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Rescuing a failed D2 class tram, September 2012

On September 24, 2011 D2.5002 damaged it's pantograph at Showgrounds Loop, with D2.5017 being sent out to rescue it. After the pantograph couldn't be tied down low enough, the mechanics cut it off with an angle grinder.

Operations car and R10 recovery truck in attendance on Union Road, Ascot Vale

Sunday 25 September 2011 00:08 AM
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Mechanics in a scissor lift trunk tie down the pantograph of D2.5002

Sunday 25 September 2011 00:09 AM
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Still working on the pantograph and overhead

Sunday 25 September 2011 00:10 AM
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D2.5017 waiting on Showgrounds Loop to recover her classmate

Sunday 25 September 2011 00:13 AM
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Recovery truck R10 pushes D2.5002 along the tracks

Sunday 25 September 2011 00:23 AM
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Still pushing the tram along from behind

Sunday 25 September 2011 00:24 AM
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The pantograph was still too high to clear the bridges, so time to cut it off

Sunday 25 September 2011 01:06 AM
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Two trams are now coupled, R10 ready to follow them home

Sunday 25 September 2011 01:19 AM
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Drawbar connected between trams D2.5002 and D2.5017

Sunday 25 September 2011 01:20 AM
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Drawbar connected between trams D2.5002 and D2.5017

Sunday 25 September 2011 01:20 AM
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D2.5017 ready to tow her failed classmate home

Sunday 25 September 2011 01:22 AM
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Pair of D2s trundle down Epson Road at a slow speed

Sunday 25 September 2011 01:31 AM
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Heading along Racecourse Road in Flemington with R10 following behind

Sunday 25 September 2011 01:36 AM
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Having made it under the Craigieburn line rail bridge, the pair of D2 pass through the Newmarket shopping strip

Sunday 25 September 2011 01:39 AM
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