Skitube Alpine Railway Cars

Skitube Alpine Railway train at the bottom terminal, Bullocks Flat, 12 July 2017.

Road numbers:

1–4, 11–14, 21–3

 

Set numbers:

Sets 1–4

 

Operator:

Skitube Alpine Railway

 

Gauge:

1435 mm

 

Year of entry into service:

1987

 

Number built:

11

 

Manufacturer:

Commonwealth Engineering

 

Manufacturing location:

Granville, NSW

 

Weight:

37.7 t (motor car); 17.4 t (driving trailer car), 16.4 t (trailer car)

 

Length:

16.7 m (motor car, driving trailer car); 17.1 m (trailer car)

 

Seats:

52 (motor car, driving trailer car); 56 (trailer car)

These cars were designed in Australia for use on the Skitube Alpine Railway, which is a rack railway line from Bullocks Flat to Blue Cow. The eleven-car fleet is usually divided into two two-car sets, one three-car set and one four-car set. They have a maximum speed of 40 km/h. The width of these cars at 3.7 m is among the widest in the world.