I heard they tested them at 183km/h when new but they have been re engined, who knows what they can do now?Surely you are not using Victoria as the benchmark? Our Locos are at a least 35 years old and we have nearly 80 carriages that are over 55 years old, some of which are converted old EMU's in which the ride is terrible. In other words they are crap.
That's why the Government needs to find a better corridor to Melbourne and Brisbane.
Why does the replacement need to be self propelled and loco hauled is dead when Victoria finds it still viable?
Maybe NSW Trains will keep one but I can't see heritage mobs interested in maintaining one.
The state Government must be in surplus, she wants to spend a couple of billion on footy stadium revamps.
The priorities are way off.
Those particular cars you are referring to undertake short haul services of at most 100Km round trips.
The other older cars you refer to ride very well on Comeng bogies and would be a delight to travel in if the original seats were re-installed.
Our loco's may be 35 years old, but last time I looked, no pax were travelling in them.