Heritage trainsHeritage trains operated by both steam and diesel locomotives around Victoria
August 06, 2014
Engine houses, tram depots, and other pits and pieces remaining of Melbourne's once extensive cable tramway network. The last Melbourne cable tram ceased running on 26th October 1940.
October 27, 2015
The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre restores and manages a fleet of heritage locomotives and rolling stock. Their depot is at Seymour station beside the locomotive depot
February 19, 2012
Opened in 1890 to serve the tourist market in Sorrento, this double track 3'6" (1067mm) narrow gauge tramway lead from the main pier beside the front beach, to a terminus one mile 12 chains away at the back beach. Two 0-4-0ST steam locomotives provided the service, which operated until 1921.
November 15, 2015
South Gippsland Railway operates trains between Nyora, Korumburra, and Leongatha.
December 31, 2010
S303 and B74 lead a special train for SRHC members between Seymour and Melbourne on New Years Eve.
January 27, 2007
On Saturday 27th of January 2007 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran their Bairnsdale Blue Train tour from Seymour to Bairnsdale. T320 and T357 were the locos, along with State Car No. 4, 1BS, 4AS, 3AS, 227BRS, Mitta Mitta, and power van DT319
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
October 11, 2008
The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran a train from Seymour to Southern Cross, Geelong and Camperdown. N459 was the locomotive, with carriages including Parlor Car, Dining Car, Mitta Mitta, and four S cars.
January 25, 2009
On January 25, 2009 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran their 'Hills to the Bay' tour from Seymour to Geelong and return via Melbourne Southern Cross, with a sidetrip from Geelong to Melbourne and return. V/Line's N464 'City of Geelong' was the locomotive, with five red 'E' and five blue 'S' carriages in the consist, including the 'Yarra' parlor car, State Car 4, and Dining Car.
January 22, 2011
T378 and T357 hauled the train, with State Car 4, Mitta Mitta, and a small collection of S and E carriages - a shorter train than other years.
June 11, 2006
On the June 11 2006 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran their "Hills to the Bay" tour from Seymour to Geelong and return, with a sidetrip to Melbourne from Geelong. T378 and T357 were the locos.
March 04, 2006
On the 4th of March 2006 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran the "Hills to the Bay" tour from Seymour to Geelong and return, with a side trip to Melbourne from Geelong. The train consisted of locomotive T357 leading T320, AE, BE, and ABE cars, BS1, the Avoca dining car, State Car No. 4, and Yarra Parlor car.
March 11, 2007
T357 and T320 ran the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre's 'Hills to the Bay' tour from Seymour to Geelong. Here are some photos from the trip.
March 09, 2008
The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran the "Hills to the Bay" tour from Seymour to Geelong via Southern Cross and return. V/Line locomotive N463 was hired to lead the trip due to (now fixed) signalling issues on the Geelong line preventing heritage diesels being used.
November 04, 2006
The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran their "Hills to the Bay" tour from Seymour to Geelong and return. T320 and T357 were the locos.
November 08, 2008
In November 2008 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran a special train for the last day of broad gauge operations on the North-East line. The train had V/Line's N453 'City of Albury' with Parlor and Dining Car along with a number of AS and BS sitting cars.
December 11, 2010
On December 11, 2010 SRHC ran their "picnic train" consist from Seymour to Maryborough via Melbourne, North Geelong and Ballarat.
November 25, 2007
The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre operated a Spirit of Progress 70th Anniversary Tour, with locomotives B74 and S303 used along with the majority of the original carriage consist
October 27, 2007
The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran train rides behind behind T357 and T320 for the "Tastes of the Goulburn" festival at Seymour. Some shuttles ran to Avenel while others went just past Mangalore
July 12, 2008
On July 12th the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran a special train from Seymour through the Goulburn Valley to Tocumwal. V/Line's N468 and SRHC's T320 were the locomotives, with 10 carriages: 'State 4', four S cars, four E cars and 'Yarra'.
