Steam trainsSteam operated trains from around the state
September 13, 2009
R707 lead a 7 car train push-pull with T413 from Melbourne to Ballarat and back, via North Geelong
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
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
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!
April 08, 2012
The Bellarine Peninsula Railway operates between Queenscliff and Drysdale on the Bellarine Peninsula, outside Geelong. Once a broad gauge line that closed in 1978, it is now regauged to 3"6' and has a wide variety of narrow gauge rolling stock from around Australia
September 27, 2014
On September 27, 2014 D3 639 was transferred light engine from the Steamrail depot at Newport to Castlemaine, where it will spend the summer on the Victorian Goldfields Railway. The transfer had to change ends at Southern Cross Station
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.
September 13, 2014
Photos of the popular narrow gauge heritage railway in the Dandenong Ranges near Melbourne
December 03, 2011
Running along the foreshore in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, this two kilometre long narrow gauge railway runs between Semaphore Jetty and Fort Glanville.
October 16, 2010
SRHC ran shuttles north from Seymour with T357 and T413, while Steamrail ran a train from Melbourne to Seymour with R761. After their arrival T413 was replaced on the shuttles by R761.
May 02, 2009
R761 lead a 5 car train from Melbourne to Ballarat and return, via Bacchus March both ways.
September 28, 2006
R761 was the loco with a train of mostly wooden cars
November 08, 2015
In 2015 Steamrail completed their restoration of steam locomotive A2 986, with a number of mainline test runs being completed between Newport and Sunshine to test it out before it hauls a passenger train.
September 27, 2007
D3 658 was the loco on a train of wooden cars, bound for Bacchus Marsh
September 12, 2009
Recently repaired R761 took 5 cars on a driver training run from Melbourne to Ballarat - via Geelong on Saturday 12th, and back via Bacchus Marsh on Sunday 13th
March 26, 2011
Stored trains at the Ballarat East locomotive depot
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.
October 21, 2012
On October 21, 2012 Steamrail relaunched steam locomotive R711 into service, hauling a seven car to Bendigo for the 150th anniversary of the line opening. T364 went along push-pull for the empty cars ride between Newport and Southern Cross, reversing at Sunshine due to an occupation on the line via Yarraville
April 25, 2010
On April 25, 2010 Steamrail's K153 and K190 operated steam shuttles between Berwick and Pakenham.
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.
August 27, 2006
R761 on a driver training run to Geelong
December 18, 2005
Steamrail ran a "Santa Special" from Caulfield to Geelong (via. Newport) on Sunday December 18th 2005. K153 was the loco, with a mix of wooden and steel cars
October 13, 2009
On October 13, 2009 K153 headed to Geelong and back with a driver training special.
July 04, 2008
K190 was the loco with a train of wooden carts, the photos are at Southern Cross before departure
October 30, 2016
On October 30 D3 639 and R761 led a pair of steam hauled trains between Southern Cross and Geelong via the Regional Rail Link tracks. Both trains ran parallel from Southern Cross Station to Sunshine and from Little River to North Geelong on the Geelong-bound leg, as well as between Geelong and Little River on the up leg.
May 11, 2008
K190 ran a special train down to Geelong, here are some photos from the arrival and turning the loco
November 14, 2010
K153 lead 5 cars to Geelong and back, BRS in the middle of the consist, with four wooden cars making up the rest of the train.
November 10, 2013
On November 10, 2013 Steamrail ran a 'Rail and Sail' trip to Geelong and back. With the sail part of the train cancelled due to weather, the train was built up to 11 carriages to carry the additional passengers.
September 24, 2009
K153 lead 7 cars to Geelong and back for a school holiday special
June 26, 2010
On Sunday 27th June 2010 Steamrail operated steam shuttles between Darling and Glen Waverley to marks 80 years rail services to Glen Waverley. However due to an occupation on the line between the city and Newport, the train was stabled at South Dynon for a few days before the trip itself.
June 30, 2013
This year K153 and K190 were the two locos, working push pull on the shuttles.
April 03, 2015
On Friday 3 April 2015 K153 and Y112 led a train around the Melbourne suburbs to raise funds for the Good Friday Appeal.
August 26, 2012
On August 26th Steamrail took K153 and K190 along with five carriages up to Hurstbridge to run shuttle trips from there to Eltham for the annual Wattle Festival.
June 14, 2008
Steamrail ran their 'Last Steam to Albury' tour on June 14, 2008 with R761 up front, with D3 658 assisting to Seymour. The photos are from Heathcote Junction in the morning all the way until the eventual 2 am cancellation at Seymour. It left late, lost it's path, arrived late at Albury, got put away at Wangaratta for 2 hours, and almost made it back to Seymour when it came to a halt. The train crawled into Seymour at 2 am and was cancelled due to a lack of signallers along the line, the passengers travelling onward on buses. By 3:30 am they well all gone, the carriages stabled in the yard, the loco places in the SRHC depot where their fires were dropped.
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.
June 25, 2016
On June 25, 2016 Steamrail Victoria ran their 'Maldon Explorer' tour with steam locomotive R711 from Southern Cross to Castlemaine and Bendigo.
August 02, 2015
Steamrail headed to Maldon via Castlemaine on the weekend of Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August, with K153 leading T356 on a consist of sleeping carriages.
September 26, 2015
On September 26, 2015 Steamrail Victoria ran a members special from Newport Workshops to Maldon and return, via Castlemaine and Southern Cross. R711 and K153 ran the train, with K153 being left at Maldon for use over the summer period at the Victorian Goldfields Railway.
October 30, 2009
S301, T395 and S313 lead the train of 15 carriages, R761 was added to the train on the return leg between Ballarat and Melbourne (via North Geelong)
September 20, 2009
K153 on the Melbourne end was push pull with K190 and five wooden carriages
September 03, 2011
R711 lead a five car train made up of K and S cars to Seymour and return on September 3, 2011
August 22, 2015
On August 22, 2015 Steamrail ran a charter from Southern Cross Station to Seymour and return for the Diamond Valley Railway, featuring D3 639 on a four carriage consist.
September 05, 2015
On 5 September 2015 R761 led 702BK, 500AK, 14BRS, 2BS, 9BRS, 11AS and PCP292 on a return trip from Melbourne to Shepparton.
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.
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