Named trains in Australia

 
  TheDeadman Locomotive Driver

Location: My Own Private Hell
I am helping to collate information on named trains
( Official and unofficial ) in Australia. I have wracked my brain over most of the ones in south australia that i can think of and have now run into a mental blank. Can any one else on Railpage help it would be greatly appreciated.  

The ones i have are as follows:

The Bomber
Tea and sugar
The Chaser
Pt Pire Express ( East West )
The Trans
The Ghan
The Overland
The I.P.
The Silver City Limited
The Blue Lake
Spirt of Progress
Southern Aurora



Cheers

The Deadman


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  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
Did you mean South Australia the state or just south(ern) Australia?  Your list already includes some which did not operate within the State of SA.

In Victoria you can add :-
The Vinelander
The West Coaster
The Northerner
The Gippslander

In New South Wales add:-
The Fish
The Chips
The River
Melbourne Limited
Newcastle Flyer
Brisbane Express

And that's just off the top of my head.
  409 Minister for Railways

There are a few you have missed out from SA. The Iron Triangle Limited run with Buddcars from 1986 to 1990. The Broken Hill Express (1888-1970). There was another short lived train called 'The Alice' run by both AN and the NSWSRA. It was first class only from what I know and ran from 1982-1987. I think it used stock from the SRA and AN.
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Silver City Comet.
The Fish.
The Chips.
Newcastle Flyer.
The Bribane Limited.
The Intercapital Daylight.
Central west express.
Gold Coast Motor Rail.
Northern Tableland Express
South Mail.
Western Mail.
Forbes Mail
Canberra/Monaro Express.
South Coast Daylight Express.
Theres probably more but i cannot think of them at the moment.
Hope this helps for NSW anyway. Smile
  HardWorkingMan Chief Commissioner

Location: Echuca
The Boat Train (Port Melbourne (Station Pier?)to Flinders St meeting ships)
Puffing Billy (was callled that well before it was preserved)
Geelong Flyer
the Vinelander
the Australind (spelling?)
  2353 Chief Train Controller

Location: Brisvegas
Current

Sunlander (Brisbane - Cairns)
Westlander (Brisbane - Charleville/Quilpie)
Inlander (Townsville - Mt Isa)
Spirit of the Outback (Brisbane - Longreach)

Historical

Capricornian (Brisbane - Rockhampton)
Midlander (Rockhampton - Longreach & beyond)
Bundaberg Mail (Brisbane - Bundaberg)
Dirranbandi Mail (Brisbane - Toowoomba - Dirranbandi)
Queenslander (Brisbane - Cairns)

there were others as well
  standard_gauge Dr Beeching

Location: Outside the toilet, waiting for Della Bosca to come out !!
Current

Sunlander (Brisbane - Cairns)
Westlander (Brisbane - Charleville/Quilpie)
Inlander (Townsville - Mt Isa)
Spirit of the Outback (Brisbane - Longreach)

Historical

Capricornian (Brisbane - Rockhampton)
Midlander (Rockhampton - Longreach & beyond)
Bundaberg Mail (Brisbane - Bundaberg)
Dirranbandi Mail (Brisbane - Toowoomba - Dirranbandi)
Queenslander (Brisbane - Cairns)

there were others as well
"2353"


Spirit of Tropics
Spirit of Capricorn
Forsathy mail
Pacific Coast Motorail
Twin City Limited
Goulburn Valley Limited
Wimmera Limited
Sydney Express
Melbourne Express
Intercapial Daylight
Riverina Express(then XPT)
Northern Tableland Express, then XPT then Xplorer
Iron Triangle Limited

that's all I can think of at the moment without the caffine in my head

EDIT

Barossa Wine train counts?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

the Australind (spelling?)
"HardWorkingMan"

