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27Nov/190

Welding Rail In South Yarra

There was a total shutdown of all lines past my apartment on the weekend of the 16th-17th November as Metro we're upgrading the signalling. It's well-needed to allow better head-ways for more services, and also to allow brand new 'high-capacity' trains to run. To do all this, they've had to cut in new isolated track joins. I assumed they'd just cut through the rails in-stu and clamp an insulated joiner over the top... but I assume the tension in the rails prevents them from doing this? Instead they've been busy removing a 20 metre length of track and welded in a new length that includes a bypassed insulated joiner!

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It's bypassed as they don't want to break the track-circuit just yet. The rest of the infrastructure isn't in place yet, so a break in the circuit here would actually cause a 'blind' area on one of the sides. Hence the jumper cables. There's also a longer length of cables running down the current work area, to keep the current circuit in operation whilst the work is carried out. I don't really see the reason though, as there's a lot of protection at either end of the entire work area to prevent vehicles from entering.

The weather was reasonable, and I was half brain-dead from a cold, so I spent a good bit of time on the bridge near Cromwell Road, watching the professionals carry out their business. You could tell they'd done the job 100s of times before; their efficiency and precision was great to watch.

Step 1 - Align The Rails

The first step would probably be the most important in the whole process; misaligned rails would cause untold problems in the future and therefore a lot of time was spent getting the elevation and angle spot-on. There's a large brace/jack on the outside of the rails that was aligned first. This unit uses friction to grip all four rails and, when air pressure is applied, pneumatically draws them closer together.

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The workman was constantly measuring the gap between the rails until it was within tolerance. I note that they didn't just bring them closer in one hit. The workman operating the compressor only applied pressure for short periods, maybe 3 seconds each time, and then his colleague would measure again. They'd then let the whole contraption rest for 5 seconds before applying further pressure.

I'm actually astonished that the rails even moved. It's a relatively straight section of track and where does the slack come from? I can't imagine they actually stretch the steel? They had removed around 6 rows of clips from the original rails to allow freedom of movement. I'd say the gap was about 40mm to start with, but they brought it right down to less than 20mm!

Once it was as close as required, the rails were further adjusted using (what looked like) rail spikes between the closest sleepers and the base of the rail. These were hammered in to raise or lower the rails. The worksman spent around 5 minutes doing this, making sure everything was totally level. The ruler was around a metre long, allowing him to see how much the rails tapered off on either side. You could tell he did not want to create any kind of gradient on either side of the join.

Step 2 - Build The Mould

From what I could see, the mould was made of some form of terracotta? The colour was the standard red, but it really could be made of any sort of compound. The base was removed from the packaging first and a layer of glue applied down each long edge. This was then smoothed around the edge and along the ridge to make sure that there'd be no gaps once joined. This base was then placed into the metal tray which would soon form the case that holds the mould together.

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The whole base was then placed under the gap between the rails. It was held in place with clamps and, once again, adjusted once and again to make sure that it was completely square and level with the join.

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The sides of the mould were then taken out of the pack. These were placed in the 'sides' of the metal case and both units were then assembled onto the rail. From here, the mould was complete, with an opening at the top where molten metal would be poured in? You could see that, at the top of the mould there was one short edge that was lower than the others; presumably this was for excess molten metal to flow over.

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Once this was done, the final outer frame was dropped on and the 'drip tray' inserted on the side that had the overflow 'spout'.

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From here, a large block of malleable clay (or other playdough-esque material) was split up and used to totally fill all gaps around the edges of the case and mould. The goal was to ensure that all heat, once the mould was full, was to stay trapped inside.

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The entire block was applied to all facades of the mould, specifically where the case and the mould met.

Step 3 - Add Fire!

A cute little terracotta (or other substance) pot had been sitting on the back of the work truck for a while, but it was now its time for action.

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To 'set the mould', a small mount was clamped to the rail and then the oxy-acetylene torch was flamed up and positioned on it, aiming the fire directly into the mould. The flame from the torch burned a strong blue, but eventually yellow flames began rising from the openings on either side of the torch. One of the worksman then grabbed the terracotta pot whilst the other pulled the torch out of the mould. Without being able to see inside the mould, one couldn't really work out what exactly was being heated, but you'd have to assume the rail ends were red-hot by this point!

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The pot was placed directly on top of the whole mould and the torch was placed in the small opening on top.

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I'll let the following video explain the rest...

A lot of trust placed in a set of serious gloves!

Step 4 - Clean Up

From here, there was a 10 minute break whilst the burning-box-of-death cooled down. The overflow tray on the side was thrown track-side once it could be lifted.

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After a while, the outside metal case was unscrewed and whacked a few times until it fell loose. Now the mould was perfectly visible, and perfectly-solidly-formed as a single unit, welded to the rails!

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To get this off, another utensil was used. The workmen brought over another flat-frame-style machine and placed it over the mould. With a few clamps, they secured it on all corners to the rail and then one of the guys started pumping a lever handle. I couldn't quite see what the action resulted in from where I was, but I assume there was a flat blade that was slowly, flush with the railhead, cutting into the mould on a horizontal plane.

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The other worksmen started beating the mould with a mallet when the cutter wasn't being used. After a lot of intimidation, the mould finally started budging... but instead of a clean splice, it decided to split to pieces... pieces of 1000 degree red-hot danger.

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More time was spent letting the bits cool down and then it was all moved to the rubbish pile track-side.

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From here, a portable grinder-on-wheels was used to finally trim down the weld. Once complete, it finally resembled rail!

I'd actually watched the 2nd of 4 joins be welded before I had decided to get my camera and record the one above. This part, the removing of the mould, was much smoother on that one; a single knock after a slight clamp saw the whole lot just break free in one hit. There was no grinding required afterwards either! I hadn't really noticed anything done differently between each session, so I wonder how many variables come into play when it comes to doing this and how easy it is to stuff up!?

Gantry Foundations

Whilst all the welding was taking place, another vehicle had been busy drilling a column on the other side of the track. The colour of the earth was quite interesting, being somewhere between clay and red earth? A re-bar metal frame was then built up and inserted, with the square frame of pre-built bolt rigging for the base of a pylon. The alignment of this frame in the hole was actually a big thing and watching the surveyor get it correct was pretty interesting.

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Turns out there was a remote surveyors camera sitting half way down the track, fixed on the location of the pylon.

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And, with a remote mirror, with a very fine tip, the surveyor measured each corner of the frame. The workers around nailed, cut and hammered the external wooden frame to get the metal frame in the exactly correct position.

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The surveyor was holding a handheld computer that was relaying the stats from the surveying equipment.

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Good to see technology helping all departments.

Tamping And Cleaning

Whilst everything else was going on, there were also tampers and ballast cleaners working away. Turns out they were tidying up a cut-in insulated joint that had been installed the night before.

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The ballast cleaner sounded like it was in pain, chewing rocks up and spitting out a lot of dust.

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After all of the above, they managed to clean up and the trains were running again the next morning.

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14Nov/195

Melbourne Broad Gauge Freight Trains

Below is a listing of trains sighted taking the viaduct between Southern Cross Station and Flinders Street Station. Trains, as they pass through this area, will (where possible) be recorded in the table below. The times indicate when they pass through, not when they arrive. Sometimes the trains sit in this area waiting for a path in either direction!

