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27 minutes ago, Wanderboy said:

Okie dokie. It's the green I remember. Because I didn't get a seat on my latest trip that I mentioned earlier, I probably didn't notice the new brilliant purple colour.

Yeah the V-sets used to be the olive green, before changing to the purple colour (fun fact - the colour is called "Bush Plum"!) - around 7 years ago. 

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31 minutes ago, marron said:

Now I am having a memory though of still seeing the green and being surprised maybe on a trip to newcastle although I don't remember when that was.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSW_TrainLink_V_set#:~:text=Contents. 1 1.1 Orders and Contracts. 2 1.2,and the rest of DIT cars. More items

Overhauls[edit]

During 1993, the distinctive gold tinted windows were replaced by charcoal ones.[7] Starting in May 1995 the earlier carriages were overhauled by A Goninan & Co, Broadmeadow as part of the CityDecker program. This saw the DCMs receive driver's cab air conditioning, destination indicators and ditchlights where not already fitted.[8][9] The fibreglass end was repainted grey and yellow. This was later changed to blue and yellow.

Eventually all cars were put through the program with those with yellow interiors being refurbished in the same cream interior with green seats style as the older cars.

On 1 July 2013, a refurbishment of the remaining 200 cars was announced as part of the NSW TrainLink and Sydney Trains restructure and branding. The refurbishment most notably includes new carpets and seat covers themed in 'Bush Plum'. The external livery of the trains are also changed to a grey, red and yellow scheme.[10]

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33 minutes ago, 102megan said:

Yeah the V-sets used to be the olive green, before changing to the purple colour (fun fact - the colour is called "Bush Plum"!) - around 7 years ago. 

Cheers!!! Never new you were a train nerd like me!!! :)

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53 minutes ago, MathyouWSW said:

I used to get a train from Campbelltown to Picton to meet up with a friend that lives in The Oaks and would have to use the Southern Highlands trains. Personally, I feel they are the best trains. They are so comfy and quiet inside the carriages.

I remember one day I've fallen asleep from Picton to Campbelltown and the train guard had to wake me up and get off the train. I'm so lucky it was at Campbelltown and not heading to Picton otherwise I could of ended up in Goulburn.

Here's what they look like inside in case you haven't seen it

Endeavour railcar cityrail.jpg

And what they look like outside:

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Some are 4 carriages as well but mostly 2 carriages. I think the 4 carriages have toilets in them if I recall.

I think the Bathurst Bullet which I sometimes get is like those, and yeah I've caught that to Picton myself although I don't remember what it was like it was years ago. But going up the mountain it shakes like the blazes are is squeaky as hell, I usually regret it :lol:

 

Yes of course the red rattlers and the silver ones too, with the doors that just banged open while it was going.

Dad used to get a steam train to school from, I guess Liverpool to Granville, that was in the 60s.

 

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I have two regrets in my life. Both very nerdy.

I chose a career in building, which I have really enjoyed, but I regret not having chosen either a career in meteorology or, being a train driver.

It's why I follow the weather and meteorology in general, religiously, and also watch shitty youtube videos like this......

 

 

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1 hour ago, MathyouWSW said:

I used to get a train from Campbelltown to Picton to meet up with a friend that lives in The Oaks and would have to use the Southern Highlands trains. Personally, I feel they are the best trains. They are so comfy and quiet inside the carriages.

I remember one day I've fallen asleep from Picton to Campbelltown and the train guard had to wake me up and get off the train. I'm so lucky it was at Campbelltown and not heading to Picton otherwise I could of ended up in Goulburn.

Here's what they look like inside in case you haven't seen it

Endeavour railcar cityrail.jpg

And what they look like outside:

25912171977_8a7c1e53a8_b.jpg

Some are 4 carriages as well but mostly 2 carriages. I think the 4 carriages have toilets in them if I recall.

Ahhhh, The Explorers they were called.

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3 minutes ago, Wanderboy said:

I have two regrets in my life. Both very nerdy.

I chose a career in building, which I have really enjoyed, but I regret not having chosen either a career in meteorology or, being a train driver.

It's why I follow the weather and meteorology in general, religiously, and also watch shitty youtube videos like this......

 

 

I know that like me you stood at the front of the new metro trains and pretended to be the driver :D

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4 minutes ago, Smoggy said:

I know that like me you stood at the front of the new metro trains and pretended to be the driver :D

 

Ah well, you are partly right.

I indeed did stand at the front of the Metro trains but certainly didn't pretend to be operating controls. All the 4 year old's were doing that and I was reluctant to join them. :)

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1 hour ago, Wanderboy said:

Oh yeh. They were the ants pants. No better or more comfortable than the old red rattlers but they were silver so they were cool!!! :lol:

They were much, much better than the red rattlers I remember.

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19 minutes ago, Wanderboy said:

 

Ah well, you are partly right.

I indeed did stand at the front of the Metro trains but certainly didn't pretend to be operating controls. All the 4 year old's were doing that and I was reluctant to join them. :)

I wasn’t so reluctant :D toot tooooot :D

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1 hour ago, Wanderboy said:

Oh yeh. They were the ants pants. No better or more comfortable than the old red rattlers but they were silver so they were cool!!! :lol:

 

11 minutes ago, Edinburgh said:

They were much, much better than the red rattlers I remember.

And the red rattlers were much cooler, in fact they were bleeding freezing whether the hot water containers under the seats were there or not!

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58 minutes ago, Smoggy said:

I know that like me you stood at the front of the new metro trains and pretended to be the driver :D

That’s me too haha!!! :D

I work in Macquarie Park so did part of the line on my lunch break when the line first opened!  I still haven’t done the full trip out to Tallawong though. 

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10 minutes ago, 102megan said:

That’s me too haha!!! :D

I work in Macquarie Park so did part of the line on my lunch break when the line first opened!  I still haven’t done the full trip out to Tallawong though. 

FFS! Where's your passion??? I did that on the opening day, from Tallawong to Chatswood and back again, with about 10 million others.

I bashed my way to the drivers cab!! :)

It was fun stabbing young kids in the eyes with my car key or kicking their feet out from underneath them, just to get to the front of the train.

Only joking. I was very polite. :)

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28 minutes ago, Wanderboy said:

FFS! Where's your passion??? I did that on the opening day, from Tallawong to Chatswood and back again, with about 10 million others.

I bashed my way to the drivers cab!! :)

It was fun stabbing young kids in the eyes with my car key or kicking their feet out from underneath them, just to get to the front of the train.

Only joking. I was very polite. :)

I was one of the 10 million too! :lol:

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I'm not a train nerd, so, apart from the post above....and this, I have little to contribute.

Even if you don't like the music, the visuals are cool (pun intended).  :D

Moby - Everloving - YouTube

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2 hours ago, Midfielder said:

This guy is a train nut or master or genius but have a look and you can explore what he has and its where the above vid comes from... 

https://www.youtube.com/user/sydneytrainsvlogs

His vlog on the 3801 brings back memories.

I was on my way home from work. I was getting a train from Sefton to Liverpool and there heaps of people standing at the train station with camera and camcorders. I was thinking to myself "what the f*ck is going on?!"  the train's whistle went off, you could hear it from Birrong, that's how loud it is. As soon as everyone heard it, they were all getting ready and setting up for it's arrival at Sefton.

I have to say, the train really needs a nice re-furbish. Slap on some nice racing green and it'll look amazing.

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