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

 
  137M Junior Train Controller

Location: Ringwood East
Tonights sighting

129M-1977T-179M - 21M-1909T-10M
i think it ran the 4.57pm Blackburn service
then it ran a Flinders street service to which then it formed my 6.10 Ringwood service.


137M

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  574M White Guru

Location: Shepparton
On the subject of the Hitachi M Cars getting renumbered. If the X'Traopolis Cars on order went from 967M onwards then they would clash with the Comeng Trailer Cars (1001T onwards)
"comeng301M"


One would think not as they would be classified as M  cars and the comenge cars as T , if the computer system cannt tell the differance its a pretty poor system they are using or it may just be a case of someone decided gee better make it look like im doing something

Bill
"Bills_Billboards"


Is it an issue with the TDS and what hangs each side of a trailer?

For the purposes of TDS, I believe a train is a trailer with a TDS identifier clamped onto the side, and motors on each end of the trailer?

Is is something to do with that?
  tomohawk Chief Commissioner

Location: Getting The Met to get around


Is it an issue with the TDS and what hangs each side of a trailer?

For the purposes of TDS, I believe a train is a trailer with a TDS identifier clamped onto the side, and motors on each end of the trailer?

Is is something to do with that?
"574M"


TDS is no longer used. I believe it was replaced with POTS.
  Haydenthegunzel Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
According to Vicsig, the Hitachis are bring numbered 273M up.
  comeng301M Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne, VIC
99M-1946T-89M 225M-1994T-7M
Stabled at Mordialloc between peaks today
5:16pm Down Cranbourne Service (7M Leading)
Currently Stabled at Cranbourne

144M-1919T-9M 233M-2007T-23M
4:38pm Down Alamein Service service at Flinders Street
7:01pm Down Ringwood Service
Currently Stabled at Ringwood

10M-1910T-21M 179M-1977T-129M
4:57pm Down Blackburn Service
6:10pm Down Belgrave Service (129M Leading)
Currently Stabled at Ringwood

57M-1922T-184M 49M-1987T-196M
5:20pm Down Upfield Service
6:48pm Down Cranbourne Service
Currently Stabled at Cranbourne

88M-1982T-65M 22M-1975T-46M
5:21pm Down Pakenham Service
Currently Stabled at Westall

178M-1999T-105M 3M-1981T-197M
Currently in North Melbourne Sidings

37M-1979T-36M 110M-1910T-42M
Still at Newport Workshops
  137M Junior Train Controller

Location: Ringwood East

144M-1919T-9M 233M-2007T-23M
Currently Stabled at Ringwood

10M-1910T-21M 179M-1977T-129M
Currently Stabled at Ringwood




Which side are they stabled on ?  the Belgrave side or Lilydale side ?


137M
  fullofrubbish Assistant Commissioner

Location: Brunswick

57M-1922T-184M 49M-1987T-196M
5:20pm Down Upfield Service ...
"comeng301M"


Unbeleviable!
That's been my regular home pretty much all year and the one time I choose to hang out in the city a bit longer, the Hitachi comes out Rolling Eyes
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
144M is on the Belgrave side. I didn't see the other set as I came from Ringwood East in 305M (a rare sight at this time of night down here).
  712M Chief Commissioner

According to Vicsig, the Hitachis are bring numbered 273M up.
"Hayden the Gunzel"

According to Vicsig New set numbers will be as follows:

7M-1994T-225M - 89M-1946T-99M will become 295M-1994T-296M - 281M-1946T-282M
37M-1979T-36M - 110M-1910T-42M will become 288M-1979T-287M - 276M-1910T-275M
57M-1922T-184M - 49M-1987T-196M will become 279M-1922T-280M - 293M-1987T-294M
46M-1975T-22M - 65M-1982T-88M will become 284M-1975T-283M - 291M-1982T-292M
129M-1977T-179M - 21M-1909T-10M will become 285M-1977T-286M - 274M-1909T-273M
144M-1919T-9M - 233M-2007T-23M will become 278M-1919T-277M - 300M-2007T-299M
197M-1981T-3M - 105M-1999T-178M will become 290M-1981T-289M - 297M-1999T-298M

So the M cars will be renumbered and the T cars will not. Wink
  The Met Chief Commissioner

Location: 37.55-S /145.01-E
Rode 46M and friends all the way into the city on the Frankston Line.

Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but there was a few power issues with the train.

