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V/Line - UCI bike specials 2010

Over the weekend of October 2 and 3 V/Line ran a huge number of extra trains between Geelong and Melbourne for the 2010 UCI Road World Championships. The event turned out to be a bit of a fizzer: trains were still running every 10 minutes at peak times, but only four of the six originally scheduled push-pull sets ran (three with P classes, and one with N classes). The traffic disruptions in Geelong were so bad, the next person to propose Geelong hold an event like this will get tomatoes thrown at them in the Market Square Mall.

3VL33 and classmate on the down at Altona Junction

Sunday 3 October 2010 10:56 AM
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Spot the difference: 7 minutes later, I'm already bored, and this time '1225' is on the front of the cab

Sunday 3 October 2010 11:02 AM
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P14 leads the first push-pull through Paisley, P13 trailed

Sunday 3 October 2010 11:17 AM
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A chance for a 'mulligan' after the overhead got in the way: P16 leads P12 on a push-pull, both have the long ends outwards

Sunday 3 October 2010 11:24 AM
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Original liveried 3VL23 and new liveried 3VL43 on the up at Kororoit Creek Road, the new overbridge tasking shape behind

Sunday 3 October 2010 11:32 AM
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P11 leading a push-pull, passing the old BP oil siding

Sunday 3 October 2010 11:35 AM
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P17 trails P11 headed off to Geelong at Kororoit Creek Road

Sunday 3 October 2010 11:36 AM
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The only N class push-pull set running day, N465 leads N461 on the down at Laverton

Sunday 3 October 2010 11:58 AM
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Yet another pair of 3VL units, this time set 21 with the '100th carriage' decals is leading at Hoppers Crossing

Sunday 3 October 2010 12:22 PM
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Set 3VL43 yet again, headed back to Geelong at Hoppers Crossing

Sunday 3 October 2010 12:41 PM
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Having gone down to Geelong already, P13 leads P14 through Laverton on the up

Sunday 3 October 2010 13:21 PM
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Still at Laverton, I'm getting sick of these VLocities, they almost make sparks exciting...

Sunday 3 October 2010 13:22 PM
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3VL23 leads 3VL43 on the up at Manor: how many times have I seen this combo today?

Sunday 3 October 2010 14:00 PM
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P14 at Manor, heading back to Geelong for the second time today

Sunday 3 October 2010 14:35 PM
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Melbourne bound VLocity 3VL38 and VL33 overtake NR76, DL50 and NR67 on PW4 up steel train at Manor Loop

Sunday 3 October 2010 14:58 PM
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VLocity 3VL38 and VL33 on the up at Manor

Sunday 3 October 2010 14:59 PM
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Running around the curve at Lara, 3VL43 and 3VL23 YET AGAIN!

Sunday 3 October 2010 15:36 PM
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VLocities pass the work on the new Elders Loop on the standard gauge

Sunday 3 October 2010 15:37 PM
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P13 and P14 keep on shuffling back and forth, this time on the up at Corio

Sunday 3 October 2010 15:51 PM
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3VL41 and classmate on the up at North Shore

Sunday 3 October 2010 17:00 PM
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Why did I bother waiting - it is just the same as the last train! (3VL28 this time)

Sunday 3 October 2010 17:13 PM
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This is getting stupid - 3VL35 at North Shore, a few hundred metres from the last VLocity shot

Sunday 3 October 2010 17:36 PM
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3VL21 passing what passes for the interstate passenger platform at North Shore

Sunday 3 October 2010 17:36 PM
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The Maryborough decaled set, 3VL34 on the up outside North Shore: this one

Sunday 3 October 2010 17:44 PM
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