Service Frequency Description
9343/9348
QUBE Apex Gravel Service
Tue - Fri Runs from Kilmore East Quarry to Westall Cement Plant. Usually around midnight on the down and then a 10am up through South Yarra/Richmond/Flinders St.
Note that if the morning time is around 4am then it's actually the 9350 service... but I've put them both in the same column.
9571/9572
QUBE Cement Service
Mon & Thu/Fri Runs from Tottenham(?) to Dandenong. New Service. Very random runner... sometimes mondays instead of tuesdays and sometimes fridays instead of thursdays.
9475/9476
QUBE Maryvale Paper Train
Daily Runs from Appleton Dock to the Maryvale Paper Plant. Takes paper to be recycled out to plant and returns empty? Heads out at 8pm at night and returns around 2pm the next day.
Every so often you'll find the train heading out at around 4am in the morning. This is actually the 9473 service, but I've put it in the same column as the evening down. Note that it means it actually ran the next morning!
955*
PacNat Long Island Steel Train
Daily (excl Friday) Runs from the northernmost road of South Dynon to the Long Island Steel Plant in Frankston. The midday runner 9553 usually DOES NOT run on Fridays unless there's a weekend shutdown and they need more steel over the weekend. 9557 is the 1pm runner and is also only as-required. This also goes for 9559, the evening 7pm down service. The actual service pairing is as follows: 9555-9552, 9553-9556, 9557-9558, 9559-9550

Please note that this is an automated service based on sightings from another location. It wont be 100% foolproof but, with careful consideration of the numbers and days, one should be able to get a good idea as to what is visible and when.

