These are exciting times for us following the acquisition of our newest steam locomotive C17 No.802.
No.802 represents the original ‘1920 design’ of the C17 which was imported from the UK manufacturer Armstrong Whitworth & Co in 1927 and unloaded at the Pinkenba wharf in Brisbane. It was placed into Queensland Government Railways service in July 1927 and written off 42 years later in June 1969.
Here we will be following the strip-down and rebuild of this loco through photos, stories and videos of those doing the work.
These many step-by-step articles will hopefully give you a feel for the amount of time, effort and money being put into restoring this magnificent, early last century machine.