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Geelong - Ballarat Railway 150th

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

T364 awaiting departure time from Geelong

Tuesday 10 April 2012 10:12 AM
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Wrapping up the ceremony on the platform as the invited guests board the train

Tuesday 10 April 2012 10:14 AM
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The special train takes the Ballarat Siding through North Geelong Yard

Through trains hardly ever pass through North Geelong Yard - yet alone passenger ones!

Tuesday 10 April 2012 10:37 AM
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Rolling through North Geelong Yard

Tuesday 10 April 2012 10:39 AM
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Passing the signal box at North Geelong C

Tuesday 10 April 2012 10:39 AM
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Semaphore signals at North Geelong C in the background

Tuesday 10 April 2012 10:39 AM
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Headed towards Thompson Road rather slowly

Tuesday 10 April 2012 10:40 AM
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Approaching the end of the dual gauge at Gheringhap

Tuesday 10 April 2012 10:55 AM
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After the signaller has thrown the points, the train enters the broad gauge Gheringhap Loop

Tuesday 10 April 2012 11:00 AM
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Passengers and locals check out the train at Lethbridge

Tuesday 10 April 2012 11:15 AM
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Short stop in the platform at Lethbridge

Tuesday 10 April 2012 11:16 AM
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Departing Lethbridge

Tuesday 10 April 2012 11:24 AM
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Passing the former Lethbridge Quarry siding

Tuesday 10 April 2012 11:24 AM
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Running parallel to the Midland Highway

Tuesday 10 April 2012 11:32 AM
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Passing the distant signal at Meredith

Tuesday 10 April 2012 11:39 AM
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Moving on towards Elaine

Tuesday 10 April 2012 11:39 AM
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Locals brave the weather to take a photo at Elaine

Tuesday 10 April 2012 11:45 AM
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Locals waiting for the train to arrive at Lal Lal

Tuesday 10 April 2012 11:56 AM
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In the platform road at Lal Lal, the first train to use it in a few years

Tuesday 10 April 2012 12:05 PM
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The sun is out, the train about to depart Lal Lal

Tuesday 10 April 2012 12:11 PM
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The Lal Lal locals wave goodbye

Tuesday 10 April 2012 12:13 PM
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Heading through the forest at Lal Lal

Tuesday 10 April 2012 12:16 PM
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3VL21 and classmate overtake the special, stopped at Warrenheip Loop for a train order

Tuesday 10 April 2012 12:31 PM
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With a new train order, T364 heads down the hill from Warrenheip to Ballarat

Tuesday 10 April 2012 12:36 PM
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