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Thursday, 4 January 2018

XRN Classes Have A New Livery

Hi all!
I just want to talk about something that had changed a few months ago that i was a bit slow at capturing.
The XRN Class C44aci fleet that were with Xstrata Rail National (XRN) and Glencore have been bought by Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) along with the company.
The XRN fleet are in progress of receiving the G&W Livery.

The photo below shows locomotive XRN013 with the G&W livery.



This is actually my first photo of an XRN Class in this livery as i haven’t really had the time to make my way up to the Hunter etc until the day the photo was taken (4/1/2018).

Thanks for reading :)

New Trains For Sydney Coming 2018

Hi all.
Exciting news for train buffs in Sydney.
We are getting new trains!
They will be similar in appearance to our Waratah A Sets.
The new trains will be known as B Sets and there will be 24 of them.
Numbered B1 - B24.
They will be 8 car sets just like the Waratahs.
The first one is due to arrive in approx March 2018.

Sadly as the new trains arrive our S Set fleet will be progressively scrapped.
I will put 2 photo’s below.
The photo’s show stickers that are placed in every S Set carriage.





So by next summer the all trains on the Sydney Trains network will have air conditioning.

That is all for this blog.
Thank you for reading and i’ll catch you all next time.

Phil,
Sydney Trains Vlogs.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

7,000 Subscribers Reached

Hi everyone!
I just wanted let you all know that Sydney Trains Vlogs has just reached 7,000 Subscribers!

Thank you all so much for helping me reach this milestone.
We are so close to hitting 10,000 which i never thought i would achieve.

Thanks again and thank you for watching Sydney Trains Vlogs :)

If you want to check out my other 2 channels, the links are below:

Abandoned Oz:
www.youtube.com/abandonedoz

Australian Freight Watch:
www.youtube.com/australianfreightwatch


Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Ferry McFerryface - Sydney’s Newest Ferry

Hi all.
I’ll keep this simple.
Sydney’s newest Emerald Class Ferry has officially been named Ferry McFerryface... no joke.

What is your opinion on the name?
I’ll share my thoughts and feelings on this once i see it in person and get a few photo’s in a seperate blog post.


Subscribe to Sydney Trains Vlogs using the link below.
www.youtube.com/sydneytrainsvlogs

Thank you for reading.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Newcastle Interchange - The First Trains

Hi all.

12am on the morning of Sunday 15th October 2017 the concourse area of the new Newcastle Interchange station opened.
1:30am on the dot the 3 brand new platforms opened.

The very first passenger train out of the station departed soon after 1:30am.
It was a Fassifern service run by OSCar set H24 and it departed from platform number 1.
Not too long after H24 departed, Hunter set J4 formed the first Hunter Line service out of the new station.
It was bound for Telarah and departed from platform number 2.

I finished the night by catching the 2:45am service back to Sydney which was an OSCar and departed from platform number 3.

The photo's in this blog show the concourse, the other shows the first trains side by side.

Here is the link to the video:
https://youtu.be/AcA6eaDyx1g

Thanks for reading.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Endeavour New Interior Look

Hi everyone.

As most of you may know, Endeavour set 2 has a new livery.
Something I haven't posted about yet is the interior of 3 sets have a new look.
Sets 1,2 and 7 have new flooring identical to Waratah's and just an overall brightwr look.

Photo's have been added to this Blog post.

Thanks for reading.

Friday, 28 July 2017

NSW Police Academy V Set Carriages

Hi everyone.

On Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th July 2017 V Set Carriages DCM8022 & DCM8027 were road hauled from Chullora to the NSW Police Academy in Goulburn.

DCM8027 was first to go in the early hours of Wednesday Morning.
DCM8022 went in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Each night the carriages left Chullora just after midnight.
Arriving at Goulburn at roughly 2:30am.

Here is some brief history on each of the carriages.

DCM8022 was retired from service in October 2011.
This carriage seemingly had a pretty clean life with no significant events occurring apart from this transfer of course.

DCM8027 was part of set V13 and was retired from service in July 2013 along with therest of the set following an incident in the Blue Mountains suburb of Medlow Bath where a tree landed on the top deck of the lead car of V13. The lead car was DCM8028.
DCM8027 was the fourth position carriage.
The tree fell as a result of strong winds.

These two carriages will now be used for training purposes at a scenario railway station called Rossiville which was constructed within the NSW Police Academy in Goulburn.

The video link is below:
https://youtu.be/wHTCE7pXG18

Thank you for reading.
Phil.