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Railway buffs launch bid to save Australia's historic steam engines, meet with Heritage Minister

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edited July 2017 in Australasia
Train enthusiasts take photos of the 1210 pride of the Canberra Rail Museums fleet leaves the Tuggeranong siding in
Train enthusiasts take photos of the 1210, pride of the Canberra Rail Museum's fleet, leaves the Tuggeranong siding in December 1992.
Photo: Canberra Times archives


Dallas Dogger and Ian Oliver are not about to let Australia's historic collection of historic steam engines and carriages be forever lost.

SiteLink International's Dallas Dogger is no stranger to the railroad and feels personally connected to its heritage. "I've got a bit of railway in the blood," Mr. Dogger told The Canberra Times. "My grandfather and cousins were stations masters."

The two businessmen have offered a "substantial sum" to purchase the failed Canberra Rail Museum and resurrect it as a home for all kinds of historic vehicles.
Read more about their exciting vision for a Transportation Museum in Canberra
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