Well the S sets are not dead yet, not by a long shot.
Funny how they are getting cut up at Chullora, yet we over here at UGL Unipart Auburn are doing heavy overhauls.
By heavy im mean they are getting everything done, new body side fans, camshaft replaced, line switches replaced, pantograph replaced, over hauled bogies, new wheels, couplers buffer beams draft gear replaced, fluro tubes replaced, most of the light diffusers replaced, corrosion removed, half of the timber floor replaced, doors stripped and overhauled and painted, new door motors and door control gear, replacement of seats, mostly full interior repaint, all the brake gear replaced, master controller replaced, new drivers seats. Plus fixing any existing faults they may have , doing any outstanding Modifications such new guards door control buttons, and the wiper motors and the blades are replaced and most windows also.
Did the same situation happen with the single deck suburban cars, i.e. were they being scraped whilst some were getting overhauled?
Sets done to date are:
S139 3042 - 4105 - 4949 - 3030 HMC - Released last week
S75 3945 - 4094 - 4023 - 3968 FMC - Released this week
S51 3899 - 4107 - 4035 - 3765 FMC due out next week
S127 3001 - 4016 - 4167 - 3764 HMC due the week after next
S74 3071 - 4031 - 4138 - 3041 FMC due out 28th June
Also 10 sets have been agreed in the overhaul car plan for next year, but i dont have set or car numbers.