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Photos 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

Steamrail - Geelong April 2007

1 April 2007

T356 was the loco, and the train ran through to South Geelong to run around due to football specials taking up space at the usual destination of Geelong. I didn't notice until my way home...

Steamrail - Geelong December 2005

18 December 2005

Steamrail ran a "Santa Special" from Caulfield to Geelong (via. Newport) on Sunday December 18th 2005. K153 was the loco, with a mix of wooden and steel cars

Steamrail - Geelong December 2006

17 December 2006

T364 was the loco with a mix of steel S and K carriages

Steamrail - Geelong driver training, October 2009

13 October 2009

On October 13, 2009 K153 headed to Geelong and back with a driver training special.

Steamrail - Geelong driver training, September 2009

27 September 2009

On September 27, 2009 T356 headed to Geelong and back with a driver training special.

Steamrail - Geelong line parallel run, October 2016

30 October 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.

Steamrail - Geelong March 2008

2 March 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

Steamrail - Geelong May 2008

11 May 2008

K190 ran a special train down to Geelong, here are some photos from the arrival and turning the loco

Steamrail - Geelong Rail and Sail, February 2007

25 February 2007

T364 was the loco on Steamrail's 'Rail and Sail' with a train of both wooden and steel cars

Steamrail - Mildura 2009

30 October 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)

Steamrail - Y112 Geelong shuttles, April 2011

16 April 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.

Steamrail Victoria - Geelong 'Rail and Sail' October 2019

27 October 2019

On October 27, 2019 Steamrail ran a 'Rail and Sail' trip from Melbourne to Geelong and return behind K190. PCP292, Hobsons Bay (269 BZ), 14 BRS, 600 BK, 7 ABE, 38 BE, 25 BE, 17 BE, and 1 BCE made up the train.

V/Line - carriage set SN7/SZ7

9 August 2010

In September 2007 V/Line formed carriage set SN7 with five retired BS compartment carriages and spare carriage ACN21, to make up for a loss of a carriage set in the Kerang level crossing collision. Rostered on a return weekday run to Geelong, the set was recoded SZ7 in March 2009 following the replacement of carriage ACN21 with BCZ257. The set remained in service until August 2010, when the delivery of additional VLocity trains enabled it to be retired.

V/Line - Geelong carriage yards

1 April 2022

Geelong is one of the busiest V/Line destinations, being a major servicing and stabling operation for their trains. Facilities include a car wash, fuel point and a dedicated Y class shunter

V/Line - three car VLocity trains

3 October 2008

V/Line announced the construction of centre cars for the two-car long VLocity units in 2006, with the first unit commencing testing in June 2008, with an entry to service in August 2008.

V/Line - UCI bike specials 2010

3 October 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 four of the six 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.

V/Line 2007 Avalon Airshow specials

24 March 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.

V/Line 2011 Avalon Airshow specials

5 March 2011

The most boring airshow for V/Line ever: VLocities ran the majority of services. Only one hauled push-pull set ran, with a pair of N classes it only ran one return trip on Saturday and one return trip on Sunday.

V/Line around Geelong

22 April 2022

Photos of various V/line trains around Geelong, including Lara, Corio, North Shore, North Geelong, South Geelong, Marshall and Waurn Ponds. 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.

V/Line hired locomotives

24 July 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

Waurn Ponds cement train

27 August 2017

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.

X'Trapolis transfer, September 2017

20 September 2017

On 20 September 2017 SSR T classes T363 and T381 and power van BVDY52 headed from Bendigo to Ballarat to collect a brand new X'Trapolis train, travelling via Sunshine, Newport and North Geelong.

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