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Farewell Hitachi Train Tour, April 2014

On April 12, 2014 the Elecrail division of Steamrail ran a Farewell Hitachi Train Tour around the Melbourne suburbs with 288M-1979T-287M + 274M-1909T-273M. Starting at Craigieburn, the tour headed into the city via the Northern Loop, out to South Morang via the Clifton Hill Loop, then out to Sunbury and back via the Northern Loop, then finally back to Craigieburn.

Hitachi 288M leads the set out of Craigieburn Yard

12 April 2014 09:27 AM
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287M and 274M are the middle motors of the consist

12 April 2014 09:28 AM
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'St Kilda' on the rear destination roll at Craigieburn

12 April 2014 09:29 AM
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Almost departure time at Craigieburn station

12 April 2014 09:31 AM
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Clear tracks between Roxburgh Park and Coolaroo stations

12 April 2014 09:37 AM
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Headed down the grade towards Pascoe Vale station

12 April 2014 09:47 AM
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Passing under Pascoe Vale Road at Strathmore

12 April 2014 09:49 AM
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Passing an empty platform at Strathmore station

12 April 2014 09:50 AM
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Rounding the curves between Strathmore and Glenbervie stations

12 April 2014 09:50 AM
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Arriving into platform 2 at Essendon

12 April 2014 09:53 AM
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Time for a quick photo at Essendon

12 April 2014 09:54 AM
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'St Kilda' still on the rear destination roll when we stop at Essendon

12 April 2014 09:54 AM
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Flagstaff station all locked up for the weekend

12 April 2014 10:08 AM
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Empty platforms at Melbourne Central

12 April 2014 10:09 AM
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Looking out into the dark of the City Loop tunnels

12 April 2014 10:10 AM
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Running express through Parliament station

12 April 2014 10:11 AM
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Passing under Federation Square as we arrive at Flinders Street Station

12 April 2014 10:13 AM
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Heading into the Clifton Hill loop portal at Southern Cross

12 April 2014 10:19 AM
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Junction of the City Circle and Clifton Hill tunnels in the underground loop

We are taking the left track towards Jolimont, the right track returns to Flinders Street Station

12 April 2014 10:22 AM
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Cameras out as we approach the curve at Rushall

12 April 2014 10:34 AM
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Rounding the sharpest curve on the network at Rushall

12 April 2014 10:35 AM
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Photo stop at Keon Park station

12 April 2014 10:52 AM
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288M is the star of the photo line at Keon Park station

12 April 2014 10:53 AM
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'Reservoir' on the destination roll during the photo stop at Keon Park station

12 April 2014 10:53 AM
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