And care bugger all where the volunteers who put together and maintain the loco live - let them commute.
Therein lies something for THNSW to work on with the government to make value calls on what items are of heritage value in both static and operational capacity, and make the allowances for where they are best based at to serve their purposes.
If 6029 had been somewhere else other than Canberra, would it have been restored. No, please don't answer that!
While no doubt some of your ideas have merit, you have assumed far too much from the start without substantiation and now seem to be inadvertently steering your argument around to being one of fact.