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Derailed tram on Elizabeth Street, May 2013

On May 18, 2013 tram works were underway on Elizabeth Street in the Melbourne CBD, with a temporary crossover in used just north of La Trobe Street. Z3.229 was headed south over the crossover when the trailing bogie derailed, leaving the tram skewed across the tracks. Once the tram was rerailed the crossover stayed out of use for the rest of the day, while the bolts holding it down were adjusted.

Z3.229 skewed across the tracks on Elizabeth Street, just north of La Trobe Street

Saturday 18 May 2013 09:06 AM
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Pantograph fully extended on a derailed Z3.229, having left the contact wire

Saturday 18 May 2013 09:07 AM
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Temporary crossover north of La Trobe Street, apparent cause of the derailment

Saturday 18 May 2013 09:09 AM
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Lineup of southbound trams on Elizabeth Street stuck behind the derailment

Waiting to run bang road back towards Victoria Street to clear the scene

Saturday 18 May 2013 09:10 AM
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Derailed trailing bogie of Z3.229 sitting across the tracks

Saturday 18 May 2013 09:10 AM
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Lead bogie of Z3.229 still on the rails

Saturday 18 May 2013 09:11 AM
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First tram recovery crew arrives on the scene

Saturday 18 May 2013 09:25 AM
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Getting out the steel rerailing ramps beneath the derailed bogie

Saturday 18 May 2013 09:26 AM
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Grooves worn in the asphalt from the derailed trailing bogie

Saturday 18 May 2013 09:29 AM
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The big equipment now on site to rerail Z3.229

Saturday 18 May 2013 09:32 AM
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Attaching the towbar between recovery vehicle R10 and tram Z3.229

Saturday 18 May 2013 09:33 AM
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Doing up the final linkpin in the towbar

Saturday 18 May 2013 09:33 AM
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Grooves in the asphalt where the trailing bogie derailed

Saturday 18 May 2013 09:33 AM
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Notice of service disruption due to the derailment in Elizabeth Street

Saturday 18 May 2013 09:33 AM
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Recovery vehicle R10 ready to pull tram Z3.229 back onto the rails

Saturday 18 May 2013 09:35 AM
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Yarra Trams staff inspect the temporary crossover that derailed Z3.229

Saturday 18 May 2013 09:35 AM
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Z3.229 powered up, but with the pantograph still down

Saturday 18 May 2013 09:51 AM
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Adjusting the rerailing ramps, ready for the next pull forward

Saturday 18 May 2013 09:52 AM
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Pulling the tram forwards, the ramps directing the wheels back towards the rails

Saturday 18 May 2013 09:54 AM
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Adjusting the rerailing ramps before another pull

Saturday 18 May 2013 09:55 AM
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Back on the rails, the rerailing ramps did their job

Saturday 18 May 2013 09:56 AM
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Raising the pantograph of Z3.229

Saturday 18 May 2013 09:57 AM
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Running Z3.229 forward under power to rerail the last wheelset

Saturday 18 May 2013 09:58 AM
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Rerailing crew check the bogie is back on the tracks

Saturday 18 May 2013 09:58 AM
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