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 Post subject: Re: Canberra Railway Museum (Australia) Closing Down
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:29 am 

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The catalogue of items has expanded rather a lot - now includes a couple of steam locos, described as "needs restoring...." (understatement of the year!)

https://www.slatteryauctions.com.au/auc ... logue/2991

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 Post subject: Re: Canberra Railway Museum (Australia) Closing Down
PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:14 am 

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Stop the auction--maybe:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-26/c ... ne/8744834

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Canberra's historic railway museum has been thrown a financial lifeline that could save many of its train carriages from being auctioned next week.

Ian Oliver and Dallas Dogger from Capital Holdings Group have put a financial offer to liquidator Deloites in a bid to save the railway stock.

"Our number one goal is to keep these assets within the ACT and to ensure that this situation doesn't happen ever again," Mr Oliver told Genevieve Jacobs on ABC Radio Canberra.

The museum had to close its doors last year after falling more than $500,000 into debt and was then forced into liquidation.

Mr Oliver and Mr Dogger said they were now waiting for a response from the liquidator.


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 Post subject: Re: Canberra Railway Museum (Australia) Closing Down
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:07 pm 

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http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-new ... xj3td.html

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Two businessmen have launched a bid to save Canberra's failed rail museum, with plans to make it a home for all kinds of historic vehicles.

The museum's historic collection will go under the hammer next week after the company behind it collapsed, leaving behind $700,000 of debt.

This led to fears its precious assets - including carriages that took men off to two world wars - would be lost.

But Ian Oliver and Dallas Dogger say they've offered a "substantial" sum to buy the museum's steam engines and carriages and keep some of the history in the nation's capital.


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 Post subject: Re: Canberra Railway Museum (Australia) Closing Down
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:56 pm 

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As one of the people seriously affected by all this, I can't add anything to the items posted by Supersnoop Mitchell (LOL).
We're all hoping the matter gets resolved quickly, as the liquidator's bill is apparently about $250,000 already and rising at $550 per hour.
Cheers, Bob.


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 Post subject: Re: Canberra Railway Museum (Australia) Closing Down
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:01 pm 

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Nice work if you can get it. Could've restored a loco or two for that.


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