Not sure that you are correct re non existence or use of the New South Wales Government Railways title, as I certainly have still have books printed in the 60's with that tag, although in much of the general internal use the abbreviation was used mostly, but the full title existed until the Public Transport Commission NSW was formed, but it too was abbreviated to PTCNSW.Colin I think you’ll find it was the Department of Railways NSW, but who knows what printing didn’t get changed in the books. I’m not sure, maybe you could look it up?
Back to the XPT replacement. The allocation table suggests only 3 CAF overnight runs compared to 4 for the XPT. I suppose there will be timetable changes since the Long Regional units have to cycle through Dubbo. There has been no mention of sleeping cars, and who could sleep on a railcar, anyway?
From what I see there are different titles to different publications, and to which branch that they were directed towards. WTT's were Department of Railways, and from Traffic Branch, others similar but from Mechanical Branch, I know I have somewhere one dated in the 40's and another in the 50's that shows the New South Wales Government Railways, but a lot of stuff still in boxes from our move.
While sleeping cars may not figure a lot in the plans, I would think not having them on the long distance trains could well be an issue that could turn some people off going overnight on trains, to me the Sydney - Melbourne and NCL services besides the Grafton o/night stabler needs to have sleeping accommodation on them, that is at least 4 sets needed,
I wonder if the renaming of the XPT Meeks Road Maintenance centre going to be Sydenham shows they will be doing a fair degree of general maintenance as well as Dubbo. I still am having trouble getting my head around these terms applicable for the different routes and services such as CAF
Also I am wondering if the Moree service could be a separate service to the Armidale one, or are they going to be same types? There seems to be some sort of misfiring to me. They will be long trips in many trains with the noise issues if they are DMU styles.
How many services can be served to Canberra when it is only shown with 1 midget allocation.