Early-2018 Return Assured For Australia's Iconic No. 3801
The Railway Magazine|December 2017

Early-2018 Return Assured For Australia's Iconic No. 3801

Gary Boyd-Hope

TRANSPORT HeritageNSW, the body responsible for the care of Australia’s famous‘C38’Pacific No. 3801, has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring the streamlined locomotive returns to action next year after an 11-year absence.

No. 3801 is often regarded as Australia’s answer to Flying Scotsman in fame terms and, like its UK counterpart, the course of the‘C38’s’overhaul has not been without its problems.

A number of technical issues were identified with the new-welded boiler, built in 2010 by Deutsche BahnMeiningen steam locomotive works, in Germany, which meant it did not comply with Australian standards.

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