Thanks urailes, guess that makes sense. At the time I was wondering along the lines of if maybe there was a new directive from higher up so she can spout to the public they're 100 per cent getting rid of the 'old, dirty trains' with no air conditioning. The way she's been going on about those initiatives to "fix the trains" recently... :rolleyes: Wonder why they've got a V set photo on top of that ad linked above by Poath Jct.
Probably because the second series (built mid-to late-1970s) of double deck interurban cars are also being withdrawn and whoever supplied that photo to the agency involved didn't know the difference.
Again, as with the suburban double deckers, there have been a number of early withdrawals of the interurban double deckers, commencing in 1976 with the loss of DCF8004 in the Glenbrook collision. In "The Railway News", v.58, n3, June 2012; pp65-66, Peter Neve has listed the following recent V-set car withdrawals:
28-1-2011 - DCM8023, DCM8029.
5-7-2011 - DCM8027, DCM8028, DTD9031, DCT9040. (These cars were involved in the Medlow Bath tree incident on the same date, DCM8028 being cut up on site).
17-10-2011 - DCM8022, DCM8031.
18-10-2011 - DIM8026, DIM8034.
20-10-2011 - DCM8021, DCM8024.
21-10-2011 - DTM8036, DTD9036. Also DIM8020 (ex DIM8067) - out of service, 16.6.2006 (involved in the Glenbrook collision on 2.12.1999).
Eveleigh Press are planning the publication of "Coaching Stock of the NSW Railways - Volume 3: Electric Cars" in 2013 (see Australian Model Railway Magazine, August 2012 for details).