I'd suggest if I may that you have a read of the numerous threads that have been posted.
My impression from reading those posts over the years was that the Albury train service was barely operating and it was almost expected that a cancellation would occur. It was only yesterday that I felt curious enough to check the figures for myself. Realistically, my guess was that reliability was somewhere between 50 and 70%.
Obviously that is not the case, with 96.8% of Albury trains running in May.
Most rail rolling including the N class locomotives and the N set passenger cars are made industrial strength and should do many millions of kilometres with little problem. The problem with the current maintanence setup appears to be because of the constant funding cuts most exprienced maintence workers have left and the ones left behind do not know enough to properly care for the vehicles. Look at some of the past posts about reasons for no rollings stock, toilets not pumped out, power vans not filled with diesel, rolling stock not being serviced immediately so its not availible for the next service, just plain old fashion regular maintence. This can only be described as major incompetence.
The problem of course the current administration faces is its likely that the staff that have left will be very gun shy about returning to a setup that is still faced with the same old problem.............. constant funding cuts, and I can tell you these vehicles are all complex systems which require a good deal of experience to work on them well and fix them quickly. A question for you all to illustrate the problem. How many people reading this can tell me how an airconditioning system works and what likely situations will cause them to fail. Second question, How does the engine govenor of an EMD diesel locomotive work and how does one do a static load test. Good technicians DO NOT GROW ON TREES management would do well to remember that.
Bye the way , I can answer those questions....................