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Online ozbob

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Traveltrain - Sunlander
« on: May 16, 2009, 01:23:42 PM »
Some photographs of the Sunlander from Cairns arriving at platform 10 Roma St around 4.05pm 15th May 2009.







Photographs R Dow 15th May 2009
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Re: Traveltrain - Sunlander
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2009, 01:58:10 PM »
Will we see DMUs replacing the ageing lander cars?


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The VLocity 160 DMU is a self powered Diesel Multiple Unit train with two permanently coupled carriages capable of a service speed of 160 Km/hr. The vehicle is constructed from a Stainless steel shell with the drivers' cab designed as a bolt on high strength stainless steel crumple structure covered by a ballistic rated composite nose cone.

The vehicle is designed to carry a total of 224 passengers with 144 seats and space for 4 passengers in wheelchairs. Unisex Toilet facilities are provided in both carriages with a wheel chair accessible unit in one carriage. Luggage storage is provided by overhead luggage racks and luggage stacks through out with space for surfboards and bicycles in one carriage.

The vehicle is being built for V/Line Passenger in Victoria, with the current build being for 38 x 2 car trains. The trains will run passenger services from Melbourne to regional centres around Victoria and are designed to cater for a travel time of up to approximately two hours. The two car trains can be coupled to form sets of up to four pairs (eight cars) to cater for peak demand.
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Re: Traveltrain - Sunlander
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2009, 03:07:47 PM »
Great idea for the proposed beudesert line
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Re: Traveltrain - Sunlander
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2009, 05:16:30 PM »
To O_128 would have to agree as long as they are on standard gauge although similar rolling stock could be built for 3'6" gauge operation it would not be able to operarte at the same speeds.
The NSW Endeavour/Explorer style sets or similar would be more suited.

 

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