CPH railmotor


CPH railmotor

The CPH railmotors (also known as 'Tin Hares') were introduced by the New South Wales Government Railways from 1923 to provide feeder service on country branch lines.cite web|work=Cooma- Monaro Railway| title=Cooma- Monaro Railway|url=http://www.cmrailway.org.au/rolling.htm| accessdate=2007-05-05| ] They operated many branch line services throughout the state, from Kyogle in the north to the Riverina in the south, as well as extensively through the central western regions, until their widespread withdrawal in 1983. Railmotors continued to be used extensively in the Wollongong area, working north to Waterfall, west to Moss Vale and south to Port Kembla and Kiama.Citation
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] They also provided pre-electrification service on many Sydney suburban services. These include Bankstown to Lidcombe, Clyde to Carlingford, Liverpool to Campbelltown, Westmead to Rogans Hill, Kingsgrove to East Hills, Hornsby to Cowan, Blacktown to Richmond and Sutherland to Waterfall. The Sydney area motors were all withdrawn in the mid-1980s.

Many of these veteran rail motors are preserved and still operational.

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