[TramsDownUnder] rE: re: RE: Re Rare pictures - the VR St Kilda tramway / railway connection
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On Wednesday, 29 November 2017 2:22 PM Matthew Geier <matthew@... wrote---
In recent times in Sydney, the AK inspection train has been hauled by a
A separate temporary MU cable was used back in the fifties when a new VR ‘flat-top’ T class loco built by the Clyde Engineering Co was trialled on standard gauge in Sydney coupled with Clyde loco ‘D1’ which was purchased by the Fyansford Cement Co near Geelong, Victoria. These two locos ran in MU to Victoria, were changed to 5’3” gauge at Bandiana and operated to Melbourne. Loco D1 was changed again to 3’6” gauge to replace an Australian Standard Garratt [ASG] loco for use on the Fyansford quarry line. The quarry line had Westinghouse single line automatic signalling with track circuits, supplied by McKenzie & Holland Aust.
After the quarry railway closed, the 3’6” gauge loco D1 was purchased by the VR, changed again to 5’3” gauge, re-numbered to T413 and used on the Wodonga – Cudgewa line because it had been originally equipped for its use at Fyansford with dynamic braking because of the steep grades.
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So the old motors could be coupled back to back ?
Posted by: Matthew Geier <matthew@...>