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Saturday, 16 April 2016

Transperth B Series Transfer Process

Typed on: Saturday 16th August 2016

Hi all and welcome to another STV Blog.

When i upload videos of Transperth B Series sets on the back of freight trains on transfer through Sydney a few of you ask why there is a B Series set in Sydney.

Well i thought id explain it.
Well ill do my best anyway.

For those who don't know what a Transperth B Series train is.
They are the newest passenger trains that operate in Perth on the Transperth Train Network.
Here's a photo of Transperth B Series set 115 being transferred through Thornleigh just north of Sydney with one of Sydnes new trains 'Waratah' next to it.

The B Series trains are built by Downer EDi in Maryborough in QLD.
The B series is transferred from the EDi plant in Maryborough to Acacia Ridge in South East QLD where it's put on standard gauge transfer bogies and attached to a freight train from Acacia Ridge to Morandoo Yard in NSW near Newcastle.
From Morandoo it's put on the back of a steel train and transferred to Port Augusta in South Australia via the Central Coast, Sydney & Goulburn etc.
Im sure it's put onto another train for the remainder of the journey from Port Augusta to Perth.