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Sydney's Suburban Standards - the Leeds Forge Cars C3101 to 3150 : A First in Australian Railway Carriage Design

Howarth, Roy & Ryan, Glenn

ISBN 10: 0646530119 / ISBN 13: 9780646530116
Published by Bow River Publishing, Dungowan NSW Australia, 2010
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152 pages profusely illustrated colour and b/w photos - With the planned opening of the Sydney underground lines and electrification, it was proposed to build steel bodied suburban cars. As no such cars were built in Australia before, an initial 50 cars (numbered 3101-3150) were built by the Leeds Forge Company in Leeds, UK and assembled at Eveleigh. Some of these cars were briefly used in steam hauled service during 1925 as EFA cars 2213 to 2262 before conversion to electric traction. C3101 was used in initial trials with Wooden driving trailer D4001 before the commencement of electric services in March, 1926. After 1976, C3102 was the oldest electric car in service and was specially painted in 1940's livery with buff lining until its retirement in 1989. This car is now preserved by State Rail Heritage. Bookseller Inventory # BRP-01

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Title: Sydney's Suburban Standards - the Leeds ...

Publisher: Bow River Publishing, Dungowan NSW Australia

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Laminated Pictorial Boards

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: Reprint.

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