Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New locomotive: CPH Railmotor

The CPH (or 42 foot) railmotors were introduced by the New South Wales Government Railways in 1923 to provide feeder service on country branch lines. Often referred to as "Tin Hares", having evolved at the same time as the mechanical lures used in greyhound racing in Australia, the first vehicle was placed in service on 17 December, 1923 and based at Culcairn, in southern New South Wales.
A total of 37 vehicles were built and they operated many branch line services throughout the state, from Kyogle in the north to the Riverina in the south, as well as extensively through the central western regions, until their widespread withdrawal in 1983. Railmotors continued to be used extensively in the Wollongong area, working north to Waterfall, west to Moss Vale and south to Port Kembla and Kiama. They also provided pre-electrification service on many Sydney suburban services. The Sydney area motors were all withdrawn in the mid-1980s. Many of these veteran rail motors are preserved and still operational.

The real specifications for this locomotives are (taken from wikipedia):
  • Units built: 37
  • Total unit length: 42 ft (12.8 m)
  • Weight: N/A
  • Top speed: N/A
  • Power output: N/A

CPH Tin Hare Motorcar at Central Station, Sydney

Simutrans screenshot

Simutrans object data

TypeDiesel Multiple Unit
NameCPH Railmotor
Max.Speed60 Km/h
Power181 kW
Intro Year1923
Retire Year1953

You can download the addon for the original livery at The Simutrans Boxroom.

For more information on this locomotive check the following links:

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