Whilst the "break of gauge" problem between Melbourne and Sydney was solved in 1962 the ritual of swapping locos on through
Melbourne to Sydney trains was not done away with until the mid 80's. Here we see N.S.W. 42216 coupling onto the Melbourne to Sydney
"Intercapital Daylight" X 48 has just uncoupled, having brought the train from Melbourne
and is returning to Wodonga to await its next trip to Melbourne. Jan. 1981

Mechanically these two Clyde products were identical but they had vastly different body designs.

X 51 detaches from the Melbourne to Sydney "Intercapital Daylight" at Albury N.S.W. where a NSWGR loco will be attached.
February 1981

X 35 arrives Albury on a broad gauge pass. from Melbourne, Oct. 1983

feel free to email me with any corrections or comments

page created Mon, 6 Aug 2012