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    Default V/Line N Class Albury Railway Station To Southern Cross Railway Station Cabride.

    My favourite Australian loco's.



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    Or you can do the same trip, in the opposite direction.



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    Good videos Mike. Unfortunately this is now history for this service being hauled by N class locomotives and other passenger services in the future as they are being replaced with the new Vlocity DMU sets. The last N class locomotive service for Albury to Melbourne service ran on 30 July 2022, with the Vlocity units having slowly being introduced on this service starting on 22nd November 2021. Since these videos were filmed the North-East line has undergone massive upgrades to accommodate the new DMU's and their hi-speed capability. The track, the signals and communication have all been upgraded along with major upgrades at Albury station just to stable the new DMU's overnight. Not sure what the future holds for the N class locomotives as some people say they may be used on freight trains but the tractive effort/gear ratio etc might not be suitable for freight work. Would not surprise me if they were relegated to doing just shunting and transfer work around Melbourne.

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    N class is geared for 120kph, and can have d77 traction motors.
    They would be fine for freight.
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    Yup i realised that thank you James, in regards DMU replacements.

    I also read that the BG track up to Albury was converted to SG, as well.

    Which can be seen in the dual gauge permanent way, leaving Melbourne.

    I love Australian railways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haverfordwest View Post
    My favourite Australian loco's.....
    That's just because the colours remind you of a Cadbury's Crunchie Bar.

    https://www.cadbury.co.uk/products/c...crunchie-11302
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    Hahahahahahaha, don't now Bruce. A mouthful of coffee, nearly went all over the monitor buddy

    You could be right though, i do have a sweet tooth. But Galaxy is my present day favourite. Years ago it was Milky Bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haverfordwest View Post
    Hahahahahahaha, don't now Bruce. A mouthful of coffee, nearly went all over the monitor buddy ....
    Gotcha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagoon View Post
    Gotcha!
    You most certainly did, you little tinker

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    Quote Originally Posted by haverfordwest View Post
    You most certainly did, you little tinker


    Mike, what's the significance of the 'PT>' on the front of the cab?
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