"Repainted back to similar colours as they first were back in 1944" seems legit.
Can anyone get the video to work. I cannot and I have every video program known to man.
I know the desire to find out more about something. In this internet age one thinks people can keep each other up to date, almost on a daily basis. But it does not work that way. Many groups find information valuable, or senesitive. Security of the items is also a consideration. This makes telling other what's happening a lot harder.
I know I'd even say, what's the harm, but parts have been stolen, locos defaced, company/society reputation tarnished. It is true when there is significant information of interest, it comes out, perhaps not here but in the media. Also often cited "no news is, well no news" . We understand the people working on these locos no lomger come here, if ever, and prefer to work on the locos rather than spend their time on informing others.
This reply does not help, but just explaining why such request for information may not get any credible information. No need to put people asking down, it's natural to want to know "how's it going". Someone might respond, you never know. do not "expect" a reply.
So, where were we, seeing if there is an update on this loco. Even if we can hear the last official update/status........
I understand your reasoning here David but with respect I do not at all agree with you.
Look at how well Canberra ARHS keep the community up to date on 6029 via the blog. Sparking and maintaining interest in the community is very important for such projects to be successful. It does not take that much effort. One person could write a paragraph or two every month or so. Think of the donations, volunteers and other resources that engaging with people like us could attract.
Except a R was never built and run in the 1940's Hmmm The red loco below, looks a bit like a R but colours should be Black with red deflectors and a red line. Me thinks facts are being forgotten when a slick presentation invents their own.....
You right there David, The Rs never built in the 40s , we try 1951 when R class was started being built in Glasgow, The north bristish locomotive company. yes like david said, R766 should be in standard livery.
Tours have been organised for the end of the year already>>>
2-5 Upper hunter Tour to Tamworth inc light lunch $50 adult $25 concession under 5 years free
Train will depart Newcastle Station at 8am stop at Maitland then Tamworth for a day touring local area including
visit to Werris Creek Station for lunch.