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Workin' On The Railways...

Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:00 pm

Seems a while since we had a rolling stock thread, a thought brought home to me when I saw this well dressed 25 year old all preened and ready to get dirty again hauling coal & freight!



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Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:24 pm

I bet it doesn't stay clean for long Chris!
Do you still have those Diesel units based on the British HST's still in service or have they all been withdrawn? I think they were called the XPT in Oz?

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Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:04 am

Here we go  

My "ride" at work (built by Siemens).....



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Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:44 am

Quoting Stealthz (Thread starter):
I saw this well dressed 25 year old all preened and ready to get dirty again hauling coal & freight!

Just outside Auburn/Clyde in Sydney. I don't bat an eyelid at those since I see them all the time.

Quoting SAAB900 (Reply 1):
Do you still have those Diesel units based on the British HST's still in service or have they all been withdrawn? I think they were called the XPT in Oz?

Yes, they still have those belching, smokey things. They operate only slowly, from memory, due to heavy speed limits on the regional tracks. Still, not much else thunders like an old Paxman-Valenta engine...

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Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:34 am

Quoting SAAB900 (Reply 1):
I think they were called the XPT in Oz?

Like this one-

About to lead a Sunday night XPT service from Sydney to Melbourne

Quoting cpd (Reply 3):
I don't bat an eyelid at those since I see them all the time.

I normally don't either but it looked so bright sitting on it's own in the sunlight.

Chris, have you noticed the increasing number of Waratah car sets sticking their noses out of the new stabling sheds on the other side of the tracks at Clyburn?

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Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:09 pm

yes, I do see quite a lot of them stabled there with the huge "train under test" stickers over the side of them. I hope they get some of them into service soon - it's not fun going through the City Circle on one of those old un-airconditioned silver-rattlers on a warm day!    Fortunately, I only go as far as Sydney Terminal and then change onto much nicer trains.

How did you manage that photo of the XP set? The Railcorp people are pretty strict about photos aren't they? I must admit however, I've never tried taking photos of trains.  
 
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Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:16 am

Quoting cpd (Reply 5):
How did you manage that photo of the XP set? The Railcorp people are pretty strict about photos aren't they?

Never had an issue, working strange shifts just near Sydney Terminal I tend to see lots of different rail scenes. Waiting for a train to my stop in W Syd. I get a fair bit of free time to wander the station and take pics. No one has ever even raised an eyebrow. The night I took the XPT above, several CountryLink staffers said Hi and asked if I was getting any good pics, same story at other stations.
From an AvPhoto perspective I have heard of folks getting grief from CityRail security on the overpass at Sydneham station(not even rail property)

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Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:55 am

There are a couple of signs in my local railway station that set out the train operator's policy towards those who wish to photograph trains. The general rules are that you're welcome to take pictures of the trains for non-commercial use as long as you aren't getting in other people's way, but that you should ask permission if you are going to bring tripods etc onto the platform. Simple and fair I'd say.
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Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:16 pm

Whilst hardly a remarkable photo...

It may surprise some, especially in North America, that this Northbound freight, passing through Parramatta in Western Sydney is headed by GL105 wearing the logo of Chicago Freight.(such are the ways of globalisation). significantly adding HP but out of shot is an aging Comeng/GE of SSR
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RE: Workin' On The Railways...

Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:54 pm

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 2):
My "ride" at work (built by Siemens).....

My ride at work(well I dont ride it I drive it!)...also built by Siemens!
http://www.applrguk.co.uk/gallery/ou...lery/uk%20sheffield%20%2811%29.jpg

Quoting stealthz (Reply 4):
Like this one-

Yes thats them! Nice to know they're still going strong! Just like our HST's here in the UK!

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Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:32 pm

Quoting SAAB900 (Reply 9):
My ride at work(well I dont ride it I drive it!)...also built by Siemens!
http://www.applrguk.co.uk/gallery/ou...9.jpg

Haha, no way...

These go past my place of work every day (Infirmary Road).  

It's been a while since I travelled on them though... nearly always use the train between Meadowhell now.
 
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Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:36 pm

Quoting DanTaylor2006 (Reply 10):
Haha, no way...

These go past my place of work every day (Infirmary Road).

Oh yes!! Normally end up going up & down Infirmary Rd every day unless I'm on purple route!
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Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:22 pm

Quoting SAAB900 (Reply 9):
My ride at work(well I dont ride it I drive it!)...also built by Siemens!

Ah, High Street  
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Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:52 pm

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 12):
Ah, High Street

Yes Lee your correct,dropping down into Castle Square tramstop from Cathedral! Tram 120 has got a different livery now though!
http://www.supertram.net/latestfromsupertram_7972.html

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Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:02 am

Quoting SAAB900 (Reply 13):
Tram 120 has got a different livery now though!
http://www.supertram.net/latestfroms....html

This tram is actually stalking me... I went to Meadowhall, it was there. I went into town, it was there. I went to work, it was there.
 
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Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:41 pm

Quoting DanTaylor2006 (Reply 14):
This tram is actually stalking me..

That makes 2 of us then! I've driven it a lot since it's been repainted!
It still gets plenty of looks when its out though! Get some photo's of it while u can, as it's going to be repainted early in the new year so we've been told!

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Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:15 pm

I love old rolling stock, restored or otherwise......

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/2008_Trip/Wilkes_Barre_No-2761-pb.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y55/Steve_YYZ/2008_Trip/Old_Trains.jpg
 
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Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:25 pm

hmm... are there no double decker cars in Europe? seems like they make up the majority of commuter trains here in the States...

South Florida Tr-Rail


Chicago's METRA


Caltrain
http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/Caltrain%20window.jpg

Amtrak's Surfliner (San Diego - LA)


And not a commuter train, but probably one of the "premier" routes in the States - California Zephyr
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Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:26 pm

Quoting USXguy (Reply 17):
hmm... are there no double decker cars in Europe?

There certainly are. Loads in Germany and Holland, no doubt they are elsewhere too.
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Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:04 pm

Quoting USXguy (Reply 17):
are there no double decker cars in Europe?

Yes, just not in the UK. Our loading gauge is too small for double deckers (low bridges, close patforms etc) but elsewhere in Europe...

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 18):
Loads in Germany and Holland, no doubt they are elsewhere too.

And France:

Austria:
http://yatbazaar.com/images/travel/europe/austria/vienna_cat2010091102.jpg
Finland:


And outside Europe:
Morocco:

India:

Australia:


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Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:30 pm

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 18):

Also Switzerland

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ea/Swiss_Rail_SBB_450_114-4_SBahn.JPG/798px-Swiss_Rail_SBB_450_114-4_SBahn.JPG

RE450 loco based unit, dating from the late 1980s. They always run in a fixed loco - 3 coaches format.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8f/RABe_514_bei_Felben-Wellhausen.jpg/800px-RABe_514_bei_Felben-Wellhausen.jpg

RABe EMU, introduced in 2005. An EMU. They usually lurk out on the Gold Coast and out towards Winterthur.

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Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:51 pm

Irish Rail InterCity Mark 4



The train that gets me home every weekend  
 
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Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:24 pm

Because the last one just went out of regular passenger service, almost 60 years after the first one rolled out of the factory:

The Uerdingen "railbus". With very load running costs it kept many rural services running for a long time.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e8/Baureihe_798_752-2.jpg/800px-Baureihe_798_752-2.jpg

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