DP13 – “Gatsby Flyer”
"Gatsby Flyer" Restoration
DownsSteam recognised DP13's potential, despite the severe fire damage. In honour of DP13's colurful history, DownsSteam have decided on an "art-deco" themed interior and named DP13 the "Gatsby Flyer". In 2014 DP13's charred remains were transported from Burnie Tasmania to our Drayton Station and Workshop Precinct near Toowoomba. Once DP13 landed our dedicated team of volunteers set about rebuilding DP13 from the ground up. Some of the work involved included: a fully rebuilt frame, all new aluminium sheeting (donated by Lionel Moore - Moore Trailers), new seats, new wood paneling, repairs to the driving consoles, all new electrics and lighting, new tyres (imported from South Africa), overhaul of the power bogie and Gardner Diesel engine, new windows, installation of a lavatory and a fully customised air-conditioning system.