December 13, 2008
On Saturday 13, 2008 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran their picnic train from Seymour to Tocumwal, the locos were V/Line's N460 and N461
December 12, 2009
B74 and S303 lead the 11 car train from Seymour to Tocumwal and return, with a shuttle also run from Tocumwal to Strathmerton
April 07, 2007
In April 2007 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran their blue train consist from Seymour via Melbourne and Geelong to Warrnambool and return. The locomotives were T357 and T320.
March 19, 2011
On March 19, 2011 a freshly restored X31 was transferred from the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre depot to Melbourne, with T413 heading along as insurance.
October 16, 2010
SRHC ran shuttles north from Seymour with T357 and T413, while Steamrail ran a train from Melbourne to Seymour with R761. After their arrival T413 was replaced on the shuttles by R761.
May 02, 2009
R761 lead a 5 car train from Melbourne to Ballarat and return, via Bacchus March both ways.
September 28, 2006
R761 was the loco with a train of mostly wooden cars
November 08, 2015
In 2015 Steamrail completed their restoration of steam locomotive A2 986, with a number of mainline test runs being completed between Newport and Sunshine to test it out before it hauls a passenger train.
September 27, 2007
D3 658 was the loco on a train of wooden cars, bound for Bacchus Marsh
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
May 16, 2015
On May 16, 2015 R761 and K190 lead a heritage train from Melbourne to Bendigo, with K190 being detached at Castlemaine on the return journey, and exchanged with D3 639 from the Victorian Goldfields Railway.
October 28, 2009
Steamrail ran a charter for Southern Cross Television from Melbourne to Bendigo. Hired V/Line loco N470 lead Steamrail carriages 269 BZ (Hobsons Bay), Moorabool, 2 BS, 14 BRS and PCP 292.
October 27, 2010
A charter operated by Steamrail Victoria on behalf of Southern Cross Television, for the Bendigo Cup. The consist was PCP292, 11AS, 14BRS, Moorabool, and BZ269 ('Hobsons Bay').
October 21, 2012
On October 21, 2012 Steamrail relaunched steam locomotive R711 into service, hauling a seven car to Bendigo for the 150th anniversary of the line opening. T364 went along push-pull for the empty cars ride between Newport and Southern Cross, reversing at Sunshine due to an occupation on the line via Yarraville
April 17, 2016
On 17 April 2016 Steamrail ran a train from Melbourne to Camperdown and return via Werribee, with T395 and T364 as the motive power.
December 05, 2015
Each year Steamrail runs a series of charter trains in the later half of the year for a number of private tours companies, taking party goers from Melbourne of an evening out to the Macedon Ranges or Geelong, then return, with plenty of booze and parting along the way
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.
September 17, 2011
R707 and R761 lead a 10 car train from Melbourne to Bendigo and return, connecting with a special train on the Victorian Goldfields Railway at Castlemaine. The train ran arrived back in Melbourne an hour early, skipping the timetabled crosses after V/Line cancelled most of their trains due to a power failure in Melbourne.
September 08, 2012
R707 and R761 lead a 10 car train from Melbourne to Bendigo and return, connecting with a special train on the Victorian Goldfields Railway at Castlemaine. Along the way we were overtaken by a trio of PN locos headed towards Elphinstone to rescue a failed grain train.
August 27, 2006
R761 on a driver training run to Geelong
March 27, 2016
On March 27, 2016 Steamrail Victoria ran a special train from Melbourne to Bendigo and return. S313 and A66 were rostered to lead the train, but due to locomotive faults A66 went it alone.
February 25, 2007
T364 was the loco on Steamrail's 'Rail and Sail' with a train of both wooden and steel cars
April 01, 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...
December 18, 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
December 17, 2006
T364 was the loco with a mix of steel S and K carriages
July 04, 2008
K190 was the loco with a train of wooden carts, the photos are at Southern Cross before departure
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.
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