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UncleMurphy Train Controller

Location: Canley Vale
Just saw this photo, not quite sure if it is water or cling wrap. I believe its the former but how does this happen?

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One of the Non-control motor carriages on a later series Tangara


Cheers,


Victor
 
s3_gunzel Deputy Commissioner

Open air con vent would be my guess
 
Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
Definitely water, probably a leaking climate-control unit.

CityRail is now offering free showers, but no towels are provided. Very Happy
 
fixitguy Chief Train Controller

Location: In Carriage 4 on a Tangara
Definitely water, probably a leaking climate-control unit.

CityRail is now offering free showers, but no towels are provided. Very Happy
- Watson374


you should be admin on cityrail memes. thats a better linethan what they provided
 
bjwh86 Chief Train Controller

I'm interested in knowing how often the exterior of the trains get a wash.
I know flemington has a wash shed but not to sure of the other Maintenance Centres.
Do the sets also get a routine acid wash?

Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks
 
Black1050 Chief Train Controller

Location: Sectors, 3, 1 & 2
HMC, MMC and AMF all have their own Train Wash plants.  

No idea how the fleet management/planners organise the rotation/cycle/schedule for washing the trains.



 
seb2351 Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide

HMC, MMC and AMF all have their own Train Wash plants.

No idea how the fleet management/planners organise the rotation/cycle/schedule for washing the trains.


- Black1050


 

I believe its the same way they plan rosters- throw a dart at the board and go "aha! S70 you will be cleaned today and your rostered driver will be *throws another dart* Mr X"

 
bjwh86 Chief Train Controller

Ok so no real routine wash then i'm guessing.

Away from that there seems to be a K set running around with either a failed board or no one has ever changed it, with Ashfield displayed. This set has been like this for at least a month.  I'm guessing only a few of the older boards actually work with no incentive from whichever department, agency, manager is responsible for fixing them.
I know that in Brisbane if there's a failed board the driver has to have an alternate display in the window.
 
thefatcontroller Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, Australia
Ok so no real routine wash then i'm guessing.Away from that there seems to be a K set running around with either a failed board or no one has ever changed it, with Ashfield displayed. This set has been like this for at least a month. I'm guessing only a few of the older boards actually work with no incentive from whichever department, agency, manager is responsible for fixing them.I know that in Brisbane if there's a failed board the driver has to have an alternate display in the window.
- bjwh86


I saw this train today too, on the North Shore line... Had a bit of a chuckle  Laughing
 
Highrise Assistant Commissioner


HMC, MMC and AMF all have their own Train Wash plants.

No idea how the fleet management/planners organise the rotation/cycle/schedule for washing the trains.


- Black1050


 

I believe its the same way they plan rosters- throw a dart at the board and go "aha! S70 you will be cleaned today and your rostered driver will be *throws another dart* Mr X"

- seb2351
Good day when your rostered to throw the dart!
 
FullSeries Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, NSW
8K Floating around Sector 2 today. K74 was half I believe.
 
thefatcontroller Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, Australia
Hey Guys,
I drove past Lithgow Station today, and i noticed that there was an Endevour railcar idleing at the station platform. Does anybody know why it would be there?
Cheers
Fatty
 
Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
Hey Guys,
I drove past Lithgow Station today, and i noticed that there was an Endevour railcar idleing at the station platform. Does anybody know why it would be there?
Cheers
Fatty
- thefatcontroller


Bathurst Bullet.
 
abesty1 Chief Commissioner
 
Kamz Assistant Commissioner

The 4:27 Wyong to Central was an 8K instead of the usual 8H.
 
Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
The coming October 13-14 Operation CBD leaflets claim that South and Western Line services will depart from Central 23. I am highly suspicious. Is this actually the case or is it a mistake?

Also, I've noticed that the Bankstown Line has some AM peak services from Liverpool running fast past Campsie, stopping Sydenham, Redfern, Central and then City Circle via Town Hall. Why is this not also featured in the PM peak?
 
