To kick things off on the restoration of 4468, the inaugural work day will be Saturday 6 February 2010.
As is the case of current 6029 Restoration efforts, the 44 class workdays will be held on the first Saturday and third Sunday of the month - unless otherwise noted.
The locomotive branch has decided to expand these days to the broad category of "Locomotive Workdays", which will includes a raft of various activities (all skills are catered for and NO experience necessary - there is a job for EVERYONE - so if youve never worked on train stuff, dont worry ... just bring your sense of humour and clothes you dont mind getting dirty in!)
BBQ lunch will be provided, so those interested in attending should let Paul Quinn (one of the project coordinators know) - who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org so that numbers can be catered for!
The restoration of the 44 class can be likened to running a marathon where a consistent and continued effort will see us finish the race, rather than a short term sprint!
More photos taken by Stephen Preston, taken at Lithgow in October 2009 prior to the move down to Canberra, show some of the tasks to be undertaken on correcting some rust issues on the locomotive.