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8606 Is Back In Action Again


In 2018 SETS partnered with Pacific National to reactivate 8606 for use on heritage excursions and for use by Sydney Trains on their Robel Rail train. This gallery page showcases various images of the loco and covers the major events since the loco returned to Lithgow on the 17th June.
More images will be added in due course.

Again on October 29 2018, 8606 stands on platform 16 at Central after hauling the Robel train from Clyde Yard as E702. In a spectacular relaunch, 8606 went on to draw the train over the Sydney Harbour Bridge before running around the train to change direction at North Sydney. The train then returned to Town Hall to drop rail on the up shore line. This was the first time 8606 had operated a train under electric power since 29th October 2005. Photo by Trent Nicholson

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