These pages are dedicated to rollingstock information pertaining to the Commonwealth Railways, South Australian Railways and Australian National. In some cases it also contains information about the organisations that took over the operation of this rollingstock when Australian National was sold.
These pages are still in development and will contain additional information in future releases. If you have anything that you might like to add, or correct, please feel free to contact me. My name is Chris Drymalik and my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The code used to build the site is available on the ComRails PPWIZARD Source page.
This site was is designed to run using a HTML 4.0 capable browser, such as Firefox or Opera. The code used to run this application is written in HTML 4.0 and uses CSS. This means that some of the features used are not supported by all the internet web browsers currently on the market.
All photos are copyrighted the original photographer.
Special thanks to everyone who has allowed me access to their collections.
Some photos could not be identified as to who was the original photographer. If you believe a photo or graphic has been used in error please contact me so that I can arrange to remove it from the site or give credit it to the appropriate person.
I have attempted to obtain access to the photographic material used by South Australian Railways, Australian National and Commonwealth Railways from the period of 1955 onward (any photo prior to this date is public domain according to a handout from the National Archives of Australia), but have not been able to clearly identify the current copyright holder to obtain permission. As it currently stands I have contacted AusInfo and Great Southern Railway without much luck. AusInfo don't know who is the controlling department for this stuff and Great Southern Railway never gave me an answer. Everyone else I have talked to so far have passed the buck or told me to not worry about it as no one will give a stuff.
I have decided to take this advice. So if you believe a photo or graphic should not have been used please contact me so that I can arrange to remove it from the site. (Note: This is a not for profit site - I make nothing out of making this information available.)
If you have some phtos that you think I could use on the site please read the Photo submission guidelines that follow.
The quality of some of the photographs is not great. Unfortunately some of the originals I have are not great either. Hence the problem. If you have better examples, or photos of items that don't yet have a photo, please contact me (see Photo submission guidelines below for more details).
I'm always on the look out for good rollingstock photographs. Generally I have a preference for side on views and interiors. If you have any that you think would fill in the gaps on the site please e-mail me at email@example.com. The photographs should be sized so that the longest dimension is not more than 640. Don't worry about a thumbnail, I'll create that. If you don't know how to make your photo smaller without losing quality send me the large version and I'll resize it before putting it on the site.
Also you will need to tell me some details of when and were the photo was taken. Of course if you didn't take it I'll need to know any copyright details (i.e. I need author permission or it needs to be public domain).
I always credit the copyright of a photo to the photographer with the copyright date being the current year. If this is incorrect (the photo has been published previously), or you wish to make the photo public domain please let me know and I will leave the copyright notice off.
Please remember, these pages are dedicated to rollingstock information pertaining to the Commonwealth Railways, South Australian Railways, Australian National and the organisations that took over the operation of this rollingstock when Australian National was sold. Any photos should be of vehicles operated by the those organisations, but it can of course be a recent photo in current livery or a view of a modified interior etc..