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Powder Van PV22318 – Restoration Complete


With the weather we've had over the last 18 months, we were starting think that we'd never be able to complete this project, but we are very happy to announce that the restoration of Powder Van PV 22318 has been completed and is on display at the Cooma Monaro Railway Museum. These vans were used to transport explosive cargo around the NSW Railway Network, including the transportation of explosive materials to Cooma during original Snowy Hydro project. The restoration of the Powder Van was completed by our wonderful team of volunteers and included: 🔹 Removal of the previous canvas roof [...]

Powder Van PV22318 – Restoration Complete2023-05-02T17:12:12+10:00

Project Update | Powder Van Restoration


With a reprieve from the recent inclement weather, the team were able to make a start on the restoration of the PV 22318 Powder Van. Arriving in 2011 after initial restoration by the RailCorp apprentices, the Powder Van has taken pride of place on the on the platform at Cooma Railway Station with its internal display of example items from the period. The van is also significant to the region as it was used to transport explosives to Cooma for the construction of the Snowy Hydro Scheme. Over the last 10 years, the elements have taken their toll on the [...]

Project Update | Powder Van Restoration2023-04-27T23:48:35+10:00
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