Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New locomotive: Silver City Comet

The Silver City Comet was a train service that operated from 1937 to 1989 and ran between Broken Hill and Parkes in rural New South Wales and with special services to Sydney. It was to be the first ever airconditioned-train service in Australia and all sets were based in Parkes during their lifetime. In the 1940s the train provided regular services to Canberra and Newcastle during coal shortages.

Today, a few Silver City Comet sets have been preserved. Such examples are at the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum in Thirlmere, another at Dorrigo Rail Transport Museum in Dorrigo and one preserved in Broken Hill's Sulphide Street.

The real specifications for this locomotives are (taken from wikipedia):
  • Units built: 1
  • Total unit length: N/A
  • Weight: N/A
  • Top speed: 115 km/h
  • Power output: 492 kW

Silver City Comet at central Station, 1937

Silver City Comet set at Sulphide St Railway Museum, Broken Hill NSW

Simutrans screenshot

Simutrans object data

TypeDiesel Multiple Unit
NameSilver City Comet
Max.Speed115 Km/h
Power492 kWN/A
Intro Year1937
Retire Year1962

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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