Since electrification the VR maintained an "Overhead train" that was used to install and maintain the overhead system. The first such consisted of modified wooden box vans, this later overhead train was converted from obsolete six wheel and bogie horseboxes. This train shown here was at Spencer Street installimng new wire as part of the construction of the underground loop.
Dec. 12 1976

Photos courtesy Peter J. Vincent

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