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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.

Knorr-Bremse sanding gear beneath the HCMT set

29 November 2018 00:12 AM
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'Tc' carriage 9901 at the rear of the transfer

29 November 2018 00:12 AM
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Light duty transition coupler attached to the rear of the transfer

Providing a place for the end of train marker to be attached

29 November 2018 00:12 AM
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Poorly affixed decals on the side of 'DMp1' carriage 9201

29 November 2018 00:10 AM
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Looking along the HCMT set

29 November 2018 00:09 AM
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Looking down the HCMT set

29 November 2018 00:09 AM
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'Tc' carriage 9001 leading the transfer

29 November 2018 00:09 AM
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'No trains operating. Replacement buses have been arranged' message at Newport station

Metro realised at the last minute that the HCMT transfer would block normal services at Newport, so had to cancel them and run bus replacements instead

29 November 2018 00:08 AM
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'Test Train' decals on the HCMT set windows and doors

29 November 2018 00:07 AM
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Railfan photo line at Newport station

29 November 2018 00:06 AM
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Looking back towards the front of the transfer

29 November 2018 00:04 AM
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Newly refurbished power van BVDY51A

29 November 2018 00:04 AM
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Staff inspect the transition coupler at the front of the HCMT set

29 November 2018 00:04 AM
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Heavy duty transition coupler between the Scharfenburg equipped HCMT set and the knuckle coupler fitted van

29 November 2018 00:03 AM
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'Tc' carriage 9001 leading the transfer

29 November 2018 00:03 AM
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S317, T385 and T363 in the middle of the transfer

29 November 2018 00:03 AM
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S317, T385 and T363 in the middle of the transfer

29 November 2018 00:03 AM
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BGGX grain hoppers make up the first part of the braking wagons

29 November 2018 00:00 AM
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Railfan photo line at Newport staiton

29 November 2018 00:00 AM
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S302 leads the transfer into the platform at Newport

28 November 2018 23:59 PM
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HCMT set now on the move out of Newport Workshops

28 November 2018 23:56 PM
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HCMT set now on the move out of Newport Workshops

28 November 2018 23:56 PM
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HCMT set now on the move out of Newport Workshops

28 November 2018 23:55 PM
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Power van BVDY51 coupled up to the HCMT set at Newport Workshops

28 November 2018 23:55 PM
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