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Rail enthusiasts have had the chance to take a step back in time, with the iconic steam locomotive 3801 making its return to the train tracks in regional NSW.
About 3,000 people boarded the train in Albury across the Easter long weekend as part of a state-wide tour following the train's 12-year-long restoration.
Passengers were treated to hour-long round trips across three days, with large crowds turning out to see the train departing and arriving.
The 3801 was launched in 1943 and operated as an express passenger locomotive and later as a freight locomotive.
The 3801 in the yard at Clyde Engineering, ready to depart on its first trial run in 1943.(Supplied: NSW Railways
)It was formally withdrawn from service in 1962.
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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