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.
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.
|CC81-350||Z63||Records suggest allocated to Electrical Fitter Brinkworth 1988|
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|
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|
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.
© Nic Doncaster 2003
Page updated 18 October 2016