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This volume takes up the account of Comenga€™s history from 1985 and carries the story through to 1990a€”and then on into the posta€“Comeng era at Dandenong of ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB), Adtranz and Bombardier. This volume therefore includes the products that have been turned out from the Dandenong plant from the time when Comenga€™s name ceased to exist. It includes descriptions of the new XPT sleeping cars; the Xplorer and Endeavour railcars; SEPTA transit cars for Philadelphia, and electric locos for India. There are brief descriptions of the other projects during the ABB-Adtranz era. Finally, this volume concludes with a summary of the contracts won by Bombardier up to 2012.In those days the 185 km journey for the 285 passengers was three hours fifteen minutes at an average speed of 63.2 kpha€” then the ... By the 1980s the ageing diesel loco-hauled woodenbodied cars were in urgent need of replacement if the services were to be ... Colin Butcher explained his thinking at the time: The story was going around that Goninan intended to modify their suburban railcars withanbsp;...

Author:John Dunn
Publisher:Rosenberg Publishing - 2013-10-14


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