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AK track recording cars

The AK cars are a set of three specially equipped ex-NSWGR carriages fitted out for track inspection and testing purposes. They are operated by the Australian Rail Track Corporation over their standard gauge lines behind hired motive power on a regular basis

Laser measurement unit beneath inspection carriage AK2383

Sunday 3 December 2017 13:17 PM
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8125 leads the AK track recording cars towards Melbourne at Albion

Sunday 3 December 2017 13:17 PM
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Carriage AK 2383 now trailing the down train departing Melbourne

Sunday 4 December 2016 15:40 PM
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Both video cameras now in place on 8224

Sunday 4 December 2016 15:39 PM
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8224 at Footscray leading the train out of Melbourne for the second time, this time using the north track

Sunday 4 December 2016 15:39 PM
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AK cars emerge from the Bunbury Street tunnel beneath Footscray

Sunday 4 December 2016 15:39 PM
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Carriage AK 2382 trailing the consist this time

Sunday 4 December 2016 14:05 PM
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Only one of the two cameras setup on the front of 8224

Sunday 4 December 2016 14:05 PM
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Carriage AK 2383 with inspection windows at the tail of the train

Sunday 4 December 2016 12:45 PM
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Pair of video cameras mounted to the front of 8224

Sunday 4 December 2016 12:45 PM
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8224 leads the AK cars towards Melbourne at Albion

Sunday 4 December 2016 12:45 PM
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Alongside a big stack of yet to be loaded concrete sleepers

Wednesday 7 October 2009 19:49 PM
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GWA locomotive 2212 stabled with the AK track recording cars for the night in the siding at Inverleigh

Wednesday 7 October 2009 19:40 PM
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Kicking up the dust

Thursday 5 February 2009 07:32 AM
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And headed for Inverleigh and eventually Adelaide

Thursday 5 February 2009 07:32 AM
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Passing Bannockburn

Thursday 5 February 2009 07:32 AM
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Passing Bannockburn

Thursday 5 February 2009 07:32 AM
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Awaiting departure from Gheringhap

Thursday 5 February 2009 07:04 AM
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Second person restoring the switchlock for the siding

Thursday 5 February 2009 07:02 AM
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Reversing out of the siding

Thursday 5 February 2009 07:01 AM
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Ready to depart, as the second person walks to the end of the train

Thursday 5 February 2009 06:56 AM
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The fog has cleared as the sun moves higher

Thursday 5 February 2009 06:55 AM
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Sunrise through the fog

Thursday 5 February 2009 06:52 AM
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