Spelling is correct.
Historically (back in 1970 anyway) WA also had:
The Shopper (Perth-Bunbury)
Albany Progress (Perth-Albany)
Midlander (Perth-Geraldton)
The Mullewa (I think) (Perth-Mullewa)
The NG train from Kalgoorlie was, IIRC, named but I can't remember what at the moment.
plus the Kalgoorlie SG railcars - The Prospector
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
Tasmania: Tasman Limited, The WestCoaster and last Goliath Express.
  TE2815 Minister for Railways

Location: Mission control Minto or Thirlmere
The River (St Marys - Hawkesbury River)
The Southern Highlands Express
Cooma-Monaro Express
Riverina XPT
Canberra Express
The Melbourne XPTs had a name each when first started:
IIRC one was the Olympic Spirit XPT and the other was the Southern Cross XPT. Anyone else recall these names or know what they were if I am in error.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
Spirit of Protest was name given to the train on the NAR during the war! The Scavenger was an SAR name for any local train that shunted at all stations enroute!  The Islington Works train was another, The Boat Train either to Port Adelaide or Outer Harbour!  Alberton Flyer was a suburban train! Very Happy
  SP_Rules Assistant Commissioner

Location: Up here.

Spirit of Tropics
"james_c"


Spirit of the Tropics
  E1109 Minister for Railways

Location: Bright sunny Darwin
Does the Jet rate a mention for the Melbourne-Adelaide freight?
  standard_gauge Dr Beeching

Location: Outside the toilet, waiting for Della Bosca to come out !!
Avonlink, Sunraysia
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
I could list a few names of trains that engine men called them, but I will refrain as this is a family friendly site and I would most definately rate a warning if I typed some of them! Laughing
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
the Australind (spelling?)
"HardWorkingMan"


The NG train from Kalgoorlie was, IIRC, named but I can't remember what at the moment.
"duttonbay"


Westland
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

The NG train from Kalgoorlie was, IIRC, named but I can't remember what at the moment.
"duttonbay"


Westland
"YM-Mundrabilla"


Yes indeed, but I think that was the name of train which connected with The Trans before the SG went through. But there was also a NG Kalgoorlie train, which remained for some time after the SG opened.  

That's the train I rode ... and the name I'm trying to remember....
  LadyGuard Chief Commissioner

Location: Redlands
The Valley Rattler
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

There was also a NG Kalgoorlie train, which remained for some time after the SG opened.
"duttonbay"

Checked my old WTTs - the train I was thinking of is simply listed as the "Kalgoorlie Pass" which hardly counts as a named train.

However, I also found the "Bunbury Belle" between Perth and Bunbury, making the third named train on that corridor, adding to the Australind and The Shopper.
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
And in older history we ahve the Slow Mixed.  Whether that was ever an official name I'm not old enough to tell but it is rcorded as the name by which the one time Marree mixed train was known; the other principal train on that line became better known as The 'Ghan.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
And in older history we ahve the Slow Mixed.  Whether that was ever an official name I'm not old enough to tell but it is rcorded as the name by which the one time Marree mixed train was known; the other principal train on that line became better known as The 'Ghan.
"Gwiwer"


Fast and Slow Mixed were regular headings in the CR WTT.

The principal Slow Mixed was, of course, the Tea and Sugar (Train No 521) back in the 'good old days' when life was much simpler.
  qr3900 Chief Commissioner

Location: Gold Coast, QLD
What about the nickname for the Gold Coast trains: The Bombay Express, named due to overcrowding, does that count?
  Mick_L Junior Train Controller

Location: Cairns, QLD
Savannahlander

Gulflander

Forsathy mail


I think that should be the Forsayth mixed
  standard_gauge Dr Beeching

Location: Outside the toilet, waiting for Della Bosca to come out !!
Savannahlander

Gulflander

Forsathy mail


I think that should be the Forsayth mixed
"Mick_L"



Qulpie Flie (not official name thou)

"Tilt train" , you can argue but it is a "name" !
  SP_Rules Assistant Commissioner

Location: Up here.
[Qulpie Flie (not official name thou)
"james_c"


Flying Flea was the nickname of the Quilpie section of the Westlander. The rest went to Cunnamulla

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