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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 546 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 36 times this year)

W8.959 headed east along Racecourse Road in Flemington

21 October 2013 21:29 PM
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(8 times this month, 36 times this year)

Running the through roundabout with Epsom and Racecourse Roads in Flemington

21 October 2013 21:29 PM
Viewed 517 times
(5 times this month, 32 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
Viewed 606 times
(10 times this month, 27 times this year)

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

21 October 2013 21:23 PM
Viewed 612 times
(9 times this month, 31 times this year)

Throwing the points for the route via Newmarket

21 October 2013 21:22 PM
Viewed 531 times
(4 times this month, 26 times this year)

Approaching the junction of Union and Maribyrnong Roads

21 October 2013 21:22 PM
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(6 times this month, 28 times this year)

W8.959 headed east on Raleigh Road

21 October 2013 21:16 PM
Viewed 572 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 33 times this year)

Waiting to rejoin the street track on Raleigh Road

21 October 2013 21:16 PM
Viewed 555 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 28 times this year)

Running along the reserved track beside Raleigh Road, Maribyrnong

21 October 2013 21:15 PM
Viewed 556 times
(5 times this month, 23 times this year)

Turning across Rosamond Road at Williamson Road

21 October 2013 21:11 PM
Viewed 495 times
(6 times this month, 28 times this year)

Headed along the reserved track near Highpoint

21 October 2013 21:09 PM
Viewed 499 times
(6 times this month, 27 times this year)

Headed west along Ballarat Road past the former Kinnears Ropeworks

21 October 2013 21:03 PM
Viewed 535 times
(8 times this month, 32 times this year)

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

21 October 2013 20:58 PM
Viewed 500 times
(4 times this month, 30 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 813 times
(4 times this month, 24 times this year)

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

21 October 2013 20:53 PM
Viewed 591 times
(5 times this month, 28 times this year)

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

21 October 2013 20:51 PM
Viewed 585 times
(9 times this month, 29 times this year)

Passing the McDonald's on Ballarat Road, Footscray

21 October 2013 20:45 PM
Viewed 931 times
(12 times this month, 51 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 513 times
(4 times this month, 22 times this year)

W8.959 outside Highpoint, crossing Rosamond Road

21 October 2013 20:39 PM
Viewed 593 times
(8 times this month, 33 times this year)

Headed south towards Footscray on the reserved track behind Highpoint

21 October 2013 20:36 PM
Viewed 533 times
(5 times this month, 29 times this year)

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

21 October 2013 20:34 PM
Viewed 569 times
(4 times this month, 26 times this year)

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

16 October 2013 19:44 PM
Viewed 628 times
(1 time this week, 17 times this month, 53 times this year)

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

16 October 2013 19:43 PM
Viewed 720 times
(9 times this month, 41 times this year)
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