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Northern Victoria

V/Line and heritage trains on the lines running through Bendigo and the grain belt

Daylesford Spa Country Railway

June 23, 2013

Located in the highlands town of Daylesford, the railway specialises in the operational  preservation of Victorian Railways railmotors.

Deniliquin line signalling and infrastructure

March 04, 2012

Signalling and infrastructure on the line to Deniliquin - despite being in NSW it's all broad gauge and Victorian Railways operated

Deniliquin rice train

September 25, 2015

Currently operated by P&O Trans Australia (POTA), the train carries export rice from the Sunrice plant at Deniliquin to the Port of Melbourne.

Echuca station and stored wagons

March 04, 2012

Photos of the station yard, abandoned and stored rolling stock, steam locomotive A2 996, wharf siding, the Murray River bridge and the former station at Moama

Mildura line signalling and infrastructure

February 20, 2010

Infrastructure along the Mildura line, all the way along the line through Dunolly and Maryborough to Ballarat

Return of the Bendigo Hitachis

August 31, 2006

After their withdrawal from suburban service in Melbourne, in February 2004 four 3-car Hitachi sets were transferred to the Bendigo North Workshops and stored unsecured in the open. In 2006 stripped of parts, and with broken windows and covered with graffiti, they were moved back to Melbourne by El Zorro using Y145 and S302 in the middle of the night of August 30th. Here they are upon arrival the next morning at Newport Workshops.

Steamrail - Bendigo, May 2015

May 16, 2015

On May 16, 2015 R761 and K190 lead a heritage train from Melbourne to Bendigo, with K190 being detached at Castlemaine on the return journey, and exchanged with D3 639 from the Victorian Goldfields Railway.

Steamrail - Double R class to Bendigo - September 2011

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.

Steamrail - Double R class to Bendigo - September 2012

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.

Steamrail - Maldon Experience, October 2013

October 26, 2013

On October 26, 2013 Steamrail Victoria ran a through train from Southern Cross to Maldon, swapping locomotives at Castlemaine and Maldon. R761 and K190 led the down trip, with J515 replacing the R class on the branch. With a number of photostops along the way, J515 swapped with J549 at Muckleford, with the return trip from Maldon using J549 and D3 639. R761 and D3 639 took the train back to Melbourne, the swapping over the K and D3 being the original reason for the trip.

Steamrail - Tocumwal March 2013

March 09, 2013

On March 9, 2013 Steamrail ran a a 11 car train from Melbourne to Tocumwal and return with locomotives S303 and S313. The entire down trip was a few hours late, the train having been timetabled by V/Line into platform 3 at Southern Cross where two S classes cannot fit! After all of the extra shunting was required, V/Line decided that a 40 minute window before the down Shepparton departed was not enough, so we got held until their departure at 0914.

Steamrail - Wycheproof Weekender October 2008

October 12, 2008

Steamrail ran a weekender tour from Melbourne to Wycheproof, leaving on Friday night with R761, T356 and S301 and arriving on Saturday morning. The train stabled at Wycheproof station, with S301 taking the train home on Sunday. The train ran early until Maryborough, where it had to wait for the proper departure time. It ran back via the straight, the photos are from Sunday, between Wycheproof and Bacchus Marsh.

Sunbury electrification project

May 09, 2015

Electrification of the Bendigo line between Sydenham and Sunbury started in 2008, and was completed in 2012. Diggers Rest and Sunbury stations were upgraded, a new stabling yard built at the end of the line, overhead wires were installed above the tracks, and four new traction substations were built.

Swan Hill line stations and infrastructure

June 24, 2006

Swan Hill station yard and facilities, plus a few bits from other places along the line

V/LineCars.com Swan Hill BS car tour

June 24, 2006

On Saturday 24th of June 2006, Matt Julian organised a farewell tour for the BS carriages, by chartering the last remaining BS car, BS217, to be attached to the regular Swan Hill passenger train.

V/Line in northern Victoria

November 12, 2016

V/Line trains on the Bendigo line, headed north from the Melbourne suburb of Sunbury

Victorian Goldfields Railway

November 12, 2016

Running between Castlemaine and Maldon, this tourist operates a number of J and K class steam locomotives, as well as diesels

Wycheproof to Dunolly stations and infrastructure

October 12, 2008

Infrastructure from Wycheproof through Teddywaddy, Charlton, Korong Vale and Dunolly

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