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Sydney Suburban Electric Sets

Postby Wolseley » Sun May 29, 2016 12:28 pm

First, one of the long gone wooden bodied Bradfield cars on the old Royal National Park line in the mid to late 1970s:

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.... and a double deck set in the short lived blue and white colour scheme at Central station in the late 1970s:

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Re: Sydney Suburban Electric Sets

Postby SRman » Mon May 30, 2016 12:19 am

Nice photos.

I remember the Sydney double-decker sets in mixed liveries: some unpainted silver, some in Indian red, some in blue and white with the strip at the bottom (as in your photo) and some with the stripe in the middle (between the decks). they were never able to make up their minds where that white stripe should go! A few of the older Tulloch double deck trailers were painted a silver grey to blend in (sort of!) with the silver sets.

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Re: Sydney Suburban Electric Sets

Postby Wolseley » Mon May 30, 2016 2:16 am

SRman wrote:Nice photos.

I remember the Sydney double-decker sets in mixed liveries: some unpainted silver, some in Indian red, some in blue and white with the strip at the bottom (as in your photo) and some with the stripe in the middle (between the decks). they were never able to make up their minds where that white stripe should go! A few of the older Tulloch double deck trailers were painted a silver grey to blend in (sort of!) with the silver sets.


I think that the plan with the blue and white was that sets that consisted of mixed double and single deck cars were to have the white in the middle and those that consisted solely of double deck cars had the white at the bottom. The trouble was that cars got swapped around and you ended up with a rather messy looking mix.

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Re: Sydney Suburban Electric Sets

Postby Chops » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:51 pm

Great story, never had heard or seen of this bit of railroad history.
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Re: Sydney Suburban Electric Sets

Postby Wolseley » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:19 am

Hornsby station in the early 1970s (sorry, but I can't be more specific - I didn't date many of my photos, although I think this one was probably taken in 1974). The leading car in the set is one of the rebuilt wooden "Bradfield" driving cars.

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Re: Sydney Suburban Electric Sets

Postby GeraldH » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:48 am

Thought I'd share one as a former employee of CityRail :) .

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Gerald H - BNR Correspondent :)

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