2000 class railcar
|2000/2100 class railcars|
2011 & 2106 at Gawler station in June 2005
|Number in service||0|
|Capacity||64 passengers (2000)
104 passengers (2100)
|Operator(s)||State Transport Authority
|Maximum speed||140 km/h (87 mph)
90 km/h (56 mph) Network Speed
|Weight||68 tonnes (67 long tons; 75 short tons) (2000)
42 tonnes (41 long tons; 46 short tons) (2100)
|Prime mover(s)||Originally two MAN D3650 underfloor turbocharged diesel engines until the early 1990s
after that, two turbocharged Cummins underfloor diesel engines
|Power output||Originally two x 377 kW (506 hp) until the early 1990s
after that, two x 390 kW (520 hp)
|Transmission||Voith T420r Diesel Hydraulic (2000)
N/A Trailer (2100)
|Auxiliaries||175 kVA alternator, N/A Trailer|
|Track gauge||1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)|
The 2000/2100 class are self-propelled diesel railcars operated by Adelaide Metro on the Adelaide metropolitan rail network. The body shell design was based on the Budd SPV-2000, Metroliner and Amfleet cars but the 2000 class railcars have a slightly different curve to the Amfleet. The bodyshells were built by Comeng, Granville before they were railed to Adelaide for fitting out. They entered service in 1980. They acquired the nickname "Jumbos" due to the raised driving cab, similar to that of the Boeing 747. This raised cab was designed so that two passengers could sit at the front or rear window.
Twelve 2000 powercars and eighteen 2100 class trailer cars were built. The powercars were originally powered by V12 turbocharged MAN engines that have since been replaced by two turbocharged 6 cylinder Cummins engines under the floor driving a Voith hydraulic transmission. They usually operate in 2-car (power-trailer) or 3-car (trailer-power-trailer) configurations.
From 23 February 2014, these cars were no longer permitted to operate on the Belair and Seaford lines due to low clearances as a result of the electrification of these lines. After February 2015, they only operated on the Gawler, Outer Harbor and Grange lines, with 11 of the original 30 railcars still in service. The remaining fleet was retired in August 2015.
2006 and 2112 have been preserved and were delivered to the National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide in July 2016, while 2010 and 2109 have been allocated to SteamRanger, they were delivered by road in June 2016.
In addition, both 2009 (cut in half) and 2104 have been donated to the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service to be used as training areas. The rest of the railcars were scrapped in June 2016.
|2000 class||2100 class|
|Track gauge:||1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)||1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)|
|Transmission:||Voith T420r||N/A – Trailer|
|Power plant:||Two turbocharged Cummins 6-cylinder 390 kW (520 hp) underfloor diesel engines [These replaced the original 377 kW (506 hp) MAN D3650 turbocharged engines in the early 1990s], plus two torque converters and 175 kVA alternator||N/A – Trailer|
|Maximum speed:||140 km/h (87 mph) (conservative) but limited to 90 km/h (56 mph) in service||Same|
|Number in class:||3 (originally 12)||3 (originally 18)|
|Passenger seating capacity:||64||98 (90 in 2103, 2112 & 2116)|
|Weight:||68 tonnes (67 long tons; 75 short tons)||40 to 42 tonnes (39 to 41 long tons; 44 to 46 short tons)|
- Dunn, John (2013). Comeng: A History of Commonwealth Engineering Volume 4: 1977-1985. Kenthurst: Rosenberg Publishing. pp. 16–30. ISBN 9781922013514.
- 2000 Class Rail SA
- 2100 Class Rail SA
- "Adelaide Metropolitan News" Catch Point (National Railway Museum) March 2015 page 14
- "Limited life for 2000 class Jumbo railcars" Railway Digest January 2015 page 20
- "Matthew Pantelis on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-06-07.
- State Transport Authority Working Timetable – Book No. 15 (General Instruction and Addenda to Working Timetable – 12 February 1984)
- State Transport Authority Working Timetable – Book No. 26 (General Instruction and Addenda to Working Timetable – 9 October 1988)
"2000 Class Railcars", Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin March 1988 pp 49–69