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(AUS) Hitachi at Sunbury and a couple of buses.

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G'day all.


On Sunday the new timetable started with changes to the Northern Loop mainly. The biggest change to the timetable was the extention of the Sydenham(Watergardens) line to Sunbury extening the wires 15.103KM.

I (Like many people) made the trip out. I was lucky enough to of caught one of the 7 remaining Hitachi trains still in service some 30 years after being introduced. Hitachi 279M-1922T-280M - 293M-1987T-294M made the 9:39 Down Sunbury and the 10:37 up Sunbury services.


But first:



A new pair of Myki barriers on the upper level of Dandenong forming one of two ways to the island platform.


The PIDS at Dandenong not being entirely co-operative this morning. Displaying the arrival time of only two trains. These larger pids display the next two Citybound trains and next two outbound(One for each line). Even if the next one is a V/Line train(as in the case with the Bairnsdale train)


Outside is Grendas/Ventura 8392 (Volvo B7RLE/Volgren Malaysia "CR228L") rests at the 901 before continuing it's long journey to the airport. Some 4 hours by the 901 route.


Moorabbin transit 589 (Mercedes Benz O500LE/Volgren Perth "CR228L") Arrives to form a service.


294M after leading the 9:39 Down Sunbury. The headboard roll has had Sunbury on it for quite some time(Along with a few other places that don't dave wires) It finally gets to be used. This Hitachi was the first ever Hitachi train to Sunbury.


294M again with a no longer used desto. Due to the fact the wires were pulled down between Pakenham and Warragul.



While it was was scrolling through a couple more no longer used destos passed. Princess Bridge was many years ago seperate to Flinders Street station(Despite being across the street) The station became part of Flinders Street as platform 14 and 15. 15 no longer exists. Port Melbourne was converted to light rail.


Sunbury platform 1.


279M at the head of the 10:37 up Sunbury.


The interior of 279M.


Passing by the Tottenham railyard came a suprise. G532 and G521 with the AWB grain operated by ElZorro.


And some videos:


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