They actually sold most of the carriages to private buyers for as sheds,
motel rooms, etc.
I remember riding them from Penrith into Central station in Sydney in the
mid 80s. It Always amazed you could leave the doors open while moving.
lol i saw one on ebay, and i have been inside one at the Valley Heights
Rail Museam in springwood. They are still there if your intrested, it is
the 2nd saturday of each month that the museam opens. admission $5
I remember the blue & white rattlers too.
I too remember the blue and white stiped ones, why did they repaint them,
or were they a different model. I loved standing or sitting in the open
doorways, sometimes hanging out of the door. We used to ask the drivers if
we could ride in the front with them, and mostly they would say yes. Mostly
caught them between Pymble and Town Hall.
I seen one in someones backyard in Newbridge NSW the other day
That wasn’t a red rattler, it was a carriage from an interurban U-set,
introduced from 1958.
In the 1970’s one of the transport ministers (apparently) said “we will get
rid of all the red rattlers” He went and had them painted blue.
The best trains. I went to high school on these. Most things in Sydney went
to shit in the 90’s, the rail network being the first.
Gina Boon… whatever happened to her???
behind the wheel?? behind the master controller 😛
Farrk, i would have smoked pot on one of these
now tangara’s are trash.
Go to the Thirlmere Railway Museum just past Picton. They have a shitload
of cool trains, paytrain, prison, steam and diesels must be close to a
hundred a newly rebuilt complex with heaps of cool stuff to look at. Top
day out and not too expensive to get in.
Im so sick of all these Tangara and Millenium trains lookalikes. They end
up painting the oscar train doors all yellow making them look hideous
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