Hitachi spotting

 
  Bills_Billboards Chief Commissioner

Why was he other thread closed ? anyway spotted a set on the up heading to Keon park this morning 11/9 but missed the numbers , some windows opened so would say it was or had been in service

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  ChoooChoo Chief Train Controller

I agree, why have two of the most popular threads been closed with no reason?

1- the other hitachi page with over 273 pages since 2005 and has been closed for no apparent reason.

2- the metro disruption thread had the ADMIN being the last person to provide input/post and then it gets locked.

Some explanation would not be a hard ask for the members that frequent these forums...
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

Bring it on... couldn't stand the name of that other thread!
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

Bury it and move on!
  somethingchanged Beginner

I'm also wondering why the thread was closed.

I spotted a Hitachi on the Epping service departing Southern Cross at 8.50am yesterday (11/9/2013).  This is the return service of the 8.11 from Reservoir mentioned recently in the other thread.
  MrToastyy Locomotive Driver

Location: Werribee
Theres another Hitachi stored on the Werribee Line side of Newport workshops, clearly visible by Train, next to the set they use for parts. All I got was 285M.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
I'm also wondering why the thread was closed.
somethingchanged
My thoughts are that the closure of the other thread was the result of it being too large. Apparently the size of the original myki thread caused the site to crash in 2009...
  lkernan Assistant Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
My thoughts are that the closure of the other thread was the result of it being too large. Apparently the size of the original myki thread caused the site to crash in 2009...
railblogger
Don't think that would be the reason, this version of the site is a lot different to the one running back then.  The infrastructure has changed a bit too i believe.

Normally if a mod closes a thread they at least give a reason why.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Don't think that would be the reason, this version of the site is a lot different to the one running back then.  The infrastructure has changed a bit too i believe.

Normally if a mod closes a thread they at least give a reason why.
lkernan
The myki #2 thread was closed to avoid a repeat, and was much smaller than the Hitachi sightings thread.
  Mitty Assistant Commissioner

Location: Hawthorn
I went through Newport last weekend and there were four Hitachis stabled there.  I live near Hawthorn station and haven't seen one go through in ages either.  Can't remember last time I caught one.
  Hitachi_178M Hitachi's Are Us

Location: Portland/Heywood/Hamilton
was having a look on ebay and Seen this Hitachi 113M ON EBAY asking Starting at $2000
  ALMOST610 Station Master

was having a look on ebay and Seen this Hitachi 113m ON EBAY asking Starting Bit $2000
Hitachi_178M
Here is a working link.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Train-carriage-/151125050256?pt=AU_Transportation_Collectables&hash=item232fc14390

Hmm, Local Pickup only, I was hoping to get it posted.
  hitachi69 Locomotive Driver

any hitachi sightings considering the Melbourne show is on and extra services are needed?
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
Extremely long threads on any topic have occasionally been closed (and a new version opened) over the years.   Every request to view the topic sends the database server into overdrive recovering hundreds of pages even if only the most recent post is wanted.  It all takes time and bandwidth.  

The Hitachi sightings thread had a tradition at one time of being renamed quite frequently and often to something totally unconnected with trains.  Its final name was given some time ago with the former moderator then leaving the site for pastures new.  "I Do Not Like Green Eggs And Ham" sticks in my mind as a name it wore for a few months.  There was even a separate topic listing all its names!  Those responsible have moved on and are mostly no longer active in the RP community.  Other topics which have been split include Myki (now on its third thread) and the erstwhile "Useless Post" threads which in total ran to well over 2000 pages before being finally put to bed.

In the same way the Hitachi trains have moved on and are for the most part no longer active.  That makes sightings of them potentially all the more interesting.  But if I were avidly following their every move I would prefer a thread which loaded faster.
  Electric C Junior Train Controller

Location: The Shed - land of junk, smoke and wonder
Dang that would be one sweet bedroom! But hmmm It appears this trip over the strait will be the first without seeing hitachi =(
  Electric C Junior Train Controller

Location: The Shed - land of junk, smoke and wonder
Dang that would be one sweet bedroom! But hmmm It appears this trip over the strait will be the first without seeing a hitachi =(
  Dave-the-slave Station Master

Location: Epping, Victoria
Seen this morning 24/09 at Victoria Park around 8.05 was 288M on the point with it's pals on it's way to the city in service.

It was only a few minutes after my Epping train so must have come from the Eltham line.
  LamontCranston Chief Commissioner

any hitachi sightings considering the Melbourne show is on and extra services are needed?
hitachi69
They've cancelled services on Hurstbridge to provide trains, any other lines suffering the same?
  trainbrain Deputy Commissioner

Not seeing a Hitachi is bloody fantastic news..................
  MrToastyy Locomotive Driver

Location: Werribee
Theres a set at the Eltham yards, saw it yesterday
  GvhftrKijl Locomotive Driver

Location: ERD
The Hitachis in 9 and 10 roads at Newport are now in 6 and 7 roads at Macaulay.

Both sets sat on 8/9 at Flinders Street platform for a short while last night.
  vrwalker Station Master

Does anyone know what the story is behind the 3 Hitachi's on the rooftop in Easey St Collingwood?

I apologise for the dodgy phone pic, will try for a better shot next week.

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  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
Discussed very recently here and with more information here
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
They've cancelled services on Hurstbridge to provide trains, any other lines suffering the same?
LamontCranston
Craigieburn and Frankston too, plus others I think.
They abandon the passengers who support them all year in favour of a few one offs. Do the same thing at Cup time.
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
Many lines have had one or two trains cancelled - that's all.  For most users the greatest inconvenience would be another few minutes to wait or taking a train a few minutes earlier.

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