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Locomotive hauled transfers of electric multiple units and railcars

Hitachi transfer with T378 to Ballarat, August 2008

31 August 2008

SRHC's T378 took Elecrail Hitachi set 7M-1994T-225M-89M-1946T-99M from Newport to Ballarat Workshops via North Geelong for refurbishment. Here are some shots between Lara and Warrenheip.

Hitachi transfer, January 2009

18 January 2009

El Zorro took CFCLA liveried T369 out light engine from Dynon to Ballarat to pick up a refurbished Hitachi set from Alstom's North Ballarat Workshops. The set was 23M-2007T-233M + 9M-1919T-144M and was taken to Newport Workshops

Infrastructure Evaluation Vehicle IEV102 transfer, January 2017

5 January 2017

Metro Trains Melbourne's Infrastructure Evaluation Vehicle IEV102 developed a brake issue in December 2016, with the T-IEV-T consist having having to be transferred back to Melbourne behind B76 and B80. In January IEV102 was transferred to Bendigo behind B76 and B80, with six freight wagons (BODX 2301C, BQCX 2202B, BQIX 2461D, IEV 102, BQCX 2201P, BQIX 2459V and BODX 2460V) along for the ride to counteract the unbraked carriage.

Locomotive hauled Sprinter, February 2006

27 February 2006

Sprinter railcars are self propelled, but can be hauled by locomotives through the use of a special transition coupler. Here two broken down Sprinters were in the platform - 7002 and 7008, along with N453 waiting to take them away. The EDI Rail crew had a bit of difficulty getting the transition coupler to fit - necessary because of the different coupler types

PCJ van transfer from Ballarat, January 2010

23 January 2010

Freshly refurbished power van PCJ491 was transferred back from Ballarat Workshops to Melbourne, this time V/Line used their own loco (N467) and crew to bring it home

PCJ van transfers to/from Ballarat, September 2009

15 September 2009

El Zorro ran a transfer between Melbourne and Ballarat via North Geelong, T357 took V/Line power van PCJ491 to the Ballarat Workshops for refurbishment, bringing back completed van PCJ493 (formerly PCO2). You don't see Bona (engine and a single guards van) moves that often!

Rescuing a failed D2 class tram, September 2012

25 September 2011

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.

Return of the Bendigo Hitachis, August 2006

31 August 2006

After their withdrawal from suburban service in Melbourne, in February 2004 four 3-car Hitachi sets 29M-1972T-214M-25M-1945T-84M-221M-1947T-195M-140M-1936T-155M were transferred to the Bendigo North Workshops and stored unsecured in the open. In 2006 stripped of parts, and with broken windows and covered with graffiti, they were moved back to Melbourne by El Zorro using Y145 and S302 in the middle of the night of August 30th. Here they are upon arrival the next morning at Newport Workshops.

S302 transfer, August 2009

14 August 2009

S302 has been recently repaired by SSR Bendigo for El Zorro, it was also repainted in their orange and grey livery. It was transferred to Seymour via Melbourne with T342

Siemens train recovery, 2019

14 May 2019

On May 13, 2019 Siemens train 743M-2522T-744M + 766M-2533T-765M on a down Werribee service encountered damaged overhead wiring outside Laverton, resulting in the train being disabled. The next day N470 and N466 were sent to assist with the recovery of the train to the Newport Workshops, with chains and transition couplers used to join them together. Siemens trains lack a continuous brake pipe through each 3-car set, so a locomotive was needed at each end of the train to allow the consist to move.

SSR track machine transfer, 2016

1 November 2016

On November 1, 2016 Southern Shorthaul Railroad locomotives 4911 and 4917 transferred a track machine from Dubbo to Melbourne

T400 and S306 transfer to Newport Workshops 2019

13 June 2019

On 13 June July 2019 T400 and S306 were dead transferred between G541 and G527 from the scrap row at South Dynon, to Newport Workshops. S306 is now preserved with 707 Operations, but T400 was stripped of parts, then returned to South Dynon for scrapping.

