What is the likely future of these locos ?
Would Vline take the view that they are essentially paid up 'spares" i.e Just mothabll them and start em up if needed as emergncy power or would they look to getting them off their books and put out to tender for disposal ?
Would any of the exisiting Preservation outfits look to acquiring one ? What might last 2-5 years in day to day service would last a lot longer working the weekends etc Might give some of these mobs a whole different scope of operating with a loco that doesnt require turning etc and already able to run all the rails in the state.
Id like to think the PN A's might have another life but thats being unrealistic ( sigh ). The Gov however have a different slant to things ( one hopes )