GeelongPhotos of V/Line, broad and standard gauge freight, the Overland, track machines, and heritage trains around Geelong. My full set of infrastructure photos are at Rail Geelong
December 17, 2006
T364 was the loco with a mix of steel S and K carriages
October 13, 2009
On October 13, 2009 K153 headed to Geelong and back with a driver training special.
September 27, 2009
On September 27, 2009 T356 headed to Geelong and back with a driver training special.
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.
March 02, 2008
V/Line's P18 was the loco with a mix of steel and wooden carriages. The hired loco was used because of signalling issues on the Geelong line preventing any non-TPWS fitted locomotives from using the line while normal passenger services were also running
May 11, 2008
K190 ran a special train down to Geelong, here are some photos from the arrival and turning the loco
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)
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.
October 03, 2008
V/Line announced the construction of centre cars for the two-car long VLocity units in 2006. This album has some photo-manipulations of the trains, as well as photos of the actual three car long units during testing in mid 2008. There are now a number of them in revenue service.
October 03, 2010
Over the weekend of October 2 and 3 V/Line ran a huge number of extra trains between Geelong and Melbourne for the 2010 UCI Road World Championships. The event turned out to be a bit of a fizzer: trains were still running every 10 minutes at peak times, but only 4 of the 6 originally scheduled push-pull sets ran (three with P classes, and one with N classes). The traffic disruptions in Geelong were so bad, the next person to propose Geelong hold an event like this will get tomatoes thrown at them in the Market Square Mall.
March 24, 2007
Every two years the Avalon Airshow is held outside Lara, with V/Line operating special trains between Melbourne, Geelong and Lara. Push-pull N classes on 8 car trains feature heavily.
January 25, 2017
Photos of various V/line trains around Geelong, including Lara, Corio, North Shore, North Geelong, South Geelong, and Marshall. There are also photo from the South Geelong tunnel, and the Barwon River bridge at Breakwater. V/line operates a mix of rolling stock on the line, including Sprinter and VLocity DMUs, as well as loco hauled trains with a variety of carriage sets.
August 02, 2006
Occasionally V/Line has motive power shortages or failures, and need to hire locomotives from other operators for use on their own trains. In the photos here it is Freight Australia / Pacific National as the hirer
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
January 17, 2016
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.
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