Capricornian 1970

 
  westernline Train Controller

Location: San Onofre California
Does any one recall the day it commenced ,the inaugural Capricornian train when it commenced in about 1970?

i do have a composition from 1971 that may be of interest for the Northbound service

loco
MBC
MPC
SPARE SITTER as needed
MBL
MAL
MBSC
MDC
MBS
MAS
MAS
SPARE SLEEPER as needed
SPARE SLEEPER as needed
MBC
MMV
BC

the BC at rear  was for Bundaberg or Maryborough on certain days of the week

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  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
8 November 1970 according to Sunshine Route Jubilee, published by ARHS-QLD, P45 by John Armstrong and John Kerr
  westernline Train Controller

Location: San Onofre California
thanks  seem to recall back in the early 1970 s mostly 1502 class Clydes were used on 21A and112A  but a period timetable book had a photo of a 1320 class EE on the train i think
  petan Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting to see a zebra using a zebra crossing!
QR 1971 Annual Report shows that 8 November 1971 Capricornian date was also when dining cars, termed Griddle cars, were on the Sunlander all the way so a faster service. The previous arrangement was the MDC (Dining Car) attached Bundaberg - Mackay and other meals at stations' refreshment rooms (RRR).

1965 North Coast public timetable with Sunlander stopping for meals etc at stations
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByB-ppGeDyvwOWJ1aVpJVWctT3c/view
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
other meals at stations' refreshment rooms (RRR).
petan
Whilst inefficient time wise, this would have added to the experience!
  westernline Train Controller

Location: San Onofre California
in 1965 they would have been mostly 1460 class used on the Sunlander

prior to  that 1400 1450 class and 1250 class in the early part of the 1960s  

then given to 1502 class in the late 1960s

i have a 1971 consist for a Weekday northbound Sunlander

loco
QLX  innisfail
QLX  cairns
MPC
spare sitter
MBL
MAL
MBSC
MDC Griddle
MBS
MAS
MAS
spare sitter
spare sitter
MBC
MBC
MMV

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