Unusual tram sightings - Melbourne

 
  Mr. Lane Chief Commissioner

I am pretty sure I have twice now seen D2 class trams at the terminus on Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda. Its a bit hazy though...

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  mattylovestrains Train Controller

Mr Lane, There is no terminus on Fitzroy St
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Mr Lane, There is no terminus on Fitzroy St
mattylovestrains
Park/Fitzroy st
  mattylovestrains Train Controller

The terminus is on Park St. it's called Fitzroy St because that is the street it intersects with at the terminus, but it is not on Fitzroy St.

Anyway, D2s do run there on rare occasions on route 12. However, it was a lot more common back when the route was 112 to West Preston, as it was much busier than the current 12. Plus, the D2s are still needed for 96
  route14 Chief Commissioner

It has always been common to use larger trams on weekends and public holidays on routes that are normally operated by smaller trams, unless there is need for special events.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Several times today I spotted A1.252 running route 86 services.
  mattylovestrains Train Controller

During the afternoon peak, there were no D2s running on route 96. It only had all 18 Es, as well as C2.5113 and C2.5123. Meanwhile, D2s 5011, 5013, 5014, 5019 and 5021 were running route 12 services, which is all of the remaining D2s at Southbank except 5020.

Also at the same time, but unrelated, Brunswick's Z3.223 was running route 59 services
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
I spotted D2.5018 running out of service on the Route 1 in South Melbourne just after 6am this morning (Eastern Rd). I assume this is in preperation in running D2s on the 1 when Brunswick gets the full complement of D2s (can't be far away now)
  mattylovestrains Train Controller

A2.297 and Camberwell's A2.270 are running consecutive route 96 services
  mattylovestrains Train Controller

Around 1pm, I caught Z3.226 on a route 19 service today Very Happy
  mattylovestrains Train Controller

B1.2001 is currently running route 86, very unusual on a weekend
  Bills_Billboards Chief Commissioner

Thursday sighted a green Z1 tram on the back of a truck heading towards Melbourne between Pakenham and Officer , unfortunatly couldn't get the number
  EverGreen Beginner

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Early this morning Z1 81 (Karachi tram) was towed from Preston Workshops to Hawthorn depot by A2 278. During the journey 278 derailed while turning left from Spencer St into Flinders St.
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
They also had a bit of fun hammering away at the points outside Hawthorn Depot. I was able to walk all the way from Richmond to Hawthorn and the Z was still out the front with an R10 truck (which followed the trams all the way) and a smaller truck. 278 was long gone when I got to Hawthorn, presumably it went straight to Camberwell. In fact, I ended up walking the entire route 70 to Wattle Park, heading north to Box Hill in time for the first Lilydale train (which was 47M...51M). Yes, it takes three hours to walk from Richmond to Box Hill via Wattle Park (note that I walked slower than normal, being that the 70 is mostly uphill beyond Camberwell). Having no after-midnight public transport is awesome in a 24 hour city.
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
They also had a bit of fun hammering away at the points outside Hawthorn Depot. I was able to walk all the way from Richmond to Hawthorn and the Z was still out the front with an R10 truck (which followed the trams all the way) and a smaller truck. 278 was long gone when I got to Hawthorn, presumably it went straight to Camberwell. In fact, I ended up walking the entire route 70 to Wattle Park, heading north to Box Hill in time for the first Lilydale train (which was 47M...51M). Yes, it takes three hours to walk from Richmond to Box Hill via Wattle Park (note that I walked slower than normal, being that the 70 is mostly uphill beyond Camberwell). Having no after-midnight public transport is awesome in a 24 hour city.
Heihachi_73
Any thugs on the way?
  EverGreen Beginner

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
They also had a bit of fun hammering away at the points outside Hawthorn Depot. I was able to walk all the way from Richmond to Hawthorn and the Z was still out the front with an R10 truck (which followed the trams all the way) and a smaller truck. 278 was long gone when I got to Hawthorn, presumably it went straight to Camberwell. In fact, I ended up walking the entire route 70 to Wattle Park, heading north to Box Hill in time for the first Lilydale train (which was 47M...51M). Yes, it takes three hours to walk from Richmond to Box Hill via Wattle Park (note that I walked slower than normal, being that the 70 is mostly uphill beyond Camberwell). Having no after-midnight public transport is awesome in a 24 hour city.
Heihachi_73
The points leading into Hawthorn depot had to be tampered with as they are spring loaded for the straight.
  route14 Chief Commissioner

Does't make any sense spring loading that point.
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
It does if it's rarely used; it would be a different story if it was still a daily-used tram depot, however the trams inside are on static display and aren't going anywhere (although, there can't be much stopping Z1.81 from running on the City Circle again). There is also a sign near the depot entrance stating that the [overhead] power is off.

And no, I didn't come across any thugs on the 70. Smile
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
The E's are on the route 11!

E-Raid #2
  route14 Chief Commissioner

Well, it's a trailing point after all, which can hardly go wrong unless run through at really excessive speed or severe damage has been done to it.  It makes more sense side-locking a rarely used facing point.  Spring loaded points are designed for efficient shunting at termini or crossovers used by regular services.  There has been another spring loaded trailing point at High St & Barkers Rd, which was loaded for curve.  It was changed to a normal unpowered point during the reconstruction of the intersection early this century.
  mattylovestrains Train Controller

Z3.171 is running a route 19 service
A2.282 is running a route 96 service
  hanovale Deputy Commissioner

3501 on a route 19 outbound at Munro Street at 5:35 today
  hanovale Deputy Commissioner

And D1.3504 on route 19 from Flinders Street this afternoon around 16:20. Way too small for the job with people being carried past their stops because they couldn't get to a door in time. Hope the use of D1s is temporary.
  red_railway Locomotive Fireman

D class almost at the Route#1 terminus (East Coburg) this morning. Couldn't tell from end on and being distant, if it was a D1 or D2. Maybe it was mechanics just taking it for a test.
  Contrillion Junior Train Controller

Location: Geelong, VIC
Apparently there's a W(6?) class tram about with a Christmas livery, anyone spotted it?

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