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RailCorp to take Important Heritage Rail Carriages from Large Erecting Shop on 9th January 2007

On January 3rd Railcorp Office of Rail Heritage advised 3801 Ltd that they plan to transfer eight of the heritage rail carriages used by 3801 Ltd to the Rail Transport Museum. The transfer is planned for Tuesday 9th January 2007. The carriages nominated includes carriages which are needed by 3801 Ltd to operate their newly advertised heritage rail trips in January and February 2007 but exclude other Heritage carriages such as the Commissioners Carriage will stay at the Large. Friends of Eveleigh have expressed concerns about the lack of suitable undercover storage for the carriages and the lack of bush fire protection for heritage items at Thirlmere. Below we have reproduced the letter sent by RailCorp to 3801 Ltd concerning the transfer.

I am writing to advise the Board of 3801 Limited of State Rail's intention to transfer 8 carriages from the State Rail Heritage fleet to support an integrated tour program for 2007. These carriages are to be retained in the core collection but will be maintained and operated from Thirlmere by agreement with the NSW Rail Transport Museum (NSW RTM).

The specific carriages will support a broad based steam and diesel heritage train tour program for New South Wales. These carriages are the HFS 2017, EFS 2090, MBE 62, XFS2015, TBC 532, PFZ 2219. ABS 2305 and BCS 2357. I would appreciate your assistance in ensuring that these carriages are made available to the NSW RTM on a where is, as is, condition The date of transfer is to be the 9th January 2007 in order to facilitate NSW RTM preparation for heritage train operations in 2007. I am advised that the NSW RTM will apply for a train operating condition (TOC) waiver to bring these carriages into their fleet for the purposes of meeting RaiICorp accreditation requirements.

I request that the Board facilitate the handover of the carriages from the Large Erecting Shop to the NSW RTM on the 9th January 2007. The NSW RTM will contact A/General Manager Dr John Glastonbury to confirm the time for the handover and to arrange access to the Large Erecting Shop and/or shunting requirements to safely effect the handover. I would appreciate your Board's support m ensure a safe, cooperative and smooth handover of these assets.

I look forward to receiving confirmation that the carriages will be made available, and that suitable access to the Large Erecting Shop and for shunting requirements have been arranged.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter,

Yours sincerely,

Marianne Hammerton
Office of Rail Heritage

Text of letter from RailCorp Office of Rail Heritage, PO Box K349 Haymarket NSW 1238 Tel (02) 93793464