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    Thread: Waratah/PPP test train about to hit the track
Post: RE: Waratah/PPP test train about to hit the track

Set 1 (first 8-car set) is leaving the Cardiff workshop bound for Auburn on Monday, where it will do track trials (similar to what the 4-car test set is doing). It will be retrofitted with the full in...
piepants New South Wales & ACT 35 28,701 25-Jun-2010, 04:16 PM
    Thread: Waratah/PPP test train about to hit the track
Post: RE: Waratah/PPP test train about to hit the track

I'd take that SMH article with a grain of salt. I know a few of the EDI employees who were sent over to China, and none of them were "Australian-Chinese". None of them were put up in fancy housing est...
piepants New South Wales & ACT 35 28,701 08-Jun-2010, 10:59 PM
    Thread: Waratah/PPP test train about to hit the track
Post: Re: Waratah/PPP test train about to hit the track

The pantographs are lowered in those pics. They are at the No. 1 ends (non cab end) of the driving trailers. (04-May-2010, 07:11 PM)BelowRadar link Wrote:Again guessing that said locomotive supplies...
piepants New South Wales & ACT 35 28,701 04-May-2010, 09:45 PM
    Thread: Waratah/PPP test train about to hit the track
Post: Re: Waratah/PPP test train about to hit the track

Thanks for the links. Good to finally see it in action after it has been in the shop for so long! Speaking of which - it was back in getting the rest of the ballast onboard today.  :thumb
piepants New South Wales & ACT 35 28,701 29-Apr-2010, 05:50 PM
    Thread: Waratah/PPP test train about to hit the track
Post: Re: Waratah/PPP test train about to hit the track

(22-Apr-2010, 11:39 PM)dodgyvalve link Wrote:There was one that left the wharf between X52 and X45 on Tuesday for EDI at Cardiff. That would be set 2. :)
piepants New South Wales & ACT 35 28,701 24-Apr-2010, 08:37 AM
    Thread: Waratah/PPP test train about to hit the track
Post: Re: Waratah/PPP test train about to hit the track

Oh it's already well and truly late, but I think it may have actually gone out today. I should have gone for a wander to check.  ;) Appearance wise it's a bit deceptive - almost identical to the Mill...
piepants New South Wales & ACT 35 28,701 20-Apr-2010, 09:30 PM
    Thread: Waratah/PPP test train about to hit the track
Post: Waratah/PPP test train about to hit the track

Just a heads up for Newcastle and Sydney residents that the test set of the new PPP "Waratah" trains is about to go out onto the tracks very soon. It will be quite easy to spot, given that it has Reli...
piepants New South Wales & ACT 35 28,701 14-Apr-2010, 03:55 PM
    Thread: Whittingham's Wheatie Whoopsie
Post: Re: Whittingham's Wheatie Whoopsie

It was indeed headed for Cardiff. 2 trucks arrived this morning with 8141 and 8103 on the back. 8103 is a mess at the back, the cab has been crushed. Looks like 8141 got away without much damage thoug...
piepants New South Wales & ACT 12 8,033 25-Mar-2010, 02:47 PM