Cooma Monaro Railway

Rolling Stock History


This page is not intended to be a history of the CPH Class Railmotors.
Rather it features photographs and snippets from the lives of the current CMR rolling stock (numbers 6, 8, 22 and 55).

A Small Piece of History

A friend of the CMR advised us that there was a picture of a CPH at the back of the ticket office at Engadine Station in Sydney's south.
Investigation revealed that the picture shows our own No. 6 at Engadine in 1956.
Our thanks to Graeme Spargo of the station staff for allowing us to photograph the picture.


This discovery reminded us of a photo we published before in 'What's New' - depicting our CPH No. 22
leading a train at nearby Sutherland on the Illawarra Line.
This photo (below), taken in 1979, lead us to comment ' little did our member who took the picture (of 22) realise that 20 years later he'd be driving it!'

Member John van Voorst was crewing a CMR service a few weekends ago,
when a passenger gave him this photo of a CPH set at Heathcote in Sydney's south (date unknown).
The picture makes a nice companion to the photo above of our own number 6 leading a set at Engadine, the next station on the line.

Another bit of History

 Mark Colman sent us this photo of a newspaper article on the celebrations for 125 years of Richmond/Riverstone rail operations.
It features the CMR's own CPH6 in yet another highlight of it's 80 year history.
(I'm not sure though if it would resent being called a 'steam train'.
Perhaps the reporter can be forgiven, as it does seem to be blowing quite a lot of 'steam' in the photo).



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