707 Operations707 Operations operates heritage trains across Victoria, using steam locomotive R707 and diesel locomotive T413.
January 18, 2014
On January 18, 2014 707 Operations ran a train from Melbourne to Ballarat via Geelong for a beer festival, with T413 hauling PCP294, ACZ255, BZ270, BRS224, BK708, BS212. With the country platforms at Southern Cross unavailable, the train ran around at Oakleigh (!)
January 16, 2016
On January 16, 2016 T413 and T364 lead a train from Melbourne to Ballarat and return (via North Shore) for the Ballarat Beer Festival.
September 13, 2009
R707 lead a 7 car train push-pull with T413 from Melbourne to Ballarat and back, via North Geelong
March 22, 2009
On 22 March, 707 Operations took T413 and Steamrail's T356 from Newport to Colac and return. The carriages were a PCP power van, BRS, BZ and ACZ.
January 24, 2015
On January 24, 2015 B74 and T413 took a train from Melbourne to Dunolly, running via Bacchus Marsh on the way there and via North Geelong on the way home. Carriages PCP294, ACZ255, BZ270, BS205, BRS224, BS212, Avoca, AS11, SJ284, JTA6 were in the consist.
August 02, 2009
Steamrail's K153 lead the train, with T413 bringing up the rear
May 17, 2009
R707 led 3 carriages, a PCP van and T413 to Geelong and return on May 17, 2009
February 27, 2016
On Saturday 27 February 2016 707 Operations and Steamrail Victoria operated a joint tour from Melbourne to Kaniva. T413 and P16 run push-pull from Melbourne to Ararat on the broad gauge, with TL152 taking the standard gauge train from Ararat to Leeor Loop, dropping off passengers at Kaniva.
August 10, 2008
On August 10, 707 Operations ran a charter train from Newport to Marshall for their members. R707 led 5 S and Z cars, a PCP power van, with T413 attached to the rear.
July 19, 2015
On July 19, 2015 707 Operations ran a special train to Seymour and return, featuring a trio of R class steam locomotives: R707, R711 and R761
January 08, 2010
On January 8, 2010 T413 lead carriages PCP294, JTA6, ACZ255 and BRS224 on a charter from Newport to Seymour and return, travelling via the goods lines to Sunshine.
December 01, 2012
Just before the summer fire bans kicked in, R707 lead a train from Melbourne to Seymour and return on December 01, 2012
May 19, 2012
707 Operations took R707 to Seymour and return on 19 May 2012, with T413 providing some assistance.
October 18, 2014
On October 18, 2014 R711 and R707 double headed a train Southern Cross to Seymour and return, conveying passengers for the 'Tastes of the Goulburn' festival
December 05, 2009
R707 and T413 ran push pull around the Melbourne suburbs, from Newport to Glen Waverley, Flemington Racecourse and Lilydale. Chasing a train around suburbia by car = fail!
June 24, 2007
A collection of photos of the special trains that ran to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Geelong - Melbourne Railway. Locomotives included R761, R707, D3 658 and diesel T356.
January 21, 2012
Steamrail Victoria and 707 Operations have a large rolling stock fleet based at the West Block of Newport Workshops in Melbourne
September 17, 2011
R707 and R761 lead a 10 car train from Melbourne to Bendigo and return, connecting with a special train on the Victorian Goldfields Railway at Castlemaine. The train ran arrived back in Melbourne an hour early, skipping the timetabled crosses after V/Line cancelled most of their trains due to a power failure in Melbourne.
September 08, 2012
R707 and R761 lead a 10 car train from Melbourne to Bendigo and return, connecting with a special train on the Victorian Goldfields Railway at Castlemaine. Along the way we were overtaken by a trio of PN locos headed towards Elphinstone to rescue a failed grain train.
July 21, 2013
R761 and R707 lead a 14 car long train from Southern Cross to Traralgon and return, having to run from Newport to Southern Cross via Sunshine and Deer Park due to Regional Rail Link works.
October 09, 2010
R761 lead R707 to Bendigo with a train 11 car long train, connecting at Castlemaine for a VGR train.
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