Back in late 2010, MMY37 [DH37], MMY45 [DH45], DH72 and DH73 were offered for sale by QR. This group was the last 4 DH locomotives owned by QR, however both DH37 and DH45 had been sub-leased to other sections of QR and had been officially designated "track machines" for their last years of operations [hence the MMY numbering]. At the time, the Walhalla Goldfields Railway bid for all 4 locomotives simply using the theory that if we weren't on the team, we weren't in the game. Our bids were rather low given we're not flush with funds...what T&H group is? Both DH37 and DH45 were considered to be in poorer condition that DH72 and DH73, however they were far from junk. We were very surprised to win the bid for DH37 and this loco has proved to be in far better condition that it's rusted appearance would let on. Don;t judge a book by its cover. We got a bargain. DH72 was withdrawn from sale for unknown reasons and we asked QR to keep us informed if this loco was to come onto the market again. As it happened, back in mid 2010, the WGR's "Strategy & Business Plan" clearly identified that the DH class of locomotive was ideally suited to the requirements of the Walhalla railway and it was fortuitous that the last 4 DHs became available within a matter of weeks of the report. Even better was our success with DH37 so soon after the report. When DH72 was returned to sale we were advised and once again we bid...again with a very conservative figure...nothing ventured, nothing gained! We're [once again] extremely pleased to have been successful. We also managed to secure a range of spare parts. Having two locos of the same class with standardised operation, maintenance and parts will be a boon for future operations. The fact that the railway has two loco actually helps with funding for re-gauging. As a project, the scale of the program has real depth for employment and trainning programs. We are currently working with various agencies to progress this. Obviously, there will be many more hurdles to cross, however we're confident that these two DH locomotives will be in service sooner rather than later. We are very please to have two DHs in our stable of locos and look forward to them providing many years of service on our spectacular mountain railway.