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244hseriesalco

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And with the exception of one or two sane people on this thread, you wonder why the hobby gets labelled. Who the hell do most of you think you are, I know the LVR/Blue Zephyr blokes and they do some a ...

MCA's are exactly the same as a MCE, XCM, ECM. Basically they are all composite first/second class cars with 3 first class compartments on one side of the off set centre door and 5 second class compar ...

In regards to S Sets, I have seen plans that see them maintained until 2019, that was based on us (UGL Unipart) needing to overhaul about 40 - 50 cars a year totalling 192 cars which were selected as  ...

S Set heavy overhauls have recommenced at the back half of this financial years car plan with 4 sets to be so treated, they are also in next years CCO car plan, not sure the total number of sets to be ...

My highlight for the year was seeing 4001 & (4490) arrive into Newcastle Station on the Australia Day Newcastle Flyer. It was probably the most rewarding part of 4001's restoration to see it back in N ...

[quote=allambee]You are right, the animal which has been created will be left to its own for a couple of years till after the next term of the current Government or a change of Government should Barry ...

[quote="KRviator"]There's nothing wrong with what has been posted.

It doesn't disclose the consist, phone numbers, is not a direct cut-and-paste, and generally conforms to the accepted rules for ST ...

S88 is currently stored at UGL Unipart Auburn with 4126. Once approval is given I will be stripping every last bit out of it. Only a shell will be loco hauled to Chullora for its last rostered job. S4 ...

[quote=sydnytrains]Thanks for the info on S120 and S119, AND the info of 3872 above. Smile
Just a general question, have any other S sets been withdrawn from service yet? And how many more carriages ...

[quote=JGS]G'day folks,

I have the NSW pass car book, that I can't put my hands on at the moment.

I'm trying to find out if there was such a car numbered 1952. If so, could someone possibly get ...

[quote="Newcastle Express"]Lunchbox, I put a news item up about them, but I can't find the news item.

But the news item links to this story here: [size=2][url=http://www.maitlandmercury.com.au/stor ...

There was also an issue years ago where a farmer who had or used a road beneath a wooden trestlt bridge wanted to get some piece of machinery under it. It would not fit so before asking for permission ...

Posted 12 Apr 2013 07:55 in Sydney Suburban by 244hseriesalco

The double deck interurbans don't have an external mounting for the jumper cables. They seem to "disappear" through the ends of the car body.
"electrax"

Interurbans have exactly the  ...

Well the S sets are not dead yet, not by a long shot.

Funny how they are getting cut up at Chullora, yet we over here at UGL Unipart Auburn are doing heavy overhauls.

By heavy im mean they are ge ...

[quote="Bee-JayCoulter"]4458, 4461 & 4488 all received their 1 off schemes when re-activate by HVRT and leased to LVR.

4458 was painted at Cowra, while 4461 & 4488 were painted at North Rothbury.

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Posted 06 Apr 2013 09:23 in Sydney Suburban by 244hseriesalco

[quote="electrax"]By my reckoning, the following Sydney suburban double deckers were fitted with FABEG cabling:

Tulloch motor cars - C3801 -C3804.

Tulloch trailer cars - T4839 - T4895.

Come ...

Maybe a J hauled the rail recovery train...? Razz
On the rail recovery note, it seems that Victoria has pulled up alot more of its rail network then most of the main land states. What is the difference  ...

Ill have to confirm this, but I'm pretty sure an operator must have an OSP (operator specific procedure) to use it. Meaning you just can't pull up and use it unless your operator has angreement and pr ...

Posted 14 Mar 2013 09:39 in Sydney Suburban by 244hseriesalco

With regards to Loco hauling of V sets.
It is possible, clearances are not an issue with V set cars, you would need a power van attached and you could only use Series 6 V set Chopper cars.
They were b ...

[quote="4464"]
Grapevine is saying,
Some of the CL's will be allocated to Southern Wheat, as Aurizon are planning to have a Second train to complement 3958/9359 serving the southern NSW whe ...

Clarke Hudswell. I can say the (RTM) management read these pages intently and will have read your concern, with more feed back coming from the wider community they may take on your issue and address t ...

Heard today 8006 was moved yesterday down to where 4465 resides.

Also to add to headlight story. I have seen (about 10 years ago now) portable twin beam headlights mounted in the terminal end doors. Most S type power cars have a 120v outlet above and behind the mas ...

[quote="thadocta"]
[quote="wurx"]
There was an 8 car set running around in the early 1980s, of which at least four cars were targeted R1. IIRC at the time it was the only fully a ...

Aurora8 I can answer your question. Currently UGL are refreshing K C & S sets with painting internal walls floors replacing windows. Currently there is not enough room to do it Auburn due the norm ...

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