From: Mick Stock <mst...@bigpond.net.au>
Date: Sun, 07 Jan 2001 10:45:25 GMT
Local: Sun, Jan 7 2001 5:45 am
Subject: [V] Where have all the Comengs gone? (was: Re: Connex RC set up way past its bed time!!)
Railvic wrote:Oops - I got it right the first time, but stuffed it up the second time - the
> Mick Stock wrote:
> > On Friday (5/1/01) 19:09 FSS to Ringwood - 6 cars. However when my train
> Connex RC was seen in Ringwood Yard on Saturday afternoon around 18.00
> > It seems that the Connex RCs have been used quite heavily on the
> Do you mean the 17.20 down Lilydale instead of the 17.17? If so, this
17:17 Lilydale should read "19:17" (the "super-express" run). I kept a
lookout for the Connex RC on Fri night, but if it was in the Ringy yards, it
must have been hidden behind a Hitachi near the Bedford Rd end (not visible
from the Lilydale line)... However since it would have only arrived at Ringy
about 7 mins before my train, this is highly unlikely unless the 19:41
Lilydale to RWD was sent to bed immediately after the RC (and same siding
> stabling), unless transposal is required with another service due toIs it my imagination, or is vandalism this summer down on previous years (at
> defect or vandalism.
least on Connex services)?
> As you have commented that "the only time they areAll the more reason to run a Connex RC instead of a Hitachi :-)
> Comeng set is on Fridays (with some Thursdays)", this is done to ensure
> there are sufficient number of Comengs at Lilydale (for example) to run
> 3-car sets on the weekends. You maybe aware that Hitachi rarely run as
> a 3-car set.
In the case of the 19:17 Lilydale, it almost appears that they go out of their
During December, it seemed that there were very few Comengs being used on the
In case you are wondering why I catch a Belgrave line train in the morning &
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