Transfer of accident damaged NR51, April 2010

26 April 2010

In April 2010 accident damaged diesel locomotive NR51 was transferred to the UGL workshops at Spotswood, after being damaged in a February 2009 derailment on the Trans-Australian line. The prime mover inside had been removed, the brakes piped through, and the cab shrink wrapped with plastic. The first stage of the transfer was dead attached to PW4 freight, with the final leg from South Dynon to Spotswood requiring eight other NR classes to assist.

V/Line - Pacific National rescue failed a Warrnambool service, August 2006

2 August 2006

On the morning of August 02, 2006 N452 failed at Warrnambool when it was supposed to lead the up morning service, so A81 was pulled off the freight and used to rescue the train. A79 was then sent back to Warrnambool to bring the freight back that night.

V/Line - standard gauge transfers to Ettamogah

2 August 2022

Following their replacement by the new standard gauge VLocity trains in 2022, V/Line's fleet of standard gauge carriages used on the Albury line were transferred to the SRHC depot in Seymour for storage. On 2 August 2022 six of the stored carriages, along with three recently retired carriages, were transferred by V/Line from Melbourne to Seymour and on to Albury, where they are being put into storage at Ettamogah on behalf of the rail heritage groups they are being handed over to. From north end the consist was ACN45, BN22, BN10, BN7, BRN34, ACN24 (all stripped of livery) then PTV liveried BN5, BRN43 and ACN48.

V/Line - VLocity train issues, 2016

30 March 2018

In January 2016 a large proportion of the V/Line VLocity fleet was withdrawn from service due to wheel wear issues, and a few days later they were banned from operations on the suburban network due to level crossing activation issues.

V/Line - Werribee line rail cleaning trains

27 June 2015

Following the opening of Regional Rail Link for Geelong line services in June 2015, V/Line commenced operating rail cleaning trains on the old route between Werribee and Little River, in order to keep the rail heads free of rust for correct signal and level crossing operation. These operations stopped soon after, and in October 2015 Metro banned the operation of VLocity and Sprinter DMUs between Werribee and Manor Junction.

V/Line carriage transfers to Seymour

21 December 2022

In December 2022 V/Line transferred retired carriage set VN18 from Newport Workshops to SRHC Seymour for storage, travelling via Brooklyn and the Albion-Jacana goods lines.

VLocity transfer to Bendigo, November 2014

4 November 2014

B75 and T386 transferred an accident damaged VLocity set VL12 to Bendigo on November 4, 2014. The set was involved in an incident on August 22 2014, when empty VLocity train (VL05-12-39, 7 cars) ran into the rear of a Metro Trains service between Galvin and Paisley on the Werribee line.

X'Trapolis delivery transfer, October 2018

3 October 2018

On 3 October 2018 brand new X'Trapolis train 281M-1441T-282M + 283M-1442T-284M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T classes T386 & T385. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from South Dynon the day before, travelling via Newport and North Geelong.

X'Trapolis transfer, 9 July 2019

9 July 2019

On 9 July 2019 SSR locomotives P17 and P18 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQJX 2481W led X'Trapolis train 98M-1349T-97M and 179M-1390T-180M to Alstom Ballarat for upgrade works. The plan was for the train to reach Ballarat via North Geelong, the locomotives to run around the consist at Tottenham Yard, but instead they continued through to Melbourne Yard, running around there, then heading to North Geelong via the Brooklyn goods lines.

X'Trapolis transfer, 9 June 2020

9 June 2020

On 9 June 2020 SSR locomotives P18 and P17 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 239M-1420T-240M and classmate from Alstom Ballarat to Newport Workshops after upgrade works. The train ran from Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

X'Trapolis transfer, 11 July 2019

11 July 2019

On 11 July 2019 SSR locomotives P17 and P18 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQJX 2481W led X'Trapolis train 47M-1324T-48M and 943M-1672T-944M to Alstom Ballarat for upgrade works, travelling via North Geelong, with a run via the suburban lines through Footscray to run around at Melbourne Yard.