Date95509348955295719343955395579476957295599556947595589555
2019-12-06 Fri0027
G532
0525
G531
1033
G532
1138
G525
1430
VL360
2019-12-05 Thu0020
G532
0436
G536
G541
0957
T376
X31
1032
G532
1128
G536
1436
VL360
1532
X31
1909
G541
2013
B80
0014
G531
G525
2019-12-04 Wed0514
G541
1139
G536
1905
G541
2315
G536
2019-12-03 Tue0459
G532
0431
G541
1026
G532
1143
G536
1419
VL360
1957
B76
2019-12-02 Mon0603
G531
1012
B76
1132
G536
1451
VL356
1530
B80
1941
B76
2019-12-01 Sun1203
G525
1918
G531
0024
G525
2019-11-30 Sat0449
G531
1204
G525
1443
VL356
1740
G531
2030
VL360
2256
G525
2019-11-29 Fri0529
G532
0404
G525
G531
1012
G532
1456
VL356
1948
B80
0016
G525
2019-11-28 Thu0416
G532
0508
G541
G536
1017
B76
1013
G532
1141
G536
1434
VL356
1531
G512
1900
G525
1918
G541
1947
B80
Date95509348955295719343955395579476957295599556947595589555
2019-11-27 Wed0603
G531
1143
G525
1432
VL356
1902
G536
1930
G531
1949
B80
2019-11-26 Tue0445
G515
0409
G536
1010
G515
1156
G536
1424
VL356
1917
G525
1929
G541
G536
1957
VL360
2019-11-25 Mon0414
G541
1007
G512
1114
G531
G527
1429
G532
1450
X31
1851
G525
G536
1911
G531
1948
VL360
2019-11-24 Sun0354
G532
2019-11-23 SatNo trains recorded
2019-11-22 Fri0021
G515
0438
G541
0956
G532
1020
G515
1237
G525
1451
X31
2019-11-21 Thu0011
G515
0444
G531
1037
G515
1153
G527
1451
VL356
1907
G531
2327
G541
G525
2019-11-20 Wed0533
G541
1130
G536
1419
VL356
1848
G531
G527
1922
G541
1939
VL360
2019-11-19 Tue0001
G515
0528
G541
G527
1022
G515
1129
G536
1851
G527
1912
G531
2019-11-18 Mon0511
G531
G536
1036
G532
G512
1156
G531
G536
1432
VL356
G521
1612
G532
G512
1909
G541
G527
1918
G531
2113
VL356
VL360
Date95509348955295719343955395579476957295599556947595589555
2019-11-17 SunNo trains recorded
2019-11-16 SatNo trains recorded
2019-11-15 Fri0522
G531
1430
VL356
1939
G521
2337
G531
G536
2019-11-14 Thu0502
G527
1016
G512
1156
G541
1422
VL356
1532
B80
1920
G527
1949
G521
0001
G531
G536
2019-11-13 Wed0433
G532
0502
G531
1014
G532
1227
G531
1424
G521
1858
G527
G541
1920
G531
1940
G521
2019-11-12 Tue0433
G532
0509
G527
1023
G532
1146
G527
G541
1419
VL356
1906
G531
G536
1943
G527
2003
G521
2019-11-11 Mon0423
G531
1147
G525
1904
G541
1910
G531
1942
G521
2019-11-10 Sun1659
VL356
2019-11-09 Sat0028
G532
1002
G532
1446
VL356
2002
G521
2019-11-08 Fri0006
G532
0531
G531
0951
G515
1015
G532
1138
G525
1533
G521
1539
X31
2012
G521
Date95509348955295719343955395579476957295599556947595589555
2019-11-07 Thu0359
G531
2349
G525
2019-11-06 Wed0420
G531
1143
G525
1421
VL356
1901
G527
0434
G521
2019-11-05 Tue0507
G531
1144
G525
1451
VL356
1948
G531
1853
G521
2342
G531
G525
2019-11-04 Mon0414
G531
1027
G515
1119
G525
1419
VL356
1532
G515
1905
G531
G525
0430
G521
0025
G525
2019-11-03 Sun0406
G531
1153
G525
1457
VL356
1708
G531
G525
1909
G521
2319
G525
2019-11-02 Sat0515
G531
1152
G525
1441
VL356
1947
G531
2009
G521
2259
G531
G525
2019-11-01 Fri0009
G515
0408
G531
1034
G515
1451
VL356
2007
VL360
2355
G525
2019-10-31 Thu0019
G515
1001
G512
1012
G515
1143
G525
1430
G521
1531
G512
1919
G531
1939
VL360
2349
G525
2019-10-30 Wed0017
G515
0438
G527
1019
G515
1150
G527
G536
1421
G532
1857
G525
1905
G527
1958
VL356
2343
G525
2019-10-29 Tue0013
G515
0552
G527
1020
G515
1142
G525
1608
G532
1915
G531
2053
G532
2348
G536
Date95509348955295719343955395579476957295599556947595589555
2019-10-28 Mon0504
G536
1043
G512
1146
G527
1430
VL356
1554
G532
1903
G525
1914
G527
G536
1947
G532
0022
G527
G536
2019-10-27 Sun0428
G536
1158
G527
1817
G536
2341
G536
G527
2019-10-26 Sat0555
G536
1159
G527
1943
G536
2343
G527
2019-10-25 Fri2251
G515
0429
G536
1018
G515
1428
VL360
1948
VL356
2338
G527
2019-10-24 Thu0431
G515
0531
G536
0955
G532
1024
G515
1143
G525
1425
VL360
1550
G512
1928
G531
1940
VL356
0002
G527
2019-10-23 Wed0537
G515
0503
G536
1017
G515
1438
VL360
1859
G527
1912
G525
1947
VL356
2019-10-22 Tue0530
G515
0522
G531
1014
G515
1149
G525
1421
VL360
1902
G527
1908
G531
2008
VL356
2019-10-21 Mon0329
G536
G527
1028
G532
G512
1227
G527
1422
VL360
1532
G532
1858
G531
G525
1927
VL356
2019-10-20 Sun0409
G525
1147
G525
G541
1846
G527
1917
G525
2019-10-19 Sat0516
G525
1200
G541
1437
VL360
1929
G541
1942
VL356
2318
G541
Date95509348955295719343955395579476957295599556947595589555
2019-10-18 Fri0020
G515
0509
G525
1024
G515
1421
VL360
1938
VL356
2354
G541
G525
2019-10-17 Thu0018
G515
0534
G531
1031
G512
1031
G515
1230
G531
G527
1419
VL360
1542
G512
1939
VL356
0002
G541
2019-10-16 Wed0022
G515
0512
G531
1018
G515
1157
G531
G536
1429
VL360
1918
G531
1948
VL356
2358
G531
G536
2019-10-15 Tue0021
G515
0508
G531
1141
G536
1424
VL360
1942
G531
1951
VL360
VL356
2316
G536
2019-10-14 Mon0946
G532
1426
VL360
1435
G521
1908
G527
1947
VL356
2348
G536
2019-10-13 Sun0442
G527
1129
G541
1822
G527
2335
G541
2019-10-12 Sat0533
G527
1135
G541
1442
VL360
1943
VL356
2019-10-11 Fri0534
G527
1020
G512
1420
VL360
2022
VL356
2342
G541
2019-10-10 Thu0017
G512
0506
G536
0952
G532
1016
G512
1146
G525
1419
VL360
1439
G521
1920
G536
2250
VL356
0015
G541
2019-10-09 Wed0503
G536
1147
G541
1451
G521
1911
G531
1941
VL356
0018
G525
Date95509348955295719343955395579476957295599556947595589555
2019-10-08 Tue0028
G512
0601
G536
1032
B76
1235
G525
1431
G521
1536
X31
1947
G521
2335
G525
2019-10-07 Mon0613
G527
1230
G525
1429
G521
1939
VL356
0006
G525
2019-10-06 Sun0551
G527
1226
G527
1449
G521
1937
G527
2000
VL356
2333
G541
2019-10-05 Sat0615
G527
1244
G527
G541
1929
G527
1934
G527
2315
G527
G541
2019-10-04 Fri0024
G515
1019
G515
1423
G521
1954
VL356
0020
G527
G541
2019-10-03 Thu0014
G515
0504
G531
G525
0938
G532
1019
G515
1149
G541
1437
G512
1542
G532
1911
G527
1938
VL356
0003
G527
2019-10-02 Wed0516
G527
1149
G527
1430
G512
1937
G525
1908
G527
1958
VL356
2019-10-01 Tue0017
G536
0504
G527
1035
G515
1147
G527
G541
1433
G512
1954
G527
1938
VL356
2331
G541
2019-09-30 Mon0400
G536
0920
G521
1211
G541
1431
G512
2011
G521
1839
G531
1941
G527
1950
VL356
2350
G541
2019-09-29 Sun1456
G512
1945
VL356
Date95509348955295719343955395579476957295599556947595589555
2019-09-28 Sat0432
G536
1228
G531
1520
VL360
1935
VL356
2019-09-27 Fri0506
G536
1442
VL360
1946
VL356
2317
G531
2019-09-26 Thu0018
G527
0516
G515
0534
G536
1012
G515
1128
G531
1429
VL360
2012
VL356
2349
G531
2019-09-25 Wed0517
G515
1017
G515
1855
G527
G541
1912
G536
2345
G531
2019-09-24 Tue0021
G527
0515
G515
0530
G536
1019
G515
1342
G541
0036
G531
2019-09-23 Mon0535
G536
1151
G541
1913
G536
0003
G541
2019-09-22 Sun0621
G536
1136
G541
1816
G536
2316
G541
2019-09-21 Sat0536
G536
1148
G541
1933
G536
2301
G541
2019-09-20 Fri0518
G532
1421
VL360
1948
VL356
2019-09-19 Thu0018
G525
0517
G532
0514
G527
1012
G515
1012
G532
1151
G531
1420
VL360
1532
G521
1919
VL356
Date95509348955295719343955395579476957295599556947595589555
2019-09-18 Wed0537
G527
1051
G532
1508
VL360
1929
G536
1954
G527
2019
VL356
2344
G531
2019-09-17 Tue0056
G527
0554
G525
1115
G536
1422
VL360
1950
VL356
2333
G531
2019-09-16 Mon0425
G527
1026
VL356
1147
G536
1425
G521
1542
VL360
1935
G531
2052
VL356
2339
G536
2019-09-15 Sun0548
G527
1218
G531
1444
VL360
1719
G527
2305
G531
2019-09-14 Sat1130
G531
1439
VL360
1931
G527
1940
VL356
0014
G531
2019-09-13 Fri0538
G532
1013
G532
1429
VL356
1937
VL356
2019-09-12 Thu0051
G541
0526
G532
0526
G525
1015
G532
1420
VL356
1948
VL360
2019-09-11 Wed0624
G525
1134
G536
1853
G541
1920
G525
2002
G515
2328
G536
2019-09-10 Tue0104
G527
0518
G532
0609
G525
1016
G532
1126
G536
1431
VL356
1231
G515
2001
X31
2019-09-09 Mon0529
G525
1036
G515
1353
G536
1449
VL356
1932
G531
1949
X31
2030
G525
2358
G536
Date95509348955295719343955395579476957295599556947595589555
2019-09-08 Sun0435
G527
1228
G536
1927
G525
1945
X31
2330
G536
2019-09-07 Sat0516
G527
1306
G541
2019-09-06 Fri0518
G515
0422
G527
1012
G515
1510
VL356
2017
X31
2326
G541
2019-09-05 Thu0511
G527
1037
VL360
1220
G541
1509
G532
1521
VL356
2013
VL360
2350
G541
2019-09-04 Wed0423
G527
1125
G541
1929
G527
2346
G541
2019-09-03 Tue0017
G515
0551
G527
1021
G515
1149
G541
1908
G527
2019-09-02 Mon0426
G525
1013
G532
1139
G536
1431
VL356
1540
G532
1922
G525
2358
G541
2019-09-01 SunNo trains recorded
2019-08-31 SatNo trains recorded
2019-08-30 Fri0454
G515
0524
G527
1023
G515
1325
G536
1424
VL356
1940
VL360
Date95509348955295719343955395579476957295599556947595589555
2019-08-29 Thu0046
G525
0515
G515
0510
G527
1020
G515
1200
G531
1422
VL356
1912
G527
2007
VL360
2347
G531
2019-08-28 Wed0551
G527
1154
G531
1432
G532
1919
G536
1940
G527
1950
VL360
2329
G531
2019-08-27 Tue0024
G527
0524
G515
0529
G525
1023
G515
1144
G536
1433
G532
1913
G525
2048
VL360
2019-08-26 Mon0552
G525
1147
G541
1905
G531
2353
G536
2019-08-25 Sun0451
G525
1445
G532
1818
G527
2108
G532
1925
G525
2352
G541
2019-08-24 Sat0522
G525
1219
G541
1939
G532
2327
G541
2019-08-23 Fri0515
G515
0450
G525
1018
G515
1423
VL356
2357
G541
2019-08-22 Thu0532
G541
1156
G522
1933
G541
1951
VL360
2329
G541
2019-08-21 Wed0922
G515
0509
G541
1406
G515
1151
G522
1418
VL356
1958
G541
2354
G522
2019-08-20 Tue2340
G522
Date95509348955295719343955395579476957295599556947595589555
2019-08-19 Mon2017
VL360
2259
G531
2019-08-18 SunNo trains recorded
2019-08-17 SatNo trains recorded
2019-08-16 Fri1948
G515
2019-08-15 Thu0030
G541
2019-08-14 Wed0002
G521
1011
G521
1829
G536
1841
G527
0016
G531
2019-08-13 Tue0009
G541
0008
G521
1023
G521
1333
VL356
1947
G532
2019-08-12 Mon1301
G531
1417
VL356
1917
G536
1958
G532
0002
G531
2019-08-11 SunNo trains recorded
2019-08-10 SatNo trains recorded
2019-08-09 Fri0534
G521
0559
G527
1024
G521
1427
VL360
1941
VL356
0036
G531
2019-08-08 Thu0021
G527
0458
G536
1140
G531
1922
G527
1950
VL356
0020
G531
2019-08-07 Wed0551
G536
1146
G525
1430
VL360
1849
G531
1929
G536
2348
G525
2019-08-06 Tue0017
G527
0647
G536
1152
G525
1907
G536
1940
VL356
2345
G525
2019-08-05 Mon0459
G536
1144
G525
1417
G515
1843
G531
1856
G536
0008
G536
G525
2019-08-04 Sun0425
G527
1143
G525
1603
G515
1930
G536
1954
VL356
2249
G525
2019-08-03 Sat0431
G536
1150
G525
1601
G515
2114
VL356
1927
G536
2315
G531
2019-08-02 Fri2351
G512
0507
G536
1017
G512
1432
G515
2136
VL356
2346
G525
2019-08-01 Thu0430
G512
0516
G527
1027
G512
1202
G525
1425
G532
1916
G536
2022
G515
2341
G525
2019-07-31 Wed0431
G512
0450
G527
1011
G512
1238
G525
1435
G532
1851
G541
1912
G536
1943
G515
Date95509348955295719343955395579476957295599556947595589555
2019-07-30 Tue0426
G512
0446
G531
1032
G512
1547
G532
1912
G541
1925
G536
1942
G515
2019-07-29 Mon0442
G531
1136
G541
1420
G532
1909
G525
1921
G527
1941
G515
2019-07-28 Sun1211
G541
1753
G525
1932
G527
2019-07-27 Sat1953
G515
2019-07-26 FriNo trains recorded
2019-07-25 Thu2231
G512
1011
G512
2019-07-24 Wed1421
VL360
1941
VL356
2019-07-23 Tue0032
G512
1021
G512
1430
VL360
1950
VL356
2019-07-22 Mon1431
VL360
2028
VL356
2019-07-21 SunNo trains recorded
2019-07-20 Sat1339
VL360
2143
VL356
2019-07-19 Fri2305
G521
0442
G527
1021
G521
1435
VL360
1949
VL356
2019-07-18 Thu0609
G527
1159
G541
1430
VL360
1932
G527
1957
VL356
2356
G541
2019-07-17 Wed0001
G521
0535
G527
1015
G521
1149
G541
1420
VL360
1922
G527
1948
VL356
0002
G541
2019-07-16 Tue0035
G524
0006
G521
0513
G525
1018
G521
1203
G531
1420
VL360
2019
VL356
2350
G541
2019-07-15 Mon1140
G531
1535
G512
1858
G536
1913
G525
1947
VL356
2338
G531
2019-07-14 SunNo trains recorded
2019-07-13 SatNo trains recorded
2019-07-12 FriNo trains recorded
2019-07-11 ThuNo trains recorded
2019-07-10 WedNo trains recorded
2019-07-09 TueNo trains recorded
2019-07-08 MonNo trains recorded
2019-07-07 SunNo trains recorded
2019-07-06 SatNo trains recorded
2019-07-05 Fri2305
G512
0439
G527
1000
G512
1153
G536
1421
G515
1851
G527
2049
G515
2019-07-04 Thu2247
G512
0529
G527
1013
G512
1236
G536
1418
G515
1912
G527
1959
VL356
2331
G536
2019-07-03 Wed0527
G541
1210
G536
1425
G515
1914
G527
1947
G532
2353
G536
2019-07-02 Tue0017
G512
0605
G527
1016
G512
1159
G536
1450
G515
1912
G527
1949
G532
0002
G531
2019-07-01 Mon1918
G531
1952
G527
2038
G515
G532
0040
G536
Date95509348955295719343955395579476957295599556947595589555
2019-06-30 SunNo trains recorded
2019-06-29 SatNo trains recorded
2019-06-28 Fri0528
G527
1432
VL360
2019-06-27 Thu0529
G512
0452
G531
1022
G512
1116
G541
1431
G515
1912
G527
1947
G515
0016
G541
2019-06-26 Wed0418
G527
1148
G541
1422
G515
1901
G536
1933
G527
1959
G515
2019-06-25 Tue0450
G512
0431
G525
1018
G512
1127
G536
1453
G515
1853
G541
1915
G525
1948
VL360
2019-06-24 Mon0505
G536
1143
G541
1430
G521
1922
G536
1940
G527
2107
VL360
2019-06-23 Sun0510
G527
1206
G541
1437
G521
1832
G525
1853
G527
1938
VL360
