Vline question - loco hauled trains

 
  gnx1987 Station Master

if i wanted to go somewhere on vline but specifically wanted to ride on a loco hauled train, how could I do this? are some trains fixed to particular lines or is all random or what?

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  MrIndependant Banned

Location: Banned
Look for the ones marked in the timetable as having first class, those are all loco hauled.

Various other runs are too such as all afternoon trains terminating at Bacchus Marsh departing SCS from 3:23pm until 5:49pm inclusive.
  Ballast_Plough Chief Commissioner

Location: Lilydale, Vic
Choose a train that runs to / from Bairnsdale, Swan Hill, Shepparton, Albury or Warrnambool.
  712M Chief Commissioner

You're best bet would be the Geelong line, which sees many loco-hauled trains each day (although less than a few years ago as more VLocities have been replacing the SN sets).
  Z181 Chief Train Controller

Location: Mernda
Out of Southern Cross..... Weekdays

Ballarat Line
1522 Bacchus Marsh... AClass+HSet
1611 Bacchus Marsh... NClass+HSet
1645 Bacchus Marsh... NClass+HSet
1707 Bacchus Marsh... PClass PushPull+HSets
1722 Bacchus Marsh... NClass+NSet
1752 Bacchus Marsh... NClass+HSet

Bendigo Line
0631 Sunbury... PClass PushPull+HSets
0742 Swan Hill... NClass+NSet
1717 Sunbury... PClass PushPull+HSets
1745 Kyenton... NClass+HSet
1817 Swan Hill... NClass+NSet

Geelong Line
0543 South Geelong... NClass+NSet
0637 South Geelong... NClass+HSet
0719 Warrnambool... NClass+NSet
1100 South Geelong... NClass+NSet
1300 Warrnambool... NClass+NSet
1440 Marshall... NClass+NSet (Sometimes HSet)
1520 South Geelong... NClass+NSet
1559 Marshall... NClass+NSet
1619 Geelong... NClass+HSet
1647 Geelong... NClass+NSet
1816 Geelong... NClass+NSet
1839 Warrnambool... NClass+NSet
2200 Marshall... NClass+NSet

Seymour Line
0950 Shepperton... NClass+NSet
1200 Albury... NClass+SNSet
1248 Shepperton... NClass+NSet
1631 Seymour... NClass+HSet
1749 Seymour... NClass+HSet
1833 Shepperton... NClass+Nest

Traralgon Line
0712 Bairnsdale... NClass+NSet
1230 Bairnsdale... NClass+NSet
1739 Traralgon... NClass+NSet (Sometimes HSet)
1836 Bairnsdale... NClass+NSet
  AclassGunzel Deputy Commissioner

1645 Bacchus Marsh... NClass+HSet  should be an AClass+PVan+Hset
  gnx1987 Station Master

Out of Southern Cross..... Weekdays

Ballarat Line
1522 Bacchus Marsh... AClass+HSet
1611 Bacchus Marsh... NClass+HSet
1645 Bacchus Marsh... NClass+HSet
1707 Bacchus Marsh... PClass PushPull+HSets
1722 Bacchus Marsh... NClass+NSet
1752 Bacchus Marsh... NClass+HSet

Bendigo Line
0631 Sunbury... PClass PushPull+HSets
0742 Swan Hill... NClass+NSet
1717 Sunbury... PClass PushPull+HSets
1745 Kyenton... NClass+HSet
1817 Swan Hill... NClass+NSet

Geelong Line
0543 South Geelong... NClass+NSet
0637 South Geelong... NClass+HSet
0719 Warrnambool... NClass+NSet
1100 South Geelong... NClass+NSet
1300 Warrnambool... NClass+NSet
1440 Marshall... NClass+NSet (Sometimes HSet)
1520 South Geelong... NClass+NSet
1559 Marshall... NClass+NSet
1619 Geelong... NClass+HSet
1647 Geelong... NClass+NSet
1816 Geelong... NClass+NSet
1839 Warrnambool... NClass+NSet
2200 Marshall... NClass+NSet

Seymour Line
0950 Shepperton... NClass+NSet
1200 Albury... NClass+SNSet
1248 Shepperton... NClass+NSet
1631 Seymour... NClass+HSet
1749 Seymour... NClass+HSet
1833 Shepperton... NClass+Nest

Traralgon Line
0712 Bairnsdale... NClass+NSet
1230 Bairnsdale... NClass+NSet
1739 Traralgon... NClass+NSet (Sometimes HSet)
1836 Bairnsdale... NClass+NSet
"Z181"


Crikey. How do you know that? Don't know any A classes running on the weekend do you?
  MrIndependant Banned

Location: Banned
Don't know any A classes running on the weekend do you?
"gnx1987"

On weekends, both of the two operational A classes will be stabled at Bacchus Marsh Yard.

