The final run for three car N 15 will be in the morning, then off to Newport, for Standard Gauge conversion
It also brings to an end 150-something years of manual doors on Victorian trains (excluding heritage stock).
Here it was Tuesday morning before shunting out:
Set FN19 was the first N set to get fitted with power doors as a trial, here is was soon after being fitted in December 2005:
The initial door lamps were different to those eventually fitted to all sets. It ran around with only the 3 'N' cars until March 2006:
Since then time was running out for photos like these... 8)
Conductor on a train departing South Geelong:
Departing Newport South:
A passing freight at Lara:
Entering the Bunbury Street tunnel;
On the goods lines at West Footscray, looking over at the pass lines:
A bit further along at Tottenham;
Not quite 'end of an era' as then the last wooden carriages left service, but as close as we will get until loco hauled trains go.