With the delivery of the 14R wheelsets down to Canberra occuring on Wednesday 29 September 2010, with the long weekend occuring the following Saturday to Monday, the opportunity was taken to start to re-assemble the 2AT bogies for the MHG brake van.
The process to re-assemble is a little bit of a jigsaw puzzle remembering to put things back on where they came off.
Fortunately, there weren't too many hassles in putting the big bits back together.
Here is the bogie frames sitting back on the wheels and preparing to reinstall the bolster.
Side view without the bolster installed.
Happy days Fireman Dave!
The bogies are coming back together nicely.
Here are Pat and Dave looking to fit the sled for installation.
Cant question Pat's technical ability.
Dave, John and Kyle looking to fit the bolster sled for installation.
Bottom half of the bolster installed with springing and packing blocks on top, ready to accept the bolster head.
Simon, Dave, Milton and John having just placed the bolster head back in the bogie frame on the springing.
Privateer Oldmate standing alongside the 2AT bogies.
Yep, the partially complete bogies awaiting reinstallation of the brake rigging and other smaller bits.
One step closer to enjoying a ride in another piece of NSWGR history.