Vintage Beyer-Garratt 6029 steam locomotive in Wagga 2015

Vintage Beyer-Garratt 6029 steam locomotive crossing the North Wagga Viaduct in 2015. Picture: Geoff Haddon

The Beyer-Garratt 6029 entered service in 1954 and in 1959 the was converted to dual control. It was withdrawn in September 1972 and condemned on 4 January 1973. In 1974 the National Museum of Australia acquired the locomotive and placed it in the custody of the Canberra Rail Museum.

It was named City of Canberra by minister Shane Rattenbury  on 23 February 2015 but in 2017, it was placed up for sale by the liquidator of the Canberra Railway Museum

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