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scaro

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Re: Down under jumbos
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2014, 05:43:59 AM »
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the shot is probably one being tested. they are about ready to be retired now, if they have not been already. 

really interesting vehicle for a railfan to ride in, as you can sit right up front and have the track ahead of you.  they have a fair turn of speed on them too.

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Re: Down under jumbos
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2014, 11:27:49 PM »
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the shot is probably one being tested. they are about ready to be retired now, if they have not been already.
All but one or two of the original fleet still going strong today, despite numerous rumours of their impending demise. With moves to a 15 min frequency on all lines in Adelaide they may survive for a while yet.

This was taken just over a year ago https://www.flickr.com/photos/markcarter/8365811841/in/set-72157627011829460/

and one from 1982 when they were only a couple of years old https://www.flickr.com/photos/markcarter/6290504666/in/set-72157627321375695

Gauge is 5'3" by the way.
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