Running express between Malvern and South Yarra - the train suffered a power cut for a second on two occasions during the express run. The light's flicker, and the doors released for a second - some nufty leaning on the door had it open about a rulers length, before the power got back and the door closed again...
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
They didn't put much thought into the new numbering... 7M from 1973 now has a 'newer' number than 197M from 1980, and the numbers don't even follow into the permanently coupled 6 car sets!

Suppose, it sort of fits the 'refurbishment' they received, some fuzzy cloth seat covers from Alstom's parts bin, two office air conditioners bolted on the roof and a loss of two inches' headroom under them. They couldn't even be bothered upgrading the cabs/aircon in the middle of each set with only 14 centre cabs; three of which were already modified to lead a train in the first place!
  Westernport Assistant Commissioner

Location: Not In Service
They didn't put much thought into the new numbering... 7M from 1973 now has a 'newer' number than 197M from 1980, and the numbers don't even follow into the permanently coupled 6 car sets!
"Heihachi_73"

Stupidly they've decided to renumber then according to the number of the T car, hence why 7M becomes 295M because its T-car is higher numbered than that of 10M and co.

You would think that they would renumber the sets in terms of age, but no with the network we have.  Rolling EyesLaughing
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
It seems that the lower numbered M car in each set is also the lower renumbered car, that's why the 46M set looks to be numbered backwards (because 22M is the centre motor).

It's still dumb why they are numbering the future X'Trapolis starting from 1, especially if they decide to keep the older sets at 851-966.

Ah well, at least 233M has the 'right' number, and a rear mount panto to fit in with the Comengs! Pity it will never see the light of day at the front, it only predates the first Comeng (303/4/7/8) in service by 13 months.
  METROL Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne,Vic
Do the Hitachi Trains have a Service Timetable for these following Services? (eg Craigieburn, Sydenham etc...)

Thanks
  712M Chief Commissioner

7M-1994T-225M - 89M-1946T-99M and 57M-1922T-184M - 49M-1987T-196M received new stickers with the new numbers this morning at Cranbourne.
  Taitset Chief Commissioner

Location: Eltham, (former) vintage safeworking capital of Melbourne
Do the Hitachi Trains have a Service Timetable for these following Services? (eg Craigieburn, Sydenham etc...)

Thanks
"METROL"

No. However they are usually restricted to peak hour running.
  METROL Chief Train Controller

Location: Melbourne,Vic
Do the Hitachi Trains have a Service Timetable for these following Services? (eg Craigieburn, Sydenham etc...)

Thanks
"METROL"

No. However they are usually restricted to peak hour running.
"Taitset"


Do they Follow a Specific Timetable?
  Somebody in the WWW Banned

Location: Banned
Noticed 144M stabled at Ringworm when I went past this morning, and when I caught another train back from Sillydale, 278M was in it's place Razz

Do they Follow a Specific Timetable?
"METROL"

No, there is a few set runs but they are often not adhered to. They don't run after 9:30am until 2:30pm, and after 8pm.
  Craig Chief Commissioner

Location: Edithvale, VIC
Dear All

Some shots of renumbered sets taken at Cranbourne this afternoon:


282M (former 99M)


294M (former 196M)


282M & 294M enjoy the winter sunshine.

Kind Regards


Craig Smile
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
275/288M or 37/42M is at Newport,
290/298M or 178/197M is at West Melbourne,
278/299M or 23/144M is at Ringwood,
and 46/88M got renumbered at 4.00pm - to 284/292M - at Westall
  wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria
They didn't put much thought into the new numbering... 7M from 1973 now has a 'newer' number than 197M from 1980, and the numbers don't even follow into the permanently coupled 6 car sets!
"Heihachi_73"

The sets have probably had the crap flogged out of the for so long, that the "actual" age of the components and amount of wear bears little relationship to when they entered service. In addition it probably makes it easier for staff having the M car numbers consecutive by set, than totally random.
  shrekman Junior Train Controller

Location: E.R.D.
There was a set in 4 road at ringwood yard this arvo getting new numbers too. No idea which ones. Bit hard to tell when your driving past at 40 kph.
  fast01 BUTTSCRATCHER!

Location: Somewhere your not.
I may have missed the information as to why they are getting re-numbered, so could someone enlighten me?
  vlocity160 V/Gunzel

I may have missed the information as to why they are getting re-numbered, so could someone enlighten me?
"fast01"
I have been informed that they are being renumbered because the newest X'Traps on order are going to begin their road numbers at the numbers which the Hitachi's once held. 1M etc. Or so it appears above.
  Sammy D Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne, Victoria
273 and co spent a day at the racecourse today.

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