PROGRESS ON THE NEW DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE
Our talented and enterprising volunteer members are well on the way to adding a much needed locomotive to the railway fleet. These volunteers have designed and built the locomotive aided by a generous grant from the Knox Counci's community developement fund. The project was started late in 2019 with the hope of completing it within a year but covid got in the way. Lengthy lockdowns meant members were locked out of the club and delays in delivery of parts ordered off shore halted progress.
The completion of the electrical wiring during July 2021 has been a great milestone. The engine runs, the wheels turn and the time for track testing is approaching as soon as Melbourne's 5th lockdown lifts.
Congratulations to all those involved.