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Infrastructure Evaluation Vehicle IEV102

Converted from carriage MTH102 by SSR Bendigo in 2010, as of March 2011 this inspection carriage has been used to check up of the status of the overhead wiring along Melbourne's suburban railway network.

IEV102 in use: the leading pantograph raised to evaluate the overhead

Travelling through Moonee Ponds at about 60 km/h

Wednesday 7 March 2012 22:01 PM
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T376 leads IEV102 and T377 through Moonee Ponds on the up with an inspection run

Wednesday 7 March 2012 22:01 PM
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T377 leads IEV102 through Newmarket on an inspection run to Craigieburn

Wednesday 7 March 2012 21:07 PM
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Through cabling to enable IEV102 to operate between push-pull locomotives

MU cable connected, as well as the various air lines

Tuesday 6 March 2012 22:56 PM
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'B' end interior of IEV102, a sink added beside the existing toilet

Note the SSR sticker beside the doorway, and the yellow grabrails inside each doorway

Tuesday 6 March 2012 22:55 PM
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'B' end of IEV102

Tuesday 6 March 2012 22:55 PM
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Steel framework below the inspection cupola, holding the seating position for the observer

Tuesday 6 March 2012 22:55 PM
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New table installed between retained H set seating

Tuesday 6 March 2012 22:55 PM
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'A' end of IEV102, the grill hides the air conditioner condenser unit

Tuesday 6 March 2012 22:54 PM
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'A' end of IEV102, with a split system air conditioning unit added

The condenser unit is in the steel ducting in the background

Tuesday 6 March 2012 22:51 PM
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T377 with the marker lights changed over, ready to head for Sandringham

Tuesday 6 March 2012 22:49 PM
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Pantograph on IEV102 in the raised position

Note the red/yellow/green sticker indicating acceptable contact wire travel

Tuesday 6 March 2012 22:48 PM
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'A' end interior of IEV102

The end bulkheads and many of the H set seats have been retained

Tuesday 6 March 2012 22:48 PM
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Pantograph on IEV102 in the lowered position, illuminated by a LED floodlight

Tuesday 6 March 2012 22:47 PM
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T377 on arrival at Flinders Street after a run to Pakenham and Cranbourne

Tuesday 6 March 2012 22:46 PM
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T377 trails the push-pull lashup

Tuesday 6 March 2012 19:04 PM
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'Door not in use' stickers on the external doors

Tuesday 6 March 2012 19:04 PM
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IEV102 in travel mode with both pantographs lowered

Tuesday 6 March 2012 19:04 PM
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T376 push-pull with T377 haul IEV102 through Franklin Street on the inaugural inspection tour

Tuesday 6 March 2012 19:03 PM
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