A classes were previously used to haul weekend Connex suburban services until April 2008, but have not seen any weekend service since then.
  AclassGunzel Deputy Commissioner

The 1645 Bacchus Marsh has had an A class rostered for the last 3 years or more...interestingly the 1611 Bacchus Marsh has been an A if the 1522 has been cancelled. I've also noticed a single P class on this service but on rare occasion since the new timetable. If an A fails an N will be substituted with a powervan still attached which is an interesting sight!
  MrIndependant Banned

Location: Banned
Out of Southern Cross..... Weekdays
"Z181"

Here is the interurban locomotive-hauled schedule for weekends, not including intercity services that are operated by locomotive hauled trains every day.

Saturday:

Geelong Line
0617 Marshall - Southern Cross... N class + N set

Seymour Line
0813 Southern Cross - Seymour.. N class + N set [connects Albury]
1039 Seymour - Southern Cross.. N class + N set
1457 Seymour - Southern Cross.. N class + N set [connects Albury]
2025 Seymour - Southern Cross.. N class + N set

Sunday:

Seymour Line
0833 Southern Cross - Seymour.. N class + N set [connects Albury]
1022 Seymour - Southern  Cross.. N class + N set
1813 Southern Cross - Seymour.. N class + N set [connects Albury]
2019 Seymour - Southern Cross.. N class + N set

Geelong Line
1800 Southern Cross - Marshall.. N class + N set

All other weekend interurban services are Vlocity railcars, except for Sprinter trains operating on Seymour services.
  pcm Station Master

Hi All,
Can anyone tell me if the A class are still running out to Bacchus Marsh.
I am thinking of going out for one on Friday.

Thanks Peter.
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
They sure do.
  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...
Hi All,
Can anyone tell me if the A class are still running out to Bacchus Marsh.
I am thinking of going out for one on Friday.

Thanks Peter.
"pcm"


As TheRev mentioned, yes, they do.

I usually see the Up depart Melton around 0755-0800hrs depending on the cross with the 5 car Down Sprinters (A Class train is the 0745hrs out of Bacchus Marsh - train #8116)

Then I hear the Down service come through around 1605-1610hrs. (I'm pretty sure it's train #8125, 1522hrs out of Southern Cross)

There's plenty of posts outlining the times they run.

Also note, there's a new timetable from Oct 9th, '11.

Wolfpac
  pcm Station Master

Thanks guys, weather looks like it might be a bit average but I may not get another chance for a while.

Cheers Peter.
  R 761 Chief Commissioner

Location: In A House At My Computer
Well Guys
The 4:12  Service from Marshall to southern Cross is a N class Locomotive with N cars and sometimes H cars Sets. Actually I prefere the H cars on the train, It,s easy for me to take my work bike from Marshall to North Shore.
  Ads Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Hi All,
Can anyone tell me if the A class are still running out to Bacchus Marsh.
I am thinking of going out for one on Friday.

Thanks Peter.
"pcm"

Caution Peter, Vline just sent out a text message saying that today's 15:22 Bacchus Marsh train has been replaced by a coach service.

Don't think they would go back on their word and have plans change, unlike Metro who send out messages saying trains are cancelled or not running via the loop, only to send out a 2nd text message a few minutes later saying that the same train is now running or again travelling via the loop.

I think the factors which result in Vline having cancelled trains are a little more concrete then Metro who do have some flexibility when issues arise.
  712M Chief Commissioner

I raced past the A+H set at Bacchus Marsh on the Ballarat flagship this afternoon (it was sitting in the platform), I assume it ran the 16:11 down?
  pcm Station Master

Thanks Ads,
15.22 was a coach but the 16.11 was A66 booked an N I think. Last time I was in town and viewed tese trains A70 worked the 16.11.

