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8649 Transfer from Werris Creek


On the 2nd December 2019 Electric Locomotive 8649 was transferred from Werris Creek to Morandoo Yard (near Broadmeadow) in preparation to be lifted off its bogies at Cardiff workshops, to enable a full examination of the underframe. This was the first time 8649 had left the Werris Creek area in nearly 20 years. Following this inspection the locomotive is expected to be returned to Werris Creek for further recommissioning works.

8131 and 8649 immediately after arrival at Morandoo yard (near Broadmeadow). We arrived about 30 minutes late due to being unable to travel at full speed in the latter part of the trip, due to signals being almost continuously at "caution". Photo by Hugh Burns

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