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HCMT set 2 delivery transfer, May 2019

On the morning of 3 May 2019 the second completed High Capacity Metro Train set was transferred from the Downer facility at Newport Workshops to the future HCMT depot at Pakenham East. Unlike the first transfer the train didn't need to be inspected along the way.


Southern Shorthaul Railroad ran the transfer, with B75 in the lead, followed by a mix of 22 SSR flat wagons, then by S317, T386, generator van BVDY51, and finally the HCMT set. The emergency brake was operational onboard the new train, but the ECP service brake was not, hence additional braking wagons were required to accompany the movement.

HCMT carriage 9902 trailing the transfer

Friday 3 May 2019 00:37 AM
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No exterior livery on the side of the train

Friday 3 May 2019 00:36 AM
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Seats have been fitted inside the train, unlike the first HCMT that only had sandbags inside

Friday 3 May 2019 00:36 AM
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HCMT carriage 9002 coupled to power van BVDY51

Friday 3 May 2019 00:36 AM
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HCMT carriage 9002 coupled to power van BVDY51

Friday 3 May 2019 00:36 AM
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HCMT carriage 9002 coupled to power van BVDY51

Friday 3 May 2019 00:36 AM
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S317 and T386 in the middle of the train

Friday 3 May 2019 00:36 AM
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A mix of AFGF, CQOY, CQIY and CQRX container flats in the transfer

Friday 3 May 2019 00:35 AM
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B75 leads the HCMT transfer through Newport station

Friday 3 May 2019 00:33 AM
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'No trains operating, replacement buses have been arranged' on the screen at Newport

Thursday 2 May 2019 23:31 PM
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B75 at the up end of the wagons

Thursday 2 May 2019 23:05 PM
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CQRX rail and sleeper wagons at one end of the train

Thursday 2 May 2019 23:03 PM
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B75 at the up end of the wagons

Thursday 2 May 2019 23:03 PM
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'Not taking passengers' is an obvious message!

Thursday 2 May 2019 23:03 PM
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S317 arrives into Newport with a gaggle of onlookers

Thursday 2 May 2019 23:02 PM
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S317 arrives into Newport push-pull with B75 and 22 flat wagons for the transfer

Thursday 2 May 2019 23:02 PM
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Notice that buses are replacing trains on the Werribee line from 11.15pm

Due to the High Capacity Metro Train transfer departing Newport that night

Thursday 2 May 2019 22:54 PM
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