The MILLENNIUM Train Tour
Saturday 19th July 2003
THE MILLENNIUM TRAIN Tour was the first using the new Millennium Trains and proved very successful. The train consisted of D1015, D1016, N1515, and N1516.
The seating was comfortable with ample room to move, the drive cars provided people with the motor noises while the more sedate of the travellers chose the trailers. These were very quite and allowed us to sit back, relax and enjoy.
The tour started at Redfern then travelled to Sydenham, then through to Strathfield and on to Olympic Park, Short stop for photos at Olympic Park and then on our way for the rest of the journey via Illawarra Line to Thirroul.
The tour was running a little late, but no one seemed to notice. Many new innovations were discovered and learnt while on the trip by many enthusiasts who by the end of the day gave the “thumbs up” to these new additions to the Sydney System.
Once the initial problems are over come these trains will provide a valuable addition to City Rails fleet. Over all everyone had a great day and enjoyed them-selves immensely.
Front of the Millennium M8 showing the multi function coupler
A Millennium at rest Yes even they get tired.
Inside the new Millennium showing the flowing stairs and new seating.
Millennium at Olympic Park, stopped for a short time to allow Photos.
Many people found the Millennium very comfortable and easy to move around. Made for a very enjoyable day.
Seating in the Millennium is very comfortable and bright.
Millennium at Coal Cliff, again Plenty of time for Photos and a walk around.
Other shot of the Millennium at Coal Ciff. Photo stops were many, while some at little shorter than others.
Our Millennium at Waterfall giving everyone ample time for some Great photos.
Arrived at our destination,Thirroul,Plenty of time for a look around and Photos!
Another shot of the Millennium at Thirroul Station. The trip was great.
Photos courtesy of Steven Walker and Ed Sutton