Drc Railcar

Drc Railcar

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The DRC was a class of railmotor operated by the Victorian Railways on the country rail network Victoria, Australia. The cars were built by Tulloch Limited in New South Wales and featured stainless steel construction, air-conditioning, and a diesel hydraulic transmission. The first railcars of this type were built for the New South Wales Government Railways in the late 1960s. The Victorian Railways decided to order two railcars of their own to replace the 280hp Walker railmotors then in use. The first railcar entered service in May 1971 as DRC40, followed by DRC41 on November 1971. The cars suffered numerous failures in service, and by 1974 the NSW railways decided to withdraw their fleet. The VR purchased two of the NSW cars and modified them for Victorian use: DRC42 and DRC43. They entered VR service in August and December 1975 respectively. By 1978 the railcars still had issues with reliability, with a modification program being carried out at the Bendigo Workshops in 1983-84. Four MTH carriages were converted from Harris suburban carriages in 1984, for use as trailers with the DRC railcars.show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135680064
  • 9786135680065