New E-Bell sightings

 
  Connex Station Master

If you get the title of the thread, basically everytime you see a crossing that now has E-Bells in place of the older style mechanical bell at any level crossing in Melbourne, you post it in this thread. I'll start off by saying that every crossing on the Sandringham line now has E-Bells fitted on them. These replaced various mechanical bells (including a rare Safetran Mechanical Bell in Ripponlea, the last in use in Metropolitan Melbourne.)

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  Camster Chief Commissioner

Location: Geelong
If you get the title of the thread, basically everytime you see a crossing that now has E-Bells in place of the older style mechanical bell at any level crossing in Melbourne, you post it in this thread. I'll start off by saying that every crossing on the Sandringham line now has E-Bells fitted on them. These replaced various mechanical bells (including a rare Safetran Mechanical Bell in Ripponlea, the last in use in Metropolitan Melbourne.)
Connex
Most crossings around South Geelong have them.

The upfield line seemed to be the first to get synthetic bells I recall these as long ago as 2003, although they are different to the ones you are referring to, and around the same time, I remember Kensington having these too.

I remember Murrumbeena having these quite a way back too (but not for much longer!)
  alstom_888m Chief Commissioner

Location:
Would it not make a bit more sense to outline which crossings have the old bells? Buckley St, Essendon still has old bells, and I think Cherry St, Werribee has the old style too.
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
Don't know about new ones, but the one installed at Heatherdale has its days numbered.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Station Street Fairfield has old bells
  Connex Station Master

There's still two crossings in Pakenham (my local suburb) with Westinghouse Hybrid bells (Main Street & Racecourse Road) McGregor Road has E-Bells installed on the crossing in early 2014, and Cardina Road just had E-Bells installed in June of this year. Also, I want to notify anyone living in Ivanhoe that the crossing at Marshall Road still has a teardrop bell on it and is also the last one still in use on a commercial line in Melbourne! You might want to film it in action, incase the government upgrades that crossing too.
  Connex Station Master

Ok, Here's a list of crossings in Metropolitan Melbourne we know off that still have mechanical bells...
  • Station Street, Fairfield (Westinghouse Hybrid)
  • Main Street, Pakenham (Westinghouse Hybrid)
  • Racecourse Road, Pakenham (Westinghouse Hybrid)
  • Eel Race Road, Seaford (Westinghouse Hybrid, on Government's LX-ing removal list)
  • Syke/Overton Road, Frankston (Westinghouse Hybrid, on LX-ing removal list)
  • Glenferrie Road, Kooyong (Westinghouse Hybrid, tramsquare)
  • Buckley Street, Essendon (Westinghouse Hybrid, on LX-ing removal list)
  • High Street, Reservoir (Westinghouse Hybrid, on LX-ing removal list)
  • Keon Parade, Reservoir (Westinghouse Hybrid)
  • Cherry Street, Werribee (Westinghouse Hybrid, on LX-ing removal list)
  • Toorak Road, Unsure of suburb (Westinghouse Hybrid, on LX-ing removal list)
  • Marshall Street, Ivanhoe (Westinghouse Hybrid & Mk&H Teardrop bell)
  • Ruthven Street, Macleod (Westinghouse Hybrid)
  • Poplar Road, Parkville (Westinghouse Hybrid)
  • Macaulay Road, Kensington (Westinghouse Hybrid, Upfield Line)
  • Bell Street, Coburg (Westinghouse Hybrid, on LX-ing removal list)
  • Station Street, Officer (Westinghouse Hybrid)
  • Brunt Road, Officer (Westinghouse Hybrid)
  • Hallam South Road, Hallam (Westinghouse Hybrid, on LX-ing removal list)
  • South Gippsland Highway, Dandenong (Westinghouse Hybrid, on LX-ing removal list)
  • Abbotts Road, South Dandenong (Westinghouse Hybrid, on LX-ing removal list)
  • Chandler Road, Noble Park (Westinghouse Hybrid, on LX-ing removal list)
  • Corrigan Road, Noble Park (Westinghouse Hybrid, on LX-ing removal list)
  • Centre Road, Clayton (Westinghouse Hybrid, on LX-ing removal list)
  • Clayton Road, Clayton (Westinghouse Hybrid, on LX-ing removal list)
  • Grange Road, Caulfield (Westinghouse Hybrid, on LX-ing removal list, an Mk&H Teardrop bell was previously on one side of the crossing, but was replaced with a Westinghouse Hybrid sometime after June 2013)
  • Mountain Highway, Bayswater (Westinghouse Hybrid, on LX-ing removal list)
  • Main Road, St Albans (Westinghouse Hybrid, on LX-ing removal list)
  • Glenroy Road, Glenroy (Westinghouse Hybrid, on LX-ing removal list)
  • Boundary Road, Hadfield (Westinghouse Hybrid)
  • Camp Road, Campbellfield (Westinghouse Hybrid, on LX-ing removal list)
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
Does Mont Albert still have a mechanical bell? If it does, it's that quiet that it's impossible to hear from inside the train (blame the cashed-up NIMBYs).
  Connex Station Master

Does Mont Albert still have a mechanical bell? If it does, it's that quiet that it's impossible to hear from inside the train (blame the cashed-up NIMBYs).
Heihachi_73

No, it's got Barker Technics E-Bells...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20uLGrSFLr4
  ARodH Chief Train Controller

Location: East Oakleigh, Vic
That is very anaemic e-bell, the one at North Brighton's louder.

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