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  electrax Assistant Commissioner

Does anyone know whether there are photographs of the NSWGR Commissioner's train taken in the 1950s and 1960s?  When might it have been last used?

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  M636C Minister for Railways

Does anyone know whether there are photographs of the NSWGR Commissioner's train taken in the 1950s and 1960s?  When might it have been last used?
electrax
Paul,

I took a colour photo of AAH 9, (now AAH 19) in 1964 or so when it was first outshopped by Eveleigh with the air suspension 2BS bogies. The whole train had been repainted in purple-brown (possibly for the first time) with a white roof. I also took a shot showing the whole rake including the PHO power van, then still with one engine and the original guard's compartment.
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  electrax Assistant Commissioner

Paul,

I took a colour photo of AAH 9, (now AAH 19) in 1964 or so when it was first outshopped by Eveleigh with the air suspension 2BS bogies. The whole train had been repainted in purple-brown (possibly for the first time) with a white roof. I also took a shot showing the whole rake including the PHO power van, then still with one engine and the original guard's compartment.
M636C
M636C
Thanks, Peter. I recall that cars AAH.7 and (2nd) AAH.8 were used as accommodation vehicles for some of the loco-hauled Tulloch rail cars displaying the Queen's travelling exhibition in 1977. I took some individual photos of these cars at Queanbeyan, and from memory the anti-climbers had been placed at the corners by that time. The cars, together with (2nd) AAH.9 (now AAH.19), retained the "atmosphere" of the 72'6" carriage stock, with the retention of crown lights and matchboard panelling.
  Shed_Rat Train Controller

Location: 'A' Shop - Swindon Works
AAH 8 carries a 4/08 service date on its bogies. I don't have the dates of any similar markings on AAH 7 & AAH 9 also currently stored in Broadmeadow No.2 Roundhouse.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/54488628@N08/8290737652/in/set-72157633044369259 AAH 8
http://www.flickr.com/photos/54488628@N08/8314737701/in/set-72157633044369259 AAH 7
  bl262000 Junior Train Controller

G'day all,

The last time the cars were used was for the 150th of Rail in NSW from Sydney to Mossvale and return with the highlight of the day being steam locos 1709 + 1210 + 2705+ 3112 +3526 hauling the train from Picton to Mossvale and return.

The cars had previously been into Chullora for inspections and bogie work with some more work carried out later in 08.

A pic of mine of the cars:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bl262000/9347018669/

More info here:
http://www.railpage.com.au/news/article-3108/

And a vid of the day on Youtube:


http://youtu.be/7woDA2VOPtk

cya
bl262000
  ianadunn Locomotive Fireman

Does anyone know whether there are photographs of the NSWGR Commissioner's train taken in the 1950s and 1960s?  When might it have been last used?
electrax
Their last use as a Commissioner's inspection train was, I believe, in the mid-1980s on a tour which returned to Sydney via the Demondrille-Cowra-Blayney line. I got a photo (in pouring rain) at Carcoar, which I'll try to locate. At the time, it was also expected to be the last train over the Cowra-Blayney section.
  electrax Assistant Commissioner

Thank you to all those who replied.
  electrax Assistant Commissioner

PHO.2404 (formerly PHO.2004) was condemned on 17 August 1990.

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