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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 822 times
(6 times this month, 88 times this year)

W8.959 headed east along Racecourse Road in Flemington

Monday 21 October 2013 21:29 PM
Viewed 880 times
(5 times this month, 73 times this year)

Running the through roundabout with Epsom and Racecourse Roads in Flemington

Monday 21 October 2013 21:29 PM
Viewed 887 times
(7 times this month, 112 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 893 times
(7 times this month, 83 times this year)

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

Monday 21 October 2013 21:23 PM
Viewed 878 times
(8 times this month, 80 times this year)

Throwing the points for the route via Newmarket

Monday 21 October 2013 21:22 PM
Viewed 736 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 72 times this year)

Approaching the junction of Union and Maribyrnong Roads

Monday 21 October 2013 21:22 PM
Viewed 750 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 79 times this year)

W8.959 headed east on Raleigh Road

Monday 21 October 2013 21:16 PM
Viewed 817 times
(6 times this month, 76 times this year)

Waiting to rejoin the street track on Raleigh Road

Monday 21 October 2013 21:16 PM
Viewed 751 times
(6 times this month, 75 times this year)

Running along the reserved track beside Raleigh Road, Maribyrnong

Monday 21 October 2013 21:15 PM
Viewed 789 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 74 times this year)

Turning across Rosamond Road at Williamson Road

Monday 21 October 2013 21:11 PM
Viewed 695 times
(7 times this month, 67 times this year)

Headed along the reserved track near Highpoint

Monday 21 October 2013 21:09 PM
Viewed 770 times
(2 times this week, 8 times this month, 90 times this year)

Headed west along Ballarat Road past the former Kinnears Ropeworks

Monday 21 October 2013 21:03 PM
Viewed 786 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 76 times this year)

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

Monday 21 October 2013 20:58 PM
Viewed 732 times
(3 times this month, 75 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 1083 times
(9 times this month, 101 times this year)

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

Monday 21 October 2013 20:53 PM
Viewed 820 times
(12 times this month, 86 times this year)

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

Monday 21 October 2013 20:51 PM
Viewed 808 times
(7 times this month, 76 times this year)

Passing the McDonald's on Ballarat Road, Footscray

Monday 21 October 2013 20:45 PM
Viewed 1300 times
(7 times this month, 110 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 714 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 73 times this year)

W8.959 outside Highpoint, crossing Rosamond Road

Monday 21 October 2013 20:39 PM
Viewed 826 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 77 times this year)

Headed south towards Footscray on the reserved track behind Highpoint

Monday 21 October 2013 20:36 PM
Viewed 777 times
(6 times this month, 79 times this year)

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

Monday 21 October 2013 20:34 PM
Viewed 824 times
(8 times this month, 72 times this year)

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

Wednesday 16 October 2013 19:44 PM
Viewed 911 times
(4 times this month, 64 times this year)

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

Wednesday 16 October 2013 19:43 PM
Viewed 970 times
(11 times this month, 77 times this year)
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Viewed 2878 times (4 times this week, 10 times this month, 289 times this year)