X212 FOR HERITAGE CENTRE
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RAIL CORP HERITAGE PROCURES RAIL TRACTOR
X212 FOR HERITAGE CENTRE
Rail Corp Heritage has obtained from Freight Rail Port Kembla, Diesel Rail Tractor X212, (originally numbered X101), for permanent use as a shunter at the Redfern Heritage Centre. The photos show X212's arrival on 23rd September, 2000.

A full inspection has been carried out, and work has commenced on restoration to full operating condition. The "Hercules" 250HP motor (not the original type fitted to this unit) is missing its diesel fuel injector pump, so a quest has now started to find a suitable replacement. The cab body has suffered some rust problems which have already been treated as of 10/10. Initially the mechanical operating condition is a priority as the unit is badly needed to assist in shunting Road 0 (and others) to prepare for the return of Set F1 from Flemington. Ultimately the unit will receive a coat of paint courtesy of HET volunteers sometime soon. Training of drivers for the unit will also commence soon. The SRA have requested a quote to restore the unit to operating condition ASAP.
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