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Melbourne suburban bits and pieces

Photos of bits and pieces on and around Melbourne's suburban trains

Freshly refurbished bogies beneath a tread braked Comeng

30 May 2015 16:20 PM
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Chalk date markings on the underside of a Comeng carriage

12 May 2015 08:24 AM
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'St Albans' destination still displayed on a non-PSR service to Watergardens

St Albans was recently closed as a stabling location so the train heads to Watergardens, but the DDU system has yet to be updated with the new information

27 March 2015 08:33 AM
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'DANGER - HV CAPACITORS' warning on the equipment of 'Chopper' Comeng 694M

10 February 2015 08:10 AM
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'Chopper' traction control equipment beneath Comeng 694M

10 February 2015 08:09 AM
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Freshly refurbished bogie beneath a Siemens train

7 February 2015 08:34 AM
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Emergency transition coupler beneath a Siemens train

5 February 2015 17:34 PM
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Looking down on slowly rusting roofs of a number of X'Trapolis trains

2 February 2015 14:17 PM
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'GEC Traction' badge on the electric equipment beneath Comeng 354M

30 December 2014 17:50 PM
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Orange LED destination board retrofitted to EDI Comeng 501M

Retrofitted sometime before July 2013

21 October 2014 08:29 AM
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'Guard iron low' chalked on the side of a Comeng M car

The guard irons are affixed on the bogies and prevent debris on the track from getting stuck under the wheels. Also note the transition coupler stored beneath the cab.

9 September 2014 08:26 AM
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X'Trapolis 925M with the 'Don Corrie' name reapplied

20 July 2014 11:16 AM
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Washing down a Comeng train by hand at Melbourne Yard

11 July 2014 13:36 PM
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Washing down a Comeng train by hand at Melbourne Yard

11 July 2014 13:30 PM
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Comeng M carriage running around with one of the four pantographs in the down position

9 May 2014 07:49 AM
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Electric arc causes a blue flash when the pantograph crosses a section insulator

At the up end of Sunshine station - the arc occurs because the train is drawing power while powering away from the station, and momentarily connects the two otherwise isolated electrical sections in the overhead.

30 April 2014 17:27 PM
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Lowered pantograph atop a X'Trapolis EMU

24 April 2014 14:23 PM
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Raised pantograph atop a X'Trapolis EMU

24 April 2014 14:22 PM
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Twin-arm pantograph on Hitachi 273M

12 April 2014 13:13 PM
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Coupled Scharfenberg couplers between two Comeng trains

28 February 2014 08:25 AM
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'Metro Trains Melbourne' decals on the side of a Siemens train starting to turn tatty

25 February 2014 08:36 AM
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Comeng 537M with trial forwards facing CCTV cameras installed

Running around as a fixed 6-carriage set, with 528M up the other end having the same equipment.

25 February 2014 08:31 AM
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Siemens train with the rear headlights still turned on

12 February 2014 08:43 AM
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Resistor grids on the roof of an X'Trapolis train

Part of the rheostatic brake system, used to dissipate the energy from the traction motors running as generators.

18 January 2014 07:15 AM
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