Freight in VictoriaRail freight from across Victoria, on both broad and standard gauge
March 17, 2017
The Apex train carries gravel and other quarry products from Kilmore East on the North East line, to Westall in south-eastern Melbourne, Brooklyn in western Melbourne, and North Shore in Geelong. Originally operated by Freight Australia then Pacific National, in 2016 Qube Logistics won the contract.
October 17, 2008
17 October 2008 was the last time El Zorro operated the Warrnambool freight, the locos were CFLCA liveried T377, VR liveried T378 and SSR liveried T376. Photos from Marshall through to Warrnambool, then back to Winchelsea - it sure was a long chase!
October 22, 2008
On October 22, 2008 El Zorro ran a test train to the Gippsland Intermodal Freight Terminal at Morwell, as a promotional event for local companies interested in using the terminal. The four container wagons were previously used on the Warrnambool contract: CQOY 2393 and three ZQLXs
May 18, 2010
El Zorro transfer sent T376 down to Warrnambool light engine on Wednesday December 3, 2008 to pick up some of their wagons from the yard. The train returned the next day. Back when they had the contract for running the Warrnambool freight they had a wagon with a cage at one end (ZFSX 12K) that got red carded and couldn't be moved. The second wagon (ZDXF 1) was left behind on the last run as the train was too long to fit into the loop at Camperdown.
January 04, 2017
Miscellaneous broad gauge freight around Geelong - there is stuff all these days
January 16, 2016
Standard gauge freight from around and through Geelong
February 14, 2017
The flour mill Kensington at Kensington is one of the last to be rail served in Victoria, grain wagons are taken there on a regular basis, requiring a convoluted route through the suburban and freight lines, with a reversal in Melbourne Yard
January 24, 2017
Photos of the Maryvale Paper train that runs from Melbourne to the Australian Paper factory at Maryvale, north of Morwell
January 19, 2017
Miscellaneous broad gauge freight traffic through Melbourne - there isn't much these days...
March 23, 2017
Standard gauge lines from Adelaide and New South Wales meet at Melbourne, running via the western suburbs right into the main freight terminals near the Port of Melbourne
November 25, 2016
The Mildura freight runs from Merbein (just north of the town) to Melbourne and return for Wakefield Transport. The train is made up of standard and refrigerated containers, as well as a small amount of cement loading. Until recent years oil tankers, louvre vans and LCL containers were also attached to the train.
October 27, 2015
Broad and standard gauge freight on the North East line
March 20, 2017
Grain is a major freight traffic in Victoria, but drought has cut the level of traffic in recent years. Trains operate on both broad and standard gauges, with the main destinations being export terminals at Melbourne and Geelong, as well as Portland, and a number of domestic flour mills
August 02, 2016
On the morning of August 02, 2006 N452 failed at Warrnambool when it was supposed to lead the up morning service, so A81 was pulled off the freight and used to rescue the train. A79 was then sent back to Warrnambool to bring the freight back that night.
March 16, 2017
Sadleirs Logistics move freight by rail with their fleet of RLSY louvre vans, attached to Pacific National intermodal services.
March 23, 2017
Photos of train operated by SCT Logistics from their depot in the western suburb of Laverton. Their main service links Melbourne and Perth, with SCT wagons also attached to Brisbane-bound Aurizon services. SCT also operates shorter trains to a logistics facility at Barnawartha near Wodonga, and a container trains to Dooen near Horsham.
February 16, 2017
Container service between Appleton Dock in Melbourne and Tocumwal, loading also being attached / removed at Mooroopna (Shepparton). Originally operated by Pacific National / Patrick PortLink, in recent years Qube Logistics have also operated a parallel service.
December 20, 2015
The Warrnambool freight carries containers between Melbourne and the Westvic depot in Warrnambool, usually running Monday through Friday. Operated by Pacific National, El Zorro took over the contract in April 2008, before PN won it back in October 2008. The train length is constrained by short crossing loops and often runs during the day on the down trip due to pathing issues beyond Geelong
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