What do you call your different EMU's

 
  Camster Chief Commissioner

Location: Geelong
For example, down in Melbourne, we obviously different sets of electric trains that are visibly and physically different. At the same time, we have different names for the sets. Comeng Sets, Siemens Sets and X-trapoulos set.

What do you call your differing sets?

Unit Nos. 1-88?

Unit Nos. 201-212 and 221-250 (these look the same as far as I can tell)?

Unit Nos. 261 onwards?

I am sure this would be mentioned somewhere, but I just don't seem to have come across it.

Any help would be great.

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  Sulla1 Chief Commissioner

1-88 - EMU

100 series - IMU (intercity multiple unit)

151-158 - ICE (intercity express)

200 series - SMU (suburban multiple unit)
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
For example, down in Melbourne, we obviously different sets of electric trains that are visibly and physically different. At the same time, we have different names for the sets. Comeng Sets, Siemens Sets and X-trapoulos set.

What do you call your differing sets?

Unit Nos. 1-88?

Unit Nos. 201-212 and 221-250 (these look the same as far as I can tell)?

Unit Nos. 261 onwards?

I am sure this would be mentioned somewhere, but I just don't seem to have come across it.

Any help would be great.
Camster

See here: http://www.qrig.org/motive-power/self-propelled-passenger-stock/electric-multiple-units
  M636C Minister for Railways

For example, down in Melbourne, we obviously different sets of electric trains that are visibly and physically different. At the same time, we have different names for the sets. Comeng Sets, Siemens Sets and X-trapoulos set.

What do you call your differing sets?

Unit Nos. 1-88?

Unit Nos. 201-212 and 221-250 (these look the same as far as I can tell)?

Unit Nos. 261 onwards?

I am sure this would be mentioned somewhere, but I just don't seem to have come across it.

Any help would be great.
Camster


As far as I recall,

Unit Nos. 1-88 are called EMU type (for Electric Multiple unit)
Units 60-79 have six traction motors and a cab at one end only. They can run in pairs or with a double ended set.
Other EMUs have eight motors, cabs at each end and can run singly.

Unit Nos. 201-212 and 221-250 are SMU type (for Suburban Multiple Unit}

201 - 212 are made up driving motor, motor, driving trailer using thyristor AC inverters
221 - 250 are made up driving motor, trailer, driving motor using IGBT AC inverters

Unit Nos. 261 onwards are also called SMU type and have the same types of cars as the 221 series.


I think the SMU types are told apart by quoting the number, 201 series, 221 series and 261 series.


There are IMU (Interurban multiple Units) with the same characteristics as the three types of SMU, 101 series, 121 series, 161 series.


The other main type of train is the Inter City type now used on services to Gympie North. (edit)


M636C
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Gympie East.
M636C

Err, Gympie North. Also see the link I posted above.
  M636C Minister for Railways

Err, Gympie North. Also see the link I posted above.
Graham4405

My mind was fixed on Maryborough West for some reason.... and the station is lot more East than North of Gympie town.

The QRIG entries didn't seem to mention the different numbers of traction motors on EMUs but perhaps I didn't look closely enough.

The reason for the different vehicle types in the 200 series was that the GTO thyristors were more expensive so there was only one inverter, while the IGBTs allowed one inverter per car so there could be two basically similar driving motor cars.

M636C
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
My mind was fixed on Maryborough West for some reason.... and the station is lot more East than North of Gympie town.

The QRIG entries didn't seem to mention the different numbers of traction motors on EMUs but perhaps I didn't look closely enough.

The reason for the different vehicle types in the 200 series was that the GTO thyristors were more expensive so there was only one inverter, while the IGBTs allowed one inverter per car so there could be two basically similar driving motor cars.

M636C
M636C

Its called Gympie Nth because by rail you head nth from old Gympie station to a junction and the station platofmr is basically just off the junction, although the passing loops/yard run past the junction.
  Camster Chief Commissioner

Location: Geelong
Thanks for all the reply's people.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
the station is lot more East than North of Gympie town.
M636C

Looking on Google Maps, I'd say North is a better description than East, but perhaps it should be renamed "Veteran" as that is the actual location! That would confuse everybody... Smile

The QRIG entries didn't seem to mention the different numbers of traction motors on EMUs but perhaps I didn't look closely enough.
M636C

Thanks, I didn't actually read the entries (at this time, but I suspect I would have at some stage), just linked to them.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Its called Gympie Nth because by rail you head nth from old Gympie station to a junction and the station platofmr is basically just off the junction, although the passing loops/yard run past the junction.
RTT_Rules

Gympie North station is south of the Junction at Banks Pocket. Looking on Google Earth it doesn't appear that anything related to the station runs past the Junction, but it isn't that clear.
  NBP Junior Train Controller

Location: Brisbane
We, or most of us, call all SMU's, "Smews." But if we are talking 260 class, "Two-Sixty Class" is what we say. "Smews" is more for the 200 and 220 stock. At this point, I'll mention that 100 and 200 class are in no way related, handling/running wise.  Which someone mentioned above...

EMU's we call, "E.M.U's."
60-79 EMU's, we call, "Sixty-class."
The others are just called by their designation numbers, eg: "One Hundred class" for 100IMU, "One-Sixty class" for 160IMU's. Not much else to say really.

And, last but not least, "One-Twenty Class" IMU.

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