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So something terrible happened around April the 26th

An era of passenger locomotion has ended. The EMD 'Bulldog Nose' locomotive style and derivatives are no longer being used for passenger transportation. The V/Line A60 locomotive ran the final Bacchus Marsh service handled by a bulldog nose locomotive, ending an impressive Diesel-punk styled streamlined era where the trains were sleek, and railways had style. The A-class locomotive set single Diesel-Electric locomotive speed records for Australia, breaking 175km/h. The XPT locomotives, the record holder for Diesel locomotives in Australia, hitting 193km/h, does have the record... but that involved the use of two locomotives, not only a single locomotive.

May we mourn the loss.

Also, it's my birthday on the 26th of April.
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Added: 5 years, 9 months ago
5 years, 9 months ago
How interesting! What's it being replaced with? Also happy birthday!
5 years, 9 months ago
While the eventual plan is complete replacement by the VLocity series, the intermittent replacement is the N-class locomotive. Which is nearly mechanically identical, and has HEP support. They were ordered when it became apparent that rebuilding the B-class locomotives to A-class was becoming as expensive as ordering new N's.

Also, thank you!
5 years, 9 months ago
You and your love for trains... n_nU

5 years, 9 months ago
Sorry. :P
5 years, 9 months ago
Happy Birthday~!

I just felt like to congratulate you again here |=("|3
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