Variotram 2107 'birthday' outing

 
  matthewg Train Controller

On the 25th of August, it will be 22 years to the day 2107 was accepted for 'traffic'. As this day is a Sunday this year. I've been cleared to get it out the shed and put it on display in the museum picnic area for its '22nd birthday'
Unfortunately, no rides - as it is not and will not be for some time, cleared for 'traffic' at Loftus.

So if anyone wants to see Australia's first type of low floor tram out in the sunshine (we hope it will be sunny!), pay us a visit that day.

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  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
Is it cleared to run under its own, or are you going to have it towed and then raise the pan? Or is it just headed to its usual "spot"?
  matthewg Train Controller

Is it cleared to run under its own, or are you going to have it towed and then raise the pan? Or is it just headed to its usual "spot"?
s3_gunzel

It runs out under its own power, which it has done on two prior occasions for display. It's also been out into the yard for cleaning, and it did that under its own power too.

The things stopping it from regular use are the overhead and its wheels. It probably could pass inspection and get certified once those are dealt with as all key systems work.

The hybrid profile wheels and 'traditional' Sydney tramway points don't agree with one another, it's possible to safely cross them with due care taken, but it's not 'ideal'. Altering the wheels will be expensive, as it is not an 'in house' job.
  Matthew Train Controller

2107 IS coming out of the shed for its 22nd 'birthday' next Sunday.

I've been directed to do the shunt as much as possible out of public hours, so as soon as the running fleet is out of the shed, 2107 will follow into the picnic area before the museum opens to the public.

I did a full systems test last Saturday and at this point there is nothing stopping our display of the tram outdoors next Sunday. (25th August).

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