XPT Regional Trains
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Introduced to service in 1982 the XPT, short for "express passenger train", has an aerodynamic design and travels between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Dubbo, Grafton and Casino.
The XPT power car features a Paxman VP185 12-cylinder, turbo-charged diesel electric engine boasting 1492 kW or 2000 horsepower. There's a power car at each end of the train, one pulling and the other pushing.
The XPT trains can have the following carriages.
XPT power car
Sleeping car (XAM)
Seating capacity: 18 (sleeping) or 27 (seated)
Saloon - first class car (XL)
Seating capacity: 56
Buffet and saloon - first class car (XBR)
Seating capacity: 16 plus two wheelchair spaces. The accessible toilet is in this carriage.
Saloon - economy class car (XF)
Seating capacity: 68
Saloon - economy class car (XFH)
Seating capacity: 44