Fire Up 520

Awaken The Whispering Giant 


Superheater Bending

Boiler Tubes ☑ 

Superheater Material ☑ 

 Smokebox Material ☑ 

Blast Pipe  ☑ 

 Fire Grates ☑  

Flue Safe Ending ☑ 

 Grit Blasting of Flues ☑ 

Gamma Ray Testing of Boiler ☑ 

Clothing Grit Blast ☑ 

Main Internal Steam Pipe Machining ☑ 

Flue Swaging ☑ 

Main Internal Steam Pipe

Steam Chest Grit Blast

Foundation Ring Rivets ☑ 

Smokebox Rivet Snap ☑ 

  Rivets for New Smokebox ☑ 

Tender Electrical System

Valve Ring Pattern  

Boiler Paint ☑ 

 Blast Nozzle ☑ 

Firebox Inner Corners ☑ 

 Plate to Cover Oil Burner Holes ☑ 
☑ = Component Funded                   ☐ = Component Not Funded

s.a.r. 520 class locomotive

Our Mission

It’s easy to do great work when you believe in what you do. That’s why we’re committed to bringing back 520 to the rails!

Our Project

We're always working on something. Most of the time, we're focused on keeping  our operational stock in service. But every so often we get the chance to work on other projects. 520 is one of them.

Our Team

We’re more than a bunch of experts. We’re a family of like-minded people, using our passion and our skills to keep heritage rail alive in South Australia!


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Breaking news! We're constantly updating our site, so bookmark this page to keep up with all our upcoming progress and latest announcements. You'll also get the first look at 520s progress, donation rounds, events, and important notices. Steam Locomotive 520 Restoration.