Saturday, 31 August 2019
I wrote about the Ski Tube a couple of years ago. You can find the previous post here.
Every day it takes skiers from a carpark at Bullocks Flat to the resort and ski fields at Perisher in a four car train. If you want to venture to Blue Cow and ski to Guthega, you need to change to a three car train at Perisher.
From what I can gather, the platforms at all the stations can take four car trains. I saw one at Blue Cow when I was there this year. However, I don't think four car trains will always fit. At Blue Cow is the freight car. It is an old cut down guards van - so cut down that it is the chassis and bogies only. It is used to get stuff up the mountain and rubbish down the mountain.
The four car trains don't seem to fit when this wagon is in position.
The 1:42 pm service from Perisher to Blue Cow (I'm not sure what time from Bullocks Flat) brought the wagon from Bullocks Flat and the 1:42 pm from Perisher down the mountain came from Blue Cow. They both seemed to be two car services. The trains run every half hour at that time of day as well in stead of the 20 minute peak services. I'm not sure if this happens at the same time everyday. To be honest, I was there for the skiing and the trains were just an added bonus.
I still reckon it could make an excellent model.
Until next time.