During the period of Wednesday 15 Sept to Friday 17 Sept, our Goodmates from Goodwin Alco (Steve), Far North Engineering (Peter) and Jason the Lithgow fitter came down to Canberra to give Gav a hand to remove the bogies from 4468 (and disassemble them) in preparation of rediscing the axles. All photos credit to Steve Preston.
Here is 4468 sitting at loco without any brake rigging attached.
4807 shunts '68 to the crane road.
Fitting the lifting bars
No. 1 end sitting on blocks and temp bogies.
No 1 end lifted
Start of lifting no. 2 end
Up she goes
Off the bogies
Gravity wont get you high.
Damn, that pesky toilet chute is in the way!
Here they come out.
Putting in the temporary set.
Removing the keeper plates
Moving around to where they can be got at more easily and out the way of other projects.
A Lithgow Fitter!
Removing the bogie frame off the axles
Wheelsets remaining with traction motors attached.
The engine wont go far on those bogies.
The second A-Team (or does that make them the B-Team???) - Gav, Peter and Jason.
Keep on ALCOing until next time.