Waratah Updates

 
  piepants Chief Train Controller

Location: Newcastle
A heads up: trailer driving cars D6379 and D6479 (from set PPTV) will be making the trip from Auburn to Cardiff on flatbed trailers very soon - most likely in the next two weeks due to a temporary partial shutdown at Cardiff. I believe they are coming here to be refurbished and fitted out for their role as spare cars.

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  Rails Chief Commissioner

I guess regarding the remaining S set trains, the question would be how many Cityrail Double Deck sets do the current Government expect to replace with their new Single Deck trains on the Bankstown and Hurstville lines? While most would say this will never happen, it is the current Government policy. Should it happen the S sets will be old trains then though!
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
I guess regarding the remaining S set trains, the question would be how many Cityrail Double Deck sets do the current Government expect to replace with their new Single Deck trains on the Bankstown and Hurstville lines? While most would say this will never happen, it is the current Government policy. Should it happen the S sets will be old trains then though!
Rails
It's a valid point you raise - it might knock the K/C sets off the perch too.

I see nothing wrong with having single deck trains on their own lines, the problem is when they need to mix with the double-deck trains...
  Innerwesttrainspotter Beginner

I really hate hate the single deck idea, ESP in the NWRL!
  Nathan1987 Chief Commissioner

Location: Mt Warrigal N.S.W
A46 and A47 were out testing yesterday. A46 saw at Sydenham and A47 passed me at Newtown.
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
A46 and A47 were testing today also.
  harishd Locomotive Fireman

A46 and A47 were testing today also.
Watson374
Thats great to hear that each of the newer Waratah trains are out for testing before they can go into passenger service in 1 or 2 weeks. I hope that they will be able to deliver more than 50 Waratah trains by end of this year so we can have more better airconditioning trains this coming summer.
  Rails Chief Commissioner

It's a valid point you raise - it might knock the K/C sets off the perch too.

I see nothing wrong with having single deck trains on their own lines, the problem is when they need to mix with the double-deck trains...
Raichase
I also wonder what would happen if the current or a future Government did create a replacement for the V set? Would that mean that we would see some H sets return for Suburban use? (thus replacing the older silver sets).
  fixitguy Chief Train Controller

Location: In Carriage 4 on a Tangara
I also wonder what would happen if the current or a future Government did create a replacement for the V set? Would that mean that we would see some H sets return for Suburban use? (thus replacing the older silver sets).
Rails
most likely as seeing what they did the the G sets. removal of toilets and replacing them with seats would be the only thing they needed to do. after all they are basically an improvement over the G Set design.
  Brendan03 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Dunno if it's a normal thing or if due to the South Line trackwork in the Auburn area, but I sighted a Waratah (no idea which set) sitting in the sidings at Flemington on Sunday. Apologies if this isn't actually an event worth reporting.
  bjwh86 Chief Train Controller

A13 under test in St Marys.
Is this unit one of the ones where there was a gap between sets in revenue?

Also i think it was A46/7 has been attacked with some white paint.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
A13 under test in St Marys.
Is this unit one of the ones where there was a gap between sets in revenue?

Also i think it was A46/7 has been attacked with some white paint.
bjwh86
A13 has been attacked by paint too, no actual graffiti, just morons throwing paint around because they're "hilarious".

If you look closely you can see where the "Sydney Trains" logo will be - it's been applied and removed from A13, as they want to "unveil" it properly in due course. No good having us spreading photos of it around as the train is testing!
  jcouch Assistant Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a commuter train
Seen both 41 and 42 out in service last week. Anything later than that spotted recently?
  Silver S Set Junior Train Controller

Not graffiti, now paint. Horrific...
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
Not graffiti, now paint. Horrific...
Silver S Set
Sadly, it's nothing new - now they're just ruining public property without any pretext of it being "artistic". If you look carefully alongside railway lines, one will notice paint tins in the four or six foot, usually near bridges. I recall hearing about a South Coast OSCar that had an entire industrial drum of paint tipped over the drivers cab, COVERING the three front windscreens. Needless to say, that train was cancelled and set worked empty at a very reduced speed.
  Silver S Set Junior Train Controller

Sadly, it's nothing new - now they're just ruining public property without any pretext of it being "artistic". If you look carefully alongside railway lines, one will notice paint tins in the four or six foot, usually near bridges. I recall hearing about a South Coast OSCar that had an entire industrial drum of paint tipped over the drivers cab, COVERING the three front windscreens. Needless to say, that train was cancelled and set worked empty at a very reduced speed.
Raichase
Unfortunately, it'll never stop with these tiny fines and plus, the vandals have nothing to lose if they go to gaol.
  Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
About vandalism, I've noticed that the fire extinguisher trick seems to have lost its popularity. I suppose full tins are easier, and the lads can show their bros how much they can lift. Rolling Eyes
  scott4570 Chief Train Controller

Seen both 41 and 42 out in service last week. Anything later than that spotted recently?
jcouch

Last Thursday, 6 June, sighted A43 at Milsons Point on a early evening trip to the City.


- Scott.
  Keith1954 Junior Train Controller

Location: Macarthur
Last Thursday, 6 June, sighted A43 at Milsons Point on a early evening trip to the City.


- Scott.
scott4570

A44 was the 6:48 out of Macarthur this morning.
  tim617x Station Staff

Does anyone know how long it will be before we see a good amount of waratah trains on the western, north shore and illawarra lines?
  bernerd Junior Train Controller

Illawarra - never.
West/Shore - not sure what constitutes 'a good amount', but starts from next month.
  Inside Station Master

Location: on the inside
Just a heads up. PPTV is tabled to be loco hauled from Auburn back to Cardiff today. It is due to depart sometime between 11:00 & 11:30am.
  Myrtone Chief Commissioner

Location: North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Did Biami give this train a name? Does the name Waratah come from the same indigenous langauge as Tangara, the latter apparently means 'to go.'
  Inside Station Master

Location: on the inside
12:40 just saw PPTV passing through Auburn being hauled by 4486 looks to be missing quite a few parts.
  mandonov Station Staff

Did Biami give this train a name? Does the name Waratah come from the same indigenous langauge as Tangara, the latter apparently means 'to go.'
"Myrtone"


The waratah is the state flower/emblem.

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