4918, owned and maintained by 3801 Limited, was cosmetically restored by Northwest
Coachbuilders during the first half of 2006. The loco, painted in the then faded red and black
'Batmobile' scheme, was delivered to Goulburn on a specially organised tour to Tarago. Over the
next 6 months the loco was sanded, body work repaired and repainted as well as a few other details.
The colours of the paint represent the loco when it was first delivered. Numerous photos where
checked to try and make the paint job as accurate as possible, aside from a few details that where
painted to the preference of the team, such as the horn trumpets.
Close to completion, the 49 was picked up from Goulburn to assist 3801 on a long weekend tour to
Albury and then returned to Sydney.
Northwest Coachbuilders would like to thank the staff at 3801 Limited who organised the transfer of
4918 to Goulburn and assisted where they could throughout the project.