Victoria has yet to lose a class or subclass of diesel locomotive and if all 2nd series X's were chopped up (which looks likely) then they'd be the first to go in 63 years of diesel power. I'm not sure about everyone else here but I reckon they're the first big 645's and are worthy of being preserved. I doubt the SRHC will be getting one and it looks unlikely that the museum at newport will be getting any more loco's so who's going to get an X?
What are the possibilities of setting up a new group to buy an X or at least try and get custody of one for preservation purposes? Would anyone here be interested in helping preserve one? Looking at scrap prices and what an X might be they could be worth up to $35k - $40k with all the copper in them.
And further more, possibly a H class if not an X.