Wheels On Steel
Railcar ride in NSW. - Printable Version

+- Wheels On Steel (https://www.wheelsonsteel.com.au)
+-- Forum: Rail Related (https://www.wheelsonsteel.com.au/forumdisplay.php?fid=3)
+--- Forum: New South Wales & ACT (https://www.wheelsonsteel.com.au/forumdisplay.php?fid=23)
+--- Thread: Railcar ride in NSW. (/showthread.php?tid=5481)



Railcar ride in NSW. - ClintonT - 11-Mar-2011

not my vid ,but I thought other railfans would like it. Confusedmiley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNzAd_byk6Y


RE: Railcar ride in NSW. - QRN_2364D - 02-Apr-2011

Only rode a tin hare a couple of times as a kid, I'd love to go for a ride on one again one day.


RE: Railcar ride in NSW. - PNR5004 - 04-Apr-2011

Memories.
Used to love the CPHs, they were quite the obsession for this young gunzel.
Earliest memoiries was the early morning run from Robertson down to Wollongong each time I was holidaying in Kangaloon. Still remember the freezing and foggy mornings, and wanting to get back to Wollongong station early in the arvo so I had an hour or two to watch trains before we returned. Even went into those Domabrton sidings at one stage.

In their later days I aimed to get as many rides as possible.

Wollongong Locals.
Richmond shuttles.
And the then very popular 13.43 from Sydney Terminal to Sandown, which subsequently went to the Abbatiors and Ropes Creek.
Shuttles on the closed Belmont line.

Its been a couple of decades since I last had the pleasure.


RE: Railcar ride in NSW. - Coyote - 04-Apr-2011

Quote:In their later days I aimed to get as many rides as possible.

Wollongong Locals.
Richmond shuttles.
And the then very popular 13.43 from Sydney Terminal to Sandown, which subsequently went to the Abbatiors and Ropes Creek.
Shuttles on the closed Belmont line
Any photo's of these trips?Smile


RE: Railcar ride in NSW. - PNR5004 - 04-Apr-2011

(04-Apr-2011, 03:12 PM)Coyote Wrote:
Quote:In their later days I aimed to get as many rides as possible.

Wollongong Locals.
Richmond shuttles.
And the then very popular 13.43 from Sydney Terminal to Sandown, which subsequently went to the Abbatiors and Ropes Creek.
Shuttles on the closed Belmont line
Any photo's of these trips?Smile

Photos of the CPH set on the Belmont line.

http://alcogoodwin.blogspot.com/search/label/CPH%20Railmotors

Wollongong- All rather appauling instamatic shots that will likely never see the internet sadly.
Richmond- I really can't remember. Remember doing a sound recording of a trip from Riverstone to Richmond, which I acknowledge to be a real foamy thing to do. May come across some shots.
Sandown- I do have a reasonably decent shot of this service at Sydney Terminal somewhere. It will no doubt come to light while packing everything.


RE: Railcar ride in NSW. - QRN_2364D - 07-Apr-2011

Rode a Tin Hare out to Richmond as a 7 year old with my grandfather, a couple of times all the way from Sydney Terminal. For some reason back then I didn't like them, thought they looked weird, rather box-like appearance with what I used to think was a comb attached to the roof.


RE: Railcar ride in NSW. - PNR5004 - 08-Apr-2011

(07-Apr-2011, 07:45 PM)QRN_2364D Wrote: Rode a Tin Hare out to Richmond as a 7 year old with my grandfather, a couple of times all the way from Sydney Terminal. For some reason back then I didn't like them, thought they looked weird, rather box-like appearance with what I used to think was a comb attached to the roof.

I had a great love for them.
They certainly were far from a beautiful design, but I think it was the fact they went to all these amazing far flung places I had never been, places I could only dream of getting to back then. Coupled to the strange locations they went on tour and the fascinating parts of the industrial network in which you could ride them.
Railway Digest would often include photos of these little vehicles along the Tocumwal, Merriwa, Tumut, Cowra and the multitude of other branches. But sadly their rural downfall came three years before I got my first car, and the monumental sense of independence that went with it.
Sigh - the old days.

BTW: The comb on the roof was to ensure they always looked smart for each journey. The railways had standards back in those days Confusedmiley