New Sprinter Livery

 
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

Some more photos on the Victorian Railway Enthusiasts  Facebook group this morning. I can’t seem to share the link, sorry. But 7012 has had some interior mods done as well, adding a new wheelchair vestibule.

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  n459L1150 Train Controller

Location: at sunbury on a V/line service into melbourne, waiting for thousands of impatient people to get on
i don't know what was wrong with the maroon to be completely honest, at least it looked respectable.

Change it back. failing that, Tangerine and Green.
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
It looks better from side on.




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  Radioman Chief Train Controller

Hello All,

aesthetics is always in the mind of the beholder. As one contributor has correctly pointed out, visibility's a priority.

I personally like the violet N 475 , the Sprinter 7012 and the dark purple Y class , they are all a bit different and all do a good visibility job as well.

I hope that they weather well , as I think that is the greatest challenge for any railway, having the train look externally clean from the near distance. Hence the reason why NSW and Victoria used dark colours , does not show the dirt.

The other solutions to use a vivid bright colour like mid blue or mid green as used by Ford and John Deere tractors respectively .

Regards, Radioman.
  TOQ-1 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Power Trainger
The interiors are also being upgraded to include more wheelchair spaces. Speaking to a friend who needs to use a wheelchair, they are quite happy with the new spaces as sitting next to the toilet isn't the best.
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

The interiors are also being upgraded to include more wheelchair spaces. Speaking to a friend who needs to use a wheelchair, they are quite happy with the new spaces as sitting next to the toilet isn't the best.
TOQ-1
That is a good move. Long overdue.
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

The interiors are also being upgraded to include more wheelchair spaces. Speaking to a friend who needs to use a wheelchair, they are quite happy with the new spaces as sitting next to the toilet isn't the best.
That is a good move. Long overdue.
Duncs
Also interesting in the context of the broader repaint program. Sprinters being refurbed and Ns being rotated through SG with a coat of paint on the way. V/Line are clearly preparing to have both types around for some years yet.
  n459L1150 Train Controller

Location: at sunbury on a V/line service into melbourne, waiting for thousands of impatient people to get on
The interiors are also being upgraded to include more wheelchair spaces. Speaking to a friend who needs to use a wheelchair, they are quite happy with the new spaces as sitting next to the toilet isn't the best.
That is a good move. Long overdue.
Also interesting in the context of the broader repaint program. Sprinters being refurbed and Ns being rotated through SG with a coat of paint on the way. V/Line are clearly preparing to have both types around for some years yet.
potatoinmymouth
that's fantastic news. However, I don't like the fact that the loco-hauled trains are called "Classic Fleet" on the V/Line website. funny thing about the website, if you look for the on-board menu (takes a bit to find it) they've misspelled Confectionery

https://www.vline.com.au/Fares-general-info/On-board

open the café bar menu and prepare to laugh (I did)
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
The "Bring Your Own" paragraph  says that if you bring your own drinks, all containters (sic) must have a lid.

Proof reading, anyone?
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Sprinters being refurbed and Ns being rotated through SG with a coat of paint on the way. V/Line are clearly preparing to have both types around for some years yet.
potatoinmymouth
Doesn't necessarily mean anything.

V/Line's P17 was given a fresh repaint just 12 months before all P class Push-Pull trains were removed from V/Line's timetable.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
https://www.vline.com.au/Fares-general-info/On-board

open the café bar menu and prepare to laugh (I did)
n459L1150
I know we are getting a bit off track here but as someone who has always avoided the Cafe Bar like the plague can anyone attest to the quality of the coffee? It looks like "real" coffee in the picture, I always thought it was plunger or similar.

I am going to be a regular on the morning Down Swan Hill now by the looks of it and so might have to give it a try.

BG
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
https://www.vline.com.au/Fares-general-info/On-board

open the café bar menu and prepare to laugh (I did)
I know we are getting a bit off track here but as someone who has always avoided the Cafe Bar like the plague can anyone attest to the quality of the coffee? It looks like "real" coffee in the picture, I always thought it was plunger or similar.

I am going to be a regular on the morning Down Swan Hill now by the looks of it and so might have to give it a try.

BG
BrentonGolding

The coffee is Nescafe pod.

If you like your coffee strong, ask for a strong pod...no extra charge.

The light milk, no heavy milk is frothed in a jug and the whole thing isn't too bad...but could be a bit warmer.

Nice with a muffin or other sweet fancy.

Mike.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Also interesting in the context of the broader repaint program. Sprinters being refurbed and Ns being rotated through SG with a coat of paint on the way. V/Line are clearly preparing to have both types around for some years yet.
potatoinmymouth
Temper that enthusiasm, though, with the knowledge that V/Line is a public sector agency and therefore has no ability to ensure that any of their plans will still be around at any particular time in the future.
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

Temper that enthusiasm, though, with the knowledge that V/Line is a public sector agency and therefore has no ability to ensure that any of their plans will still be around at any particular time in the future.
justpassenger

I think my comments may have been misinterpreted a little. In fact I was observing that V/Line’s decision to use some of their limited budget on repaints and refurbs suggests they do not have any confidence that sufficient rolling stock acquisition will be pursued by government.
  ngarner Assistant Commissioner

Location: Seville
With VLine being the "inheritor" of many things VR it appears to have retained the good old VR habit of renewing/replacing things only to close/scrap them in the next year or so; e.g. most branch lines in the 70s and as Gman86 showed with the P17 reference. While I worked for VicRail/VR if something was redone then everyone expected it to disappear for good fairly soon afterwards.

Neil
  n459L1150 Train Controller

Location: at sunbury on a V/line service into melbourne, waiting for thousands of impatient people to get on
ohh they fixed the spelling mistake on the v/line website Sad

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