Prayer is asking for a Hitachi, faith is carrying the camera

 
  comeng301M Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne, VIC
I thought that I would make a thread for sightings of Hitachi Trains as a tribute to them post here if you see a hitachi train

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  197M-1981T-3M Chief Train Controller

Location: Bayswater
I would be posting every day. I see at least 3 a day, sometimes 4, and usually catch 1 or 2 each week.
  MelbourneCity Chief Commissioner

On Tuesday, there were 2 running services from Camberwell to the city about 240-2:51. 2 in a row Smile
I caught one! yay!

I noticed on Wednesday between 3:10 and 3:40 between Richmond and Surrey Hills every train was a X'trap, bar a comeng coming off the Alamein.
  Kerpal Deputy Commissioner

I think I've seen a Hitachi every day this week at Flinders in the evening peak.  I even had the misfortune to ride one all the way to Werribee.

Connex always roll them out when the temperature exceeds 25 degrees!
  deblaz Deputy Commissioner

Location: City of Knox
I was driving home from work today and I saw one departing Ringwood at about 6:30pm heading for Lilydale (I think)
  Byrnesy Minister for Railways

Location: Gone
The 16.31 DOWN Blackburn from FSS was a Hitachi today. Interestingly enough it ran from platform 6! Yesterday, a Hitachi formed the 15.32 DOWN Alamein, and the day before that, the 16.12 DOWN Glen Waverley super express.
  deblaz Deputy Commissioner

Location: City of Knox
To be honest I do see them out and about quite frequently on the Belgrave / Lilydale lines doing peak runs. There have been a few occasions that a hitachi is stationary at Ringwood early in the morning (6:30am) ready to depart for the city as I drive past heading for work.

I would really like to catch one to Alamein or Glen Waverley one day soon though.
  G516 Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere at Steamrail
I think this week, last week and the week before it has been 2 most days, sometimes even 3 on a couple of ocasions.
  Byrnesy Minister for Railways

Location: Gone
Without wanting to get too off topic, I don't really understand why Glen Waverley gets those two super expresses (at 16.12 & 17.23) full stop. They don't overtake the train before them (the 16.04 and 17.15 all stoppers), which means that even people for stations beyond Glen Iris will use the all stopper instead of the express. Secondly, Glen Waverley is not at all a long line (which is what expresses are normally associated with, e.g Hursty, Frankston, Belgrave)- and other lines of similar length, such as Upfield, Broady and Sandringham, never get any express trains. So why does Glen Waverley?

Anyway back on the topic of Hitachi sight Laughing ings!
  ShaunDXB Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Crustacean
Without wanting to get too off topic, I don't really understand why Glen Waverley gets those two super expresses (at 16.12 & 17.23) full stop.
"byrnesy"

Aren't they Non-PSR's anyway?
  Railfan9949 Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere between Gembrook to Healesville to Seymour to Maldon
I rode one yesterday to Belgrave on my way to Puffing Billy..

I had a Driver either was having a 'bad morning' or he simply doesn't like railfans..

As we terminated at Belgrave I took the honors of taking interior pictures of the front 'Motor' unit where I was sitting, then as the driver came out to 'change ends' he obviously saw what I was doing.. nothing incrimating

As he walked passed I gave him a warm railfan 'g-day' and he just walked passed without saying a word, some might even say he just snoobed me..

Meh..

I got my pictures, I can't complain!  Very Happy
  rjcas SprogMasterZer0

Caught 1 today on the sandy line
  Byrnesy Minister for Railways

Location: Gone
Without wanting to get too off topic, I don't really understand why Glen Waverley gets those two super expresses (at 16.12 & 17.23) full stop.
"byrnesy"

Aren't they Non-PSR's anyway?
"ShaunDXB"


No, they are advertised services Shaun. PSR in every sense!
  Ben-P19 Chief Commissioner

Location: Greensborough, Vic
Well here's a sighting...

Hitachi set 7M-1979T-36M - 105M-1999T-178M ran the 1742  down Hurstbridge this evening. 178M was leading. A very nice ride with all the windows open too.

viva la hitachi!
  John of Melbourne The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Melbourne suburbs
With the new Siemens coming into service, the Silvers may not make it to the Commonwealth Games.
  sos119 Train Controller

Location: Doncaster Line
I think this thread was a few months early, come Feb/March things would be more interesting, but I think most people here have seen a Hitachi at least in the last week (if you have been going on the train a few days a week at least).
  tainted Missing Link

Location: Shepparton, Vic
One stabled at Upper Gully overnight, this seems to happen around every four - five weeks, sorry didn't get a number.
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
17.27 FSS - Cranbourne was a silver last night and returned on the 18.38(?) up

06.52 Frankston - FSS was a silver this morning

If they can be got rid of tomorrow it won't be soon enough for me.
  fast01 BUTTSCRATCHER!

Location: Somewhere your not.
Its funny, I haven't seen a silver in over a month. Its been Siemens and Comeng on the ratio of 1:5 for sighting a Comeng during peak.
  mjja Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Mount Waverley, Melbourne
I was out 'n' about all afvo yesterday and didn't see a single one... ominous.
  197M-1981T-3M Chief Train Controller

Location: Bayswater
Another 3 today,2 on Connex South, one on Burnley. Couldn't get any numbers as on each occassion I was going the other way.
  Camster Chief Commissioner

Location: Geelong
Have not been in Melbourne this week, been in Brisbane where their trains seem pretty good. Last week however, I think I would have seen at least one Hitachi a day, going to and from work.
  mjja Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Mount Waverley, Melbourne
Have not been in Melbourne this week, been in Brisbane where their trains seem pretty good. Last week however, I think I would have seen at least one Hitachi a day, going to and from work.
"Camster"

Ah, but there's no Hitachis in Bris! No trains with opening windows at all, in fact!
  197M-1981T-3M Chief Train Controller

Location: Bayswater
Just went out to get a pizza and saw 10M-1909T-21M - 49M-1987T-196M pulling into Baysie.
  Taitset Chief Commissioner

Location: Eltham, (former) vintage safeworking capital of Melbourne
37M-1979T-36M-105M-1999T-178M Ran several services to Hurstbridge today. (About time!)

Making the most of a day off School, I was heading into the city, but on arrival at Greensborough the Hitachi pulled in on the down so I ran accross the platform and jumped on! I stayed on it all the way to Hursty, where it stabled. I then caught the next up into the city, and on return, there it was at Eltham! I then photographed it on its next down on the Trestle bridge. Photos: http://martin-bennet.fotopic.net/c773485.html

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