By the 26th the last six cars had been derailed and sliced up into thirds. I went down to salvage what I could, but there was little to be taken. The cars had been stripped of electrical equipment, and most cab fittings were worthless or vandalized. Not even the horns are worth taking...
So ends an interesting era in Melbourne's public transport. The Privatisation era will be remembered as one of great change, not necessarily for the better.
Due to the condition of the cars, none were preserved. Will the xtraps go down in history as another S class? Something that was foolishly scrapped at the time, inspite of it's historical value?
I doubt it.
Though in the future, views may change, and someone may fund the building of an xtrap set from scratch for future generations to enjoy. As happened with S 301, entering service late last year.