Those old blue coaches on the Bacchus Marsh Pass

 
  Toad Montgomery Chief Commissioner

Location: Port Hedland: Team EMU want's YOU!
For a change of topic, I know the location, and the leading Bulldog, but as I no longer have my extensive collections of Newsrail I'm having a hard time trying to identify the coaches on this train:

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  VBAndy Chief Commissioner

South Australian K type cars.
  Toad Montgomery Chief Commissioner

Location: Port Hedland: Team EMU want's YOU!
Thanks a million VBAndy!!

For some stupid reason I was thinking South African! And couldn't put a finger on them.

Cheers!
  M636C Minister for Railways

Toad,

On the off chance you havent worked them out yet:

The leading car is AK 1 ex 500
The third car is BKL 3 ex 600
The second and fourth cars are BK1 ex 702 and BK 2 ex 703 (but not neccessarily in that order)

M636C
  Toad Montgomery Chief Commissioner

Location: Port Hedland: Team EMU want's YOU!
Toad,

On the off chance you havent worked them out yet:

The leading car is AK 1 ex 500
The third car is BKL 3 ex 600
The second and fourth cars are BK1 ex 702 and BK 2 ex 703 (but not neccessarily in that order)

M636C
M636C
Thanks for that M636C.

I hadn't worked out which was which yet, so this helps a truck load.

Cheers,
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Oh silly me, going by the thread title I assumed this was a reference to some blue coaches being used on the bustitution of a Bacchus Marsh service, rather than the old blue carriages used several years ago. Silly me.
  kuldalai Chief Commissioner

It was an all steel non a/c set of ex SAR cars used on Peak Hour services to/from Geelong and Bacchus Marsh .  V/Line hired the cars from AN in the early 19080's.

They were a mix of compartment and semi saloon cars .  The cars were very heavy and rode very well at speed .  Operationally VLP had to trim a few platforms at some stations on curves , and the batteries required re-charging virtually everyday at CMD owing to the short start/stop nature of their daily commuter runs .
  Taitset Chief Commissioner

Location: Eltham, (former) vintage safeworking capital of Melbourne
Also of note is that all four cars are still in use in Victoria with Steamrail.
  VBAndy Chief Commissioner

How many K cars do we have in Victoria now? A few on standard gauge, some running on broad and some stored.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Oh silly me, going by the thread title I assumed this was a reference to some blue coaches being used on the bustitution of a Bacchus Marsh service, rather than the old blue carriages used several years ago. Silly me.
"Gman_86"


Well said.  Coaches are hauled by horses.  Carriages are hauled by locomotives on rails.
  gringo Locomotive Driver

Location: Pakenham Victoria
Well said.  Coaches are hauled by horses.  Carriages are hauled by locomotives on rails.
Valvegear

In the Pilbara, we use the term coach for passenger rolling stock.(What little there is of it).  Most of the terms used by the railroads up there are "american", however there is some australian terms comining in now that most of us are coming under the rail regulator.

Cheers,
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
They were a mix of compartment and semi saloon cars .  The cars were very heavy and rode very well at speed .
kuldalai

The 500 and 600 compartment cars ride well, but the shorter 700 type are no where near as good.
  trestle_nutter Train Controller

Location: Yarra Valley
In the Pilbara, we use the term coach for passenger rolling stock.(What little there is of it).  Most of the terms used by the railroads up there are "american", however there is some australian terms comining in now that most of us are coming under the rail regulator.

Cheers,
gringo

one of the terms that you should learn is that in Oz we have RAILWAYS........
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
Although Railroad is being used by some companies here now, such as GWA and SSR.
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
American usage, similar to "train station".  At least we don't have "depots" (pronounced deepoh) just yet.
  gringo Locomotive Driver

Location: Pakenham Victoria
one of the terms that you should learn is that in Oz we have RAILWAYS........
"trestle_nutter"

Really!

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