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SETS Tours and Events
'Burbs to Bay Suburban Inter-urban V-set Tour to Rosehill
Saturday 14th December 2019

 

News
8649 and 8501 at Werris Creek on 15 October 2019 by Brian Rogers Works Progress On 8649

Works continue towards the planned recommissioning of our second 86 class electric locomotive. 8649 had been at Werris Creek since around July 2000. However on the 2nd December it was hauled by 8131 to Morandoo Yard (near Broadmeadow). From here it will be diesel hauled to Cardiff workshops, when they are ready to lift the body off the bogies for a full underframe inspection.

Premier Neville Wran on C 3001 at Bondi Junction on 23 June 1979 S-set and Future Electric Stock Preservation

The officially preserved S-set cars are as follows:- C 3805 and T 4150 for museum display. S56 - C 3001, T 4101, T 4961 & C 3862 as the official operational preserved set for Transport Heritage/Sydney Trains. S28 - C 3986, T 4050, T 4013 & C 3765 are officially retained as an additional 4 car set held by Sydney Trains. "S1" - C 3861, T4003, T4983 & C 3057 is expected to be the final retained set.

As regards plannned preservation of other 1980s electric stock, the current draft policy for the NSW State-owned collection is:- "Our Transport Heritage NSW Collections & Curatorial Committee has recommended no C or K sets be retained, however that a four-car interurban V set be set aside for future heritage operations and one trailer car for static display." So like retention of a complete Monorail set, it appears that preservation of examples of K-set and C-set 1980s electric trains will be left entirely to SETS.


Eastern Suburbs Railway - Automatic Fare Collection booklet issued on 23 June 1979 40 Years of the Eastern Suburbs Railway !

From the SETS archives and the era of dial-up internet, we re-present our 1999 SETS web-site special ESR anniversary feature pages showing booklets, tickets, STN and some images from the opening day on 23rd June 1979.


New SETS magnetic-stripe tickets SETS To Introduce Magnetic-Stripe Ticketing On Tours !

Sydney's magnetic-stripe ticketing system and TravelPass will continue in operation on SETS and HCVA excursions. SETS have arranged a new production run of magnetic-stripe Excursion Day-Rover tickets as illustrated. SETS is now able to issue and validate magnetic-stripe tickets, to both the public and enthusiasts, on our special event bus and train excursions.

The reintroduced STATS system and our new ticket stock was first trialed on the HCVA's MAN midi night wharves tour held on 28th June 2019. This was the first time since 1st August 2016 where Sydney bus passengers could use magnetic stripe tickets in a green machine. The original equipment was reinstalled in the preserved MAN 3683 bus by SETS.


New PO Box SETS email address has changed

PLEASE NOTE: Any email enquiries should be sent to the new address . The old address is no longer active.

 

The SETS Fleet
8606 Fleet News

Information about SETS' 8606 and events in its life, as currently the only operational electric locomotive in NSW...

In case you are wondering, it has taken the skills of around 30 people from 8 organisations to recommission 8606 and keep it in service. Our thanks to everyone who has helped, particulary to Pacific National, Progress Rail, Lithgow Railway Workshops and SETS members and volunteers. Also thanks to all our supporters and photographers. Yes, a passenger trip is being worked on.


5022 The SETS Fleet

View the history and current status of the vehicles in the SETS Fleet. This section includes updated information about the Electric Multiple-Unit passenger cars, plus details of electric locomotives 4615, 4627, 8501, 8606 and 8649.

 

Gallery
Transfer of 8649 to Morandoo

Transfer of SETS 8649 from Werris Creek to Morandoo.


8606 Is Back In Action Again

Images of SETS 8606 following reactivation in 2018.


Guest Photographer - Roy Howarth

With narrow single-deck suburban trains now running in Sydney, we re-present Roy's wide-body single-deck red-set image feature from 2001.

 

Library

Trackfast Commercial
NSWGR Centenary Leaflets

Reproductions of a series of double sided publicity leaflets from the Centenary of NSW Railways in 1955.


Trackfast Commercial Trackfast Television Commercial

Uncovered from the vaults, we present an original television commercial for the NSW Railways. Broadcast in NSW during 1982, it showcases the freight service provided by the then State Rail Authority.

 

 

Unique Opportunity
Melbourne Hitachi Buy Yourself a Train Carriage!

SETS member John Horne offers to transfer one these withdrawn Melbourne electric Hitachi carriages to your property




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