Friday, May 9, 2008

Yennora works

4464 was purchased by the Lachlan Alco Locomotive Group at the 1994 Cardiff loco auction. After initial storage and restoration efforts at Cowra, 4464 was transferred to Sydney to facilitate easier access and completion of works by the groups metropolitan based working members. 4464 was stored at the former Yennora wool stores, now CRT facility. This area was originally constructed by the New South Railways to be the new carriage workshops.

Upon arrival at Yennora much of the side panelling and stripping was removed to eliminate rust in the body framing.

Replacement of mounting strips and side panels commenced...

...and sanding of the cabs and fixed panels completed in preparation for priming.

The decision was made to relocate 4464 to Eveleigh to better enable mechanical works to be completed so oldmates were recruited to ensure the loco was air tight and fit to run.

Suspension bearings, gear cases, axle boxs and dozens of other items were serviced and checked.......

...and then 4464 was towed to Eveleigh by 4918.

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