Technical Details (100 and 250 class railcars)
256 - Kookaburra leads a 100 class through the Adelaide Hills. Paul Henley Photo.
Builder: S.A.R Islington
Seating: 56 passengers (52
passengers after refreshment facilities
Engine: Cummins x2 NT-855-~ 6 Cylinder diesel
Auxiliary Power: 1xGM 3-713 Cylinder diesel
Length: 78ft 3in
Total Weight: 60 tons
Height: 13ft 8¼ in
Width: 9ft 9in
Maximum Speed: ll2kmp/h
Fuel Capacity: 1137 litres
Year introduced: 1954-1959
Total in Class: 11
entered service in 1952 and soon rejuvenated country Rail services. A 4 Ton
baggage compartment took up around one quarter of the Railcar at the A end.
Access was gained by one large stainless steel door on each side. A small
guards compartment was adjacent to the passenger compartment bulkhead. Seating
was provided for 56- Second class passengers. This was later reduced to 52
with the fitting of on board refreshment facilities. PVC covered roll over
type seats were fitted to the 250 class, while cloth covered were fitted to
the 100 class. Toilets were located at the "B" end of the railcar on either
side of the Aisle and backing on to the drivers compartment.
The Railcars rode on 2.44m wheel
base Bradford Kendell, Commonwealth, Cast steel, Equalised Bogies.
Length: 78ft 3in
Height: l3ft 11 ¼
Total in Class: 7
These cars were introduced in 1955 and were designed to match the 250 class railcars already in service. At both A and B ends a drivers compartment was located. First class seating was terracotta coloured cloth on reclining and rotating seats. These were later covered in a patterned rust -coloured cloth. Again toilets were abutted to the 'B' end drivers compartment on either side of the aisle, however on the 100 class railcars another set of toilets were installed abutting the 'A' end drivers compartment. An additional luggage rack was mounted on the 'A' end toilet bulkhead.