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Australian Railcars and Multiple Units[Inhalt]
Metro Trains Melbourne Tait
Australia | 1910 | 623 cars built
No. 381M at the Steamrail Victoria Open House in March 2020
No. 381M at the Steamrail Victoria Open House in March 2020
Michael Armistead
VariantM-T-T-MG-T-M
General
Built1910-1953
ManufacturerNewport
Axle configB-B+2-2+2-2+B-B 2-2+2-2+B-B 
Gauge5 ft 3 in (Irish broad gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length246 ft 10 in185 ft 1 1/2 in
Wheelbase50 ft
Fixed wheelbase8 ft
Empty weight332,900 lbs225,820 lbs
Adhesive weight214,160 lbs107,080 lbs
Axle load26,786 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system1,500 V
Hourly power1,126 hp (840 kW)563 hp (420 kW)
Top speed50 mph
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
EMU
suburban
last changed: 09 2023
Metro Trains Melbourne and Valparaíso Metro X´Trapolis 100
Australia, Chile | 2002 | 239 produced
ET 10M of the Valparaíso Metro in February 2017 between Francia and Barón
ET 10M of the Valparaíso Metro in February 2017 between Francia and Barón
Falk2
VariantMelbourneValparaiso
General
Built2002-2004, 2009-20202002-2020
ManufacturerAlstom
Axle configB-B+2-2+B-B B-B+2-2 
Seats216144
Dimensions and Weights
Length235 ft 2 1/16 in154 ft 11 1/16 in
Empty weight251,944 lbs173,746 lbs
Adhesive weight190,920 lbs95,460 lbs
Axle load23,810 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system1,500 V
Continuous power1,931 hp (1,440 kW)966 hp (720 kW)
Top speed81 mph75 mph
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
EMU
suburban
last changed: 09 2023
New South Wales Standard suburban carriage stock (Sydney)
Australia | 1925 | 600 produced
Preserved car at NSW Heritage Expo, Sydney June 2017
Preserved car at NSW Heritage Expo, Sydney June 2017
Trainsandtech
Locomotive Magazine, September 1926
Varianttwo-careight-car
General
Built1925-1937
ManufacturerLeeds Forge Company, Clyde Engineering, Walsh Island Dockyard
Axle configB-2+2-B B-2+2-2+B-2+2-2+2-2+2-B+2-2+2-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length123 ft 0 1/2 in492 ft 2 in
Power
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system1,500 V
Top speed50 mph
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
EMU
suburban
last changed: 04 2024
New South Wales classes 600/700, 620/720 and 660/760
Australia | 1949 | 18 produced
Nos. 622 and 726 converted to solar power as the “Byron Bay Train” at Temterfield Station in May 2014
Nos. 622 and 726 converted to solar power as the “Byron Bay Train” at Temterfield Station in May 2014
www.flickr.com/photos/shebalso
Variant600/700620/720 - Detroit Diesel620/720 - Rolls-Royce/Cummins660/760
General
Built1949-19501961-19681973-1975
ManufacturerChullora
Axle config1A-A1+2-2 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length122 ft 6 1/16 in
Power
Power sourcediesel-hydraulic
Top speed62 mph71 mph
EngineDetroit Diesel 6/71Detroit Diesel 6/110Rolls-Royce C8SFLH oder Cummins NHHRTO-6-B1Cummins NTA-855-R4
Engine type2x 6-cyl. diese12x 6-Zyl. Diesel oder 8-Zyl. Diesel2x 6-cyl. diese1
Engine output330 hp (246 kW)510 hp (380 kW)536 hp (400 kW)671 hp (500 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
DMU
local
last changed: 09 2023
New South Wales Tulloch suburban carriage stock
Australia | 1964 | 120 cars built
T4873 unpowered carriage in July 2003 in Sydenham
T4873 unpowered carriage in July 2003 in Sydenham
Jason Antony
General
Built1964-1968
ManufacturerTulloch
Axle configB-B+2-2+2-2+B-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length255 ft 5 in
Power
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system1,500 V
Top speed70 mph
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
EMU
suburban
twin deck
last changed: 10 2023
New South Wales class V
Australia | 1970 | 246 cars built
Train at Sydney Central Station in March 2019
Train at Sydney Central Station in March 2019
Maksym Kozlenko
General
Built1970-1989
ManufacturerComeng
Axle configB-B+2-2+2-2+B-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Seats416
Dimensions and Weights
Length314 ft 6 1/4 in
Power
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system1,500 V
Continuous power1,609 hp (1,200 kW)
Top speed70 mph
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
EMU
twin deck
suburban
last changed: 08 2023
New South Wales Xplorer
Australia | 1993 | 23 cars built
CountryLink Xplorer crossing the Queanbeyan River at Oaks Estate in January 2012
CountryLink Xplorer crossing the Queanbeyan River at Oaks Estate in January 2012
Bidgee
Varianttwo-carthree-carfour-car
General
Built1993-1995
ManufacturerABB Transportation
Axle config2-B+B-2 2-B+2-B+B-2 2-B+2-B+2-B+B-2+B-2 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Seats80146212
Dimensions and Weights
Length165 ft 8 3/16 in248 ft 6 5/16 in331 ft 4 3/8 in
Service weight251,300 lbs377,000 lbs502,650 lbs
Power
Power sourcediesel-hydraulic
Top speed90 mph
EngineCummins KTA-19R
Engine type2x 6-cyl. diese13x 6-cyl. diesel4x 6-cyl. diesel
Engine output1,027 hp (766 kW)1,541 hp (1,149 kW)2,054 hp (1,532 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
DMU
local
last changed: 10 2023
South Australian Brill railcar
Australia | 1924 | 51 produced
No. 41 (Model 55) at the National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide
No. 41 (Model 55) at the National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide
Bahnfrend

