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DERM

Origionally issued into service as PERMs (Petrol Electric Rail Motor) they were re-engined with a two diesel engines in the early 50's and from then on were known a DERMs (Diesel Electric Rail Motor). They were the longest running railmotors as they were only withdrawn in 1990's. The longest one in service was running for 63 years. Two DERM's went througha rebuilding and emerged somewhat different to what they used to look like in that they had no roof mounted radiator equipment and a modified cab on the non engine end. When originally built as PERM's they were issued into service with 5 trailer cars (The DERM trailers). In mid to late 2012 the SRHC surrendered 58RM to DERMPAV and transferred full ownership to them after many years on long term lease to the group. The vehicle was runing mainline tours under DERMPAV beforehand.

Drive Type: Diesel Electic - DC
Engine: 2x General Motors 6 cylinder diesels
Horse Power: ???
Max rated speed: 100km/h

 Railmotor  Owner  Name  Current Livery  In Service  Withdrawn  Status
 55 RM  A.R.H.S.  -  VR Blue and Gold  ?/?/19??  ?/?/19??  Preserved - Operational
 56 RM  Steamrail  -  VR Blue and Gold  ?/?/19??  ?/?/19??  Under Restoration
 57 RM  -  -  -  ?/?/19??  ?/?/19??  Scrapped
 58 RM  DERMPAV  -  VR Blue and Gold  ?/?/19??  ?/?/19??  Preserved - Operational
 59 RM  Mornington Preservation Society  -  VR Blue and Gold  ?/?/19??  ?/?/19??  Preserved - Stored
 60 RM  DERMPAV  -  VR Blue and Gold  ?/?/19??  ?/?/19??  Under Restoration
 61 RM  Victorian Goldfields Railway  -  VR Blue and Gold  21/6/1930  ?/?/19??  Preserved - Operational
 62 RM  Yarra Valley Railway  -  VR Blue and Gold  ?/?/19??  ?/?/19??  Preserved - Stored
 63 RM  Daylesford Spa Country Railway  -  VR Red and Silver  ?/?/19??  ?/?/19??  Preserved - Operational
 64 RM  DERMPAV  -  VR Blue and Gold  ?/?/19??  ?/?/19??  Preserved - Stored

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