The locomotive has been loaded and is currently on it’s way southbound. Based on the current schedule, we expect the locomotive to arrive in Cooma during the early hours of tomorrow (Wednesday) morning with the crane scheduled to begin the unloading process sometime around 7.00-7.30am.
The tender is currently scheduled to arrive on a separate truck during Wednesday afternoon.
The museum will be open for visitors who would like to watch the unloading and get an early look at 3203. A public viewing area will be available within the yard. Public entry is only through the Station Building, where visitors will be directed to the viewing area.
We’ll have the BBQ fired for a hot breakfast (and lunch) and hot & cold drinks will be available.
📸 PHOTOS 📸
We all want to get photos and we want to make sure that all of our visitors have the opportunity to get photos, but please be patient and listen to the direction of our volunteers. We’ll do our best to accomodate you.
⚠️ SAFETY FIRST ⚠️
If you do plan on visiting the museum tomorrow to see 3203 and watch the unloading, please ensure that you enter the yard through the Station Building (off Bradley Street) and stay clear of the Goods Yard entry. There will be a lot of large machinery on site and these areas are restricted to authorised personal only.