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Regional Rail Link consolidation trains

Between 3 July and 7 July 2014 a loaded ballast train operated over the new Regional Rail Link tracks between Deer Park Junction and Manor Junction at a maximum of 80 km per hour, until 100,000 tonnes of load are put onto them. The more weight they put onto it, the quicker it will be ready for normal services - the alternative is speed restrictions until the new track is bedded in.

Approaching the Greens Road overpass and the Wyndham Vale cutting

6 July 2014 10:37 AM
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The 'consolidation train' passing over the newly laid tracks

6 July 2014 10:37 AM
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B80 approaching the turnback siding at Wyndham Vale station, located just south of the Greens Road overpass

6 July 2014 10:37 AM
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B80 leading the push-pull train, with B76 in the rear

6 July 2014 10:37 AM
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The massive flyover at Manor Junction is just visible in the background

Headed towards the Black Forest Road overpass on the up, travelling on the down track

6 July 2014 10:37 AM
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Push-pull ballast train heading north on the down track near Manor Junction

6 July 2014 10:36 AM
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