Walhalla Goldfields tourist railway yarn-bombs locomotive -

  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
Interesting story about raising money for the gauge-conversion of a Queensland locomotive so that the Walhalla railway can tow more carriages - ABC
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.

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  darcycammo Chief Train Controller

Location: cockatoo vic
Wait till it gets wet and starts rusting it if there going to leave it for a while
  ssaunders Train Controller

What a great way to draw in the non railfans for a look.

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