Last EMD Streamliner in the world needs a Turbo Repair

Update posted by Ross Jackson On Aug 11, 2019

Supporters,

On the 27th of July, Streamliners Australia ran our first fundraising passenger train, The Central West Streamliner in conjunction with the Lachlan Valley Railway Society.

Appropriately, SSR’s B61 and GM10 hauled the 200 passengers from Sydney to Bathurst, and delighted over 300 Bathurst locals on a shuttle trip while the train was in town.

We raised over $16,000 on the day to go towards the restoration of CL17, thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket and came for a ride.

Now to the problematic turbo charger.........

We will be removing the turbo charger out of CL17 on the 31st of August, after this it will be shipped to Melbourne to be pulled apart and assessed. All going well, it won’t be too badly damaged, and it can be refurbished to then go back into CL17. This being the case, the loco could be repaired and back on the mainline by the end of the year, but only with your continued support!


Streamliners Australia has raised over 80k in online fundraising thus far, help us reach a history smashing 150k!


Our new target of $150,000 will allow us to repair the turbo charger, as well as complete the remaining body modifications to return the loco to it’s ‘as delivered’ appearance plus get a ICE Radio fitted to allow it network access.

The sooner we can reach this target, the sooner CL17 will be finished and available for everyone who donated to view and inspect.

Whether it be $5 or $50, every dollar helps us get a step closer to completing the engine that you all saved from the razor blade conversion!

The Team at Streamliners Australia.

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Update posted by Ross Jackson On Jun 14, 2019

14th JUNE 2019 UPDATE - RESTORATION COMMENCED, TURBO ISSUES


Currently the restoration of the exterior of CLP10 is underway at Cootamundra NSW. It is widely known that the Turbocharger is ceased, as a result we will be dismantling it for hopeful repairs, or be faced with replacing the turbo (from the US).

We are undertaking a restoration tour from Sydney - Bathurst and return on July 27th to raise more funds, please see https://www.123tix.com.au/events/4536/the-central-...

We still need every dollar we can to get this restoration completed.

We are extending the fundraising to hopefully cover the costs of Turbo Repairs, or replacement with the new goal set at $100,000.00

We hope a late 2019/early 2020 return to service for CLP10

Thanks Everyone

Streamliners Australia.

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Update posted by Ross Jackson On Jul 08, 2018

I am sure by now you are aware of CLP10 being secured for preservation (huge effort), now we are looking for a further $16,050 to acquire new batteries and lubricants to revive this fantastic beast.

Streamliners Australia has settled the paint and painting facility and are also applying for a THNSW grant for the ICE radio (around $50,000), so this is really the final piece of the puzzle to make CLP10 move under its own power.

In respect of what has already been raised it is a small achievable amount, however needs everyones combined effort to get the word out. Thank you again to everybody who has dug deep so far, even if you have just shared information about the campaign it has been a fantastic effort.

We have been having robust conversation about the future of Streamliners Australia and the potential that a new main line heritage operator in NSW has, we will keep you updated.

Thanks again everyone!

Streamliners Australia.

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Update posted by Ross Jackson On Jul 08, 2018

I am sure by now you are aware of CLP10 being secured for preservation (huge effort), now we are looking for a further $16,050 to acquire new batteries and lubricants to revive this fantastic beast.

Streamliners Australia has settled the paint and painting facility and are also applying for a THNSW grant for the ICE radio (around $50,000), so this is really the final piece of the puzzle to make CLP10 move under its own power.

In respect of what has already been raised it is a small achievable amount, however needs everyones combined effort to get the word out. Thank you again to everybody who has dug deep so far, even if you have just shared information about the campaign it has been a fantastic effort.

We have been having robust conversation about the future of Streamliners Australia and the potential that a new main line heritage operator in NSW has, we will keep you updated.

Thanks again everyone!

Streamliners Australia.

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Ross, I hope my donations helps to reach the amount required

Barry Grieve

Update posted by Jul 21

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Thanks for all the updates Ross. Hopeful to see her under her own steam! Regards Shelton

Shelton D\'Cruz

Update posted by Jul 08

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Update posted by Ross Jackson On Jun 21, 2018

Hi everyone, Just to let you know we will be turning off the fundraising at 2030hrs EST tonight.

We will be doing something special for the donors who assisted in the first round of fundraising to now.

Thank you again everyone, we will have a post on Facebook at the cut off time.

Streamliners Australia.

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https://www.facebook.com/StreamlinersAustralia/?hc_ref=ARThAbL-P6wtfM9gjdwjMjc2rgYT_2_7gIx-JzkQk7_z8dzZ_WTBTOYDzcIUzhYHR2U

Ross Jackson

Update posted by Jul 08

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What’s the link to facebook page / group?

Pasi Kokkonen

Update posted by Jun 21

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Update posted by Ross Jackson On Jun 21, 2018

Hi everyone, Just to let you know we will be turning off the fundraising at 2030hrs EST tonight.

We will be doing something special for the donors who assisted in the first round of fundraising to now.

Thank you again everyone, we will have a post on Facebook at the cut off time.

Streamliners Australia.

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Update posted by Ross Jackson On Jun 20, 2018

Update 2 - We have been given a challenge. Make another $10,000 in 24 hours and the Balance is funded.

That means CLP 10 Remains in Australia and becomes the first in her class to be preserved.

Please share this message as we are so close to our goal!

Streamliners Australia.

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Update posted by Ross Jackson On Jun 16, 2018

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Save a Streamliner project.

Just to let you know we have raised over $17,000 in 4 days. For this Streamliners Australia a thankful for your support.

Maintain the rage and ensure you share our updates as much as you can, we are getting close!

- Streamliners Australia

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Great, thanks for following up Ross.

Andrew Thompson

Update posted by Jun 17

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Andrew, Bernie advises that everyone will get a choice for return of money if this is unsucsessful - Ross.

Ross Jackson

Update posted by Jun 17

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Andrew, i am just the fundraising guy, i will pass this on to Bernie to answer as he is the voice of the project. Get an answer for you soon.

Ross Jackson

Update posted by Jun 17

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Ross, firstly I hope that we are successful in saving this locomotive and thank you for your initiative. I have donated to this cause in the past and am now considering doing so again. Could you make a statement as to what will happen to donations if we are unsuccessful? i.e. will you return donations and how will this be assured? I (and I would think others) will be MUCH more likely to donate a larger amount if I know that I will get my money back if this effort is unsuccessful.

Andrew Thompson

Update posted by Jun 17

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