Movement of heritage rolling stock from Broadmeadow Locomotive Depot

 
  SydneyCider Chief Train Controller

There is some very recent discussions to move the heritage rolling stock currently stored at the Broadmeadow Loco Depot to another location in Sydney, with Chullora coming up as a candidate. Don't know much about what the situation at Broadmeadow but there are some very significant heritage trains there ranging form Steam Locos, Electric Locos such as 4638 and the prototype 7100 (ex 4501), DEB set cars, other old style heritage rail cars, probably diesel locos, etc.

Some stories in order of the news in regards to Broadmeadow

Movement of heritage rolling stock from Thirlmere to Broadmeadow on 25 April 2009


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMZvMkAVgfo



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EShChwxxQ6Q

Published November 13, 2016 Broadmeadow Loco Depot land "surplus to operations"
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4287840/rail-land-could-be-sold-off/


Published September 17, 2017
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4929030/hunters-rail-assets-are-at-risk-mp-says/
- this talks of plans to move heritage rolling stock to other sites with Chullora coming up as a candidate.


A statement in relation to this news posted by THNSW on September 18, 2017 in relation to the news report above
http://www.transportheritagensw.com.au/single-post/2017/09/18/Storage-of-heritage-rolling-stock-at-Broadmeadow


No idea who owns the rolling stock there...I assumed it was in the hands of RTM Thirlmere (now the NSWRM).

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  allambee Chief Train Controller

This David Bennett  guy who is the Transport Heritage PR front man employed by the Ministry of Transport.
His name is on the press releases from Transport Heritage.

I recall though my past Liberal Party involvement that he - may - have close connections with the NSW Young Liberals, identities such Federal MP Alex Hawke etc

They put these types of people in taxpayer funded roles, typically a ministerial staffer or something similar so they can also evolve into parliamentary candidates. If working in the private sector they could never get the balance to pursue a potential political career. To be fair the ALP, the NP and the Greens do the same. --A pox on all their houses.

- Us mere mortals have to balance private sector employment, unsympathetic employer, with party aspirations so the odds are stacked against those other than the chosen few.

Can someone please confirm?
https://au.linkedin.com/in/david-w-bennett
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

There is some very recent discussions to move the heritage rolling stock currently stored at the Broadmeadow Loco Depot to another location in Sydney, with Chullora coming up as a candidate. Don't know much about what the situation at Broadmeadow but there are some very significant heritage trains there ranging form Steam Locos, Electric Locos such as 4638 and the prototype 7100 (ex 4501), DEB set cars, other old style heritage rail cars, probably diesel locos, etc.

Some stories in order of the news in regards to Broadmeadow

Movement of heritage rolling stock from Thirlmere to Broadmeadow on 25 April 2009


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMZvMkAVgfo



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EShChwxxQ6Q

Published November 13, 2016 Broadmeadow Loco Depot land "surplus to operations"
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4287840/rail-land-could-be-sold-off/


Published September 17, 2017
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4929030/hunters-rail-assets-are-at-risk-mp-says/
- this talks of plans to move heritage rolling stock to other sites with Chullora coming up as a candidate.


A statement in relation to this news posted by THNSW on September 18, 2017 in relation to the news report above
http://www.transportheritagensw.com.au/single-post/2017/09/18/Storage-of-heritage-rolling-stock-at-Broadmeadow


No idea who owns the rolling stock there...I assumed it was in the hands of RTM Thirlmere (now the NSWRM).
SydneyCider
There are no discussions currently to move the Broadmeadow exhibits other than the beat up in a 2nd rate newspaper. Rounhouse Magazine recently detailed the situation at Broadmeadow, read that. The only matter of import is that volunteer work at Broadmeadow roundhouse has been suspended pending the confirmation and clean up of an asbestos problem which arose with the re-roofing of the roundhouse. On the other hand, recently the P class stored there underwent an asbestos removal program. There must be something in the water up Newcastle because firstly there were conspiracy stories about the truncation of the rail line and now this.
  TheFish Chief Train Controller

Location: Pyongyang
There is some very recent discussions to move the heritage rolling stock currently stored at the Broadmeadow Loco Depot to another location in Sydney, with Chullora coming up as a candidate. Don't know much about what the situation at Broadmeadow but there are some very significant heritage trains there ranging form Steam Locos, Electric Locos such as 4638 and the prototype 7100 (ex 4501), DEB set cars, other old style heritage rail cars, probably diesel locos, etc.

Some stories in order of the news in regards to Broadmeadow

Movement of heritage rolling stock from Thirlmere to Broadmeadow on 25 April 2009


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMZvMkAVgfo



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EShChwxxQ6Q

Published November 13, 2016 Broadmeadow Loco Depot land "surplus to operations"
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4287840/rail-land-could-be-sold-off/


Published September 17, 2017
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4929030/hunters-rail-assets-are-at-risk-mp-says/
- this talks of plans to move heritage rolling stock to other sites with Chullora coming up as a candidate.


