Conservation Management Plan for Eveleigh Railway Workshops (Large Erecting Shop)Steam Locomotive 3526Werris Creek Station
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The Powerhouse Museum's team of conservators and volunteers undertook the reconstruction of this iconic locomotive back to operating condition. The locomotive, now painted in maroon and black, has been rebadged with its original name, Hunter

Celebrating a restoration success. On 20 September 2009 Central Station was packed with steam train enthusiasts, media and sightseers, as the fully restored Steam Loco 3265 prepared for its first public heritage trip.

Loco 3265 began a life of service in 1902, which included a stint hauling 'Newcastle Express' services during the 1930s. The last surviving member of its class, the engine was still in service up until 1968.

Thirty years later, the Powerhouse Museum initiated the project to fully rebuild the engine. Work was carried out by a dedicated team of volunteers and staff from the Powerhouse Museum who have spent the last 11 years restoring the engine to operating condition. RailCorp was one of many organisations that supported the project.

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