S61 & S140 & the two Motor cars at the back C3915 and C3891 will be going to Chullora from what I know. There may be a couple of cars from S140 to be retained.
I think the 28 cars are:
Sets (carriages in groups):
C3748, T4018, C3976, C3871, T4003, C3891, C3915, ???? (8)
Transport Heritage NSW manages preserved cars from the State-Owned Heritage Collection as well as the Transport Heritage NSW collection. So far cars from Ex S28 & Ex S56 + C3805 and T4150 (10 cars) have officially been added to the states collection. I think C3912-T4926 or T4983-T4002-C3861 will become apart of the Transport Heritage NSW collection, bringing the total numbers of cars preserved by Transport Heritage NSW to 14 as promised. When the Transport minister said “we” will be preserving 14, I think they were referring only to Transport Heritage NSW.
Sydney Electric Train Society will no doubt be adding a dozen or so cars to its collection like it has for previously withdrawn train types. So far they’ve got, 3 Electric locomotives, a full 7-Car monorail Set, 14 suburban Single Deck cars and 12 interurban Single Deck cars. Usually they purchase one of each type of car and a couple extra cars purchased by members. This would explain all of the duplicates kept at FMC. I think they would prefer significant cars but an example of each type will probably do as their choices are limited.
Comeng Series 1
Motor Cars (C3805-C3857)
C3805 (THNSW) and C3814 (SETS)
Comeng Series 2
Motor Cars (C3858-C3911)
C3861 & C3862 (THNSW) C3871? (SETS)
Ex Driving Trailer Cars (T4011-T4020)
T4013 (THNSW) and T4018 (SETS)
Standard Trailer Cars (T4921-T4962)
T4926 and/or T4961 (THNSW) T4926? (SETS)
Comeng Series 3
Motor Cars (C3912-C3986)
C3912 and C3986 (THNSW) and C3930 or C3931 or C3947? (SETS)
Ex Driving Trailer Cars (T4021-T4070)
T4050 (THNSW) and T4030 or T4037 (SETS)
Trailer Cars (T4963-T4987)
T4983 (THNSW or SETS)
Comeng Series 4
Motor Cars (C3741-C3765)
C3765 (THNSW) and C3748 (SETS)
Ex Driving Trailer Cars (T4071-T4095 and T4001-T4010)
T4002? Ex D4079 (THNSW) and T4003? Ex D4080 (SETS) -Could be the other way around.
Early Design Motor Cars (C3001-C3017 and C3018-C3020)
Early Design Trailer Cars (T4101-T4102 and T4103-T4110)
Later Design Motor Cars (C3021-C3080)
Later Design Trailer Cars (T4111-T4170)
T4150 (THNSW) T4141? (SETS)
C3814 and C3840 are both currently non-operational but that will certainly not stop SETS from purchasing them. They are distinct from the other cars which will make them want at least one example of them even if they need major repairs. C3840 may be preferred because it has the added bonus of headlights. They have saved many endangered cars from becoming scrap so I am hopeful that either one will be preserved.