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42105 Returns to the Rails

ECHR are proud to have recently partnered with Chumrail to assist in the recommissioning process for loco 42105, which recently made its triumphant return to

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ECHR Stories

What’s in a name?

Many followers of the Eveleigh Projects blog would be familiar with our two regular mainline trains – the Cockatoo Run and Hawkesbury River (Deerubbun) Express

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ECHR Projects Blog

See what our volunteers are up to! This page combines the former ‘Eveleigh Projects’ blog with updates on our current restoration projects

Latest Projects

Around the Depot

X54 - X Class Diesel Electric Locomotive

CAM502 – 72ft Composite Sitting and Lounge Car

Contributor Snapshot

There are a huge number of different ways in which you can help with our restoration efforts at Eveleigh, a number of which may not

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From TAM to CAM

TAM sleeping cars must be one of the most recognised carriage types used by the NSWGR but there is a lot more to them than

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HKB836 – Mail Van with Guard’s Compartment

Marker Lights

It is time to replace the marker lights on both ends of the HKB. Each marker lamp was previously overhauled and was ready to be

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Time to Paint It

Another work day and another coat of paint (2nd) is applied to the HKB. After a light rub back the second coat of paint was

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SFN2182 – N Type Second Class Sitting Car

XBS2158 – 65ft First Class Corridor Car

Charging Ahead

It takes a lot of commitment to keep our heritage tourist trains gracing our rails, with services like 3801 Limited’s Cockatoo Run linking the City

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Blades of Glory

Following on from our last post about the disassembly and preparation of the compartment fans in the XBS, work has subsequently progressed on their finishing

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Doing it for the fans

In each compartment of the first class BS carriages was fitted a single wall mounted electric fan running on 24V DC, mounted above the doorway

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More Projects

MBR2078: A Silver Lining

Our long-serving Buffet car MBR2078 ‘Woronora’ has recently been treated to a resealing of its roof, a necessary part of the rigorous regular maintenance program

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