2019-06-22 Sat0532
G527
1201
G541
1453
G521
1854
VL360
1935
G527
2325
G541
2019-06-21 Fri0016
G512
0438
G527
1020
G512
1521
G521
1957
VL360
2351
G541
Date95509348955295719343955395579476957295599556947595589555
2019-06-20 Thu0117
G529
0502
G527
1207
G541
1454
G521
1909
G527
1939
VL360
2338
G541
2019-06-19 Wed1140
G541
1420
G515
1902
G525
1914
G527
2001
VL360
2348
G541
2019-06-18 Tue0109
G536
0004
G512
0538
G527
1205
G541
1433
G515
1844
G525
2019-06-17 Mon0417
G527
1156
G541
1443
G515
1906
G525
1926
G527
2037
VL360
0020
G541
2019-06-16 SunNo trains recorded
2019-06-15 SatNo trains recorded
2019-06-14 Fri2323
G532
0525
G527
1030
G532
1130
G541
1441
G515
1954
VL360
2019-06-13 Thu0043
G532
0511
G536
1021
G532
1156
G525
1420
G515
1923
G536
1944
VL360
0035
G541
2019-06-12 Wed0515
G536
1150
G525
1453
G515
1956
VL360
0019
G525
2019-06-11 Tue1143
G525
1430
G515
1958
G536
2038
VL360
2327
G525
Date95509348955295719343955395579476957295599556947595589555
2019-06-10 MonNo trains recorded
2019-06-09 Sun0514
G536
1153
G525
1822
G536
0010
G525
2019-06-08 Sat0447
G536
1138
G525
1441
VL360
1922
G536
1844
VL360
0010
G525
2019-06-07 Fri0416
G536
1418
VL360
1943
G515
2347
G525
2019-06-06 Thu0417
G532
0500
G536
1029
G532
1421
VL360
1954
G515
2019-06-05 Wed1147
G531
1425
G515
1857
G525
1913
G527
2002
G515
2019-06-04 Tue0525
G536
1151
G525
1435
G515
1910
G531
1942
G536
2036
VL356
2019-06-03 Mon1151
G531
1444
G515
1859
G525
1932
G527
1954
VL356
2019-06-02 Sun1208
G525
1841
G531
1850
G536
2019-06-01 Sat0539
G536
1145
G525
1441
G515
1858
VL356
1922
G536
Date95509348955295719343955395579476957295599556947595589555
2019-05-31 Fri0001
G512
0534
G536
1008
G512
1101
G531
1422
VL360
2037
VL356
0007
G525
2019-05-30 Thu1421
VL360
1939
VL356
2343
G525
2019-05-29 Wed0528
G527
1307
G531
1428
VL360
1940
VL360
VL356
0039
G531
2019-05-28 Tue0044
G525
0004
G515
0613
G527
1009
G512
1128
G531
1420
VL360
1912
G527
1940
VL356
0024
G531
2019-05-27 Mon1132
G531
1419
VL360
1856
G541
1928
G527
1947
VL356
0025
G531
2019-05-26 SunNo trains recorded
2019-05-25 Sat1439
VL360
1949
VL356
2019-05-24 Fri0045
G521
0453
G525
1053
G521
1116
G527
G531
1417
VL360
1949
VL356
2019-05-23 Thu2304
G521
1016
G521
1116
G541
1432
VL360
1948
VL356
2038
G525
0002
G541
2019-05-22 Wed0441
G527
1158
G541
1419
VL360
1911
G525
1938
VL356
Date95509348955295719343955395579476957295599556947595589555
2019-05-21 Tue2319
G521
1012
G521
1420
VL360
1912
G527
1941
VL356
2343
G531
2019-05-20 Mon0415
G525
1431
VL360
1910
G525
1947
VL356
0021
G531
2019-05-19 Sun0415
G525
1212
G541
1436
VL360
1936
G525
1948
VL356
2301
G541
2019-05-18 Sat0636
G525
1209
G541
1948
G525
2313
G541
2019-05-17 Fri2318
G512
0545
G525
1012
G512
1333
VL360
1939
VL356
0005
G541
2019-05-16 Thu1127
G541
1422
VL360
1906
G525
1941
VL356
0005
G541
2019-05-15 Wed0525
G525
1110
G541
1421
VL360
1910
G525
1947
VL356
2019-05-14 Tue0020
G512
0449
G525
1010
G512
1948
VL356
2019-05-13 Mon0409
G525
1132
G541
1914
G525
2019-05-12 Sun0501
G536
1215
G531
1924
G536
2319
G541
Date95509348955295719343955395579476957295599556947595589555
2019-05-11 Sat0416
G536
1154
G531
1359
G515
1932
G536
1906
G532
2317
G531
2019-05-10 Fri0022
G512
0429
G536
1011
G512
1430
G515
1948
G532
2332
G531
2019-05-09 Thu0020
G512
0451
G536
1010
G512
1102
G536
G531
1431
G515
1911
G536
1943
G532
0006
G531
2019-05-08 Wed0507
G531
G536
1129
G536
G531
1429
G515
1912
G536
1950
G532
2328
G531
2019-05-07 Tue2259
G512
0530
G536
1129
G512
1111
G531
1418
VL360
1912
G536
1940
G532
2358
G536
G531
2019-05-06 Mon0524
G536
1112
G531
1423
G521
1921
G536
1941
VL356
0026
G531
2019-05-05 Sun0542
G536
1205
G531
1719
G536
2342
G531
2019-05-04 Sat0502
G536
1153
G531
1457
VL360
1800
G536
1944
G515
2339
G531
2019-05-03 Fri0016
G512
0457
G536
1019
G512
1419
VL360
1951
VL356
2338
G531
2019-05-02 Thu0437
G536
1142
G531
1402
VL360
1911
G536
1950
VL356
0004
G531
Date95509348955295719343955395579476957295599556947595589555
2019-05-01 Wed0608
G536
1117
G531
1421
VL360
1908
G536
1952
VL356
2327
G531
2019-04-30 Tue0026
G512
0552
G536
1007
G512
1127
G531
1421
VL360
1913
G536
1948
VL356
2314
G531
2019-04-29 Mon0405
G536
1126
G531
1418
VL360
1908
G536
2018
VL356
2346
G531
2019-04-28 Sun0528
G536
1209
G531
1441
VL360
1933
G536
1954
VL356
2336
G531
2019-04-27 Sat0438
G536
1152
G531
1441
VL360
1928
G536
2014
VL356
0043
G531
2019-04-26 Fri0420
G536
1011
G512
1419
VL360
0318
G532
VL356
2345
G531
2019-04-25 Thu0003
G512
0450
G536
1159
G531
1455
VL356
1749
G536
2003
VL356
2329
G531
2019-04-24 Wed1155
G531
1432
VL356
1913
G536
2019
VL360
2319
G531
2019-04-23 TueNo trains recorded
2019-04-22 MonNo trains recorded
2019-04-21 SunNo trains recorded
2019-04-20 SatNo trains recorded
2019-04-19 FriNo trains recorded
2019-04-18 ThuNo trains recorded
2019-04-17 WedNo trains recorded
2019-04-16 TueNo trains recorded
2019-04-15 MonNo trains recorded
2019-04-14 SunNo trains recorded
2019-04-13 SatNo trains recorded
2019-04-12 FriNo trains recorded
2019-04-11 ThuNo trains recorded
2019-04-10 WedNo trains recorded
2019-04-09 TueNo trains recorded
2019-04-08 MonNo trains recorded
2019-04-07 SunNo trains recorded
2019-04-06 SatNo trains recorded
2019-04-05 Fri0003
G515
1009
G515
1443
VL356
1951
VL360
2019-04-04 Thu0002
G515
1025
G515
1421
VL356
1939
VL360
2019-04-03 Wed1421
VL356
1939
VL360
2019-04-02 Tue0032
G515
1011
G515
1420
VL356
1941
G521
Date95509348955295719343955395579476957295599556947595589555
2019-04-01 Mon1433
VL356
0348
G532
G521
2019-03-31 Sun0459
G527
1144
G541
1440
VL356
1709
G527
1959
VL360
2019-03-30 Sat0544
G527
1146
G541
1440
VL356
2004
VL360
1925
G527
0018
G541
2019-03-29 Fri0440
G515
0505
G527
1014
G515
1443
G532
2007
VL360
0029
G541
2019-03-28 Thu1149
G541
1913
G527
2358
G541
2019-03-27 WedNo trains recorded
2019-03-26 Tue0039
G525
0006
G515
1120
G515
1143
G541
1930
VL360
2019-03-25 Mon0451
G527
1138
G541
1858
G531
1914
G527
2000
VL360
0028
G541
2019-03-24 SunNo trains recorded
2019-03-23 SatNo trains recorded
2019-03-22 Fri1500
VL356
2052
VL360
2019-03-21 Thu0006
G521
1015
G521
1127
G527
G541
1422
VL356
1908
G527
2037
VL360
2347
G541
2019-03-20 Wed0455
G527
1157
G541
1911
G531
1921
G527
1943
VL360
0015
G541
2019-03-19 Tue2300
G525
0024
G521
0447
G536
1000
G521
1146
G541
1434
VL360
1921
G527
1947
VL360
2327
G541
2019-03-18 Mon0448
G536
1142
G541
1430
G515
1806
G531
1932
G536
1957
VL360
2352
G541
2019-03-17 Sun1449
G515
1942
VL360
0003
G541
2019-03-16 Sat0432
G536
1159
G541
1805
G536
2019-03-15 Fri0005
G521
0439
G536
1022
G521
1434
G515
1938
VL360
2355
G541
2019-03-14 Thu1116
G531
1425
G515
1950
VL360
2351
G541
2019-03-13 Wed0537
G536
1147
G541
Date95509348955295719343955395579476957295599556947595589555
2019-03-12 Tue1129
G541
1533
G515
1913
G536
2019
VL360
2019-03-11 Mon0452
G536
1123
G541
1927
G536
2353
G541
2019-03-10 Sun1135
G541
1446
G515
1819
G536
1930
VL360
2318
G541
2019-03-09 Sat0610
G536
1206
G541
1444
VL356
2009
VL360
1940
G536
2343
G541
2019-03-08 Fri0434
G532
1031
G532
1429
VL356
1949
VL360
0019
G541
2019-03-07 Thu0507
G532
1031
G532
1142
G531
1451
G512
2001
VL360
2019-03-06 Wed1425
G512
1927
G525
1942
VL360
2338
G531
2019-03-05 Tue0050
G532
0454
G525
1132
G531
1913
G525
1946
VL360
2338
G531
2019-03-04 Mon0426
G525
1920
G525
2337
G531
2019-03-03 Sun0413
G525
1221
G531
1926
G525
2342
G531
Date95509348955295719343955395579476957295599556947595589555
2019-03-02 Sat0600
G525
1155
G531
1933
G525
2328
G531
2019-03-01 Fri0035
G521
0404
G525
1010
G521
1432
G512
1942
VL360
0016
G531
2019-02-28 Thu0050
G525
0552
G536
1130
G531
1450
G512
1909
G536
1941
VL360
2330
G531
2019-02-27 Wed1432
G512
1912
G527
1922
G536
1950
VL360
2342
G531
2019-02-26 Tue1139
G531
1949
VL360
2347
G531
2019-02-25 Mon0458
G531
1146
BL32
1431
G512
1858
G527
1909
G531
1950
VL360
0001
G531
2019-02-24 Sun0611
G525
1201
G527
1443
G512
1855
VL360
2343
BL32
2019-02-23 Sat0511
G525
1212
G527
1755
G525
1938
VL360
2330
G527
2019-02-22 Fri0029
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1939
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2330
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2019-02-21 Thu0455
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0501
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1427
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VL360
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1957
VL360
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1023
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2340
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2019-02-18 Mon0505
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1147
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1825
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1913
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0432
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2318
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2019-02-17 Sun0339
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1200
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1455
G512
1848
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2342
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2019-02-16 Sat0357
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1931
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2234
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2019-02-15 Fri0544
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VL360
2329
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2019-02-14 Thu0045
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1425
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1957
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2019-02-13 Wed0510
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1153
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1604
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1924
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2019-02-12 Tue0043
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0014
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1004
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1106
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1511
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2131
VL360
2342
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2019-02-11 Mon0537
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1858
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1917
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1928
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0021
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0604
G531
1013
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1150
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1127
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1424
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2344
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2019-02-06 Wed1426
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2019-02-05 Tue0539
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1146
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1438
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2019-02-04 Mon0451
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1023
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1140
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1346
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1907
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1914
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1940
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2019-02-03 Sun0606
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1157
G527
1838
G541
2333
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2019-02-02 Sat0623
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1145
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1920
G541
0001
G527
2019-02-01 Fri0605
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1429
VL356
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0018
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1130
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1445
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0048
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2019-01-30 Wed0514
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1020
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1210
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1434
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2147
