3526's Overhaul

 
  MC3801 Train Controller

Hi Everyone,

Is there any more news on the NSWRTM's Steam Locomotive 3526's overhaul? The last news I heard was back in February this year.

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  TheFish Chief Train Controller

Location: Pyongyang
Hi Everyone,

Is there any more news on the NSWRTM's Steam Locomotive 3526's overhaul? The last news I heard was back in February this year.
MC3801
An excellent question.  They've bothered to build a new tender tank so I would have thought that the overhaul would have begun swiftly.  Perhaps it comes down to money as with most things.
  MC3801 Train Controller

3526 was planned to return to service by the Hunter Valley Steamfest this year.
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
Moved to here where it'll probably get a better audience.
  grant3830 Junior Train Controller
  MC3801 Train Controller

I think the rest of 3526 is located somewhere in the TrainWorks Great Train Hall.
  grant3830 Junior Train Controller

Just received the latest Roundhouse magazine, not a single word about 3526.
  SJB Deputy Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Given the tender is, for all intents and purposes being built from the ground up. It makes sense to get all efforts focused on that then turn to the locomotive (which by the way is safely stored away in the exhibit hall) after the tender is complete.
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
I see 3609 is still outside - anyone know what the intention is with it?
  Salty21 Junior Train Controller

Location: Canberra
I see 3609 is still outside - anyone know what the intention is with it?
Barrington Womble
Its a shame to see that an express passenger locomotive aka 3609 has been left to rot on a siding!
  SJB Deputy Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
Ah my most hated phrase "left to rot".

Lets explore the practicalities of keeping absolutely everything undercover shall we?

Just because we don't know why 3609 is where it is the masses quickly fire up about how it's been "left to rot".

Perhaps enquirer with RTM?
  MC3801 Train Controller

This was latest news on 3526 back in February this year.

The tender-tank construction project for 3526 has ongoing during the course of 2012. One of the major tasks has been the hot-riveting process
Most of the 3800+ rivets are purely cosmetic, but the process of fitting them was a Hot and Noisy job using the portable furnace and hemmering them into place.

More info will be passed on in Due Coures.
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
Ah my most hated phrase "left to rot".
Yes, I must agree with that to an extent. There are instances where this