For rural, low-traffic lines of the South Australian Railways, J.G. Brill developed the railcars of the models 55 and 75. They differed on the one hand by different lengths and on the other hand by petrol engines with an output of 68 and 186 hp, respectively. The 75 model was also combined with a trailer. They were used almost all over South Australia and were called “Barwell Bulls”. Later, all received more powerful diesel engines. They were replaced by Bluebird and Redhen railcars in rural areas in the 1950s and then used in the suburbs of Adelaide until 1971.

VariantModel 55Model 75
General
Built1924-1927
ManufacturerJ.G. Brill, Islington Railway Workshops
Axle configB-2 
Gauge3 ft 6 in (Cape gauge), 5 ft 3 in (Irish broad gauge)
Seats4363
Dimensions and Weights
Length48 ft 6 11/16 in58 ft 4 13/16 in
Power
Power sourcepetrol-mechanic
EngineMidewestWinton
Engine type4-cyl. petrol
Engine output68 hp (51 kW)186 hp (139 kW)
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
petrol railcar
local
secondary line
last changed: 08/2023
Sydney Trains class S
Australia | 1972 | 509 cars built
A combination with a total of eight cars in December 2013 in Erskineville
A combination with a total of eight cars in December 2013 in Erskineville
David Ansen

The class S double-decker multiple units played an important role in local transport in the Sydney area between 1972 and 2019. They were recognizable by their corrugated iron side walls and were the last Sydney Trains vehicles that were not air-conditioned. Comeng and A Goninan & Co. built 287 motor cars, 67 trailers and 85 control cars. The trains were initially used as four-car “S-sets” or two-car “T-sets”. Later, the trains were put together into other combinations and all control cars were converted into trailers. From 2012 they were replaced by the new class A and B.

VariantL-Set (two-car)L-Set (three-car)S-SetR-Set
General
Built1972-1980
ManufacturerComeng, A Goninan & Co.Comeng, A Goninan & Co
Axle configB-B+2-2 B-B+2-2+B-B B-B+2-2+2-2+B-B B-B+2-2+B-B+B-B+2-2+B-B 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Seats242-243354-356484-486712-729
Dimensions and Weights
Length132 ft 8 in199 ft 0 in265 ft 4 in398 ft 0 in
Empty weight174,160 lbs564,368 lbs
Adhesive weight99,232 lbs198,464 lbs414,512 lbs
Axle load24,864 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system1,500 V
Continuous power800 hp (597 kW)1,600 hp (1,193 kW)3,200 hp (2,386 kW)
Top speed71 mph
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
EMU
twin deck
suburban
last changed: 11/2023
Sydney Trains classes A and B “Waratah”
Australia | 2010 | 120 produced
B2 in September 2018 entering Lidcombe
B2 in September 2018 entering Lidcombe
Gareth Edwards

The class A and B double-decker multiple units are the most modern vehicles in Sydney's commuter transport system. The nickname “Waratah” stands for the heraldic flower of New South Wales. They are based on class M and were developed with the help of Hitachi. Production of the car bodies is partly carried out in China by CNR and continues in Australia by Downer.

While the older Sydney Trains sets consisted of four cars each and two sets were usually coupled together, each train now consists of eight cars. Four of them are powered on all four axles. After 78 A sets, 24 B sets were built, which have modernized interiors and electronics.

General
Built2010-2014, 2017-2021
ManufacturerCNR/CRRC Changchun, Downer Rail
Axle config2-2+B-B+B-B+2-2+2-2+B-B+B-B+2-2 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Seats896
Dimensions and Weights
Length535 ft 1 1/4 in
Fixed wheelbase2300
Empty weight897,280 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - DC
Electric system1,500 V
Top speed81 mph
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
EMU
suburban
twin deck
last changed: 02/2024
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