Format: 1 film photonegative (copied from original nitrate photonegative) - 35 mm.
Notes: The Silver City Comet was the first of four air-conditioned high speed diesel trains to be placed in regular service on the NSW Railways. Resplendent in silver and blue, they 'streaked from Sydney to Moss Vale in a little over two hours and then raced back to Sydney', 7 July 1937. They were the first fully air-conditioned diesel trains in the British Empire.
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as soon as I saw this pic I knew it to be the silver city comet which I rode probably pre 1980, after moving interstate for a bit I was saddened to see it had been withdrawn from service, I remember the trip as being different from any other train trip I had taken since the late 1950's
It's a gorgeous train. It's funny because nowadays you can drive from Sydney to Moss Vale a lot quicker then that.
☺Beautiful Shot ☺
Wow - 70 years later and it still takes the same amount of time to travel by train between Sydney and Moss vale.
Who built them?
State Library of NSW
Power van DP 101 was the first of five built in the NSW Railway workshop at Eveleigh (Redfern) in 1937. Ritchie Bros of Auburn, Sydney, NSW, built twelve air-conditioned passengers cars of which three are preserved at the Sulphide Street Railway Museum Broken Hill.