Locomotive 3801 was built in 1943 by Clyde Engineering and has been in preservation since its retirement from the NSW Railways in 1962. The locomotive was withdrawn from heritage service in 2007, as it required major boiler repairs.
The engine was to be officially relaunched on Friday 27 March 2020 at Sydney's Central Station, however had to be postponed due restrictions surrounding public gatherings associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new relaunch date will be announced once government restrictions on public gatherings are lifted.
You can now read more about the project, including images and footage of the engine below.
Images and footage of locomotive 3801 captured on Saturday 28 March 2020. Images courtesy Steve Burrows.