S-set Scrapping has begun

 
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Have you a photo, or more definite details as to the location? "Somewhere near Sydney" covers quite a bit of ground........

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  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
Does anyone know anything about the single S set car painted white on one side somewhere near Sydney?
s_setfan
There's 2 of them, they're from R42 (I think, I'll check tomorrow) and they're at Petersham Training College. They're used for training.
  s_setfan Beginner

I'll try to take a photo sometime soon if i go to the city
  s_setfan Beginner

It appears to be at Petersham. Does anyone know why it was painted white on one side?
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
Graffiti.
  ivahri Train Controller

A question for one of our "insiders". I've had a look at the last two "D"s 4003 and 4006 and they have been changed to "T" though they still have their lights and driver's cab. Does anyone know if the driver's cab has been disabled, or is the "T" just cosmetic? The reason I ask is that I hope that at least one would be preserved to permit a 2 car set to be available (one day).

Cheers


Richard
  Edified Beginner

Just signed up recently. But I have noticed one day perhaps around May this year; there was an abnormally long S set (About 24 carriages back to back) went past Guildford station to some other place. Are all the S sets gone forever? Akin to most people, I have grown up in Sydney taking them; they have comparatively more seating space compared to newer trains and the windows are great on Winter and cold nights.
  ivahri Train Controller

There are loads of S sets running in the peak on the T2 line...

I don't mind the S sets either but you try riding in a packed S set in 100+ degree heat... you quickly notice the people not wearing deodorant. Give me an A or an M set at this time of the year! Or give T2 some of the Ts...

Cheers


Richard
  gordon_s1942 Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Tablelands of NSW
Are these the Sets that were nicknamed 'Sputniks' because of the letter S on the ID plate at each end of a 'set'?
  Aurora8 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
There remains a small club of S Sets in use for T7 on weekdays and to fill gaps on other lines when a train has mechanical issues or is vandalised otherwise the train would have to be cancelled.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
Are these the Sets that were nicknamed 'Sputniks' because of the letter S on the ID plate at each end of a 'set'?
gordon_s1942
No, the Sputniks were a build of Red Rattler car, I believe.
  ivahri Train Controller

There remains a small club of S Sets in use for T7 on weekdays and to fill gaps on other lines when a train has mechanical issues or is vandalised otherwise the train would have to be cancelled.
Aurora8
I wouldn't call it a "small club" of S sets. There would not be a morning peak out of Campbelltown that doesn't have multiple S sets... and it seems that there are certain services that are S sets almost every day. The same goes in the afternoon- any time between 4 and 6pm out of the city could be an S set.


Richard
  Speedbird1 Locomotive Fireman

Location: Wyee
There remains a small club of S Sets in use for T7 on weekdays and to fill gaps on other lines when a train has mechanical issues or is vandalised otherwise the train would have to be cancelled.
I wouldn't call it a "small club" of S sets. There would not be a morning peak out of Campbelltown that doesn't have multiple S sets... and it seems that there are certain services that are S sets almost every day. The same goes in the afternoon- any time between 4 and 6pm out of the city could be an S set.


Richard
ivahri
48 S Sets in service according to trackrecordfl.
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  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
A question for one of our "insiders". I've had a look at the last two "D"s 4003 and 4006 and they have been changed to "T" though they still have their lights and driver's cab. Does anyone know if the driver's cab has been disabled, or is the "T" just cosmetic? The reason I ask is that I hope that at least one would be preserved to permit a 2 car set to be available (one day).

Cheers


Richard
ivahri
To answer your question Richard, all the D "cabbed trailers" were converted to plain T trailers some time ago.

Be assured that you're not going to see any 2 car sets operating ever again.
  ivahri Train Controller

Thanks Wurx... the curious thing is that I've now seen 2 of them with their cab & external cab lights still fitted (the others have the cab light holes plated over). They have been changed to "T" but they haven't been stripped down like the rest of the old D's.

It would be great to see one survive into preservation.

Cheers


Richard

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