March 5, 2015

107M, 137M, 12AT, 24D

News reached Sydney of a fire at Newport where the nearly completely restored 4 car Swing Door set was stored, and reports seem to indicate they may be damaged beyond repair.

I have never seen these motors/coaches however in the early days of Glenburn I called the Clark brothers for some guidance on Swing Doors. They were generous of course, and it was appreciated and encouraging. No right minded rail enthusiast likes to lose a historic rail asset, but my thoughts are foremost for them and all others involved in the restoration of these items over the years. At the least, facing the rebuild will be very tough, at the worst facing a loss will be harder.