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First day of VLocity operations - Ballarat line launch

December 22nd 2005 was the entry of V/Line's new VLocity trains into revenue service. I managed to catch the 1406 service to Ballarat, and the 1629 service from Ballarat. In this collection I've got pictures of the VLocity arriving at Southern Cross Station, for the first time with paying passengers on board, as well as the services that I travelled on.

VLocity units VL18 and VL23 arriving at Southern Cross Station - first time ever

22 December 2005 13:44 PM
Viewed 995 times
(3 times this week, 11 times this month, 67 times this year)

VLocity units VL18 and VL23 at Southern Cross

22 December 2005 13:44 PM
Viewed 976 times
(2 times this week, 6 times this month, 60 times this year)

VLocity units VL18 and VL23 at Southern Cross

22 December 2005 13:45 PM
Viewed 1261 times
(2 times this week, 12 times this month, 112 times this year)

VLocity units VL18 and VL23 at Southern Cross

22 December 2005 13:50 PM
Viewed 1053 times
(2 times this week, 5 times this month, 62 times this year)

VLocity units VL18 and VL23 at Southern Cross

22 December 2005 13:51 PM
Viewed 1039 times
(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 62 times this year)

Drink fountain and emergency telephone / intercom

22 December 2005 14:54 PM
Viewed 1058 times
(3 times this week, 16 times this month, 86 times this year)

VLocity unit VL21 at Ballarat Station

22 December 2005 15:45 PM
Viewed 963 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 60 times this year)

VLocity unit VL21 at Ballarat Station

22 December 2005 15:49 PM
Viewed 943 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 65 times this year)

VLocity unit VL21 stabled at Ballarat Station

22 December 2005 15:51 PM
Viewed 946 times
(2 times this week, 5 times this month, 51 times this year)

VLocity unit VL11 arriving into Ballarat from Ararat

22 December 2005 16:21 PM
Viewed 893 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 57 times this year)

VLocity unit VL11 arriving into Ballarat from Ararat

22 December 2005 16:21 PM
Viewed 892 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 52 times this year)

VLocity unit VL11 on arrival from Ararat at Ballarat

22 December 2005 16:22 PM
Viewed 936 times
(3 times this week, 7 times this month, 62 times this year)

VLocity unit VL11 coupling up to VL21 at Ballarat station

22 December 2005 16:24 PM
Viewed 978 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 62 times this year)

VLocity unit VL11 coupling up to VL21 at Ballarat station

22 December 2005 16:24 PM
Viewed 1070 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 61 times this year)

Cab of VLocity

22 December 2005 16:26 PM
Viewed 1260 times
(2 times this week, 6 times this month, 61 times this year)

VLocity emergency exit map

22 December 2005 16:26 PM
Viewed 1089 times
(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 67 times this year)

Internal next station display onboard a VLocity train

22 December 2005 16:26 PM
Viewed 1113 times
(3 times this week, 10 times this month, 65 times this year)

Looking through the two cabs in the centre of VLocity VL11 and VL21

22 December 2005 16:27 PM
Viewed 1054 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 66 times this year)

VLocity VL11 and VL21 coupled up at Ballarat

22 December 2005 16:28 PM
Viewed 1041 times
(3 times this week, 8 times this month, 68 times this year)

PIDS in VLocity - just a little off

22 December 2005 16:41 PM
Viewed 1006 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 61 times this year)

The old Ballarat line - through Bungaree

22 December 2005 16:42 PM
Viewed 1113 times
(2 times this week, 5 times this month, 52 times this year)

Covered over '160km/h' speedboard

22 December 2005 16:42 PM
Viewed 1047 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 65 times this year)

New style of level crossing sign - the crossing ahead is predictor equipped, but trains moving above 50 km/h can increase speed

22 December 2005 16:48 PM
Viewed 1239 times
(3 times this week, 6 times this month, 79 times this year)

Interior of VLocity

22 December 2005 16:54 PM
Viewed 1444 times
(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 98 times this year)
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Viewed 6150 times (12 times this week, 19 times this month, 364 times this year)