Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Candy DEBs

I thought I should round out my photographic recollections of DEB sets with a series of shots taken in the late 1980s and early 1990s while they wore the 'candy stripe' livery in their last days of regular service.  Even going to through a couple of video clips in...

Let's start with the coldest DEB set I ever traveled in - at Cooma on 14 June 1988.

Another NSW location which I have found to be invariably cold or damp is Wallerawang. Here is a four car set stretching out in front of the power station at that location.

Continuing with the damp theme, it is time for a few from the Southern Highlands. First, a wet Menangle on 3 October 1993...

And a foggy Maldon on 20 November 1993...

And just  a dreary Goulburn...

Probably should move to sunnier climes and times. Here are two shots from the Southern Highlands - first Picton and then Moss Vegas.

Moving onto the Coast, on 9 October 1994 a few of us ascended Farmborough Heights to catch this DEB set descending the Hill.

On the flats approaching Coniston, this shot contains the only non-candy car in this blog.  It is off to Bomaderry with seven of its mates in the mid-1980s.

DEB sets did millions of miles but they did have a tendency to break down a fair bit - in my memory anyway.  Here is one that disgraced itself at platform 1 in Sydney Terminal on 29 February 1992.

Time to finish with a few links to short videos of these beasts from my Youtube channel. First, an up service on the Southern Highlands on 6 September 1993.

Next, a month later a similar service at Maldon - 16 October 1993...

And finally, on the same day a down service arrives at a packed Picton yard (better do a blog on this Saturday morning at some stage!).

Ciao for now!

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