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Waurn Ponds cement train

Since the 2000s the main cement traffic in Victoria is from the Blue Circle Southern works at Waurn Ponds, outside Geelong. The major destination of the traffic was Lyndhurst in the south-east, which last saw a train in 2009, and Mildura and Somerton which saw the cement traffic end in December 2015.

Arrival at Gheringhap on the broad gauge, SG tracks in the foreground

15 November 2010 12:52 PM
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Ten cement hoppers all up

15 November 2010 12:42 PM
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The shunt takes loaded cement hoppers to Gheringhap for the down Mildura freight to pick up

15 November 2010 12:41 PM
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Approaching Moorabool station, passing the ARTC track duplication works

15 November 2010 12:41 PM
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A78 leads the North Geelong Yard - Gheringhap cement shunt up the Cowie Creek Valley

15 November 2010 12:40 PM
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A78 returns light engine from the cement works, passing El Zorro's Y145 at Geelong Loco

9 July 2010 11:43 AM
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The key returned, A78 ready to depart for North Geelong Yard

6 July 2010 11:40 AM
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Master key on a hoop being exchanged at South Geelong

6 July 2010 11:40 AM
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Signaller at South Geelong waits to pick up the master key

6 July 2010 11:40 AM
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A78 arrives into South Geelong

6 July 2010 11:39 AM
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Heading downgrade towards Marshall

6 July 2010 11:14 AM
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Approaching the Anglesea Road level crossing

6 July 2010 11:14 AM
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A78 running light engine leaves the cement works behind

6 July 2010 11:14 AM
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I am pretty sure taking photos of trains doesn't fall into access for 'the purposes of the Victorian railway system'

6 July 2010 11:13 AM
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Tail disc in position on A78, train crew chatting to the cement works manager

6 July 2010 11:07 AM
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Automatic signal at the down end placed to stop, preventing the level crossing from operating when shunting the cement works sidings

6 July 2010 11:05 AM
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Master Key to Annett Key exchange unit at the down end of the Waurn Ponds siding

6 July 2010 11:03 AM
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Loaded wagons in the down end sidings

6 July 2010 11:01 AM
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Shunting the empty hoppers into the up end sidings at the cement works

6 July 2010 11:00 AM
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One of the Lyndhurst cement 'trains' at Waurn Ponds

6 July 2010 10:58 AM
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Tail end of the train clears the Swanston Street level crossing

6 July 2010 10:40 AM
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A78 back on the move at South Geelong

6 July 2010 10:40 AM
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Stopping at South Geelong to pick up the master key for the siding

6 July 2010 10:37 AM
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A mix of liveries on the cement hoppers

6 July 2010 10:27 AM
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