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Steam Loco R766 Restoration

$6,075 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 33 people in 8 months
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:
https://youtu.be/fW5yrX8dvb0
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Our page is back online after a slight highup. Check out our Facebook group for more regular updates!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/184532572293583/
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More photos from the conversion process at Newport
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Some interesting photos mid gauge conversion in Steamrails Newport workshops. Sometime around 2006.
Firemans side casting on the workshop floor.
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Video update, January 2018
Talk with Project Manager Mark Stapleton
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$6,075 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 33 people in 8 months
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GH
$5
Geoffrey Hansen
2 months ago
JB
$300
Jon Bennett
7 months ago
PR
$100
Peter Renfrey
8 months ago
MR
$200
Mitchell Rudd
8 months ago
AP
$300
Arthur Powell
8 months ago
JM
$50
Jacques Molineux
8 months ago
$500
Anonymous
8 months ago
$100
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$50
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$50
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