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Works trains

Rail, ballast, sleeper and spoil trains that come out at odd times to keep the railways running.

Adelaide Rail Revitalisation works trains

July 09, 2010

For the Adelaide Rail Revitalisation project works trains operated between Victoria and Adelaide, brining welded rail from the Anzac Sidings as Spotswood, and concrete sleepers from the Austrak plant via the loading siding at Inverleigh.

Ballast trains

Ballast trains and wagons on both broad and standard gauges

Connex Melbourne trackwork and works trains

November 24, 2009

Trackwork and works trains on the Connex Melbourne suburban network

Metro Trains Melbourne driver training, February 2011

February 03, 2011

T376 and T369 ran around the network late at night in order to train El Zorro diesel crews on the Flemington Racecourse, Craigieburn and Williamstown lines.

Metro Trains Melbourne trackwork and works trains

November 23, 2018

Trackwork on the Melbourne suburban rail network. Since taking over the contract to operate and maintain the system, Metro Trains Melbourne have hired wagons and locomotives from CFCLA to operate works trains. Three types of train operate: open top containers mounted to miscellaneous flat wagons for the carriage of spoil, CHOY hoppers to carry ballast, and flat wagons fitted with stanchions to carry rail or concrete sleepers.

Rail trains

July 10, 2018

Rail trains transport long lengths of rail from the workshops where they are welded together from shorter lengths, to the location where they will be laid.

Regional Rail Link test trains

December 04, 2014

Testing and works trains on Regional Rail Link before the official commencement of passenger services

Sleeper trains

December 13, 2009

Sleeper trains move concrete or timber railway sleepers to the worksites where they will be used to build or relay the track.

Southern Cross Station works trains

August 18, 2006

During the Southern Cross Station redevelopment works short trains operated between the station and the Creek Sidings at North Melbourne, carrying spoil, asphalt, and other materials. CFCLA and SSR T classes were the usual motive power

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