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Steamrail - whY not Suburban Tour 2021

On 21 March 2021 Y112 was finally able to lead the 'whY not Suburban Tour' that was first attempted back in 2019. Timetabled to run from Newport via the goods lines to Southern Cross Station, Sunshine, Somerton, Essendon and Westall, the down leg to Sunshine via the Bunbury Street Tunnel was dropped for an express run via the suburban tracks due to late running, and issues with Y112 saw the leg from Somerton to Westall dropped for a direct return to Newport via the goods lines. T356 then took the over train from Newport to Southern Cross and return.

T356 leads the last leg of the tour from Southern Cross back to Newport

Making up for the cancellation of the Somerton - Westall - Newport leg of the tour

21 March 2021 16:52 PM
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Y112 leads the train down the goods lines at Brooklyn bound for Newport

21 March 2021 14:47 PM
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Y112 heads onto the dual gauge line at Brooklyn

21 March 2021 14:47 PM
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Y112 about to head onto the dual gauge line at Brooklyn

21 March 2021 14:46 PM
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Y112 crosses Sunshine Road on the goods lines bound for Newport

21 March 2021 14:38 PM
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Y112 leads the train past the GEB silos at Sunshine bound for Newport

21 March 2021 14:38 PM
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Y112 slowly leads the train through Albion Loop on the return from Somerton

21 March 2021 14:22 PM
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Y112 slowly leads the train through Albion Loop on the return from Somerton

21 March 2021 14:21 PM
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Y112 heads tender first along the suburban lines at South Kensington bound for Sunshine

Originally planned to go via the Burnbury Street Tunnel, but the train was running late

21 March 2021 10:27 AM
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Y112 heads tender first along the suburban lines at South Kensington bound for Sunshine

Originally planned to go via the Burnbury Street Tunnel, but the train was running late

21 March 2021 10:26 AM
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Y112 emerges from the Bunbury Street Tunnel on the up

21 March 2021 09:30 AM
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Y112 emerges from the Bunbury Street Tunnel on the up

Down to just a single track, the northern track dug up for rebuilding

21 March 2021 09:30 AM
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Headed onto the dual gauge at West Footscray bound for Southern Cross

21 March 2021 09:24 AM
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Y112 passes another VLocity train at West Footscray

21 March 2021 09:21 AM
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Y112 back on the move after the down XPT cleared the dual gauge towards the city

21 March 2021 09:21 AM
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Y112 waiting on the goods lines at Tottenham Yard, overtaken by a VLocity train on the parallel RRL tracks

21 March 2021 09:14 AM
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