NSWGR TIC andSIC
The NSWGR developed the Towing Inspectors' Car inthe 1930s, and later developed the Supervisors' Inspection Car in the1960s.
The earlier cars were powered by a Villiers orJ.A.P. (J A Preswich, from the UK) motor. many were later remotoredwith a Wisconsin S12D or AELND series four stroke motor. Drive isthrough an Albion HR gearbox.
Pictured above is an SIC, number 34, ontheLeigh Creek Line South Australia, a longway from NSW.
The best description of these cars is fromGregLee.
The car pictured has an earlier body. Later carshad rounder windows, and a tilt-able body.
This TIC is located in the Railway Museum atIpswich Workshops.
David Mewes, Curator, advises QR had two, plus twomotor quads from NSW, to maintain the line south to theBorder.
The very rudimentary features of a TIC.
TIC WW60/91 at Werris Creek.
Some of the TIC's had rounded panels, notdissimilar to those fitted on the car above.
These cars do not have much in the way ofprotection, particularly if one's light fails when running at night, and then one collectsa cow!
Uploaded June 1, 2003 Updated September 30, 2005
© Nic Doncaster