The first left hand turnout constructed on the display site. This road continues down the earthworks to connect the Display Site roads to the Branch Line.
Museum members constructing a curved left hand
turnout to connect 4 and 5 roads of the Display Site to the Branch Line
The Museum has acquired both a Diamond Crossing
and an Outside Slip for incorporation within the Display Site track layout.
These components as shown above, have been laid out to ensure their correct
alignment, prior to installing the point timbers
The Museum has also acquired a Double Slip for
incorporation in our future display of Per Way components. Again the Double Slip
has been incorporated into the Display Site track layout and the above picture
shows the rails having been laid out in preparation for the reconstruction of
the Double Slip.
Locomotives Currently in Storage
|Locomotive 1904.||Locomotive 5132.|
|Locomotive 5920.||Locomotives 6039 & 5069.|
|Locomtoive No 1 'Juno'.||Steam Crane 1050.|
|Locomotive 'Badger'.||Locomotive 5069.|
Components Gathered Together in Dorrigo.
|The locomotive engine bed after arrival in Dorrigo.||Conservation of cast steel engine bed.|
|3813 parts including ash pan and tender bogie frames.||3813's wheels, smokebox and valance.|
|3813's driving wheels, pistons and cab.||3813's parts, engine frame, boiler & tender tank.|
|3813's boiler.||3813's tender tank on 'mobile storage'.|
These aerial views, taken from a helicopter, record the progress being made on the site of the future display building, which forms part of the 53 acres owned by the Museum.
These two comparative views, looking due North show the development of the display site, with numerous paired tracks separated by public corridors. The display area is being excavated from left to right, and there are currently over 200 rail vehicles on this site alone. The 2005 view shows the progress in made with assembling 9 and 10 roads as well as the concrete pathways laid between 4 and 5 roads, and 6 and 7 roads, completed for the initial limited public opening. The public entrance and facilities will be constructed in the right foreground, adjacent to the new excavation, which will create 11 and 12 roads and another public corridor.