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25th September 2016
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Under The Wires

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    Welcome to SETS on the Web.
    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.


    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 The old address is no longer active.

    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.



    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.


    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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