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2019-01-29 Tue0023
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0503
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1435
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0042
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2019-01-28 Mon0421
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1125
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1445
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1820
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1940
VL360
2329
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2019-01-27 Sun0437
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1252
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1828
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2322
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2019-01-26 Sat0456
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1239
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1933
G536
2245
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2019-01-25 Fri0507
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1459
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1947
VL360
2329
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2019-01-24 Thu1110
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1206
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1433
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1957
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2019-01-23 Wed0508
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1156
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1433
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1913
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1957
VL360
2019-01-22 Tue0528
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1010
G512
1126
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1436
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1917
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1947
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1107
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1318
VL356
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1921
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1957
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2019-01-20 Sun1500
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VL360
2019-01-19 Sat1438
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2019-01-18 Fri0529
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1016
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1127
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1431
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1950
VL356
VL360
2019-01-17 Thu0646
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1116
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1444
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1912
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1939
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0010
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2019-01-16 Wed0533
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G529
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1437
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2019-01-15 Tue0232
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0301
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1155
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1958
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2342
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2019-01-14 Mon1131
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1452
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2328
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2019-01-12 SatNo trains recorded
2019-01-11 FriNo trains recorded
2019-01-10 ThuNo trains recorded
2019-01-09 WedNo trains recorded
2019-01-08 TueNo trains recorded
2019-01-07 MonNo trains recorded
2019-01-06 SunNo trains recorded
2019-01-05 SatNo trains recorded
2019-01-04 FriNo trains recorded
2019-01-03 ThuNo trains recorded
2019-01-02 WedNo trains recorded
2019-01-01 Tue0457
G527
2018-12-31 Mon1309
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2019
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2353
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2018-12-30 Sun1521
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1923
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2018-12-29 Sat1145
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2003
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2255
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2018-12-28 Fri0517
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1321
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1949
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2344
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2018-12-27 Thu1450
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1927
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0359
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0006
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2018-12-26 Wed0551
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1104
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1352
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1849
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2018-12-25 Tue0440
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1113
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1818
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2323
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2018-12-24 Mon0351
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1904
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2017
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2339
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2018-12-23 Sun0455
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1152
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1845
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1137
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1736
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2356
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2018-12-21 Fri0013
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0602
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1020
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0020
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2018-12-18 Tue0042
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2337
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0553
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2018-12-13 Thu0435
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0512
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0016
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1126
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1836
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1910
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2018-12-11 Tue0459
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0436
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1019
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1106
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1912
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1930
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2018-12-09 SunNo trains recorded
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0550
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1018
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1107
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2018-12-06 Thu0514
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1126
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1913
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0021
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2329
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2018-12-04 Tue0442
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1913
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2331
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2018-12-03 Mon1150
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2018-12-01 Sat0522
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2018-11-30 Fri0039
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1030
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1451
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2328
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2018-11-29 Thu0033
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1106
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0033
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2029
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2318
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2018-11-26 Mon0543
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1913
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2355
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2018-11-25 Sun0431
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2202
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2306
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1226
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1924
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2311
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2018-11-23 Fri0437
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2002
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2357
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1012
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1950
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0003
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1422
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1918
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2018-11-19 Mon0437
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1423
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1934
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1948
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2018-11-18 Sun0507
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1931
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2018-11-17 Sat0609
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2335
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0509
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1020
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1126
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1427
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1928
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0029
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1124
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1428
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1911
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1942
VL360
2352
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2018-11-14 Wed0506
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1112
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1420
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1915
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2048
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2322
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2018-11-13 Tue2251
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0511
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1138
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1426
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1939
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2328
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1128
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1431
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2038
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0003
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2018-11-11 Sun0500
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1224
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0027
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2018-11-10 Sat0459
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1937
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2359
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2018-11-09 Fri0436
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1938