Anyway I took A66  to Bacchus Marsh and saw A62 arrive on the 16.45 P12 and 15 were on the 17.07  N466 was on the 17.22 and N471 was on the 17.52 I left on the 18.45 back to  S C and N471 was still shunting it's train. The light had gone by this point having been well average the whole time.
I am not sure if this is a regular move but not long after I arrived back at S C N471 & N466 turned up at the station with the coaches from the 17.22 service. I presume this is so two Ns are not sat at Bacchus Marsh for two days.

I will post some pics when I work out how.

Cheers Peter.
  712M Chief Commissioner

Thanks Ads,
15.22 was a coach but the 16.11 was A66 booked an N I think. Last time I was in town and viewed tese trains A70 worked the 16.11.

Anyway I took A66  to Bacchus Marsh and saw A62 arrive on the 16.45 P12 and 15 were on the 17.07  N466 was on the 17.22 and N471 was on the 17.52 I left on the 18.45 back to  S C and N471 was still shunting it's train. The light had gone by this point having been well average the whole time.
I am not sure if this is a regular move but not long after I arrived back at S C N471 & N466 turned up at the station with the coaches from the 17.22 service. I presume this is so two Ns are not sat at Bacchus Marsh for two days.

I will post some pics when I work out how.

Cheers Peter.
"pcm"


Correct. The 2 Ns and an FN set return to Southern Cross in the evening and then they or another set return to Bacchus Marsh early the next morning.
  vlinecars V/Man - "Yeah!"

Location: Here, there, everywhere!
Thanks Ads,
15.22 was a coach but the 16.11 was A66 booked an N I think. Last time I was in town and viewed tese trains A70 worked the 16.11.

Anyway I took A66  to Bacchus Marsh and saw A62 arrive on the 16.45 P12 and 15 were on the 17.07  N466 was on the 17.22 and N471 was on the 17.52 I left on the 18.45 back to  S C and N471 was still shunting it's train. The light had gone by this point having been well average the whole time.
I am not sure if this is a regular move but not long after I arrived back at S C N471 & N466 turned up at the station with the coaches from the 17.22 service. I presume this is so two Ns are not sat at Bacchus Marsh for two days.

I will post some pics when I work out how.

Cheers Peter.
"pcm"


Correct. The 2 Ns and an FN set return to Southern Cross in the evening and then they or another set return to Bacchus Marsh early the next morning.
"712M"


By early the next morning, I think you mean early Monday morning?
  outwest Junior Train Controller

A62 and 66 stored at Bacchus Marsh over the weekend along with a sprinter set and p class push pull set.
  SEMartin Chief Train Controller

Location: Canberra ACT

Hello all,

Following on from last year, I'm just wondering whether the two A-class hauled Bacchus Marsh trains are still running under the current timetable and whether they will remain under the post-18 November 2012 timetable.

I've heard (based on reliable sources) that these trains are the last Bulldog-hauled passenger trains in revenue service anywhere in the world.

Thank you.

SM

  ab123 Chief Train Controller


Hello all,

Following on from last year, I'm just wondering whether the two A-class hauled Bacchus Marsh trains are still running under the current timetable and whether they will remain under the post-18 November 2012 timetable.

I've heard (based on reliable sources) that these trains are the last Bulldog-hauled passenger trains in revenue service anywhere in the world.

Thank you.

SM

"SEMartin"


Still on the 0622 and 0745 and the 1522 & 1645.

Only one will be left after the timetable change, can't remember which service it is though.
  712M Chief Commissioner

Is the new afternoon train to Melton going to be a Loco-hailed or railcar? Would be interesting to see them doing a run around there.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat Line

Hello all,

Following on from last year, I'm just wondering whether the two A-class hauled Bacchus Marsh trains are still running under the current timetable and whether they will remain under the post-18 November 2012 timetable.

I've heard (based on reliable sources) that these trains are the last Bulldog-hauled passenger trains in revenue service anywhere in the world.

Thank you.

SM

"SEMartin"


Still on the 0622 and 0745 and the 1522 & 1645.

Only one will be left after the timetable change, can't remember which service it is though.
"ab123"


My source says no 'A' classes will be rostered on any V/Line trains after 18th November.

Mike.

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