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W8 class tram trials

In 2013 work the first two refurbished W class trams arrived in Melbourne - W8.946 and W8.959. Fitted with modernised traction, braking and suspension systems, the trams form a new class - W8.

Headed into the city at Boundary and Flemington Roads, North Melbourne

October 21, 2013 21:35 PM
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W8.959 headed east along Racecourse Road in Flemington

October 21, 2013 21:29 PM
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Confused passenger at a tram stop in Ascot Vale, as a W8 class passes by on a test run

October 21, 2013 21:26 PM
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W8.959 turns from Maribyrnong Road into Union Road in Ascot Vale

October 21, 2013 21:23 PM
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Throwing the points for the route via Newmarket

October 21, 2013 21:22 PM
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Approaching the junction of Union and Maribyrnong Roads

October 21, 2013 21:22 PM
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W8.959 headed east on Raleigh Road

October 21, 2013 21:16 PM
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Waiting to rejoin the street track on Raleigh Road

October 21, 2013 21:16 PM
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Running along the reserved track beside Raleigh Road, Maribyrnong

October 21, 2013 21:15 PM
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Turning across Rosamond Road at Williamson Road

October 21, 2013 21:11 PM
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Headed along the reserved track near Highpoint

October 21, 2013 21:09 PM
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Headed west along Ballarat Road past the former Kinnears Ropeworks

October 21, 2013 21:03 PM
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W8.959 waits to turn from Leeds Street into Hopkins Street

October 21, 2013 20:58 PM
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When was the last time a W class tram visited Footscray?

Newly refurbished W8.959 on a test run around the suburbs

October 21, 2013 20:58 PM
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Waiting for a route 82 tram to depart the terminus at Footscray

October 21, 2013 20:53 PM
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W8.959 waits for the terminus to free up at Footscray

October 21, 2013 20:51 PM
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Passing the McDonald's on Ballarat Road, Footscray

October 21, 2013 20:45 PM
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Stopped for the traffic lights on Gordon Street at the end of the reserved track

October 21, 2013 20:41 PM
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W8.959 outside Highpoint, crossing Rosamond Road

October 21, 2013 20:39 PM
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Headed south towards Footscray on the reserved track behind Highpoint

October 21, 2013 20:36 PM
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W8.959 heads along the reserved track along Raleigh Road, Maribyrnong

October 21, 2013 20:34 PM
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Sandbags in the saloon of W8.959, under test on La Trobe Street

October 16, 2013 19:44 PM
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Newly rebuilt W8.959 on a test run along La Trobe Street

October 16, 2013 19:43 PM
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