SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 3 R)         
Metrorail commuter trains are usually made up of as many as 11 to 13 wagons, of which three are motor coaches, one at each end and the third in the middle of the train. The type 3 coaches appeared on the scene when the use of train conductors as ticket examiners was discontinued. They have one set of sliding doors, with five windows between the motor compartment and the door set. The passenger doors on this coach have been modified to run on exterior rails instead of into door cavities in the coach sides. To hide the upper door rails, fascias were added to the full length of the coach roof on both sides.

SAR Class 5M2A, SAR Type N-26-M, Horsepower 1216, Length over headstocks 60' 3 5/8" (18.380m) or later models 60' 10 7/8" (18.564m), Height 12'0" (3.660m), Width 9'3" (2.820m).
Date: 1/17/2007 Location: Stikland, Cape Town, WC,  ZA Country Flag Views: 408 Collection Of:   Col AndrĂ© Kritzinger
Locomotives: SAS 13672(Electric M.U.)    Author:  Col Andre Kritzinger
SAR Class 5M Motor Coach (Type 3 R)
Picture Categories: Passenger This picture is part of album:  South Africa's Rolling Stock - Passenger Commuter
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