Sunday, January 17, 2010

621/721 re-enters service in original livery

After several months effort, hundreds of hours of voluntary labour and numerous litres of paint RailCorp Heritage Railmotor set 621/721 was returned to service by custodians The Rail Motor Society on Sunday 17th January 2010 again wearing its original livery. Whilst largely completed by Goodwin Alco the sets transformation is also due to the combined efforts of The Rail Motor Society and Maitland Rotary volunteers who worked with the project team resulting in a great example of inter group support and co-operation. The Rail Motor Society's team also carried out body repairs, a mechanical service and car cleaning and fit out to ensure all was ready for the inaugural trip to Nowra. Goodwin Alco took time off from restoring their own set 629/729 and both managed and sponsored the project by contributing paint, preparation materials, voluntary labour, project management, reproduction shaded lettering, and also reinstated original toilet mirrors and replica builders plates.

To read more about the project works and the history of set 621/721 go to:

To view set 621/721 returning from its inaugural trip to Nowra view the video clip below:

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