X'Trapolis transfer, 17 March 2020

17 March 2020

On 17 March 2020 SSR locomotives P16 and T363 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 886M-1643T-885M and 961M-1681T-962M from Alstom Ballarat to Newport Workshops after upgrade works. The train ran from Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

X'Trapolis transfer, 18 March 2020

18 March 2020

On 18 March January 2020 SSR locomotives P16 and T363 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 99M-1350M-100M and 895M-1648T-896M from Newport Workshops to Alstom Ballarat for upgrade works. The train ran to Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

X'Trapolis transfer, 26 November 2019

26 November 2019

On 26 November 2019 SSR locomotives T363 and P14 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 953M-1677T-954M and 139M-1370T-140M to Alstom Ballarat for upgrade works. The train ran from Newport to Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

X'Trapolis transfer, 29 November 2019

29 November 2019

On 29 November 2019 SSR locomotives T363 and P14 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 170M-1385T-169M and 236M-1418T-235M to Alstom Ballarat for upgrade works. The train ran from Newport to Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Southern Cross Station platform 8.

X'Trapolis transfer, 30 June 2020

30 June 2020

On 30 June 2020 SSR locomotives P17 and P18 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 26M-2006T-227M and 224M-1412T-223M from Alstom Ballarat to Newport Workshops after upgrade works. The train ran from Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

X'Trapolis transfer, April 2011

2 April 2011

Y168 and power van ZVDY 52 transferred brand new X'Trapolis set 81-82M and 83M-84M from Ballarat to Newport via North Geelong, one of the newly assembled sets at the United Group Rail workshops. Y168 is the current Ballarat Workshops shunter, having taken over from Y145 a few weeks earlier.

X'Trapolis transfer, April 2019

30 April 2019

On 30 April 2019 newly acquired SSR locomotives P18 and P17 took power van BVDY51 to Newport Workshops for a HCMT transfer, then transferred X'Trapolis train 29M-1315T-30M and 53M-1327T-54M with usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon AFGF 3Q from Newport Workshops to Alstom Ballarat via Sunshine and Bacchus Marsh for upgrade work.

X'Trapolis transfer, August 2009

29 August 2009

T357 hauled 6-car X'Trapolis 893M/894M and 955M/956M from Newport Workshops to the United Group workshops at Ballarat for upgrades to the 'Public Address, Passenger Information System & Closed Circuit Television' (PAPIS-CCTV) system that will allow it to operate in revenue service with the new 2nd series X'Trapolis trains. Generator fitted guards van ZVDY 52 also going along to power the auxiliaries of the suburban set, with T357 and Y145 had brought the van to Melbourne the night before.

X'Trapolis transfer, August 2017

18 August 2017

On 18 August 2017 brand new X'Trapolis train 239M-1420T-240M-237M-1419T-238M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T classes T385 & T386. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from Bendigo the day before, travelling via Sunshine, Newport and North Geelong.

X'Trapolis transfer, December 2016

1 December 2016

On December 1, 2016 T369 and T377 with generator wagon CFSX125G transferred newly completed X'Trapolis set 225M-228M from Ballarat Workshops to Epping via Bacchus Marsh

X'Trapolis transfer, December 2017

20 December 2017

On 20 December 2017 Southern Shorthaul Railroad locomotives T363 and T385 and power van BVDY52 transferred a brand new X'Trapolis train from Ballarat Workshops to the Epping Workshops in Melbourne. Leading set 255M–1428T–256M was in a plain white livery, while 253M–1427T–254M had the usual Metro livery already applied.

X'Trapolis transfer, December 2018

11 December 2018

On 11 December 2018 T381 and T386 with power van BVDY52 transferred X'Trapolis train 965M-1683T-966M and 935M-1668T-936M from Newport Workshops via North Melbourne and North Geelong to the Alstom plant at Ballarat North for modification works.

X'Trapolis transfer, February 2010

28 February 2010

T413 transferred brand new X'Trapolis set 5M-1303T-6M and 7M-1304T-8M from Ballarat to Newport, along with the usual power van ZVDY 52. So new that it had no identifying marks (other than 'unit 3' and 'unit 4' taped in the windows) the set had been taken directly from the docks to Alstom Ballarat to fix up the floor, the interior fitout was also carried out.

