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Unusual workings for the V/Line P class locomotives

August 28, 2017 12:05 PM | Categories:

Over the years V/Line's fleet of P class locomotives have been seen on some unusual workings. Here is a selection.

Freight Australia liveried P23 on hire to V/Line, leading an eight car push-pull H set out of Geelong on a Commonwealth Games special (March 24, 2006)

Freight Australia liveried P23 leads a push-pull H set out of Geelong

P17 with a PH power van and four car FSH carriage set at Southern Cross (October 23, 2006)

P17 with a PH power van and FSH carriage set at Southern Cross

P18 and classmate push-pull on a five car long VSH set push-pull at Southern Cross, due to terminate at Kilmore East due to the Dry Creek bridge replacement works on the Seymour line (June 6, 2007)

P18 - Pxx with five cars at Southern Cross with a Kilmore East train

P14 with five-car set VSH26 and PCJ power van on arrival at Southern Cross (September 12, 2007)

P14 with five-car set VSH26 and PCJ power van on arrival at Southern Cross

P18 on the Steamrail 'Rail and Sail' departs Geelong. The hired loco was used because of signalling issues on the Geelong line preventing any non-TPWS fitted locomotives from using the line while normal passenger services were also running. (March 2, 2008)

P18 on the Steamrail 'Rail and Sail' departs Geelong

Is it a slug? Is it a sloth? No, it's a P16 with a four car 'heavyweight' FN set (November 22, 2007)

Is it a slug? Is it a sloth? No, it's a P16 with a FN set

P11 on a Melbourne-bound Grand Final football special with a special 'Cats' headboard and an 8 car all-refurbished push pull outside Lara (September 27, 2008)

P11 with a special headboard on the up with an 8 car all-refurbished push pull outside Lara

N465 leads N463 and P15 with nine empty H carriages out of Bacchus Marsh, headed to Melbourne for use on Avalon Airshow specials the next day (March 13, 2009)

Headed to Melbourne for use on Avalon Airshow specials the next day

P16 and classmate on an eight car long Airshow special at Lara on the down (March 14, 2009)

P16 drops into Lara on the down

P13 and P14 coupled nose to nose work a five car VSH set on the 17.52 down Bacchus Marsh (June 22, 2009)

P13 and P14 work the 17.52 down Bacchus Marsh

A60 and P16 cross Cowies Creek on a down Geelong service, the P class is substituting for a power van (June 24, 2009)

A60 and P16 cross Cowies Creek, the P class is substituting for a power van

P18 on the end of a four car long push-pull set, headed to the yards at Southern Cross (September 25, 2009)

P18 on the end of the push-pull set, headed to the yards

V/Line ran extra trains to Geelong for the 2010 UCI Road World Championships. Here we see P17 trailing P11 with an 8-car long push-pull at Kororoit Creek Road in Altona North (October 3, 2010)

P17 trails P11 headed off to Geelong at Kororoit Creek Road

Where is the other half of the train? P16 at Sunshine leads a single SH set bound for Sunbury. Usually worked by two P classes and a pair of SH carriage sets. (March 2, 2011)

Where is the other half of the train? P16 at Sunshine leads a single SH set bound for Sunbury

P13 has been gauge coverted, stabled alone beside the standard gauge turntable at South Dynon (September 25, 2011)

P13 all alone stabled beside the SG turntable at South Dynon

2011 was the final year V/Line ran push-pull P classes on Geelong line football specials. P12 leads an 8-car push-pull grand final special at Spotswood (October 1, 2011)

P12 leads an 8-car push-pull grand final football special at Spotswood

P16 attached to the west end of the 707 Operations 'Leeor Loop and Kaniva Tour' at Southern Cross (February 27, 2016)

P16 now attached onto the west end of the train at Southern Cross

N471 and P13 on the up at Tottenham, hauling failed down Albury service back to Melbourne (May 5, 2017)

N471 and P13 on the up at Tottenham, hauling failed down Albury service back to Melbourne

P14 leads T413 on the down 707 Operations 'Redwood Rattler Tour' over the North Melbourne flyover (August 6, 2017)

P14 leads T413 on the down train over the North Melbourne flyover

P12 and P17 lead carriage set SH35 set from Bendigo Workshops to Southern Cross at Ginifer (August 19, 2017)

P12 and P17 lead carriage set SH35 set from Bendigo Workshops to Southern Cross at Ginifer

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