BALLARAT City Council will step in to help fund the removal of graffiti from a heritage steam train which was tagged in Ballarat on Sunday night.
It was feared the iconic train, which drew huge crowds at the Ballarat Heritage Weekend, may not return after three carriages and a locomotive were vandalised.
The 1920s carriages were a hit as they made their 45-minute return trip from the Ballarat station to Sulky.
Steam Rail Victoria's Ballarat depot manager Ian Lloyd said they "would consider not bringing the train back" following the attack.
This morning Ballarat City Councillor Samantha McIntosh told
"Council have agreed to work with Steam rail Victoria in repairing the graffiti damage to the carriages," she said.
"It's a really positive outcome."
Cr McIntosh said the damage bill was estimated to be $15,000 and council would fund the majority of the restoration costs.
"It's a fabulous quick response to some dreadful damage which should never have happened."
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