Steam Loco R766 Restoration

Help us return Victorian Railways steam locomotive R766 to the rails! R766 is the first steam loco in Australia to be gauged-converted from VR broad gauge to NSW standard gauge.  The work is done, however we need to raise funds for an ICE Radio — the essential communication device enabling the locomotive to operate on the mainline in NSW and Victoria. Once we have the radio, mainline trials of the locomotive can commence. The sooner we raise funds, the sooner R766 will run on the mainline once again! Please help our cause

Donations over $300 are eligible for pre-ticket sales for the first mainline tour. 

Donations $1000 and over will receive a complimentary ticket and cab ride on R766 in its first year of operation.  

Donations of $5000 receive a shift with a crew in the cab of R766 and complimentary first class compartment on the tour.

See our video update:
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 22 mos
  • John Quinlan  
    • $50 
    • 23 mos
  • Owen Spratley 
    • $5 
    • 23 mos
  • Peter Champion 
    • $20 
    • 24 mos
  • Aalto Bowers 
    • $5 
    • 28 mos
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Mark Stapleton 
Greta NSW
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