The Alice (train)
Stainless steel carriages of the type used on The Alice
|Service type||Passenger train|
|First service||14 November 1983|
|Former operator(s)||State Rail Authority
|Distance travelled||2,800 kilometres|
|Service frequency||1 per week|
|Line used||Main Western
|Rolling stock||Comeng stainless steel carriages|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm|
The Alice was an Australian passenger train service that ran between Sydney and Alice Springs from November 1983 until 1988. It was still operating in October 1987, but had ceased by mid-1988.
Running weekly it was operated with stainless steel carriages hauled by State Rail Authority 46 class and 86 class electric locomotives from Sydney to Lithgow where a 80 class diesel took over for the journey to Broken Hill from where Australian National GM class locomotives took over for the journey to Alice Springs.
- "1983/84 Annual Report" Railway Digest April 1985 page 93
- "Test on The Alice" Railway Digest November 1987 page 359
- "Western Passengers" Railway Digest June 1988 page 213