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Electric Passenger Rolling Stock

Electric passenger trains (aka EMUs or Electric Multiple Units) of the Melbourne suburban system

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  • Date : 24 Jun 2002, catalogued 03 Mar 2003
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Canon S40), image location IMG_0023
  • Description : An Hitachi unit approaching Glen Waverley terminus


Double Decker

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  • Date : Dec 2000, catalogued 05 Jan 2001
  • Photographer : Nathan Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Kodak), image location DoubleDecker
  • Description : This train set was built to test the market for double decker carriages in Melbourne. Although still running, the set was not a success, and no further sets have been built.


Tait Sets

The Tait trains, also referred to as the "Red Rattlers", were a wooden bodied Electric Multiple Unit train that operated on the suburban railway network of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. They were introduced in 1910 by the Victorian Railways as steam locomotive hauled cars, and converted to electric traction in from 1919 when the Melbourne electrification project was underway. The trains derived their name from Sir Thomas James Tait, the chairman of commissioners of the Victorian Railways from 1903 to 1910. The first cars were built during 1909 with the last entering service in 1951.

The trains were initially known as "Sliding Door" trains, as opposed to the Swing Door then in service. They were later known as "Red rattlers" or "Reds" from the 1950s when the blue painted Harris trains were introduced.

(from the Wikipedia article)

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  • Date : 5 Dec 1998, catalogued 24 Aug 2008
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 19752
  • Description : Tait set returning from Warragul with the last electric train


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  • Date : 5 Dec 1998, catalogued 24 Aug 2008
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 19753
  • Description : Tait set at Drouin returning from Warragul with the last electric train


  • Image : dir=vic/elcar/ page=index 80648 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 5 Dec 1998, catalogued 22 Nov 2008
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : Tait set near Pakenham returning from Warragul with the last electric train


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