It seems to me that anything after the 1950s is just too modern for their tastes, just like the certain two 'pagers on here who desperately tried to derail this thread in case someone did set up a find for preservation of more modern rolling stock than an S car of 1940s vintage, or the K cars which are of South Australian origins. Can't they see the seventy year gap in rolling stock or something? Victoria scraps rolling stock when it reaches 30 or 40 years old, but we only preserve the existing rolling stock without any thoughts of future generations who will wonder what the hell a Hitachi or Comeng train was, or even how to pronounce "com-enj" for that matter. The only exception to the rule is diesel locomotives, which still prove themselves quite useful, or I would guarantee there would be no 567- or 645-powered Victorian locos still going around doing hard work.
It reminds me of the trams, no-one wants a Z1 because it isn't a W, and now that a highly modified Z1 81 has been shoehorned into Hawthorn Depot and number 1 burnt to a crisp it is even less likely that one will be running on tours around Melbourne (in case you're wondering LancedDendrite, yes, I have heard of that place, I was there when 81 was transferred to Hawthorn in the early hours of the morning on 19/6/2015, the YouTube video of A class 278 towing 81 near Richmond is mine but I could not be stuffed setting up a Google account just for one video - I still have everything on the SD card including the R10 trucks getting ready to move 81 into the depot). But yeah, it still falls under the "they don't run tram tours across Melbourne" thing - that would require a pantograph on every operational tram (e.g. practically everything except 1041 and the cable cars) as well as a bunch of tram drivers so it's in the too hard basket. Z1 1, A1 231 and B1s 2001 and 2002, all down the drain. I don't have much hope for Z3s or B2s either let alone any of the early low floor trams in twenty years time (just look at the Variotram thread, where they were so fast at scrapping them that the preservation group had to go to the scrapyard just to get one and some parts to keep it running, otherwise they would have gone the same way as our four S class steamers, being reduced to nothing but text and photos).
With the likes of some people on Railpage, who needs enemies? In a less-civilised world such as Australia in the 1950s, yes, one would get thumped for daring to speak if someone else disagreed with something. Fortunately we are not in the 1950s any more so it is high time that we moved on and keep history flowing. A Holden club does not exclude people who drive up in a mint condition three-on-the-tree HQ Belmont or a VN Group A or the very last operational JB Camira on the grounds that they don't have a grey motor and drum brakes at the front and that similar examples are already preserved on static display in the Holden museum. By the sounds of it, another preservation group is needed in Melbourne to focus on the modern VR rolling stock (1950s through early 1980s) so that Steamrail and the others can keep their traditional rolling stock running without having to worry about funds being wasted on preserving graffiti magnets (and people said stainless steel wasn't magnetic).