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Metro Trains Melbourne works trains

On taking over the contract to operate and maintain the Melbourne suburban rail system in 2010, Metro Trains Melbourne have hired wagons and locomotives from CFCLA to operate works trains. Three types of train operate: open top containers mounted to miscellaneous flat wagons for the carriage of spoil, CHOY hoppers to carry ballast, and flat wagons fitted with stanchions to carry rail or concrete sleepers. The arrangement ended in 2017, with works trains instead being operated by Qube Logistics and Southern Shorthaul Railroad.

T369 in the lead this time: they ran around the train at Sunshine

22 September 2010 14:43 PM
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T377 leads T369 on a rail train snaking onto the dual gauge at West Footscray Junction

22 September 2010 14:43 PM
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Rail threader wagon bringing up the rear of the consist

22 September 2010 13:59 PM
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T377 leads the rail train through Spotswood on the west line

22 September 2010 13:58 PM
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A Metro livered Comeng passes by bound for Werribee

22 September 2010 13:49 PM
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Locos couple up to the waiting wagons

22 September 2010 13:48 PM
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T377 and T369 off the dual gauge and through the splitter, back on the BG goods track

22 September 2010 13:47 PM
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Metro livered T369 leads at Newport, passing a Metro livered Comeng

22 September 2010 13:47 PM
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Loaded rail flats on the broad gauge goods line at Newport, waiting for the locos to return

22 September 2010 13:42 PM
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Light locos headed towards Newport, so they can run around the wagons

22 September 2010 13:38 PM
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After changing ends, T377 smokes it up

22 September 2010 13:37 PM
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A down Geelong train passes the locos

22 September 2010 13:37 PM
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Locos running around the train at Newport South: the wagons stabled on the broad gauge goods track that leads behind Newport station

I always wondered how trains ran around after visiting the Anzac sidings

22 September 2010 13:35 PM
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On the move to the mainline

22 September 2010 13:25 PM
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T369 leads the rail train out onto the mainline

22 September 2010 13:25 PM
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So that's where they got to! T369 and T377 wait at the Anzac siding at Spotswood for the rail train to be loaded

22 September 2010 12:29 PM
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T369 back to back with T377 head light engine through Brooklyn

22 September 2010 11:38 AM
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Metro decals also placed on the CQRX rail flat wagons

29 August 2010 10:40 AM
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B76 and T369 stabled on a rail train at the Wagon Storage Yard

29 August 2010 10:39 AM
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Excavators transferring the spoil from train to truck

7 August 2010 10:25 AM
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Unloading the spoil train at the Albion flour mill siding

7 August 2010 10:23 AM
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B76 on the down end of the train, stabled in the siding at Albion

7 August 2010 10:15 AM
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Unloading the spoil train at the Albion flour mill siding

7 August 2010 10:14 AM
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B76 on the down end of the train, stabled in the siding at Albion

7 August 2010 10:14 AM
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