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2350
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2018-11-08 Thu0601
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2048
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2018-11-07 Wed0602
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1126
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1429
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2018-11-06 Tue0458
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1246
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1441
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1953
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0008
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2018-11-05 Mon0537
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1146
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1911
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2349
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2018-11-04 Sun1225
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1840
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2305
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2018-11-03 Sat1954
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0503
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1016
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2018-11-01 Thu0439
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0503
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1029
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1142
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1526
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1906
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1933
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2337
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2018-10-31 Wed0522
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1313
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1433
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1901
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1942
VL356
2018-10-30 Tue0456
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0614
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1012
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1149
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1432
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1914
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1921
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1942
VL356
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1421
VL360
1851
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1930
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1947
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0509
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1030
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1142
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1427
VL360
1947
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2018-10-25 Thu0502
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1142
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1432
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1938
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2341
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2018-10-24 Wed0454
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1142
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1438
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1942
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0504
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1041
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1116
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1849
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1912
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2018-10-22 Mon0512
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1147
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1541
VL360
2033
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2018-10-21 Sun0521
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1758
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2018-10-20 Sat0552
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1138
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2018
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2314
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2018-10-19 Fri0025
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0559
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1021
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1425
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2343
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2018-10-18 Thu0013
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0448
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1020
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1443
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2017
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2351
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2018-10-17 Wed0403
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1126
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1432
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1918
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1942
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2325
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2018-10-16 Tue0010
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1011
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1149
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1422
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2000
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2329
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2018-10-15 Mon0508
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1909
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1949
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2342
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2018-10-14 Sun0502
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2328
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1208
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1934
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2353
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0410
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1019
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1427
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2331
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2018-10-11 Thu0532
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1108
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1413
VL360
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1915
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1947
VL356
2342
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2018-10-10 Wed0431
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0539
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1016
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1212
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1430
VL360
1850
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1947
VL356
2018-10-09 Tue0435
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0533
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1022
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1126
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1421
VL360
1852
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1912
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1948
VL356
2018-10-08 Mon0516
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1144
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1431
VL360
1850
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1915
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1939
VL356
2018-10-07 Sun0618
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1134
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1916
G527
1818
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2018-10-06 Sat0500
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1149
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1928
G525
0009
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2018-10-05 Fri0508
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2337
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2018-10-04 Thu0020
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1052
G532
1148
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1425
VL360
1914
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2017
VL356
2346
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2018-10-03 Wed0021
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0537
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1014
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1132
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1421
VL360
1858
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1914
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1938
VL356
2018-10-02 Tue0021
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0450
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0547
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0958
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1208
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1917
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1941
VL356
2018-10-01 Mon0543
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1053
G532
1206
G527
1432
VL356
1903
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1914
G531
2330
G527
2018-09-30 Sun0318
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1451
VL356
1944
VL360
1920
G525
2310
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2018-09-29 Sat0428
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1144
G541
1945
VL360
2310
G527
2018-09-28 Fri0101
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0523
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1500
VL356
2332
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2018-09-27 Thu0023
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0025
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0516
G525
1016
G521
1155
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1915
G525
1900
VL360
0009
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2018-09-26 Wed0015
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0554
G541
1019
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1132
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1435
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1919
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2328
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2018-09-25 Tue0012
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0019
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0538
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1021
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2018-09-20 ThuNo trains recorded
2018-09-19 WedNo trains recorded
2018-09-18 TueNo trains recorded
2018-09-17 MonNo trains recorded
2018-09-16 SunNo trains recorded
2018-09-15 SatNo trains recorded
2018-09-14 FriNo trains recorded
2018-09-13 ThuNo trains recorded
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2018-09-10 Mon2029
VL360
2018-09-09 SunNo trains recorded
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1927
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2018-09-07 Fri0542
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VL356
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2353
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0011
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2018-09-05 Wed1136
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1922
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1911
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1937
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1922
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1959
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2018-08-30 Thu2358
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0516
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1924
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2018-08-29 Wed0445
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1142
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30Jan/190

