The Future.

 
  Melbournesparks Chief Commissioner

Location: City of Eltham
21/1/2016. N465 still in it's VLP colours transfers the last of the Xtrapolis sets to simsmetal for scrapping. A few gunzels braved the wet weather to record the event.


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  Cs4 Chief Train Controller

Location: Central West NSW
ROFLMAO  Laughing
  SAR T186 Chief Commissioner

Location: Waiting for the next train to Seaford S.A
Are the Xtraps really that bad overall? I haven't ridden one yet when i've been in Melbourne. Only been on Comengs and Hitachi's.
  Flagstaff Red Afro

Location: Eaglemont, Hursty line, Melbourne.
Well there goes one of Melbourne's most embarrasing trains.

I heard the X-Scapping went well.  I couldn't go, I was busy trying to find employment, yes still.
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
I dont mind the X-Traps. I thought they were quite decent.  I'll perfer to go on them than a Comeng or Hitachi anyday!!   Good horns too, especially when in the City Loop.
  wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria
Shouldn't the date be 21/1/2011? Twisted Evil
  Brock_05 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Swinging Spanners under Trucks
They look Awesome well done melbournesparks

Stephen
  574M White Guru

Location: Shepparton
A good idea.  Good screenshots.

Xtraps are an abberation and I have a hunch, only a hunch, that they will be sold or scrapped at the time of the demise of Comengs, and the fleet will only consist of Siemens trains.

One rolling stock, one maintenance and spare parts regime, one overhaul and cyclic rebuilding scheme. Its a no-brainer.
  GeoffreyHansen Minister for Railways

Location: In a FAM sleeper
Great to see Xtraps for MSTS.  Very Happy
  hansonator Chief Commissioner

Location: Strathmore, Victoria
It shows your dislike of the x'trapolis well. I guess it ties in with you refusing to take a photo of one
  Melbournesparks Chief Commissioner

Location: City of Eltham
It shows your dislike of the x'trapolis well. I guess it ties in with you refusing to take a photo of one
"hansonator"


They are not worthy.

I did actually photograph them when they first entered service a few years ago.
  4464 Chief Commissioner

Location: Gone, like a fart in a fan factory!

LaughingLaughingLaughing
At least the N class's survived another 10 years or is it preserved?
  rbrooker5970 Junior Train Controller


Clap nice work even though i dont see any sparks here but i like the work well done.

i will just sit and wait  for the release
  aussiebbq Assistant Commissioner

Location: Ballarat, Australia
LaughingLaughingLaughing
At least the N class's survived another 10 years or is it preserved?
"4464"


CFCLA own it, they just haven't repainted it yet.
  Mike_in_the_west Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
Is this MSTS?  If so, where can I get it from?
  Taitset Chief Commissioner

Location: Eltham, (former) vintage safeworking capital of Melbourne
Is this MSTS?
"Mike_in_the_west"

Considering its in the MSTS forum, yes.
If so, where can I get it from?
"Mike_in_the_west"

Your too late! After those pictures were taken it was shunted in to the simsmetal siding and cut up into tiny pieces!
  Melbournesparks Chief Commissioner

Location: City of Eltham
By the 26th the last six cars had been derailed and sliced up into thirds. I went down to salvage what I could, but there was little to be taken. The cars had been stripped of electrical equipment, and most cab fittings were worthless or vandalized. Not even the horns are worth taking...



So ends an interesting era in Melbourne's public transport. The Privatisation era will be remembered as one of great change, not necessarily for the better.

Due to the condition of the cars, none were preserved. Will the xtraps go down in history as another S class? Something that was foolishly scrapped at the time, inspite of it's historical value?  

I doubt it.

Though in the future, views may change, and someone may fund the building of an xtrap set from scratch for future generations to enjoy. As happened with S 301, entering service late last year.
  KngtRider Chief Commissioner

Location: http://www.nitroware.net
Mate the headlights have got to be worth a pretty penny on ebay

Thats one of the most realistic wrecks I have seen so far, better than the rusted consolidations in the T-S File Library
Good work.  Well Done
  D5_591 Chief Train Controller

Location: Not here
I wonder what happened to the Comengs...?
  rjcas SprogMasterZer0

I wonder what happened to the Comengs...?
"D5_591"

Elecrail managed to preserve a few sets, most got scrapped

in the next chapter, we'll see the new melbourne EMU's made by bombardier
  GeoffreyHansen Minister for Railways

Location: In a FAM sleeper
Just send any Xtraps over to me in Sydney.

Thanks
Geoffrey
  574M White Guru

Location: Shepparton
My my, that's very good artwork on the Xtraps.

I would not be surprised if that's what happens to them if they don't get sold to South Australia first.
  D5_591 Chief Train Controller

Location: Not here
Now we just need someone to make a future route..!
  Mickelaar The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: At the layout, tinkering.
At least the N class's survived another 10 years or is it preserved?
"4464"
Why would an N be preserved? they're only 20 years old... and in 2016 they'll only be 30, they're not going anywhere lol.... where do people get the idea from that they're on their way out soon?
  ARG706 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA
Obviously people are getting confused between withdrawal from Vline service and total withdrawal (Ie to sims metal!)

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