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  • Wednesday, 1 April

    6 new photos in the Locomotives, light engines, and lashups, Transdev Melbourne and V/Line rail replacement buses albums

  • Tuesday, 31 March

    2 new photos in the Transdev Melbourne album

  • Tuesday, 24 March

    21 new photos in the Great Southern Rail - The Overland, SkyBus Melbourne, Geelong buses, North Geelong wagon scrapping, Pacifc National grain trains, V/Line around Geelong and Melbourne signals and signalling equipment albums

  • Monday, 23 March

    17 new photos in the Great Southern Rail - The Overland, Metro Tunnel works at West Footscray, Transdev Melbourne, V/Line - Regional Rail Link, CDC Melbourne, Qube Logistics Maryvale paper train, Qube Logistics grain trains and Bus stops and infrastructure in Victoria albums

  • Saturday, 21 March

    11 new photos in the Great Southern Rail - The Overland, Pacific National - Melbourne standard gauge freight, Pacifc National grain trains and Qube Logistics standard gauge cement train albums

  • Friday, 20 March

    13 new photos in the Great Southern Rail - The Overland, Transdev Melbourne and V/Line around Geelong albums

  • Wednesday, 18 March

    33 new photos in the V/Line - Regional Rail Link, Southern Shorthaul Railroad Kensington grain, Car parking at Melbourne stations, Metro Trains Melbourne - Northern group, X'Trapolis transfer, 18 March 2020, CDC Melbourne, Locomotives, light engines, and lashups, Locomotive bits and pieces, Kensington Mill, Pacific National - Melbourne standard gauge freight, SCT Logistics - Dooen freight, Sunbury Line Upgrade, Bikes at Melbourne stations and Pacific National interstate steel trains albums

  • Tuesday, 17 March

    27 new photos in the North Dynon scrapping, X'Trapolis transfer, 17 March 2020, Comeng Life Extension project, Metro Tunnel works at West Footscray, CDC Melbourne, Locomotives, light engines, and lashups, Metro Trains Melbourne - Northern group, V/Line - Regional Rail Link, McIntyre Loop, Commercialising commuters, Pacifc National grain trains and SCT Logistics - Melbourne/Brisbane services albums

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V/Line's new livery - Part 3: locomotives

12 May 2010 15:48 PM

V/Line started repainted carriages and railcars in their new livery in mid 2007, but it took over a year for the first locomotive to emerge.

New liveried N468 was the first locomotive to be painted into the new livery, being released in May 2008.

N468 on the down at North Geelong

This livery was a one off, the second locomotive to be repainted was N460 in September 2008, which receive a yellow front in place of the grey. N468 being altered to match in November the same year. After this time every N class undergoing an overhaul has been repainted into the same version of the livery (the exception for a few patch-up jobs on the N classes involved in the Stonyford derailment).

Freshly repainted N460 on the up at North Shore

Despite the large number of decrepit looking P classes in the fleet, for the next year only N classes were repainted. It was not until December 2009 that other locomotive classes received the new livery, A66 being the first A class:

V/Line preventing level crossing accidents by inducing projectile vomiting in drivers?

The first P class finally emerged in March 2010, being P11:

P11, first of the class to be repainted in the new V/Line livery

A66 was the only member of the class to be repainted, so it is unknown if any further revisions will be made.

As for the P class, P15 later received the same livery as her classmate.

V/Line's new livery - Part 2: railcars

12 May 2010 14:25 PM

Sprinter 7007 was the first of the class to be painted in the new V/Line livery, being launched to the public on September 12th, 2007.

Repainted Sprinter 7007 with 7010 run around at South Kensington

No further Sprinters were painted in the same way as 7007, where the bands ended midway along the train.

Instead the purple band was eliminated, and the red band carried through to the end of the carbody. Sprinter 7002 was first to be released in this variant in November 2007.

Refurbished Sprinter 7002 in the new modified V/Line livery at South Geelong

The final tweak to the livery was a change in the pilot colour to red - it debuted on Sprinter 7015, third of the class to be repainted.

Sprinter 7015 leads 2 more out of South Geelong

All other Sprinters have received the same livery as Sprinter 7015.

As for the two orphans, Sprinter 7002 receiving the red pilots sometime before August 2009, and Sprinter 7007 was repainted sometime between late 2010 and mid 2011.