BallaratStations, trams, workshops, V/Line, freight and special trains from around Ballarat
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
January 16, 2016
Buses in Ballarat are operated by Davis Bus Lines, part of CDC Victoria.
January 25, 2016
Located on the shores of Lake Wendouree and with about a kilometre of single track with a single crossing loop, and a 7 road shed, the museum has a collection of trams representing those used on the Victorian provincial tramways
January 25, 2016
Currently operated by United Group they carry out work for Metro Trains Melbourne, Great Southern Rail and a number of other operators
May 25, 2013
On May 25, 2013 a private group chartered RM58 for a trip to Ballarat and return, via Bacchus Marsh
December 22, 2005
December 22nd 2005 was the entry of V/Line's new VLocity trains into revenue service. I managed to catch the 1406 service to Ballarat, and the 1629 service from Ballarat. In this collection I've got pictures of the VLocity arriving at Southern Cross Station, for the first time with paying passengers on board, as well as the services that I travelled on.
April 10, 2012
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Geelong Ballarat rail line opening, a special charter train ran from Geelong to Ballarat and return on 10th April 2012. Steamrail's T364 led the train, which included carriages 1BCE, 3ABE and 7ABE
January 18, 2009
El Zorro took CFCLA liveried T369 out light engine from Dynon to Ballarat to pick up a refurbished Hitachi set from Alstom's North Ballarat Workshops. The set was 23M-2007T-233M + 9M-1919T-144M and was taken to Newport Workshops
August 31, 2008
SRHC's T378 took the Elecrail Hitachi set from Newport to Ballarat Workshops via North Geelong for refurbishment. Here are some shots between Lara and Warrenheip.
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.
September 15, 2009
El Zorro ran a transfer between Melbourne and Ballarat via North Geelong, T357 took V/Line power van PCJ491 to the Ballarat Workshops for refurbishment, bringing back completed van PCJ493 (formerly PCO2). You don't see Bona (engine and a single guards van) moves that often!
December 08, 2007
The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran their 'Blue Train' from Ballarat to Seymour via Southern Cross, with locomotives B74 and T357, with Parlor Car in the consist
May 24, 2008
On May 25 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran a special train from Seymour to Melbourne to Ballarat and return. New V/Line liveried locomotive N468 took the train of blue S cars
May 02, 2009
R761 lead a 5 car train from Melbourne to Ballarat and return, via Bacchus March both ways.
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
October 30, 2010
Running from Melbourne to Quambatook and Sea Lake over the Melbourne Cup weekend, the consist was S313 - S301 - PCP - Goulburn - LAN - Moorabool - BZ - BRS - Werribee - Indi - Coliban - Inman - AK - BCE.
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)
August 22, 2010
On August 21 and 22 2010 Steamrail run steam shuttles out of Ballarat, using K153 and Y112 push-pull on a rake of timber bodied BW carriages.
April 16, 2011
T356, Y112 and D3 639 ran shuttles around Geelong on April 16th and 17th. The diesel was only used on the first morning, Y112 having run light engine from Ballarat for the occasion.
July 24, 2010
V/Line services to Maryborough were officially launched on Saturday July 24, with VLocities VL34 and VL38 running special trains on the day, and Premier John Brumby and Public Transport Minister Martin Pakula there for the opening ceremonies.
The train carried passengers from Melbourne as far as Ballarat, then took invited guests to Creswick, where an opening ceremony for the new station was held. Locals were allowed to catch the train to Maryborough where another opening ceremony was held. Five shuttle trips were run between Maryborough and the 214 km post for the locals (originally six were planned) before VL38 headed back to Melbourne, VL34 stabled to run the first up service the next day.
V/Line services around Ballarat: since Regional Fast Rail started in 2006 boring old VLocities are the only trains used beyond Bacchus Marsh.
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