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High Capacity Metro Train transfer to Pakenham

On the morning of 29 November 2018 the first completed High Capacity Metro Train set was transferred from the Downer facility at Newport Workshops to the future HCMT depot at Pakenham East, stopping multiple times along the way to inspect the new train was moving safely.


Southern Shorthaul Railroad run the transfer, with S302 in the lead, followed by a mix of 20 SSR grain wagons usually used on the Kensington grain service, then by S317, T385 and T363, 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 set departs Footscray station, Franco Cozzo in the background

29 November 2018 00:50 AM
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'DT' carriage 9301 at Footscray

29 November 2018 00:50 AM
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'DMp1' carriage 9201 at Footscray

29 November 2018 00:49 AM
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'Mp' carriage 9101 at Footscray

29 November 2018 00:49 AM
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Waiting to depart Footscray following another inspection of the HCMT set

29 November 2018 00:49 AM
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'Made in Victoria for Victoria' decals on the HCMT set windows

29 November 2018 00:47 AM
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'No trains departing' message at Footscray station

29 November 2018 00:45 AM
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'No trains departing' message at Footscray station

29 November 2018 00:44 AM
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Railfan photo line at Footscray station

With a few Metro Trains staff also accompanying the transfer

29 November 2018 00:43 AM
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The 'arrow' decals on the side of carriage 9101 don't actually form an arrow

29 November 2018 00:43 AM
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Time for another inspection of the HCMT set, this time at Footscray

29 November 2018 00:43 AM
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ICE radio equipment in the cab of S317

29 November 2018 00:42 AM
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S317, T385 and T363 in the middle of the train

29 November 2018 00:41 AM
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BGKF grain hoppers make up the second half of the braking wagons

29 November 2018 00:40 AM
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BGGX grain hoppers up the front of the transfer as braking wagons

29 November 2018 00:38 AM
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S302 arrives at Footscray leading the transfer

29 November 2018 00:37 AM
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S302 arrives at Footscray leading the transfer

29 November 2018 00:36 AM
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S302 approaches Spotswood station with the transfer

29 November 2018 00:20 AM
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Railfan photo line at Newport station

29 November 2018 00:17 AM
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After a through inspection, the HCMT set can now depart Newport

29 November 2018 00:17 AM
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After a through inspection, the HCMT set can now depart Newport

29 November 2018 00:17 AM
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Pallets piled with sandbags inside the otherwise bare saloon of the HCMT set

29 November 2018 00:16 AM
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Saloon of the HCMT minus wall panelling, and filled with sandbags

29 November 2018 00:15 AM
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'Test Train. Do Not Board' decals on the HCMT set doors

29 November 2018 00:15 AM
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