Railway raided


A HERITAGE locomotive number plate was stolen from the Mornington Railway Preservation Society’s depot at Moorooduc in an early morning burglary last week.

Doors and fences were damaged in the raid which was captured on CCTV, 4am, Saturday 16 May.

“We were lucky that they didn’t steal more items,” society secretary Robert Reed said.

“One of our volunteers just happened to be on site and ran in to them and they fled.”

The stolen number plate was from locomotive W241. Heritage plates are highly valued by collectors but have little value as scrap.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

First published in the Frankston Times – 25 May 2020

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