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old cityrail/state rail commercials

Postby danielches » Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:03 pm

Hey, i was looking around you tube and came across some old Cityrail/ NSW State Rail Authority Adds form the 80's and early 90's,
and they r just awesome lol,
heres some links;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WETyYfT5PSk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVUrERr0qJQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oer5JbEa6A4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSOQGHDtv6M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yv86JqhovEs&NR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVSI8xI7Lxs
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Re: old cityrail/state rail commercials

Postby Max » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:49 am

LOL last one.

Why did they even need ads? Don't a ton of people use trains anyway.
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Re: old cityrail/state rail commercials

Postby danielches » Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:31 am

true,
but back then i think there was a lot more spare capacity/room for passenger growth which they wanted to fill up,
unlike now when the train r being used over capacity, and they arent bothering to do much to improve capacity, in fact in many ways they r going backwards...
and i guess the nsw gov back then actually tried to get more people on trains and using public transport.... and actually tried to improve the rail system.
and i love this comment on the last vid;
AdiRudi (2 months ago)
He'd probably be able to get to the death notices the way CityRail's going today.


The SRA freight rail commercial is awesome too lol, and like i love the guy who has like sent his birds or whatever with SRA.
Such a bitty that they sold off the freight component of SRA, and now pacific national runs it....
like we r going backwards in freight with PN, like they closed down heaps of routes, and they actually got worse locomotives....
for example the coal trains which operate from sydney to lithgow (somewhere near lithgow anyway) used to be powered by newish electric locomotives,
and when national pacific took over the route they got rid of the electric engines, and now they use really old diesel engines, despite the fact the line is electrified it (and used by cityrail electric trains)........ makes zero sense to me.
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Re: old cityrail/state rail commercials

Postby Max » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:36 am

Maybe they're cheaper for them to run?

Bad reason to be used of course.
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Re: old cityrail/state rail commercials

Postby danielches » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:55 am

i had a bit of a search in it and this is what i found;

http://www.sets.org.au/fleet/index.php?id=8606

With revised methods of working long distance freight trains reducing locomotive changes on-route, usage of electric locomotives on the Sydney to Broadmeadow route was discontinued in March 1998. However 86 class locos continued to be used on coal trains and the occasional container train between Lithgow, Sydney and Port Kembla (on the South Coast). The creation of the Rail Access Corporation (now Rail Infrastructure Corporation) in 1996 lead to higher charges for electricity being imposed, that made electric locomotives less economic compared to diesel units, particularly when combined with the locomotive changes that were required, due to the limited range of electrification in NSW. Thus all 10 of the 85 class and progressively further 86 class locos were withdrawn from service.

In February 2002 government owned Freightcorp and National Rail were purchased by a consortium of the Lang Corporation and Toll Holdings which formed a private company trading as Pacific National. By the middle of June there were only seven 86 class units remaining in service. It was decided by this company that these remaining electric locomotives were surplus to requirements and all were withdrawn from service on 30th June 2002. Sunday 30 June saw the last freight train to use these locomotives, being CA16 from Clarence Colliery to Inner Harbour hauled by 8628, 8627, 8607 and 8606. The last locomotives available for service were 8641 and 8646 which were held at Enfield into early July.

Late in 2002 Pacific National commenced a disposal process for their surplus locomotives, including all members of the electric locomotive fleet.
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