Friday, December 18, 2009

Ho Ho Ho

With another year past Goodwin Alco would like to thank all our supporters, suppliers and friends for their support and wishes them the very best compliments of the season for a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.
2009 has been another successful year full of heritage restorations, operations, sponsorships and projects with both new and oldmates and we look forward to working again with you all in 2010.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Repaint of heritage class leader underway.

RailCorp core heritage rail motor set 621/721 is the subject of Goodwin Alco's latest project effort which will see it restored to its authentic 1960's Indian red & lined livery in the coming months.

Works are being conducted at the depot of set custodians The Rail Motor Society with project labour consisting of team members supplied by Goodwin Alco, TRMS and Maitland Rotary.
Goodwin Alco is also sponsoring the supply of materials to repaint the set including sanding and masking materials, primer and undercoat, final paint and reproduction NSWGR shaded lettering.
Even builders plates are being reinstated!

As commitments have already been made for the sets operation in 2010 the project team dont expect to get much of a break until the new year but believe the final product will be worth the sacrifice.

Keep an eye out in early 2010 for 621/721's spectacular return to the network looking like a set hasnt for over a decade.
If you want to travel on 621/721's first run for 2010 book now with ARHS NSW at:
or contact TRMS for information regarding trips later in the year.

Another old girl saved and started!

Breaking news reports that another example of Alco diesel locomotive engineering has been saved for preservation, this time by the Australian Railway Historical Society ACT division.
Successful negotiations saw the ownership of DL500 model loco 4468 transferred from CFCLA to ARHS ACT in November and in early December the loco was transferred from Lithgow to Canberra utilising SSR haulage to Sydney and Goodwin Alco's own 4833 to complete the journey to our nations capital.

On December 4 Goodwin Alco representatives travelled to Canberra and after inspections and preparations with the ARHS loco team started 4468 for the first time in preservation.

Works required to restore 4468 to mainline service are expected to take some months so if you live down south and love your alco's why not get involved in the full restoration project?
At the very least keep up to date with progress at:
or donate to the project - Donations over $2 are tax deductable!