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Under The Wires

December 2013 Issue
· The Merry Hill Monorail (vonRoll Mk3 system)
· Private Sydney Light Rail (Tramway Stage 1)
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We hope you enjoy your visit and trust that you will find something of interest to you. There will always be something new for electric train enthusiasts here so please bookmark our site and come back often.

 

News
New PO Box SETS P.O. Box Mail Address Has Changed

MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: The Sydney Electric Train Society Inc. has changed its P.O. Box mailing address. SETS new postal address is P.O. Box R868, Royal Exchange, NSW 1225. All other SETS contact details remain the same (including email sets@sets.org.au). All current members have been advised by mailed notice. A redirect has been placed on our existing P.O. Box as part of the transition arrangements.


Monorail SETS preserves a monorail set

Sydney has said farewell to the monorail, and now SETS has negotiated to rescue the Farewell Sydney livery Monorail set (set 4) as the only complete train to be retained for preservation. Find out more information about the monorail system, and our appeal for donations to help make this happen at Remember the Sydney Monorail

 

The SETS Fleet
8501 Fleet Acquisitions

Information about SETS' most recent locomotive aquisition - 8501


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, 8501 and 8606.

 

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.

 

News
Leeds Forge Book New Book
The Leeds Forge Cars C3101 - C3150

The definitive study of Sydney's iconic single-deck suburban power cars has now been published in book form by SETS members Roy Howarth and Glenn Ryan. This hard covered book of 152 pages explores the history of the Leeds Forge plant in the UK, the construction of the cars and includes a photographic profile of each of the fifty cars. The book includes numerous black and white and colour photographs of the cars.

Price: SETS Members $50, Non-members $59.95 (please quote your SETS membership no. when ordering). 10% of the sale proceeds go to SETS.

Copies available at SETS bi-monthly general meetings or through mail order via the publishers, Bow River Publishing.

 

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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