Canberra Railway Museum THEFT !

 
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
From their facebook page:


Canberra Railway Museum Update:
Over the Christmas Break our volunteers were distressed to find that the Museum site has been the target of thieves. Unknown persons were disturbed onsite yesterday (26th December) removing components that were stored in locked shipping containers on site. Unfortunately these people fled before any ID could be made.
Most distressingly, they have taken a number of priceless parts of Historic 1878 built steam locomotive 1210 which had been disassembled for restoration prior to the Museums closure in 2016.
To say that the loss of these components is a tragedy is an understatement. Being over 139 years of age 1210 is of particular importance to Canberra as it is the locomotive that hauled the first train into the Nation’s Capital in 1914. It was preserved as an operating exhibit which gave much love to many of Canberra’s Families through popular tourist train operations to Bungendore and Michelago. The parts taken cannot easily be replaced and make the job of restoring the locomotive harder.
We ask that anyone that has any information regarding this theft to get in touch with us via the Facebook page as soon as possible.
We also ask that people share this post in as many Canberra based groups as possible. Most likely the parts have been taken for their scrap metal value so we will also be in contact with the local scrap metal dealers.
Attached are pictures detailing what we believe has gone missing.


Update: The car pictured below was spotted around the Museum on the day prior and on the day of the theft. We believe those in the car may be able to assist police with their enquiries. If anyone recognises the car, could they please get in contact with us via the Facebook page so we can put you in touch with the Police

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  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Lowlifes looking to make a cheep $$$$  SEND THEM TO THE GULAGS!Evil or Very Mad  Angry This group has lost so much !!


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  apw5910 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
Showing yet again that the only people who DON'T have access to the site are the ones who want to keep it intact...
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
As they say, go to the facebook page, have a look at the car, and share that photo around. If you et info let the authorites know.

While it happened in the ACT anywhere with a few hours is likely, so spread the net.

Regards,
David Head
  a6et Minister for Railways

As they say, go to the facebook page, have a look at the car, and share that photo around. If you et info let the authorites know.

While it happened in the ACT anywhere with a few hours is likely, so spread the net.

Regards,
David Head
dthead
would help with a link to the FB page, not everyone is on FB though.  If a link was provided then that could be forwarded on.
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
if  I were an experienced facebooker I might be able to, but this my attempt:

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=1210%20theft

Regards,
David Head
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
https://www.facebook.com/ARHSACT/posts/


all below were 'stolen' from ARHS ACT's Facebook page
currently the top one is about the theft



dodgy car




Stuff stolen from cab


stuff Pinched from locos exterior
  dthead Site Admin
  Clyde Goodwin2 Chief Train Controller

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Dangersdan707
This is a serious thread on a serious matter.
  a6et Minister for Railways

if  I were an experienced facebooker I might be able to, but this my attempt:

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=1210%20theft

Regards,
David Head
dthead
Thanks David and to the others who have posted links.

The brass items could well be sold for weight or for collectors, depending on how much was stolen they may not be irreplaceable and that would depend on other groups having spares. Considering there are a lot of older steam loco's in static displays around the state with the larger museums also likely to have spars, it may be possible to get parts.

That does not diminish the fact of the robbery being a disgrace, one can only hope the items are found and the people responsible are caught and receive a gaol sentence.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
This is a serious thread on a serious matter
ClydeGoodwin2
I'm Just ANGRY Evil or Very Mad
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
I hope that any scrap metal dealer who sees these items is principled enough to call police. Something as big, and having an obvious special purpose, as the Detroit Lubricator, should ring alarm bells with any reputable trader.
  Clyde Goodwin2 Chief Train Controller

I pretty much doubt it is scrap thieves at all.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
I'm guessing you reckon it's deliberate sabotage, CG.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
or a gunzel
  LancedDendrite Chief Commissioner

Location: Gheringhap Loop Autonomous Zone
I'm guessing you reckon it's deliberate sabotage, CG.
Valvegear
I'd reckon that they were stolen to order (or by the bloke himself if he's really keen). It wouldn't be the first time...
  Clyde Goodwin2 Chief Train Controller

I'm guessing you reckon it's deliberate sabotage, CG.
Valvegear
VG
Not what i was thinking i too was thinking train buff but yes your thought make sense too given the disaffected members down there.
  Duffy Chief Commissioner

Location: ACT
I'm guessing you reckon it's deliberate sabotage, CG.
VG
Not what i was thinking i too was thinking train buff but yes your thought make sense too given the disaffected members down there.
Clyde Goodwin2
Negative.
  Mufreight Train Controller

Location: North Ipswich
I'm guessing you reckon it's deliberate sabotage, CG.
VG
Not what i was thinking i too was thinking train buff but yes your thought make sense too given the disaffected members down there.
Negative.
Duffy
Would be either a very brave or stupid gunzel to have knocked these parts off, they are readily identifiable and scrap merchants would not want to touch the lubricator, the gauges are perhaps less readily identifiable but any gunzel that tealeafed such items would never be able to show them off and eventually some enthusiast would get to know of them and the recipient would be highly unpopular and could be at risk of badly broken fingers or worse as well as jail time.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
More Bad news!!! Evil or Very Mad NOT HAPPY
From this https://the-riotact.com/irreplaceable-steam-locomotive-parts-stolen-in-a-series-of-robberies/228321

Update: At some stage on December 28, the men returned to the site and stole a copper steam boiler tube worth around $70,000. It is suspected that the suspects had identified the loot on their first visit and came back to collect. As a result, the museum is placing a guard on the site all night.
Forensics and police investigated the scene on Thursday (28 December) afternoon.

  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
$70,000 for a boiler tube Question
  Clyde Goodwin2 Chief Train Controller

$70,000 for a boiler tube Question
YM-Mundrabilla
Must be gold plated.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
or rare or an expensive replacement, still DISGRACEFUL
  Duffy Chief Commissioner

Location: ACT
TubeS. Approx 106 of them

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