XPT sets have been used for special services over the years, on extra revenue services, charters and tour trains.
15th October 1982: Sydney - Muswellbrook - Ulan - Sydney. Official opening of the Muswellbrook - Ulan line.
5th August 1982: Sydney - Wollongong - Unanderra - Moss Vale. ? tour.
8th April 1984: Sydney - Mudgee - Sydney. SRA tour.
14th October 1984: Hurstville Great Train Festival. An XPT "raced" steam locomotive 3642 from Central to Hurstville.
1987: Hurstville Great Train Festival. XPT to Cronulla.
24th January 1988: Last train to Corowa. it used the Riverina XPT set which was normally stabled at Albury on Sundays. There were connecting special trains from Sydney and Melbourne. The XPT ran from Albury to Culcairn, then to Corowa. Victorian passengers crossed the Murray River and rejoined their special train at Wahgunyah.
Northern Lines Easter and Autumn School Holidays 1989
Additional Easter and school holiday services ran to Grafton City and Armidale in 1989 utilising sets that would normally have been stabled overnight at these locations.
NT11 NT41 We 22/3 We 22/3 Th 23/3 Mo 27/3 Fr 31/3 Sydney 21:15 22:45 Strathfield 21:26u 22:56u Hornsby 21:48u 23:18u Next Day Gosford 22:30u 00:00u Broadmeadow 23:23 00:53 Maitland 23:45 01:15 Next Day Dungog 00:28 Gloucester 01:32 Wingham 02:21 Taree 02:32 Coopernook 03:00a Kendall 03:24 Wauchope 03:44 Kempsey 04:22 Eungai 04:47a Macksville 05:01 Nambucca Hds 05:15 Urunga 05:29a Raleigh 05:35a Sawtell 05:46a Coffs Harbour 06:03 Coramba 06:22a Glenreagh 06:42a Grafton City 07:15 Singleton 01:46 Muswellbrook 02:21 Aberdeen 02:31 Scone 02:42 Murrurundi 03:07 Willow Tree 03:30 Quirindi 03:42 Werris Ck 03:58 Tamworth 04:31 Kootingal 04:47 Walcha Rd 05:36 Uralla 06:06 Armidale 06:30 NT42 NT14 We 22/3 We 22/3 Mo 27/3 Th 23/3 Fr 31/3 Armidale 21:30 Uralla 21:48 Walcha Rd 22:19 Kootingal 23:03 Tamworth 23:20 Werris Ck 23:52 Next Day Quirindi 00:08 Willow Tree 00:19 Murrurundi 00:43 Scone 01:05 Aberdeen 01:15 Muswellbrook 01:25 Singleton 01:58 Grafton City 20:00 Glenreagh 20:32a Coramba 20:52a Coffs Harbour 21:09 Sawtell 21:16a Raleigh 21:30a Urunga 21:35a Nambucca Hds 21:49 Macksville 22:01 Eungai 22:17a Kempsey 22:41 Wauchope 23:19 Kendall 23:40 Next Day Coopernook 00:03a Taree 00:24 Wingham 00:47 Gloucester 01:50 Dungog 02:44 Maitland 02:44 03:30 Broadmeadow 02:46 03:53 Gosford 03:41d 04:47d Hornsby 04:20d 05:27d Strathfield 04:40d 05:49d Sydney 04:55 06:03XP2000 was painted into a special Olympic Games livery in September 1996. On 19th February 1997, Countrylink ran a special marketing train to Illawarra Junction and Hornsby using XP2000 and XP2012.
An unusual working. On 8/8/1997, XP2009, the leading power car of NT4 failed at Leeville, just south of Casino, with throttle handle braking problems. The rest of the train was driven back to Casino where the other power car was detached and turned at the Old Loco depot. NT4 then continued to Sydney with only one power car. XP2000 was repaired on site and departed for Meeks Road at 3am the following day.