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Comeng, Volume 3: A History of Commonwealth Engineering: 1966-1977 John C.  Dunn

Comeng, Volume 3: A History of Commonwealth Engineering: 1966-1977

John C. Dunn

Published July 1st 2010
ISBN : 9781877058905
Hardcover
352 pages
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This third volume of the history of Australias Commonwealth Engineering (Comeng) picks up where the second volume left off. Contents include: * design and construction of the Indian Pacific trains, coinciding with the first standard gauge passengerMoreThis third volume of the history of Australias Commonwealth Engineering (Comeng) picks up where the second volume left off. Contents include: * design and construction of the Indian Pacific trains, coinciding with the first standard gauge passenger train services from Sydney to Perth * takeover of a rival firm, which allowed Comeng to enter the lucrative and very successful business of building Alco-powered, diesel-electric locomotives for the iron ore mines in Australias northwest * development of the interurban double-deck trains, which were the first such double-deck, air conditioned, electric multiple units in the world * a new factory that specializes in the construction of freight rolling stock * the Union Carriage & Wagon plant, which grew at an unprecedented rate, turning out multiple types of passenger trains, freight wagons, electric and diesel-electric locomotives, as well as the world-famous luxury express, The Blue Train * production of a large numbers of aluminum wagons to service the expanding coal mines in Queensland * design and construction of the 150 kph Prospector railcars, Australias fastest train in those days * production of a new generation of tramcars for the Melbourne system * design and supply of specialized track maintenance machines for use by all the Australian railway systems * continued manufacturing of buses and other road transport vehicles * curtain walling for the high rise buildings around Australia * earth moving and mining machines, industrial ovens and fans, and other similar equipment.