The Annual Christmas Pilgrimage – December, 2018

As per usual, it was another trip to Canberra via Cootamundra over the Christmas break. This time was a little different though... no holiday pay! I'm now a contractor! Regardless, both trains and family needed to be visited! The trip started at the usual sparrow-fart-o'clock and I caught the up Albury somewhere along the parallel stretches of highway and railway.

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Awful lighting and a bad angle... I then totally missed the southbound XPT. I heard it growling through as I was filling the tank at a service station. From there, there was nothing on the rails. I grabbed a pie or two at Culcairn, but wasn't impressed at all... maybe the baker had been in a hurry. The first sign of movement was the southbound Harefield shuttle prepped at Junee. Of course... just as I approached it started to head south!

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I then whipped the MR-2 around and got to the favourite position... The train had crawled out of Junee, but nearly beat me up the hill? Nice effort!

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Crap lighting... the clouds really didn't want to play ball. From there it was more quiet rails. After checking in at the usual motel I was told the pool had a leak and had been emptied. The MR-2 hadn't had aircon for a few years, but it was ~35 outside and I was looking forward to a swim. Instead it was aircon in the motel room whilst I got a bit of work done.

The rest of the afternoon was spent with good friends from Cootamundra. Thanks Laurie for driving and knowing all the good spots to get the SSR grain rake! The proof is as follows...

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I hear they're now calling the Qube QBX locomotives 'Chiko Rolls'... pretty hilarious actually. Two separate consists came through in quick succession! We then retired for the afternoon before a great meal at the local.

The next morning was spent getting in front of a northbound SCT service. It'd beaten me out of Cootamundra, but I got it before Yass. I hereby dedicate the next block of photos to my favourite location: Yass Junction Station.

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I expected to then just dawdle back into Canberra... but instead found the SCT pulling to a halt in the station area. The drivers then inspected all axles... they must've triggered a sensor somewhere and been told to check if anything was actually wrong? They held there for 10 minutes and then pushed off again.

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That was it for the trip towards Canberra. Whilst there I swapped the AW11 MR2 for a 2015 ZRE182R Corolla and, well, it's not the pocket rocket that the MR2 was, but it's got enough of it's character and so much more comfort! The return trip was therefore a quick one, going through to Melbourne in one day.

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There's the 'rolla at Jindalee. Collecting rock-chips on the bonnet that I wouldn't realised until I washed it in Melbourne. Damnit. Anyhoo... on the way back, QBXs were seen bolting into Junee...

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And then the XPT passed a CK grain at Gerogery?

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And that was another wrap. Home just in time to catch the Air Asia X flight to KL the next morning!

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30Nov/180

High-Capacity Metro Trains (HCMT)

The first HCMT has been 'constructed' at Newport and recently passed through Hawksburn late at night. It was done after-hours to permit slow-running... as I'm sure they've measured the platform clearances... but weren't game to trash their new toy!

Whilst getting ready for the main event... I happened to see a few other consists on the radar. First up we have two SSR T-Class locomotives hauling the inspection vehicle IEV102. Running slowly, you can see it has the light shining onto the overhead, making sure it's within tolerance.

Next was the midnight down steel... but I missed it... too busy playing Pikmin 1 via the Dolphin Gamecube Emulator!

But then the down Apex Gravel train showed up... and came through. This had a full load and was working pretty hard up the grade. Looked and sounded great!

Finally, the main event (at 0130 in the morning)! The consist was pretty random: S302 up front, 20 grain cars, S317 + T + T, a brake van and then the actual HCMT! The extra loading was required as the HCMT wasn't 'braked'. Or that's the only reason I can think of... they couldve just had the 2 S or T on either end, but they may not be able to pull the train to a stop as they'd not be able to brake hard enough. Instead they used the bogies of 20 grain cars to make sure the weight on the end had no impact on the running train.

What a night! And what amazing lack-of-sleep!

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10Sep/180

6029 Returns to Canberra (for a weekend)

The irony... or, at least I think it's irony? I don't know anymore. But, whatever, I didn't need an excuse... what a great reason to return to Canberra for the weekend! 6029 came back to the place where it had been stored for decades and then rebuilt (to then assist in causing the failure of the railway museum) to run tours to Queanbeyan and Bungendore.

Here's the event link, but I can't see that link lasting long at all. It's not overly unique? Anyway, the basic idea was 4 shuttles to Queanbeyan on Saturday morning, followed by a single afternoon return trip to Bungendore. Then sunday was three full return trips to Bungendore.

The Line

It turns out that Canberra was an afterthought. To get to Canberra, railway vehicles first traverse the logging line to Bombala, but only until Queanbeyan where the Canberra branch actually starts. Railways were always about freight... and Canberra hadn't been invented yet... so the line that exists between Goulburn and Bombala was actually due to the need for wood, with an extension to Canberra built later.

It's a very short trip between Canberra and Queanbeyan, hence why they managed to schedule in four shuttles on the Saturday morning. There's not much along the line as it's quite flat between both stations.

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It turns out that this was part of a larger rail cruise. Cruise Express ran their Southern Rail Spectactular event from Sydney to Melbourne and return. It included branchlines, steam engines and multiple consist changes. SRHC even got their standard-gauge consist set up for this specific event! It was also fun watching the consists hold up traffic in either direction...

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And again Northbound...

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Saturday, 1st September 2018

GL112 was attached on the rear and the train made it into Canberra Railway Station (Kingston) for it's first trip at 0900. All went well and I was waiting on the northern side of Jerrabomberra Creek. Beautiful sunlight and only 2 other onlookers.

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From there, I attempted to get the return from the back of Bunnings in Fyshwick, but there were no good vantage points. The carpark at DFO would've been on the wrong side, with the sun directly in ones face. A quick shop at Jaycar for a DB9 socket for a mouse rebuild and then off to the back of Nick Scali furniture to catch the 10am outbound.

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Another two onlookers... one being naughty on the wrong side of the fence... and then it was off to Queanbeyan to watch the return shuttle.

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From there, it was family time for lunch. I managed to watch the 12pm shuttle depart before this... not before seeing a whole range of stupidity though... people just seem to think that crossing a yard is appropriate? They were quickly told to move on!

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4201 then rolled in with a NSWRTM water gin!? I love unexpected surprises! 6029 then departed.

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Later in the afternoon, I found enough time in the afternoon to watch the Bungendore return trip at the bridge just past Queanbeyan station. Lots of interest here this time and great sunlight. It's an awesome spot for inbound movements.

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Sunday, 2nd September 2018

First-things-first on a Sunday morning in Canberra: Jamison Trash'n'Treasure, Mitchell Tip Shop, Woden Trash'n'Treasure and then Mugga Tip Shop. Found a few tid-bits, but nothing to call home about. Actually, Mitchell Tip shop was a bit out of control: they wanted AUD$25 for a monitor and set of computer speakers... what kind of 'gourmet' do they think they're selling? It's literally rubbish!

Made it back home to switch cars and then to Kingston railway to catch up with friends to grab some aerial video of the Bungendore shuttles. In the yard, 42103 and 4201 were hanging around, keeing the crowd entertained.

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First stop was to be the bridge at Burbong, NSW. It's a great location, amazingly scenic, but the sun isn't always in the best location!

Fortunately, for a drone, the sun is absolutely no issue. Line-of-sight with too many trees can be... but we managed to find a great location. Nathan even had the 'VR' headset so I was watching the drone's viewpoint as he was flying it... pretty damn amazing!

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The train came in due course and ... it was beautiful. The locomotive was at full-tilt (the exhaust may well exclaim that) and the sights and sounds were awesome. It passed quite quickly but we caught further footage whilst everyone else was packing up.