X'Trapolis transfer, February 2018

28 February 2018

On 28 February 2018 brand new X'Trapolis train 261M–1431T–262M + 263M–1432T–264M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T classes T363 & T385. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from South Dynon the day before, travelling via Newport and North Geelong.

X'Trapolis transfer, January 2018

31 January 2018

On 31 January 2018 locomotives T363 and T385 transferred freshly repainted power van BVDY52 from Bendigo to Ballarat for use on an X'Trapolis transfer, travelling via Sunshine, Newport and North Geelong.

X'Trapolis transfer, January 2019

9 January 2019

On 9 January 2019 T386 and T381 led X'Trapolis train 163M-1382T-164M and 933M-1667T-934M from Newport Workshops to Alstom Ballarat via Sunshine and Bacchus Marsh for upgrade work. Along with the usual power van BVDY52, freshly overhauled flat wagon AFGF 3Q was added to compensate between the lower than normal coupler on the X'Trapolis EMU and the higher than normal coupler on the BVDY power van.

X'Trapolis transfer, January 2020

20 January 2020

On 20 January 2020 SSR locomotives P14 and T363 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 925M-1663T-926M and 89M-1345T-90M from Alstom Ballarat to Newport Workshops after upgrade works. The train ran from Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

X'Trapolis transfer, July 2017

20 July 2017

On 20 July 2017 brand new X'Trapolis train 234M-1417T-233M+236M-1418T-235M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind T373 and T376 with generator wagon CFSX125G

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X'Trapolis transfer, July 2018

18 July 2018

On 18 July 2018 brand new X'Trapolis train 273M-1437T-274M and 275M-1438T-276M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T classes T381 and T363. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from South Dynon the day before, travelling via Newport and North Geelong.

X'Trapolis transfer, March 2018

14 March 2018

On 14 March 2018 repaired X'Trapolis set 928M-1664T-927M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T classes T385 and T363. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from South Dynon the day before, travelling via Newport and North Geelong.

X'Trapolis transfer, May 2018

2 May 2018

On 2 May 2018 brand new X'Trapolis train 265M-1433T-266M and 267M-1434T-268M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T classes T386 and T363. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from South Dynon the day before, travelling via Newport and North Geelong.

X'Trapolis transfer, May 2019

2 May 2019

On 2 May 2019 SSR locomotives P18 and P17 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon AFGF 3Q led X'Trapolis train 157M-1379T-158M and 34M-1317T-33M from Newport Workshops to Alstom Ballarat via Sunshine and Bacchus Marsh for upgrade work.

X'Trapolis transfer, October 2005

25 October 2005

The Connex X'Trapolis EMU fleet required a number of modifications that were carried out at the Ballarat Workshops. Set 925M-1663T-926M + 919M-1660T-920M was transferred from Ballarat to Bayswater (via Geelong) with T377 as the motive power, with power van ZVDY 52 attached to the rear

X'Trapolis transfer, October 2017

25 October 2017

On 25 October 2017 SSR T classes T363 and T381 and power van BVDY52 transferred brand new X'Trapolis train 245M-1423T-246M-247M-1424T-248M from Ballarat to Epping, travelling via North Geelong and Newport.

X'Trapolis transfer, September 2017

20 September 2017

On 20 September 2017 SSR T classes T363 and T381 and power van BVDY52 headed from Bendigo to Ballarat to collect a brand new X'Trapolis train, travelling via Sunshine, Newport and North Geelong.

X'Trapolis transfer, September 2019

19 September 2019

On 19 September 2019 SSR locomotives P14 and T363 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQJX 2481W led X'Trapolis train 94M-1347T-93M and 129M-1365T-130M from Newport Workshops to Alstom Ballarat via Bacchus Marsh for upgrade works.

X'Trapolis upgrade transfer, November 2018

19 November 2018

On 19 November 2018 T363 lead T385 with power van BVDY52 transferred X'Trapolis train55M-1328T-56M + 107M-1354T-108M from Newport Workshops via Sunshine and Bacchus Marsh to the Alstom plant at Ballarat North for modification works.

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