In 1999, the Powerhouse Museum embarked on the restoration of steam locomotive 3265, one of four survivors of the famous P class express engines of the NSW Government Railways. Over the following decade, 3265 was completely rebuilt by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, with the support of many generous donors.
On 20 September 2009, locomotive 3265 was finally recommissioned in its splendid maroon livery of the 1930s. Featuring footage of the restoration at Eveleigh Workshops, sequences of 3265’s official launch, and exclusive cab footage taken during the Great Train Race in 2010.
Camera work and editing courtesy of Powerhouse Museum volunteer Bevan Wall.