NSWGR End Platform Cars
in 1890 Chief Mechanical Engineer Thow implemented a new design
of Suburban car, based upon the existing American style of open
saloon style seating. Some 550 new cars were delivered between
1890 and 1912 , they were arguably the backbone of steam hauled
suburban and short country services.
majority were delivered with the common Mansard roof cross
section. In 1911 CME Lucy, who’d replaced Thow, introduced 78
cars with a Low-elliptical roof cross-section. In 1911-12 the
final 54 cars were delivered with a new High-elliptical roof cross-section.
new cars were marshalled into 5 -, 6 - and 8 car sets, however
this was constantly changing due to traffic demands and
conversions. The balance of the cars were loose stock and
available on demand to build up set sizes.
changes occurred during the life of these cars, the addition of
internal toilets for Tourist and Intercity working, an Improved
Brake end for Guards accommodation in the later sets and the
conversion of many cars into special requirement stock.
The Austrains NEO models feature many improved and new features from the first production run. In addition to the changes we’ve also added a Low-elliptical roof profile to offer an enhanced selection of set numbers and a new appearance.