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And now, the best part... the drone footage! (Make sure to turn the quality right up!)

The next spot was in the Molonglo Gorge. I'd actually never been here... even though I'd lived in Canberra for ~28 years. Seriously disappointing actually, as it's an amazing location! The railway line snakes along the gorge hill-side through two tunnels and there's a few spaces along the access roads to get some great shots.

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Another pilot had a drone out (exactly the same model) and our flight paths were negotiated to not get in eachother's way. Not exactly an easy thing to do as your viewpoint from the drone can be based on the film you're trying to take rather than the drones around you... and they can also have the same idea... so we had our wits about us. There's also a no-fly-zone towards Queanbeyan, but we were far enough away from it.

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After that, it was back to family time before jetting back off to Melbourne. Usually my weekends are pretty quiet in Canberra, but this one was fantastic. Can only thank the NSW Rail Museum for the entertainment!

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27Aug/180

Melbourne, Australia – August, 2018

There's been a bit of heritage activity around Melbourne recently and I thought I'd post a few pictures up-front, rather than letting them rot away in the albums.

Steamrail's Snow Train

This consist runs twice a year from Southern Cross to Traralgon. From there you can venture off on other tours of the countryside. It's usually run by two R class steam locomotives, as it was this year. I happened to ride on it last year, so instead chose to take photos of it this year.

The train ran on Sunday, 5th August. This perfectly aligns with the usual Sunday trash and treasure market adventures, and so I waited near the Oakleigh market. This also happens to be where the Skyrail comes back to earth, so I attempted a shot of the train coming off the viaduct.

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As you can see, R711 was up front and they powered through beautifully.

Excuse the long wind-up, you could hear the train coming well before you saw it!

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Another Sunday (26th August), another set of flea markets and another consist of vintage goodness. It even went the same way... and so did I. But this time I had enough time to get home and deliver the randomness I picked up before it came past the apartment. Therefore... the usual spot first, with the new location. It's a little harder to get the right shot as the train was on the furthest track!

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And the poor steamer was getting lugged along behind. Perfect logic though, no running around when it wanted to return in the other direction!

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It then came back through and I caught it around the bend at South Yarra. There were a few random trains in between though... like the steelie!

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A multitude of sparks...

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And yes.. then the main event...

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And so that was the first trip... To Berwick and return. The second leg was to Stony Point and back, with a 20min stop at Patterson on the way there.

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The stop wasn't overly practical... as it was really for the passengers and there wasn't much platform to stretch out on.

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I snuck down to the fence and, regardless of the lighting, I snapped away as the train departed.

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Always perfect to see these tours sell out and history preserved!

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20Aug/180

Melbourne – The view from Tarneit Station

I've just recently posted photos of B74 leading through Tarneit and it occurred to me that I've now got a historical record of the changes to the landscape in the area.

The amount of building that's been going on behind the trains in the scenes below says it all. The first shot is from July 2016, we then have October 2016 and finally July 2018.

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Sure, 2 years is a huge gap... things happen... nappy-valleys get built... but... it's just cool to see the change when I never even intended on recording it! Melbourne's urban (or rural?) sprawl is actually pretty hideous... these poor people will spend a quarter of their lives in their cars parked in traffic jams on highways.

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23Jul/180

Melbourne – B74’s Birthday Bash

Another weekend in Melbourne brings about another Heritage Train Trip. This time it was Seymour Railway Heritage Centre running an excursion to celebrate the 65th Birthday of locomotive B74!

The trip was initially meant to run via Newport and Werribee, so I located myself on the curves into Albion Station to snap it as it came through. The following shot is of a track-machine transfer back in 2016 and shows the angle you can get from the road overpass.

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It was touch-and-go to get there in time... but then I noticed that the train had disappeared at Jacana junction. Broad-gauge trains only do this when they're running through Essendon into town, so I was a little perplexed. Further googling resulted in the revelation that the train would 'run around' at North Melbourne. I assumed it'd then run via the triangle and head into Newport... so I re-located to Brooklyn.

After a little time passed, I checked the radar and noted that the train hadn't actually shifted. Quickly off to the Facebook page for SRHC I went; only to find that the train was to run via the RRL! This was great news... but I was in the wrong location. I've previously caught consists approaching Tarneit before and wanted to do it again with this one. Back in the car... back on the highway... and based on timetables, with very little time to spare.

Regardless, by the time I got to Tarneit, the train had not moved from North Melbourne. Hah. Such is the Australian Railway life. I waited at the station and watched two train-loads of AFL fans head into Melbourne.

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Whilst this was happening, the suspense was building outside... Seems like others had a better idea as to where to find the perfect angle.

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I had a better position inside on the walkway to the platform. There's a good viewpoint, framed nicely by the station and the signals (if you wish), that let me get the previous shot of the steamer in the link above. I was the only one there, with a nice and clear line-of-sight. In due course, the train thundered through...

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And then I was off to Sunbury for computer markets and tip-shop scrummaging.

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13Jul/180

Main South – June 2018

I had to drive to Sydney for work.. so I via'd Canberra and the railway line. Didn't get to see much as I was mainly on-the-clock and had places to be... but fluked a few sightings. First up was perfect timing with the Harefield shuttle. Whilst waiting for it, there was (as there always is) amazing cloud formations to drool over. Not so easy to capture on an SLT though.

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The light is never in the right area in the afternoon and so I've got a favourite place at the top of the climb from Harefield to Junee on an S-Bend. It gives you a minute possibiliy of having the loco on a good angle.

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It also lets you take a photo of the train seemingly driving on the road...

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And then some great angles of the consist traversing the curves...

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There's always a good lash-up on this train. Qube run the shuttle and, since it's such a short trip between Harefield and Junee, use a miriad of vintage locomotives.

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There wasn't much else happening on the rails, so I bolted through to Harden and caught a northbound PN intermodal trying not to roll too fast down the hill.

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The leg from Canberra to Sydney was a little quieter, but I did manage to intercept a northbound SCT service just near Bargo. SCT have recently acquired a bunch of LDPs from QR who no longer do southern intermodal trains, so this was an interesting lash-up.

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Next is the Griffith Explorer passing through Galong. This is train has an every-second-day timetable and isn't an easy one to catch. The weather was also disturbingly cold and wet.

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A few KMs down the track I intercepted the northbound Melbourne-Sydney XPT. It absolutely flew past me!

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Further down in Yerong Creek, I intercepted a north-bound Steel Train.

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In Culcairn I thought I found one of the ex-ARHS Canberra passenger cars, but alas, supposedly it's been here for years. I'm usually too distracted by the local bakery and don't actually check out this corner.

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The weather stayed absolutely awful...

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But I hung around in the cold for the southbound XPT.

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And then continued home through a heavy downpour... car needed a wash anyway.

13Jul/180

Melbourne Randomness – 2018

How do you post photos that (are really cool but) really don't relate to eachother and have been taken over a large period of time? You start a randomness-post! ...And so I present the following...

Here's Steamrail's Y112 passing through Hawksburn Station. Fortunately, I guessed the correct tracks and was in a good location.

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A regular in my area, the steel train is always trundling past. Here it is traversing the mudholes below Cromwell Road.

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And then again.. with an XR up front, this time.

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Now we're off to Flinders Street Station. Here we get to see Steamrail up to mischeif again with a double-ended heritage passenger train. They were running shuttles in all sorts of directions.

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One of the shuttles was off to Essendon, so I made my way to Kensington to see it fly though. Fortunately enough, SSR had their grain rake stabled there.

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A further shuttle then saw the consist pass through Hawksburn twice.

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Hanging around North Melbourne Station saw a newly refurbished Comeng set shunt around. These have had face-lifts, amongst other changes. The gangways between carriages are also now covered.

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Finally, another Steamrail shuttle was captured up north.

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And then... another steelie, from the other side of the tracks... with my old apartment in the background. Boo hoo.

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...the end.