NSW Trams Quiz

 
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

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https://www.railtram.com.au/nsw-trams

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  Rossco T Chief Train Controller

Location: Camberwell, Victoria
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Spletsie
Only 40% for me this time, thanks Spletsie.

Ross
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Thanks for the feedback Rossco T.
  RC6 Station Staff

Thanks again Spletsie. 80% for me but then I am old enough to have lived from remebering horse drawn buses between Lidcombe Station and Lidcombe Hospital, flown in Concorde and ridden in an O class tram.

Best Wishes
  M636C Minister for Railways

Only 90% for me this time...

I underestimated the number of O class trams among others...

One point...
I think the description "Urbos 3" and "Urbos 100" are effectively interchangeable.
I asked CAF about this at an AUSRAIL exhibition.
The description was changed to Urbos 100 to indicate "100% low floor"....

There are very few differences between the cars in Sydney, Canberra and Newcastle.
The Canberra cars will have to be fitted with capacitors for energy storage to operate through the parliamentary triangle where overhead wires aren't permitted.

I have a vague memory of riding an O class tram in George Street...

Peter
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Not saying.
(For obvious reasons)
  Lockspike Chief Commissioner

Try this multiple choice quiz on New South Wales trams:

https://www.railtram.com.au/nsw-trams
Spletsie
45%. Good one, Spletsie; didn't know as much as I thought I did! Embarassed
  doyle Chief Commissioner

Not gloating.... I've got way to many books
  Spletsie Chief Commissioner

Thanks again for the feedback. I wasn't sure if the topic of NSW trams would generate much interest.
  Matthew Chief Train Controller


One point...
I think the description "Urbos 3" and "Urbos 100" are effectively interchangeable.
I asked CAF about this at an AUSRAIL exhibition.
The description was changed to Urbos 100 to indicate "100% low floor"....
M636C
The Urbos 3 and Urbos 100 ARE the same. If you ask CAF what cars run in Sydney they will say Urbos 100, even though when the cars were delivered they were called Urbos 3.

CAF changed the name as they have an Urbos 70 (70% low floor) high-speed tram-train variant - it has rotating bogies so needs raised floors over the bogies. The car is otherwise based on the same CAF power and automation traction equipment, so could be called an Urbos 3 as well. Both with the same model name but different applications was probably seen as 'confusing'.

CAF are continually making improvements to the platform, so the Sydney, Newcastle and Canberra cars have details changed that make them not quite compatible with each other. Certainly, power bogies are not interchangeable between Sydney and Newcastle variants, CAF has fixed some issues with the interface between the car and bogie. (And the Sydney cars are fitted with hybrid tram-train wheels, the other fleets are not)
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Now turn it up, Spletsie; I live in Melbourne and can't identify all of our trams. What chance am I with Sydney's?
  alleve Station Master

Location: T4 Illawarra Line

One point...
I think the description "Urbos 3" and "Urbos 100" are effectively interchangeable.
I asked CAF about this at an AUSRAIL exhibition.
The description was changed to Urbos 100 to indicate "100% low floor"....The Urbos 3 and Urbos 100 ARE the same. If you ask CAF what cars run in Sydney they will say Urbos 100, even though when the cars were delivered they were called Urbos 3.

CAF changed the name as they have an Urbos 70 (70% low floor) high-speed tram-train variant - it has rotating bogies so needs raised floors over the bogies. The car is otherwise based on the same CAF power and automation traction equipment, so could be called an Urbos 3 as well. Both with the same model name but different applications was probably seen as 'confusing'.

CAF are continually making improvements to the platform, so the Sydney, Newcastle and Canberra cars have details changed that make them not quite compatible with each other. Certainly, power bogies are not interchangeable between Sydney and Newcastle variants, CAF has fixed some issues with the interface between the car and bogie. (And the Sydney cars are fitted with hybrid tram-train wheels, the other fleets are not)
Matthew
When the 4 new Urbos 3s for the L1 arrive in 2023, will they be compatible with the older, 2014 models? Or do you reckon they'll use the newer, incompatible design? It doesn't seem like it would be efficient to run two types of somewhat incompatible trams out of the same maintenance centre on the same line. Alternatively, would they upgrade the existing 12 Urbos 3s to be compatible?
  Big J Deputy Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
Thankyou Spletsie for another challenging quiz! I am chuffed at 55% as I don't actively read about NSW trams, so I must have read articles in the past and my dusty brain retrieved it.

Wonderful quizzes.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Now turn it up, Spletsie; I live in Melbourne and can't identify all of our trams. What chance am I with Sydney's?
Valvegear
Melbourne has only ever had two types of trams:
  • Proper trams
  • Plastic trams
I know which I prefer. Rolling Eyes

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