Locomotive 4468 was finally readied for moving in the last week of November 2009.
With the very greatly received assistance from our friends at Southern Shorthaul Railroad (who quite interestingly were a previous hirer of the this engine in the past!), the ARHS was able to get the first step of a two step process to bring the engine down to Canberra underway.
On Thursday 26 November 2009, in the wee hours of the morning SSR locomotive G513 headed up from Chullora yard to Lithgow Loco to do the special move down to Eveleigh.
The locomotive was moved without any hassles down to the Large Erecting Shop, Eveleigh to the 3801 Limited depot for a 'sleep over'.
The ARHS as part of its Xmas series of trains in November and December 2009 required the use of a second engine, and to achieve that end had already had the hire of 4833 'locked in'.
With the fortune of good timing (although i'd claim excellent planning), on the delivery run of 4833 down to Canberra on Friday 27 November 2009 to assist with the Xmas trains, locomotive 4468 was dead attached to this movement.
At around 1630 on Friday 27 November 2009, locomotive 4468 was parked in the Departure Road of the ARHS's Kingston Depot. The second step of the delivery run having been completed successfully!
Welcome 4468 to your new home!