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V/Line bits and pieces

Just bits and pieces of V/Line trains, locomotives, carriages and railcars

Three carriages in set FN8 - ACN24 and BRN34, along with BZN273

Tuesday 13 May 2014 13:02 PM
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East end of 6-car carriage set SSH28

Tuesday 13 May 2014 12:55 PM
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East end power connections of modified 6-carriage H set SSH28

Originally H sets would only be a maximum of five carriages long due to wiring restrictions - this set has been modified to allow a sixth carriage to be added.

Tuesday 13 May 2014 12:54 PM
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West end power connections of modified 6-carriage H set SSH28

Originally H sets would only be a maximum of five carriages long due to wiring restrictions - this set has been modified to allow a sixth carriage to be added.

Tuesday 13 May 2014 12:53 PM
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'No push pull mode' notice on modified 6-carriage H set SSH28

Originally H sets would only be a maximum of five carriages long due to wiring restrictions - this set has been modified to allow a sixth carriage to be added.

Tuesday 13 May 2014 12:53 PM
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All the V/Line morning services are arriving late into Southern Cross Station

Tuesday 13 May 2014 08:55 AM
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Disconnected HEP (head end power) connections between the two 3-carriage portions of a P class hauled push-pull consist

The P class at either end powers the attached carriage set, with the MU (multiple unit) jumper linking the two locomotives.

Tuesday 13 May 2014 08:35 AM
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'Out of Service' displayed on the side destination board of a VLocity train

Wednesday 30 April 2014 16:55 PM
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'Maryborough' displayed on the side destination board of a VLocity train

Wednesday 30 April 2014 16:19 PM
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Trial forwards facing CCTV cameras fitted to VLocity 3VL47

Wednesday 30 April 2014 15:25 PM
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Underfloor Cummins genset on the 'A' side of a VLocity carriage

Tuesday 18 March 2014 17:38 PM
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Underfloor Cummins genset on the 'B' side of a VLocity carriage

Tuesday 18 March 2014 17:38 PM
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Original analogue radio equipment atop a VLocity train cab

Thursday 30 January 2014 15:04 PM
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Diesel genset beneath the floor of an N type carriage

They kick into operation when the Head End Power supply from the locomotive or power van drops out, allowing the lights and air conditioning to continue working

Saturday 18 January 2014 07:34 AM
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'Not in operation' notice on the Geelong line timetable at North Melbourne station

Wrong for two reasons: a summer timetable is in place, and no Geelong trains stop here anymore!

Tuesday 31 December 2013 17:21 PM
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Original style cab window on VLocity VL18

The back half of the window pane slides open, but the weather seal is crap, leading to wind noise

Monday 30 December 2013 17:50 PM
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Modified cab window on VLocity VL18

VL23 was the trial unit, with sets VL42 onwards receiving the feature from new. The solid window pane and a small but well sealed portal reduced wind noise, and also serves as an improved emergency exit.

Monday 30 December 2013 17:50 PM
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Notice at North Melbourne station informing passengers that Geelong trains will no longer stop there

Monday 23 December 2013 08:03 AM
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Marshall train next to depart at North Melbourne, on the last day of Geelong line trains stopping at North Melbourne station

Note the 'Runs express between Newport and Laverton' notice at the bottom.

Friday 20 December 2013 18:56 PM
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Last day of Geelong line trains stopping at North Melbourne, with a Warrnambool train next to depart

Note the phantom station between South Geelong and Marshall being skipped - the long closed Geelong Racecourse

Friday 20 December 2013 18:40 PM
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'Changes to Geelong line services' notice at North Melbourne station

From 22 December 2013 Geelong trains no longer stop at North Melbourne, following the opening of the first stage of Regional Rail Link that bypasses the platforms

Friday 20 December 2013 18:26 PM
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24 hour time conversion table on the rear of a V/Line pocket timetable

Sunday 6 October 2013 21:22 PM
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East end of freshly refurbished carriage set N12

Monday 16 September 2013 13:44 PM
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VLocity 1147 with 'This is a quiet carriage' decals

Monday 2 September 2013 08:44 AM
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