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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.

Work progressed a bit further on applying the new decals

Saturday 17 July 2010 10:55 AM
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T377, T376 and T373 having their CFCLA logos stripped off and replaced by Metro decals

Saturday 17 July 2010 09:15 AM
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T373 stabled in the Wagon Storage Yard with the Metro works trains

Wednesday 16 June 2010 13:21 PM
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B76 and T376 stabled in the Wagon Storage Yard with all of the Metro works trains

Monday 14 June 2010 10:35 AM
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Metro ballast set to the left, country ballast set to the right

Monday 14 June 2010 10:34 AM
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T373 stabled alone, another T class is with the spoil train, split in half and still waiting to be unloaded

Monday 14 June 2010 10:33 AM
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B76 and T376 stabled on Metro works trains between runs

Sunday 6 June 2010 14:31 PM
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B76 stabled on the up end of a suburban ballast train at Caulfield

Sunday 30 May 2010 11:48 AM
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T376 and T373 stabled at the down end of a suburban ballast train at Caulfield

Sunday 30 May 2010 11:43 AM
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Bloke with a shovel getting out the last bit of spoil out of the containers

Sunday 30 May 2010 10:58 AM
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T369 and T377 with a spoil train in the process of being unloaded at the Wagon Storage Yard

Sunday 30 May 2010 10:57 AM
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Unloading the spoil train at the Wagon Storage Yard

The dirt having come from the pit renewal at South Yarra station

Sunday 30 May 2010 10:56 AM
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T369, T377 and B80 coupled up

Sunday 16 May 2010 10:40 AM
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A bit more light on the subject compared to yesterday

Sunday 16 May 2010 10:39 AM
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B76, T376 and T373 stabled on the Metro concrete sleeper / rail train

Sunday 16 May 2010 10:38 AM
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Metro spoil train stabled in the Wagon Storage Yard

Saturday 15 May 2010 10:38 AM
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Locos for the Metro works trains stabled beside the suburban ballast rake

Saturday 15 May 2010 10:38 AM
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Metro works trains stabled: spoil, loaded ballast, and concrete sleeper / rail. The country ballast rake also lurks in the background

Saturday 15 May 2010 10:37 AM
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Wagon Storage Yard tidied up so the Metro works trains can be stabled there

Saturday 15 May 2010 10:36 AM
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T369, T377 and B80 coupled up; B76, T376 and T373 on the other side of the ballast rake

Saturday 15 May 2010 08:16 AM
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All three Metro works trains in the Wagon Storage Yard - L to R: spoil, ballast and concrete sleeper / rail

Saturday 15 May 2010 08:12 AM
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Locos for the Metro works trains stabled beside the suburban ballast rake

Saturday 15 May 2010 08:12 AM
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A second excavator at work at the other end of the train

Saturday 1 May 2010 11:25 AM
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Excavator emptying the spoil containers into waiting trucks

Saturday 1 May 2010 11:24 AM
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