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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.

Ironbark Gully

Thursday 22 December 2005 16:58 PM
Viewed 1058 times
(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 67 times this year)

Crossing VLocity VL07 at Bank Box Loop

Thursday 22 December 2005 17:01 PM
Viewed 905 times
(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 49 times this year)

Crossing VLocity VL07 at Bank Box Loop

Thursday 22 December 2005 17:01 PM
Viewed 898 times
(4 times this week, 4 times this month, 64 times this year)

Lonely occupation crossing at Bank Box Loop - but it still needs active protection

Thursday 22 December 2005 17:02 PM
Viewed 1006 times
(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 71 times this year)

Temporary speed restriction on Ingliston Bank

Thursday 22 December 2005 17:07 PM
Viewed 861 times
(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 57 times this year)

Horseshoe bridge on Ingliston Bank

Thursday 22 December 2005 17:07 PM
Viewed 1143 times
(4 times this week, 4 times this month, 82 times this year)

'NS' sign trackside

'NS' sign trackside - denotes a return to normal speed for short trains after a speed restriction

Thursday 22 December 2005 17:07 PM
Viewed 851 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 58 times this year)

'N' sign trackside

'N' sign trackside - denotes a return to normal speed for long trains after a speed restriction

Thursday 22 December 2005 17:08 PM
Viewed 914 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 55 times this year)

120km/h curve speed limit

Thursday 22 December 2005 17:15 PM
Viewed 878 times
(4 times this week, 8 times this month, 90 times this year)

Deviation on up side of Macchus Marsh

Thursday 22 December 2005 17:15 PM
Viewed 922 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 56 times this year)

'T' sign - marks a timing loop, where the speed of a train is checked before the signal onto the diverging route is cleared

Thursday 22 December 2005 17:20 PM
Viewed 1038 times
(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 64 times this year)

Signal

Thursday 22 December 2005 17:21 PM
Viewed 833 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 41 times this year)

P13 with a FN set crosses VLocity set VL11 and VL21 at Melton

Thursday 22 December 2005 17:25 PM
Viewed 860 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 55 times this year)

P13 with a FN set crosses VLocity units VL11 and VL21 at Melton

Thursday 22 December 2005 17:25 PM
Viewed 978 times
(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 72 times this year)

P13 departs Melton on the down with a FN set, following a cross with VLocity units VL11 and VL21

Thursday 22 December 2005 17:26 PM
Viewed 973 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 56 times this year)

"End RFR" sign at Sunshine

'End RFR' sign at Anderson Road Sunshine

Thursday 22 December 2005 17:46 PM
Viewed 1182 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 63 times this year)

VLocity units VL11 and VL21 on arrival at Southern Cross

Thursday 22 December 2005 18:04 PM
Viewed 872 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 49 times this year)

VLocity units VL11 and VL21 on arrival at Southern Cross

Thursday 22 December 2005 18:05 PM
Viewed 882 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 57 times this year)

VLocity units VL11 and VL21 on arrival at Southern Cross

Thursday 22 December 2005 18:06 PM
Viewed 1021 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 44 times this year)

VLocity units VL11 and VL21 on arrival at Southern Cross

Thursday 22 December 2005 18:08 PM
Viewed 990 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 61 times this year)

VLocity units VL11 and VL21 on arrival at Southern Cross

Thursday 22 December 2005 18:09 PM
Viewed 902 times
(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 55 times this year)

VLocity units VL11 and VL21 on arrival at Southern Cross

Thursday 22 December 2005 18:10 PM
Viewed 923 times
(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 58 times this year)

Default value on the side destination boards is 'Clarkefield'

Thursday 22 December 2005 18:11 PM
Viewed 1126 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 77 times this year)

Insides again, with the destination board displaying an incorrect location

Thursday 22 December 2005 18:11 PM
Viewed 1213 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 51 times this year)
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Viewed 7064 times (6 times this week, 21 times this month, 293 times this year)