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X'Trapolis transfer, March 2018

On 14 March 2018 repaired X'Trapolis set 928M-1664T-927M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T classes T385 and T363. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from South Dynon the day before, travelling via Newport and North Geelong.

T385 and T363 ready to couple onto the power van and X'Trapolis train at Ballarat Workshops

Wednesday 14 March 2018 15:09 PM
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X'Trapolis 927M at the tail end of the transfer

Wednesday 14 March 2018 15:12 PM
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Locomotives now coupled up to the rest of the train

Wednesday 14 March 2018 15:35 PM
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X'Trapolis 927M at the tail end of the transfer

Wednesday 14 March 2018 15:37 PM
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T385 leads the transfer out of the Ballarat Workshops

Wednesday 14 March 2018 15:57 PM
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Freshly refurbished bogies beneath every carriage

Wednesday 14 March 2018 16:00 PM
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Fresh decals on one end of X'Trapolis carriage 1664T, following accident repairs

Wednesday 14 March 2018 16:00 PM
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X'Trapolis 927M at the tail end of the transfer

Wednesday 14 March 2018 16:00 PM
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Waiting for a signal through Ballarat station

Wednesday 14 March 2018 16:00 PM
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Transfer waiting for a path onto the Geelong line at North Geelong C, with T385 in the lead

Long stretches of the Midland Highway are down to 40km/h for roadworks, so I struggled to keep up!

Wednesday 14 March 2018 17:25 PM
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Freshly repainted power van BVDY52

Wednesday 14 March 2018 17:28 PM
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Waiting at North Geelong C for a path onto the main line

Wednesday 14 March 2018 17:28 PM
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Signal cleared for the transfer to depart North Geelong C

Wednesday 14 March 2018 17:37 PM
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Power cable runs between X'Trapolis 928M and power van BVDY52

Wednesday 14 March 2018 17:37 PM
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Transition coupler missing below X'Trapolis 928M

Wednesday 14 March 2018 17:37 PM
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Tail end of the transfer at North Geelong C

Wednesday 14 March 2018 17:38 PM
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T385 and T363 lead the transfer towards Williams Landing

Wednesday 14 March 2018 18:33 PM
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T385 and T363 lead the transfer towards Williams Landing

Wednesday 14 March 2018 18:33 PM
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