while on the narrow gauge is Queensland Rlys Pacific 1079 with a PB15 4-6-0, an electric EMU also gets into the action.
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Re: The way forward for two much loved steam locomotives 3801 3830
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2015, 04:21:56 PM »

Steam trains in modern usage:
http://5at.co.uk/index.php/home/Project-Suspension-Announcement.html

 

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