Latest News and Updates
APRIL
2018
Many hands make life easier, and for HET that is so true.

We are a small group who are dedicated to keeping the Heritage electric fleet alive and can always have more help.

If you are interested in joining HET and working on the Heritage Electric Fleet please go to the Join HET button at the top of the page and follow the directions.
HERITAGE SINGLE DECK SET F1
The train has been receiving some attention over the last couple of months by HET volunteers and is about to recommence Heritage operations.

Fully refurbished windows, new lino flooring and a fully stripped back and repainted roof are some of the jobs that have been recently been completed.

The train will be running on Sunday the 15th April, from Cronulla to Sutherland and return to Cronulla.

For all ticket information please go to the Transport Heritage web site to book your tickets,

at www.nswrailmuseum.com.au/events

For more news about F1 and its running check back here regularly.
HISTORY OF THE CITY UNDERGROUND EXHIBITION.

Is on display at St. James Station detailing the history of the city underground. Jump off your train and have a look in the display cases on platforms 1 & 2.

Further information is available from the Sydney Trains Heritage Events Web Page.

 
Workday Update

Double Deck Cars

With the emergency lights on throughout the train the cars are receiving a good internal clean as time and personnel allow. As our focus is on other sets at the moment, no more work will be done on these cars for the foreseeable future

W Set

Paul and his gang have been making progress with the electrical issues on the W Set motor cars. C3702 has been completed and work is currently proceeding on C3708. Double Deck trailer car T4814 has been sanded back and undercoat painting has started. The work on the gutters of both motor cars will resume shortly.

X101

The long restoration project of our little shunting tractor is now complete. Unfortunately an hydraulic oil leak has been detected during testing and this will need to be found and repaired, otherwise all that we need now is to complete the paperwork for the accreditation of the tractor for use within the confines of the yard.


Around The Shed
General maintenance continues as issues arise, a cleanup of the shed has been done and all of the out of date fire extinguishers have been rounded up ready for disposal as well as the old batteries that were in the power cars of F1, which were removed prior to it being sent to Flemington Maintenance Centre in 2015.

Other News

Recently we were able to connect motor car C7485 to our shed power supply and activate the emergency lighting circuit. As trailer cars T4279 and T4790 are parked either end of C7485 the oppertunity was taken to connect these two trailer cars to the motor car and liven up the lights in the trailers as well! This now allows our willing bunch of young members the oppertunity to give these cars a long overdue internal cleanup.
We have also begun a program of connecting all the cars to the shed air compressor and running brake tests. So far the single deck U Boat set appears to be in need of most of the attention. Some parts have been found to be needing repair and we have discovered that some parts are missing. It appears the missing parts may have been removed all those years ago to keep the operational cars in service.

Model Railway News

Our HO gauge layout, Electric Car Sheds, is now in semi retirement. Since returning from the Caulfield Exhibition in Melbourne the layout has been set up. Some fine tuning is still to be done, but HET must commit to the running of Heritage Set F1, as well as working on the trains stored at Redfern.



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