A statement in relation to this news posted by THNSW on September 18, 2017 in relation to the news report above
http://www.transportheritagensw.com.au/single-post/2017/09/18/Storage-of-heritage-rolling-stock-at-Broadmeadow


No idea who owns the rolling stock there...I assumed it was in the hands of RTM Thirlmere (now the NSWRM).
SydneyCider

The third link you yourself posted tells you what the ownership arrangement is with the rolling stock.  

"The rolling stock was collected by volunteers of the former NSW Rail Transport Museum (NSWRTM) now THNSW, from 1962 onwards. The heritage fleet was first based in Petersham, then Enfield and finally, in the 1970s, relocated to Thirlmere. Ownership of most of the rolling stock was retained by the railways as part of their heritage collection and provided to the NSWRTM under a deed of gift arrangement".
  TheFish Chief Train Controller

Location: Pyongyang
This David Bennett  guy who is the Transport Heritage PR front man employed by the Ministry of Transport.
His name is on the press releases from Transport Heritage.

I recall though my past Liberal Party involvement that he - may - have close connections with the NSW Young Liberals, identities such Federal MP Alex Hawke etc

They put these types of people in taxpayer funded roles, typically a ministerial staffer or something similar so they can also evolve into parliamentary candidates. If working in the private sector they could never get the balance to pursue a potential political career. To be fair the ALP, the NP and the Greens do the same. --A pox on all their houses.

- Us mere mortals have to balance private sector employment, unsympathetic employer, with party aspirations so the odds are stacked against those other than the chosen few.

Can someone please confirm?
https://au.linkedin.com/in/david-w-bennett
allambee
What are you trying to insinuate here?  Be very careful about implying things for which you have no basis!  Such rumour mongering can be very damaging and is completely unnecessary.  Indeed it has unfairly damaged reputations at THNSW in the past.  

I've personally met with David on several occasions, I'm taking it you haven't, and he is very dedicated to Transport Heritage NSW.  He has worked very hard to build the THNSW and NSWRM brands with visitation numbers to sites and events exponentially on the rise.  He has the job he has because 1) he is a marketing professional 2) he has a personal interest in transport heritage being a volunteer himself in the sector 3) he has prior experience working in the transport sector.  

Not everything is a government conspiracy, and I am not at all a Liberal Party supporter saying this.  

If you'd actually read the link you posted you would have seen that he has a personal interest in the heritage sector.  

Frankly, I think you should delete your post.
  allambee Chief Train Controller

This David Bennett  guy who is the Transport Heritage PR front man employed by the Ministry of Transport.
His name is on the press releases from Transport Heritage.

I recall though my past Liberal Party involvement that he - may - have close connections with the NSW Young Liberals, identities such Federal MP Alex Hawke etc

They put these types of people in taxpayer funded roles, typically a ministerial staffer or something similar so they can also evolve into parliamentary candidates. If working in the private sector they could never get the balance to pursue a potential political career. To be fair the ALP, the NP and the Greens do the same. --A pox on all their houses.

- Us mere mortals have to balance private sector employment, unsympathetic employer, with party aspirations so the odds are stacked against those other than the chosen few.

Can someone please confirm?
https://au.linkedin.com/in/david-w-bennett
What are you trying to insinuate here?  Be very careful about implying things for which you have no basis!  Such rumour mongering can be very damaging and is completely unnecessary.  Indeed it has unfairly damaged reputations at THNSW in the past.  

I've personally met with David on several occasions, I'm taking it you haven't, and he is very dedicated to Transport Heritage NSW.  He has worked very hard to build the THNSW and NSWRM brands with visitation numbers to sites and events exponentially on the rise.  He has the job he has because 1) he is a marketing professional 2) he has a personal interest in transport heritage being a volunteer himself in the sector 3) he has prior experience working in the transport sector.  

Not everything is a government conspiracy, and I am not at all a Liberal Party supporter saying this.  

If you'd actually read the link you posted you would have seen that he has a personal interest in the heritage sector.  

Frankly, I think you should delete your post.
TheFish
I meant no malice, and I did emphasize - "may"

Anyway, I'm am mixing this guy up with another political appointee within the NSW Government and the heritage movement.
A Gladys appointee when she was Transport Minister.  - Not the same person as I have mentioned above.

The person was subject to a Fairfax news article a few years ago.


However I prefer media releases to be nameless, as per Transport for NSW, Sydney Water, some departments have clear policy on this, while others seem to be all over the place etc
https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/newsroom-and-events/media-releases
https://www.sydneywater.com.au/SW/about-us/our-publications/Media/index.htm
http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/about/news-events/news/ministerial/index.html

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