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X'Trapolis transfer, August 2009

T357 hauled 6-car X'Trapolis 893M/894M and 955M/956M from Newport Workshops to the United Group workshops at Ballarat for upgrades to the 'Public Address, Passenger Information System & Closed Circuit Television' (PAPIS-CCTV) system that will allow it to operate in revenue service with the new 2nd series X'Trapolis trains. Generator fitted guards van ZVDY 52 also going along to power the auxiliaries of the suburban set, with T357 and Y145 had brought the van to Melbourne the night before.

Alstom Comeng, X'Trapolis and El Zorro Y145 at the Garden Platform at Newport

29 August 2009 07:52 AM
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T357 shunting the X'Trapolis at Newport

29 August 2009 07:53 AM
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Y145 and 955M

29 August 2009 07:53 AM
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Transition coupler on the rear as well

29 August 2009 07:55 AM
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Shunting back down the other road

29 August 2009 08:02 AM
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Coupling up to the power van

29 August 2009 08:03 AM
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Transition coupler in place, power cord connected to supply power

29 August 2009 08:13 AM
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T357 ready to depart Newport, Siemens in the other road

29 August 2009 08:40 AM
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Transition coupler at the front end

29 August 2009 08:42 AM
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Still waiting for the signal at Newport Workshops

29 August 2009 08:43 AM
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Headed past the NR class facility, on the goods line through South Kingsville

29 August 2009 09:00 AM
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Passing the stanchions that once carried high voltage lines from Newport to Sunshine

29 August 2009 09:00 AM
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The only time this neck of the suburbs gets a suburban train...

29 August 2009 09:34 AM
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Powering out of Deer Park West

29 August 2009 09:34 AM
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Headed towards the freeway overpass

29 August 2009 09:35 AM
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Top green showing on the banner indicator for the junction

29 August 2009 09:35 AM
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Approaching Rockbank

29 August 2009 09:44 AM
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Running straight through Rockbank on the main line

29 August 2009 09:44 AM
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Running through the Parwan Curve

29 August 2009 10:05 AM
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Dropping downgrade into Bacchus Marsh

29 August 2009 10:05 AM
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Moving faster than I expected, headed back out of Bacchus Marsh for the Horseshoe Curve

29 August 2009 10:11 AM
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Approaching the overbridge near Dogtrap Gully

29 August 2009 10:21 AM
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Pantograph down but it doesn't appear to be tied down

29 August 2009 10:21 AM
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Climbing upgrade towards Bank Box

29 August 2009 10:23 AM
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