Aurora8 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney

The coming October 13-14 Operation CBD leaflets claim that South and Western Line services will depart from Central 23. I am highly suspicious. Is this actually the case or is it a mistake?
- Watson374


That would mean having to either run around the City Circle or terminating at P20/21 and turning around at Tivoli (if possible to do that on the DCI) before coming back into service from P23.

But looking at the STN for this weekend, the South and Western Line services are scheduled for Sydney Terminal.

 
Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.

The coming October 13-14 Operation CBD leaflets claim that South and Western Line services will depart from Central 23. I am highly suspicious. Is this actually the case or is it a mistake?
- Watson374


Sounds like a mistake to me too since I have my doubts (without actually checking) if it is actually possible to do that straight from Central P23 on the Down. No it's possible due to the cross-over at the flyovers from DIL to DL.

But looking at the STN for this weekend, the South and Western Line services are scheduled for Sydney Terminal.

- Aurora8


My suspicions have been proven correct. Thank you! Very Happy
 
thefatcontroller Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, Australia
With trackwork on the Eastern Subs line tonight again between Bondi Junction and Central, I was wondering why there is trackwork on this part of the line more often than a lot of other lines. Does this have anything to do with the trackwork on the weekend or do they just need to do a lot of maintenance to tunnels and underground turnbacks?
Cheers, 
Fatty
 
Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
Question: is the Epping via Strathfield service the most overcrowded?
 
Black1050 Chief Train Controller

Location: Sectors, 3, 1 & 2
With trackwork on the Eastern Subs line tonight again between Bondi Junction and Central, I was wondering why there is trackwork on this part of the line more often than a lot of other lines. Does this have anything to do with the trackwork on the weekend or do they just need to do a lot of maintenance to tunnels and underground turnbacks?
Cheers,
Fatty
- thefatcontroller


Out of curiosity, how do you know "there is trackwork on this part of the line more often than a lot of other lines"?

Considering that track work is planned over 12 months in advance, and that I don't specialise in rail infrastructure maintenance, my guess is that it is all planned according to what their maintenance/renewal management program requires for each part of the network.  By doing the maintenance by night during the week, it helps to avoid extra disruptions to weekend services by increasing areas affected by shut downs.


 
thefatcontroller Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, Australia
With trackwork on the Eastern Subs line tonight again between Bondi Junction and Central, I was wondering why there is trackwork on this part of the line more often than a lot of other lines. Does this have anything to do with the trackwork on the weekend or do they just need to do a lot of maintenance to tunnels and underground turnbacks?
Cheers,
Fatty
- thefatcontroller


Out of curiosity, how do you know "there is trackwork on this part of the line more often than a lot of other lines"?

Considering that track work is planned over 12 months in advance, and that I don't specialise in rail infrastructure maintenance, my guess is that it is all planned according to what their maintenance/renewal management program requires for each part of the network. By doing the maintenance by night during the week, it helps to avoid extra disruptions to weekend services by increasing areas affected by shut downs.

- Black1050


Well it just seems as though every few weeks there is a nightly closure of the ESL. I don't know if this is actually the case it was more an educated guess...  Idea And thanks for the info.
 
Watson374 Chief Commissioner

Location: Fully reclined at the pointy end.
Well it just seems as though every few weeks there is a nightly closure of the ESL. I don't know if this is actually the case it was more an educated guess... Idea And thanks for the info.
- thefatcontroller


Let's just say it's better for customers like me that it's a few weeknight closures than a full weekend shutdown. I ain't complaining.
 
4206 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Dorrigo yard
The 05:08 Central to Springwood train was worked by a K Set this morning
 
thefatcontroller Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney, Australia
Just noticed going past Killara about 5 mins ago a Tangara set the first four cars being the normal T set with the second lot of 4 cars being a mix T and G sets. I didn't think that this could happen?
 

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