Historic Train Joins SteamRanger Fleet

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A historic train is joining the fleet at SteamRanger Heritage Railway.

Operational broad gauge locomotive 844 , which was first in service in 1962, will become a cockle train in the region thanks to a donation by OneRail Australia.

The locomotive is expected to be moved by road from Dry Creek to Mt Barker in the coming months, where it will receive a cosmetic overhaul to its original livery.

Craig Dunstan, Mechanical Services Manager SteamRanger Heritage Railway, joins jennie Lenman to talk about it.

Photo by Corey Gibson, supplied by Steamranger Heritage Railway, South Australia