Australind

The Australind at Pinjarra station with a Hotham Valley steam locomotive at left, 20 February 2010. Photo: DBZ2313 at English Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons.

Road numbers:

ADP101–3, ADQ121–2

 

Operator:

Transwa

 

Gauge:

1067 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1987

 

Number built:

5

 

Manufacturer:

Commonwealth Engineering

 

Manufacturing location:

Bassendean, WA

 

Engine:

Cummins KTA19R

 

Traction power:

406 kW

 

Weight:

48.5 t (ADP: Driving power car); 47.8 t (ADQ: Non-driving power car)

 

Length:

20.3 m (ADP: Driving power car; ADQ: Non-driving power car)

 

Seats:

40 (ADP: Driving power car); 60 (ADQ: Non-driving power car)

The Australind operates two services each day between Perth and Bunbury. It first ran in 1947, with the current Diesel Multiple Units taking over the service in November 1987. The Australind car shells and interiors are based on the XPT passenger carriages in service in New South Wales. Design work and some of the parts were manufactured in New South Wales, with the assembly work occurring at Dandenong in Melbourne and Bassendean in Perth. They have a maximum speed of 120 km/h, although they have reached 150 km/h in trials. The Australind usually operates with three or four carriages. It is named after the town of Australind (near Bunbury), the name being formed by a combination of Australia and India.