A collective of industrious Gippsland knitters has banded together to 'yarn bomb' an historic train, in the hope of raising $230,000 to bring the vintage engine back to service.
The project has seen hundreds of knitted and crocheted squares made and donated by crafters from across Australia and the world
It is estimated that it took two kilometres of knitting to cover the vintage locomotive in Walhalla in Victoria's east.
The fully-adorned locomotive, along with other yarn-bombing installations around the town and railway station, was unveiled on Saturday and will add a splash of colour to the historic goldmining town during the month of July.
Tourists are being asked to share their photos of the yarn-bomb online to help raise awareness and funds for the revival of the vintage engine.