Valid point, Valid point.
Just seems a bit of a shame that they don't see use, considering the obvious rarity of such rolling stock.
Some of the V Cars were supposed to go to the VGR back in 2016. Those mooted for the transfer were 32AV, 7BV, and 1AV. The talk at the time was that these would be run on special occasions only and it was hoped that the D3 would be the motive power as Steamrail and the VGR had entered into a joint venture agreement by this time.
I am not privy to why the transfer was never made but in the end the XYZ set made it to Maldon instead (by road IIRC) and these have been used to run "The Colonial Express" trains in conjunction with the National Trust plus at least one Members Special train that I was lucky enough to be on.
***edit, just checked back through the newsletters, the XYZ cars were transferred to Castlemaine from SRHC via Toolamba, Echuca and Bendigo by rail behind T378 and 357 (how they got permission to do that is beyond me) and they were stored at Castlemaine awaiting accreditation. During the wait the VGR got special permission to transfer them empty cars by rail to Maldon where they were loaded onto trucks and taken to Newport for a Steamrail open day.***
I also wonder whether the problem with getting the V Cars out of East Block is to do with Screw Couplers and / or wheels? The XYZ set runs old Krupp? cast spoked wheels which had a nasty habit of failing in traffic. I doubt that permission would have been granted to run the V Cars on the suburban lines which they would have to do even to get from East Block to West Block these days as the yard limit for West Block is now just outside the fence and anything that runs past that point is controlled by Metro.