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zordmaker

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[quote]I belive that the "German" Boiler is sitting at Broadmeadows and as a asset of the NSW Government it is a wasted asset ! Why can it not be assessed by a representative from Ainsworths in Goulbu ...

[quote=DCook]The Transport heritage NSW website has not made any updates about anything since it passed it's boiler test (September 6)

Does anyone know what is happening with it or has something gone ...

[quote] Between HET/ST/THNSW and SETS/it's members you could essentially form 2 x 4 car sets with all original windows and a 3rd 4 car set and close to a handful of spare beclawat power cars. Quite am ...

[quote]That's great. I was hoping they'd do something for the Carlingford line before it shuts down with either F1 and/or CPH Rail Motors because both these types of trains were highly prominent on th ...

[quote=C3765]Does anyone know if these wooden bodied cars still exist? They are one of the last few survivors aside from the preserved cars C3045, C3082 and T4279.

D4004 and Unknown Trailer Car


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[quote=C3765]Fortunately, unlike the closure and conversion of the ECRL, there are currently plans to operate a number of shuttles using Red Set F1 between Clyde and Carlingford before the closure of ...

For the first time this century, a Red Set F1 trip for Spark Fans - Sat 9th November 2019.

Long day trip, taking in the Airport line, Leppington and Richmond with plenty of platform photostops.

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[quote=Remy Alonso]Did the rattlers of the mid / late 20s onwards have electropneumatic brakes fitted or they did they have just basic automatic or straight air too ? Also were the bradfield cars late ...

run as a special train to pick people up from Rylstone and Kandos and other locations along the way and bring them into Sydney and then back.

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SydneyCider



Yeh actually this is a  ...

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[url=https://www.thnsw.com.au/whats-on]https://www.thnsw.com.au/whats-on

[/quote]Yes very positive stuff. Been in the works for a long time and finally happened.

SETS is t ...

[quote=SydneyCider][url=https://www.transportheritagensw.com.au/single-post/2019/03/29/Board-Wrap-Up-March-2019]https://www.transportheritagensw.com.au/single-post/2019/03/29/Board-Wrap-Up-March-2019

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[quote=SydneyCider]Thanks for the info and video zordmaker, the sound of those motors certainly brings back some childhood memories.

I saw an update on the HET website some months back about them ...

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Speaking of the electrics though, not sure how that would work for them out of a base at Chullora.

1 x 6 Car F1 Set (Special charters) - expandable to 8 cars for very special ...

[quote=fernhill]You think this is about trains. Lol And Eveleigh will become a Koles Supermarket Chullora is the latest way of achieving what the developers mates want. Demand. 50 year lease or forg ...



Speaking of the electrics though, not sure how that would work for them out of a base at Chullora.
SydneyCider
We've been promised an electrified siding _somewhere_ at Chullora, with  ...

[quote=Valvegear]Now watch the Victorians ( and I'm one of them) go green with envy about a government that is actually interesting in railway heritage.

Meanwhile, exhibits rust away at the open salt ...

Posted 28 Nov 2018 17:24 in Sydney Suburban by zordmaker

Wow, fascinating — I had no idea static inverters were even viable in the early '70s.

Thanks for clearing that up.

mowmowmow

They weren't.

That's why the original 1st generation  ...

Posted 27 Nov 2018 20:01 in Sydney Suburban by zordmaker

[quote=mowmowmow]As I've heard, S sets have some number of lead-acid batteries on-board that supply 110VDC throughout. Power cars have motor-generators that turn 1500VDC into 230VAC for the interior f ...

Posted 30 Jun 2018 17:48 in Sydney Suburban by zordmaker

[quote=gordon_s1942]With bigger heavier welded rail, concrete or steel sleepers, well tamped ballast, the speed of most trains possibly could be increased on long open line sections.

That they dont ...

Posted 30 Jun 2018 15:02 in Sydney Suburban by zordmaker

[quote=SydneyCider]Thanks for the detailed info zm.

There was an interview earlier this year with LVR when they took their CPH's up north on a tour and they were asked by a reporter how fast they c ...

Posted 30 Jun 2018 12:58 in Sydney Suburban by zordmaker

[quote=ivahri][quote][quote]Some posts on the SETS facebook page regarding the vehicles concerned

https://www.facebook.com/setsAU//quoteYeah, it does seem that they are still owned by SETS.

Th ...

Posted 30 Jun 2018 09:29 in Sydney Suburban by zordmaker

Some posts on the SETS facebook page regarding the vehicles concerned

https://www.facebook.com/setsAU/

SydneyCider

Yeah, it does seem that they are still owned by SETS.

The farcebo ...

Posted 25 Jun 2018 22:41 in Sydney Suburban by zordmaker

Just a point on speed;

The primary limiting factor on speed for an electric train is the speed of the motor.

Because the motors are coupled directly to the wheels, there is only one gear  ...

Posted 24 Jun 2018 23:04 in Sydney Suburban by zordmaker

Does that mean they could be taken closer to the heart of Sydney?
C3765
No idea.

I doubt they will enter Sydney Trains jurisdiction, given what happened last time (unless they've chan ...

Posted 23 Jun 2018 19:21 in Sydney Suburban by zordmaker

Some great shots contributed in light of the recent move by Lindsay Bridge from an April 17, 1960 tour, HQ and in colour
SydneyCider
I have just had reliable confirmation that the vehicl ...
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