Sightings of Alsom Comeng trains on Connex South lines

 
  wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria
Any pictures of these new blue and yellow stripes on the Alstoms? To be honest I haven't been on a train for a while now.
"Chrono Detector"
Picture a normal Alstom Comeng front, but with a set of brand new blue and yellow stripes. Razz
They are exactly the same design as before, just new, so there is a contrast between the bright stripes and the faded fibreglass front.

As a resident of Frankston, Dandenong and Sandringham lines, it's so very strange to see a grey-front Comeng with no electronic desto headboard.
"merlin"
Now you have to put up with what the northsiders have had to put up with - not knowing where the train is headed... Mad

I believe the set with 574M was one of the test sets for VICERS. I remember seeing stickers in the cab of 574M a few months ago stating that it had been VICERS equipped and not to be divided.
"Jason R"

From Locolines January 2006:
Two 6 car sets, 307 - 308, 457 - 458 from the old South fleet and 573 - 574, 587 - 588 from the old North fleet have been fitted with
VICERS equipment.

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  Nexas The Ghost of George Stephenson



It has the word 'Glen Waverly'
"tranzitjim"


You were reading off the photo and you still spelt it wrong????!!!!! ExclamationExclamationExclamationExclamationRolling EyesRolling EyesRolling EyesRolling Eyes

Glen Waverley.... as displayed by the M>Comeng.
  XAM2175 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Glasgow
Now you have to put up with what the northsiders have had to put up with - not knowing where the train is headed... Mad
"wongm"

They have an LED desto in the right-side window, don't they?
  calt Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
They do but it's next to useless. It's difficult to read from a distance or bad weather.
  comeng_2006 Junior Train Controller

Location: Frankstoned Line
They should put the EDi Comengs desto boards in the Alstoms
  Chrono Detector Assistant Commissioner

Location: Tram 57/59
^^ Yes they should. One thing I hate about the Alstoms is their desto's is small and hard to read.

By the way, anymore sightings of Alstoms going through ex M>Train lines today?
  EvanC Chief Plonker

Location: Bayswater, Victoria
My eyes must be screwed - I find the Alstom destos much easier to read than the M> ones.
  Jason R Chief Commissioner

Location: Socialist People's Republic of Yarra.
My eyes must be screwed - I find the Alstom destos much easier to read than the M> ones.
"EvanC"

You're not alone. It must come with spending too much time on the North Side.  Wink
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
I've never had a problem seeing the Alstom desto boards on a Comeng, however the X'Trapolis isn't always readable when it's covered with carbon. Even in the old days the Comeng was easier to read than a Hitachi, because the destination wasn't covered with carbon like its top-mounted friends!

The 4D was basically unreadable unless it was dark outside, which was rare as it was stabled after 6 most of the time. I can't forget the time when the driver turned off the last 3 cars halfway between Ringwood and RWE on a down Lilydale shuttle (it was about 11:30pm on a Thursday night, as I somehow ended up at bingo with my parents). All of the doors were locked, including the communication doors (I was in the third car). When we got to Croydon however, the driver put the lights back on and the doors magically worked again. It would have been around 1998 when this happened.

I haven't even been able to make desto GIFs with the fronts of EDI trains (borrowing photos around the net!), or Siemens for that matter. I've successfully made some destination graphics from Alstom trains (CE and XT), V/Locities, Sprinters, Z/B2 class trams and some buses.
  John of Melbourne The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Melbourne suburbs
Just a thought, but Glen Waverley has been on many of the test units - is this a new destination default ? I know it was on some of the ALSTOM units (as they do not all default in alphabetical order). But one most question why Glen Waverley and not any of the other lines. Is there anything special about Glen Waverley in terms of timetabling or even having the lowest TDN ? (I have forgotton all the TDN's and all the other line numbers )
"Siemens725M"

I don't think that there's anything special about Glen Waverley.  Glen Waverley trains have numbers in the 2xxx range, whereas the Clifton Hill group has numbers in the 1xxx range.
  comeng_2006 Junior Train Controller

Location: Frankstoned Line
Us south side people have trouble reading the Alstom's destos  Razz
  Chrono Detector Assistant Commissioner

Location: Tram 57/59
The EDI destos are bigger which makes it easier to read. Admit it, the Alstom desto font is small.
  Camster Chief Commissioner

Location: Geelong
The EDI destos are bigger which makes it easier to read. Admit it, the Alstom desto font is small.
"Chrono Detector"


Yeah, but they never have the right desto on them.
  psr85 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sandringham Line, Melbourne
What are you talking about? "Connex" is a really big train station. They all seem to head there too!
  Z181 Chief Train Controller

Location: Mernda
What are you talking about? "Connex" is a really big train station. They all seem to head there too!
"psr85"

X'Traps and Hatichi's are the only trains that haven't been there Laughing
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
One has signal sighting problems, and the other is needed for the Connex South areas Wink
  Chrono Detector Assistant Commissioner

Location: Tram 57/59
So what happened to Alstoms in service on the other side? I went out today, didn't see one on either side. Anybody knows what happened? Kinda curious here.
  ShaunDXB Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Crustacean
From what i've heard they have gone back to the North side.
  Z181 Chief Train Controller

Location: Mernda
Did anyone get photos?
  Somebody in the WWW Banned

Location: Banned
Coley apparently did of one on the Werribee line Very Happy
  bbsy Beginner

Location: Melbourne
Saw an Alstom Comeng running the Sandringham line this morning, at Hampton. The time was about 8.27, and the train was heading towards Sandrigham, so it must have been the 8.02 from FSS. Unfortunately I couldn't catch the number.
  Camster Chief Commissioner

Location: Geelong
Saw an Alstom Comeng running the Sandringham line this morning, at Hampton. The time was about 8.27, and the train was heading towards Sandrigham, so it must have been the 8.02 from FSS. Unfortunately I couldn't catch the number.
"bbsy"


Saw it at Richmond, but I did not get the number either, I looked over at it but I think the guy next to me thought I was weird Embarassed
  Dreadnought Assistant Commissioner

Location: Oooh, look! [Pointing upwards] An eagle!!
0730 Up Willy (6360) was a Northern Comeng this morning - it felt quite strange boarding an Alstom Comeng on Platform 5 at North Melbourne...
Cheers,
Dreadnought
  Nexas The Ghost of George Stephenson

The Williamstown likely formed the Sandringham.
  Dreadnought Assistant Commissioner

Location: Oooh, look! [Pointing upwards] An eagle!!
That's correct, it's supposed to form X023, the 0802 Down Sandy off Platform 8.  That would tie in with the other sightings.
Cheers,
Dreadnought

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