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Tamper TMC-2


 

On a visit to a workplace at Strathalbyn South Australia, February 27, 2002, I came across this TMC2 on the broad gauge.

On the left is John Hyer, a Steamranger volunteer, and on the right, work colleague Barry Shaw.

John was preparing to do a track inspection. Steamranger owns several TMC-2's.

This is the length runner also in Strathalbyn, August 1985, on a TMC 2

Australian National ran the TMC2 Cars in SA on both its standard and broad gauge networks.

QR ran a number on their narrow gauge. They also ran a number of TMC6 cars.

Owner
Model
Gauge
Number
QR TMC2 1067mm
7
QR TMC6 1067mm
36
QR TMC8 1067mm
5
Total    
48
ANRC TMC2 1435mm
13
ANRC TMC2 1600mm
10
Total    
23

This table has been sourced from Harsco here in Australia.

It is believed that most of the TMC's were built after 1980, making them amongst the last of the commercially built section cars sold in Australia. Australian National (ANRC), in particular, moved quickly to road-rail equipment in the early 1980's, scrapping significant numbers of its cars throughout the mid 1980's.

A number of QR and ANRC have been preserved. Those in Queensland occasionally operate on runs sponsored by ASSCO. A list of ex QR cars is located at Kens Section Car Shed.

The table below lists the ANRC cars - I know of seven that have been preserved - there may be more.

Fleet Number Gauge Location/notes
CC81-350 Z63 Records suggest allocated to Electrical Fitter Brinkworth 1988
CC81-351 Z63

Records suggest allocated to lengthrunner Nairne 1988

At SteamRanger Heritage Railway

CC81-355 Z63 Records suggest allocated to Ganger Nuriootpa 1988
CC81-357 Z63 At SteamRanger Heritage Railway
CC81-358 Z63

Last record suggests allocated to lengthrunner Kadina 1988.

October 2016 - now at Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway NSW - converted to SG, being overhauled.

C81-359 Z63 At SteamRanger Heritage Railway
CC81-360 Z63 Last record suggests allocated to Lengthrunner Snowtown 1988
     
NC81-365 SG

Last record suggests allocated to lengthrunner Kadina in 1988 as a standard gauge car.

Park in Spalding - badly ratted.

RS 81-366 SG converted to Z-24

Last record suggests allocated to Lengthrunner Mallala 1988 - on Standard gauge

Converted for use on private railway in Queensland. Last seen on ebay 2016 for $6000

CC81-368 SG Records suggest allocated to Electrical Fitter Port Pirie 1988

Thanks to Troy Barker for providing info on the SHR cars. Last record refers to correspondence from Australian National to the site owner.


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