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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

Monday 21 October 2013 21:35 PM
Viewed 911 times
(3 times this month, 64 times this year)

W8.959 headed east along Racecourse Road in Flemington

Monday 21 October 2013 21:29 PM
Viewed 989 times
(3 times this month, 77 times this year)

Running the through roundabout with Epsom and Racecourse Roads in Flemington

Monday 21 October 2013 21:29 PM
Viewed 989 times
(4 times this month, 71 times this year)

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

Monday 21 October 2013 21:26 PM
Viewed 965 times
(1 time this month, 49 times this year)

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

Monday 21 October 2013 21:23 PM
Viewed 964 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 57 times this year)

Throwing the points for the route via Newmarket

Monday 21 October 2013 21:22 PM
Viewed 829 times
(1 time this month, 49 times this year)

Approaching the junction of Union and Maribyrnong Roads

Monday 21 October 2013 21:22 PM
Viewed 850 times
(1 time this month, 65 times this year)

W8.959 headed east on Raleigh Road

Monday 21 October 2013 21:16 PM
Viewed 886 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 44 times this year)

Waiting to rejoin the street track on Raleigh Road

Monday 21 October 2013 21:16 PM
Viewed 859 times
(2 times this month, 77 times this year)

Running along the reserved track beside Raleigh Road, Maribyrnong

Monday 21 October 2013 21:15 PM
Viewed 894 times
(3 times this month, 82 times this year)

Turning across Rosamond Road at Williamson Road

Monday 21 October 2013 21:11 PM
Viewed 790 times
(2 times this month, 70 times this year)

Headed along the reserved track near Highpoint

Monday 21 October 2013 21:09 PM
Viewed 846 times
(1 time this month, 52 times this year)

Headed west along Ballarat Road past the former Kinnears Ropeworks

Monday 21 October 2013 21:03 PM
Viewed 894 times
(1 time this month, 67 times this year)

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

Monday 21 October 2013 20:58 PM
Viewed 828 times
(1 time this month, 73 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

Monday 21 October 2013 20:58 PM
Viewed 1159 times
(1 time this month, 55 times this year)

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

Monday 21 October 2013 20:53 PM
Viewed 928 times
(2 times this month, 65 times this year)

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

Monday 21 October 2013 20:51 PM
Viewed 877 times
(2 times this month, 46 times this year)

Passing the McDonald's on Ballarat Road, Footscray

Monday 21 October 2013 20:45 PM
Viewed 1415 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 70 times this year)

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

Monday 21 October 2013 20:41 PM
Viewed 796 times
(2 times this month, 54 times this year)

W8.959 outside Highpoint, crossing Rosamond Road

Monday 21 October 2013 20:39 PM
Viewed 908 times
(1 time this month, 55 times this year)

Headed south towards Footscray on the reserved track behind Highpoint

Monday 21 October 2013 20:36 PM
Viewed 875 times
(2 times this month, 73 times this year)

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

Monday 21 October 2013 20:34 PM
Viewed 905 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 56 times this year)

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

Wednesday 16 October 2013 19:44 PM
Viewed 991 times
(1 time this month, 56 times this year)

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

Wednesday 16 October 2013 19:43 PM
Viewed 1061 times
(2 times this month, 68 times this year)
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Viewed 3282 times (2 times this week, 3 times this month, 299 times this year)