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W8 class tram trials

In 2013 work the first two refurbished W class trams arrived in Melbourne - W8.946 and W8.959. Fitted with modernised traction, braking and suspension systems, the trams form a new class - W8.

Headed into the city at Boundary and Flemington Roads, North Melbourne

21 October 2013 21:35 PM
Viewed 605 times
(5 times this month, 95 times this year)

W8.959 headed east along Racecourse Road in Flemington

21 October 2013 21:29 PM
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(1 time this month, 95 times this year)

Running the through roundabout with Epsom and Racecourse Roads in Flemington

21 October 2013 21:29 PM
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(1 time this week, 9 times this month, 117 times this year)

Confused passenger at a tram stop in Ascot Vale, as a W8 class passes by on a test run

21 October 2013 21:26 PM
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(6 times this month, 85 times this year)

W8.959 turns from Maribyrnong Road into Union Road in Ascot Vale

21 October 2013 21:23 PM
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(2 times this week, 10 times this month, 97 times this year)

Throwing the points for the route via Newmarket

21 October 2013 21:22 PM
Viewed 567 times
(1 time this month, 62 times this year)

Approaching the junction of Union and Maribyrnong Roads

21 October 2013 21:22 PM
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(2 times this month, 78 times this year)

W8.959 headed east on Raleigh Road

21 October 2013 21:16 PM
Viewed 623 times
(1 time this month, 84 times this year)

Waiting to rejoin the street track on Raleigh Road

21 October 2013 21:16 PM
Viewed 589 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 62 times this year)

Running along the reserved track beside Raleigh Road, Maribyrnong

21 October 2013 21:15 PM
Viewed 602 times
(3 times this month, 69 times this year)

Turning across Rosamond Road at Williamson Road

21 October 2013 21:11 PM
Viewed 531 times
(1 time this month, 64 times this year)

Headed along the reserved track near Highpoint

21 October 2013 21:09 PM
Viewed 548 times
(3 times this month, 76 times this year)

Headed west along Ballarat Road past the former Kinnears Ropeworks

21 October 2013 21:03 PM
Viewed 584 times
(4 times this month, 81 times this year)

W8.959 waits to turn from Leeds Street into Hopkins Street

21 October 2013 20:58 PM
Viewed 540 times
(2 times this month, 70 times this year)

When was the last time a W class tram visited Footscray?

Newly refurbished W8.959 on a test run around the suburbs

21 October 2013 20:58 PM
Viewed 867 times
(4 times this month, 78 times this year)

Waiting for a route 82 tram to depart the terminus at Footscray

21 October 2013 20:53 PM
Viewed 633 times
(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 70 times this year)

W8.959 waits for the terminus to free up at Footscray

21 October 2013 20:51 PM
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(4 times this month, 70 times this year)

Passing the McDonald's on Ballarat Road, Footscray

21 October 2013 20:45 PM
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(2 times this week, 6 times this month, 121 times this year)

Stopped for the traffic lights on Gordon Street at the end of the reserved track

21 October 2013 20:41 PM
Viewed 550 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 59 times this year)

W8.959 outside Highpoint, crossing Rosamond Road

21 October 2013 20:39 PM
Viewed 650 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 90 times this year)

Headed south towards Footscray on the reserved track behind Highpoint

21 October 2013 20:36 PM
Viewed 581 times
(3 times this month, 77 times this year)

W8.959 heads along the reserved track along Raleigh Road, Maribyrnong

21 October 2013 20:34 PM
Viewed 629 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 86 times this year)

Sandbags in the saloon of W8.959, under test on La Trobe Street

16 October 2013 19:44 PM
Viewed 717 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 142 times this year)

Newly rebuilt W8.959 on a test run along La Trobe Street

16 October 2013 19:43 PM
Viewed 771 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 92 times this year)
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Viewed 2206 times (5 times this week, 8 times this month, 386 times this year)