Melbourne-Canberra-Sydney rail services

Started by smitho, April 25, 2012, 07:14:13 PM

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Had locomotives ('power cars') 2000 and 2009 on the Mel-Syd Daylight today, both in fairly fresh liveries. Loco 2000 was the lead unit. Pretty close to full load on the co-ordinated Makeham's - CountryLink 'road coach' from Cootamundra to West Row Bus Station, Civic (via GDE and Parkes Way).


50th anniversary of the launch of the 'Southern Aurora' occured last month; many of the Aurora cars are now preserved in operational condirion by ARHS ACT @ Kingston.

Wiki extract: The Southern Aurora was a named express passenger train that operated between the cities of Melbourne, Victoria, and Sydney, New South Wales, in Australia. First-class throughout, including the dining facilities, the Southern Aurora featured all-sleeper accommodation.[1] The train first ran on 16 April 1962 after the opening of the North East standard gauge line from Melbourne to Albury,[2] eliminating the break-of-gauge between the capital cities