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  DCook Chief Train Controller

Location: The standard state
Any updates on the restoration of W3?

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  AheadMatthewawsome Junior Train Controller

Location: Opening Train Lines
There are unconfirmed reports that I am aware of that W3 would be back in 2020 for the Transport Heritage Expo. It is more sounding unlikely, but they should have her back very soon!
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
There are unconfirmed reports that I am aware of that W3 would be back in 2020 for the Transport Heritage Expo. It is more sounding unlikely, but they should have her back very soon!
AheadMatthewawsome
It’s the aim.

Could change, etc etc. May not happen, etc etc. Don’t get your hopes up, etc etc.
  silversetsvlogs Beginner

anyone knows how wide the power cars found on W3 is? i know the DD trailers are slightly less wide than a comeng car S set but for the single deck cars, are there the same as the standard sets when it comes to width? just wondering as i know F1 cant go more than 20 km/h through a platform because of spacing from the platform.
  DCook Chief Train Controller

Location: The standard state
anyone knows how wide the power cars found on W3 is? i know the DD trailers are slightly less wide than a comeng car S set but for the single deck cars, are there the same as the standard sets when it comes to width? just wondering as i know F1 cant go more than 20 km/h through a platform because of spacing from the platform.
silversetsvlogs
Same as the standard suburban, 3.15 metres
  DCook Chief Train Controller

Location: The standard state
F1 has apparently entered a non running period to allow for all cars to be lifted off their bogies as part of the TMP (train maintenance program) which dictates that all carriages must be lifted every four years for inspections
http://www.schoolpa.com.au/RedSetF1/uncategorized/upcoming-outings-and-news/

Last week I found a very informative and interesting document on electric train preservation in NSW, I would recommend that anybody with even a fleeting interest in the suburban electrics of NSW read it
http://schoolpa.com.au/PDF/HistoryOfElectricTrainPreservationInNSW2019-300dpi.pdf
  David10 Station Master

F1 was at Flemington MC today.
  DCook Chief Train Controller

Location: The standard state
Wooden cars both at Rothbury. Yellow "Bugsy" ex HMC is at Molong. Not sure about the Tulloch DD.

Thank you. I did a bit of research and I wasn’t able to find photos of them there, however I did discover that at least one other Bradfield car is at Rothbury. I couldn’t see the car number in the photo but it was a yellow car with two sliding doors, similarly to car C3662. Not sure if it is C3662 though. In the next few decades, instead of creating further standard single deck sets, I would prefer it if they restored and ran a 4-Car Bradfield Set (C3082, T4279, D4004, C36XX) although it would be difficult to restore and maintain. Hopefully, after the U Set is complete and the Chullora Heritage Hub opens, in about a decade or so we will see a full set running the network instead of waiting in the middle of nowhere.
This might be an old topic, but I did some research and found that there are far more Bradfield carriages in existence than previously thought, 9 in total
This is a list from 2009, I am unsure if anything has changed since then

C3662, (C3992, SPC-1, C3558, C3908, C3020, EBB 2182) at Rothbury.

C3661 (C3993, Brake Test Car, C3555, C3905, C3027, EFA 2114) at Rothbury.

C3045 (EBB 2212) at Thirlmere.

C3592 (C3080, EFA 2172) at Rothbury.

C3082 (C3991, C3082, C3591, C2082, EBB 2166) now with SETS.


T4279 (FA 888) Eveleigh.

D4004 (BB 1862) at Rothbury.

T4124 at Rothbury.

T4168 at Rothbury.

Source- http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11340057.htm
  DCook Chief Train Controller

Location: The standard state
Hearing from several credible sources that the restoration of W3 is in it's final stages, apparently it will be transferred to FMC sometime in January.
  zordmaker Train Controller

Location: NSW
Hearing from several credible sources that the restoration of W3 is in it's final stages, apparently it will be transferred to FMC sometime in January.
DCook
Try Feb 27th.

Definitely in its final stages of work at Redfern. Work happening every weekend plus 2~3 days per week and some nights also.
  DCook Chief Train Controller

Location: The standard state
Some great news from THNSW today.
Volunteers of Historic Electric Traction group are celebrating after heritage suburban set W3 departed Redfern carriage sheds for the first time in 15 years yesterday. Set W3 was transferred by heritage locomotive to Flemington via Central, where testing and recommissioning works will begin. The restoration of these state-owned heritage carriages has been a five year effort by volunteers of Historic Electric Traction, with support from Transport Heritage NSW and Sydney Trains. Congratulations to all involved on a job well done!
THNSW
Link to Facebook post- https://www.facebook.com/TransportHeritageNSW/photos/a.250757918461310/1580224182181337/
  Griffinrails Official Beginner

Congrats to HET for W3!
Anyone know where that AL21 car is?

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