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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

Saturday 12 April 2014 09:27 AM
Viewed 1043 times, 22 times this year)

287M and 274M are the middle motors of the consist

Saturday 12 April 2014 09:28 AM
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(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 15 times this year)

'St Kilda' on the rear destination roll at Craigieburn

Saturday 12 April 2014 09:29 AM
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(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 29 times this year)

Almost departure time at Craigieburn station

Saturday 12 April 2014 09:31 AM
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(7 times this week, 7 times this month, 45 times this year)

Clear tracks between Roxburgh Park and Coolaroo stations

Saturday 12 April 2014 09:37 AM
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(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 18 times this year)

Headed down the grade towards Pascoe Vale station

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

Saturday 12 April 2014 09:49 AM
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(1 time this month, 16 times this year)

Passing an empty platform at Strathmore station

Saturday 12 April 2014 09:50 AM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 17 times this year)

Rounding the curves between Strathmore and Glenbervie stations

Saturday 12 April 2014 09:50 AM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 19 times this year)

Arriving into platform 2 at Essendon

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

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

Saturday 12 April 2014 09:54 AM
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(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 17 times this year)

Flagstaff station all locked up for the weekend

Saturday 12 April 2014 10:08 AM
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(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 23 times this year)

Empty platforms at Melbourne Central

Saturday 12 April 2014 10:09 AM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 18 times this year)

Looking out into the dark of the City Loop tunnels

Saturday 12 April 2014 10:10 AM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 19 times this year)

Running express through Parliament station

Saturday 12 April 2014 10:11 AM
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(2 times this week, 2 times this month, 17 times this year)

Passing under Federation Square as we arrive at Flinders Street Station

Saturday 12 April 2014 10:13 AM
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(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 18 times this year)

Heading into the Clifton Hill loop portal at Southern Cross

Saturday 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

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

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

Saturday 12 April 2014 10:35 AM
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(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 32 times this year)

Photo stop at Keon Park station

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

Saturday 12 April 2014 10:53 AM
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(8 times this week, 8 times this month, 42 times this year)

'Reservoir' on the destination roll during the photo stop at Keon Park station

Saturday 12 April 2014 10:53 AM
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