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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, with generator fitted guards van GVDY 52Y also going along to power the auxiliaries of the suburban set. 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

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

August 29, 2009 07:53 AM
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Y145 and 955M

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 29, 2009 09:00 AM
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Powering out of Deer Park West

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

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

August 29, 2009 09:35 AM
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Approaching Rockbank

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 29, 2009 10:23 AM
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