Latest News and Updates
MAY
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
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of electrification to Campbelltown and the proclimation of Campbelltown as a city, Sydney Trains were asked if the heritage electric set could be run to Campbelltown as part of the celebrations. On Friday 4th May the train stopped at Glenfield to allow the Mayor of Campbelltown, and a group of invited guests to board the train, replicating what had happened 50 years ago.
F1 then proceeded to Campbelltown platform 3, arriving
to loud applause and cheering from the large crowd that had gathered at the station.
Sydney trains CEO Howard Collins, was also on the train as he was representing Sydney Trains at a civic function being held at the council chambers later on that day.
After an extended stop the crowd on the platform were invited to take a short trip to Macarthur and back and the train left Campbelltown with about 10
0 people on board. After detraining back at Campbelltown it was then an empty run back to town.
This was a huge effort to put together all the personel in such a short time, but the response from the people who had gathered certainly made it an event to be proud of.
As usual some of our members were able to be in attendance to help as door monitors and greet the people who were travelling on the train, a big thank you to everyone involved.


TRANSPORT HERITAGE EXPO

The train will be running on the June long weekend, 2 - Central - City Circle - Central shuttles, and an afternoon run to East Hills and return are planned for each day.

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

at www.transportheritageexpo.com/rides

For more news about F1 and its running check back here soon.




Heritage Electric Train, F1, about to depart Campbelltown platform 2.


  Workday Update

W Set

Paul and his gang have been making progress with the electrical issues on W Set motor car C3708. It is hoped that testing of the new wiring can start soon. Painting of Double Deck trailer car T4814 is about to commence. Sanding of the interior of motor car C3702 is almost complete.

Other News

Work continues on cars C7485,
T4279 and T4790 as we now have the lights on in these cars a group of young members have been cleaning the cars out.

John has been doing a sterling job of referbishing the windows of nearly all the standard cars in the fleet, next on the list is the windows in the single deck interurban cars. We have been continuing our program of connecting cars to the shed air compressor and running brake tests. C3102 and parcel van C3653 have been checked over recently.

Model Railway News

Our HO gauge layout, Electric Car Sheds, although in semi retirement, will be on show at the Castle Hill model railway exhibition which is being held on the 21st and 22nd of July at the Castle Hill Showground. Due to construction work in the immediate area this will probably be the last exhibition at this venue. The search has already begun for a new venue for 2019.



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