Goods/Passenger Cars hauled by Australian Locos

 
  Electra Chief Commissioner

The original (1962) composition of the "Southern Aurora":

MHN - brake van.
NAM - (first class) twinette sleeping car.
LAN - (first class) roomette sleeping car.
NAM - (first class) twinette sleeping car.
LAN - (first class) roomette sleeping car.
DAM - (first class) twinette sleeping car with deluxe compartment.
RMS - dining car.
BCS - lounge car.
LAN - (first class) roomette sleeping car.
NAM - (first class) twinette sleeping car.
LAN - (first class) roomette sleeping car.
NAM - (first class) twinette sleeping car.
LAN - (first class) roomette sleeping car.
PHN - power/brake van.

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  alltrainzfan Chief Commissioner

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Was the G Class or 81 class or 80 class ever hauling the Aurora?
  RM62 Deputy Commissioner

I think an 80 hauled the Aurora a few times
  wolfpac Minister for Railways

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Was the G Class or 81 class or 80 class ever hauling the Aurora?
"alltrainzfan"


Maybe grab a copy of the latest (Aug/Sept) Motive Power mag, flip to page 56.

It has a great article on "SOP and SA in the Diesel era"... And yes, there's a Candy 8138 hauling the SA, too...  Wink Also, the SA was also hauled by the Gs, Xs and 80s.

Hope that helps!  Very Happy

Wolfpac
  alltrainzfan Chief Commissioner

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What did the 421 class haul?
  42101 Banned

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Everything & anything on the Illawarra & main south with a very short time on the western line but rode too rough for the crews comfort/ safty.
  Electra Chief Commissioner

Id love to one day have a set of the Indian Pacific cars + motor-rail.   Then have a multitude of motive power hauling it.  44's, 80's, EL's, CLP's, NR's. Then just change the locos around to whatever era I want. Even though it may not say "Australian National" on the side or whatever, lets not get too picky! Razz
"Mike_in_the_west"


Let's not forget that anyone modelling the first calendar year (1970) of the I-P's has the option of using double-heading 421-class locos, both running No.2 end leading in the eastbound dirction (even in official photos!!).  By the end of 1970, however, the 421s had returned to the east, their places being taken by 44 class locos.
  Electra Chief Commissioner

They're like the IP, without the car trailer.
"alltrainzfan"

The Southern Aurora had Motorail, but IIRC not on the inaugural run.

Actually the car heritage is the other way around. The Indian Pacific cars (built from 1968) were based on the Aurora cars (1962), but are structurally different. The SA cars were the last major rollingstock order with mild steel frames and the IP cars were the first major order with stainless steel frames including corrugated stainless steel floors (some pre-IP CR cars were stainless steel but the IP was the first complete train set with stainless steel frames). The major external difference on the IP cars were they had skirts to protect the under floor equipment. The replacement SA cars built after Violet Town had stainless steel frames more or less identical to the IP cars.

Cheers
David
"DavidB"


For several years after its inception, the southbound Southern Aurora carried the neon-lighted name board at the rear of the MHN.  This was transferred to the rear of the PHN trailing ex Melbourne.  I think that the nameboard was ditched when the Motorail services started, as the Motorail vehicles were shunted from one end of the train at Albury in each direction.
  Electra Chief Commissioner

The original (1962) composition of the "Southern Aurora":

MHN - brake van.
NAM - (first class) twinette sleeping car.
LAN - (first class) roomette sleeping car.
NAM - (first class) twinette sleeping car.
LAN - (first class) roomette sleeping car.
DAM - (first class) twinette sleeping car with deluxe compartment.
RMS - dining car.
BCS - lounge car.
LAN - (first class) roomette sleeping car.
NAM - (first class) twinette sleeping car.
LAN - (first class) roomette sleeping car.
NAM - (first class) twinette sleeping car.
LAN - (first class) roomette sleeping car.
PHN - power/brake van.
"Electra"


I might add that the MHN trailing ex Sydney had the neon "Southern Aurora" tailboard and the PHN trailing ex Melbourne carried this board.  The use of this board seemed to wane when the Motorail service commenced in the 1970s.
  Electra Chief Commissioner

Six of the NSW Motorail wagons (those numbered MBY.2590 to MBY.2595) went to Australian National, and later Great Southern Railway, for use on IP services.  Five of these wagons still seem to be in the GSR fleet - the missing car is MBY.2593, which I believe to have been the vehicle damaged in the 1999 Glenbrook collision.
  alltrainzfan Chief Commissioner

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What would be more worth to get - a Powerline 48 class or an Austrains 442 class?

And does anyone own a Powerline Silverton 48 class? If you do, can you please post a pic of it on here.

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