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Heritage trains operated by both steam and diesel locomotives around Victoria

Geelong private carriages

19 July 2007

South Geelong has a collection of carriages privately owned by a ground called 'Rail Experience' located at the down end of the station. In 2007 carriage BS203 was removed by road, with the rest of the carriages moved to Newport Workshops in 2012 to make room for an expanded car park at the station.

Geelong Rail 150

24 June 2007

A collection of photos of the special trains that ran to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Geelong - Melbourne Railway. Locomotives included R761, R707, D3 658 and diesel T356.

Heritage A class locomotive transfers

6 June 2020

On 6 June 2020 V/Line heritage allocated locomotives were collected from South Dynon by their new owners - A60 to the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre and A62 to 707 Operations. Both locomotives needed to be transferred between passenger carriages due to the lack of working brake equipment.

Heritage buses

5 March 2012

Historical buses now preserved by heritage groups

K190 transfer to Castlemaine, 2011

29 October 2011

On 29 October 2011 Steamrail steam locomotive K190 was transferred from Newport to Castlemaine, to help out over summer at the Victorian Goldfields Railway

Kerrisdale Mountain Railway

10 November 2012

The Kerrisdale Mountain Railway is a privately owned two-foot (610 mm) narrow gauge railway that zig-zags up a hill in the Tallarook Ranges outside Seymour.

Kew Depot centenary

25 June 2015

Kew Depot celebrated its centenary on 3 May 2015. W2.431 was on display after being transported by road from the Melbourne Tram Museum at Hawthorn Depot, with W8.946 running shuttle trips to Victoria Gardens, restaurant tram SW6.935 was open for morning tea, with E.6005, C.3031 and A2.283 on display.

Lachlan Valley Railway

30 March 2017

Lachlan Valley Railway is based in the New South Wales Central Western town of Cowra, but after the closure of the Demondrille to Cowra line in 2009, their fleet has been moved Cootamundra.

Malvern tram depot centenary

30 May 2010

Malvern Depot celebrated its centenary on 30 May 2010 when it hosted a function to commemorate the opening of the Prahran and Malvern Tramways Trust on 30 May 1910. Former P&MTT trams 44 and 84 were brought from Bendigo for the occasion with 44 running several special trips between the depot and Dandenong Road.

Melbourne cable tramway remnants

6 August 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.

Melbourne Tram Museum at Hawthorn Depot

30 January 2016

Housed in the former Hawthorn Tram Depot, the Melbourne Tram Museum features a collection of 20 heritage tramcars and related tramway memorabilia

Mornington Railway

11 August 2019

The Mornington Railway is a heritage railway on the Mornington Peninsula, operating along the former Mornington rail line from Moorooduc station

National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide

3 October 2019

Located on the site of Port Dock railway station in South Australia, it has a collection of narrow, broad and standard gauge locomotives and rolling stock from the SAR, CR, AN and Silverton Tramways, plus a number of other private operators

Newport Workshops 'Rotten Road'

30 October 2009

'Rotten Road' at the Newport Workshops in Melbourne is located beside the Geelong railway line, and is full of heritage rolling stock stored in the open. In 2008 Victrack has started to scrap the stuff which is falling apart.

Newport Workshops: Downer Group and Siemens Rail

9 March 2020

Newport Workshops is the main railway heavy repair and maintenance facility in Melbourne. The eastern side is occupied by EDI Rail and Siemens, while the older buildings in West Block are occupied by heritage operators Steamrail Victoria and 707 Operations. The East Block is used as storage by VicTrack. Photos include some from a tour of the EDI section featuring the locomotive, bogie and wheel shops.

Newport Workshops: Steamrail and 707 Operations

9 March 2020

Steamrail Victoria and 707 Operations have a large rolling stock fleet based at the West Block of Newport Workshops in Melbourne

North Williamstown railway museum

17 August 2013

Located off Champion Road in North Williamstown, the ARHS operated railway museum was established in 1962, but was closed to public access 2010-2014 due to visitor safety concerns.

NSW Rail Transport Museum - Ararat 2007

25 April 2007

Every so often the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum runs their heritage trains across the border and into 'Mexico' - this time 4201 and 4520 lead their Southern Auroa set through Melbourne to Ararat.

NSW Rail Transport Museum - Melbourne Cup Aurora 2011

1 November 2011

Heritage locomotives 4490 lead 4520 on the 11 carriage train of ex-Southern Aurora carriages from NSW to Melbourne on November 01, 2011.

NSW Rail Transport Museum - Melbourne Cup Aurora 2012

6 November 2012

Heritage locomotives 44211 lead 4490 on the 10 carriage train of ex-Southern Aurora carriages from NSW to Melbourne on November 06, 2012.

NSW Rail Transport Museum - Melbourne Cup Aurora 2015

3 November 2015

CFCLA locomotives FL220 and HL203 lead a 13 carriage train of ex-Southern Aurora carriages from NSW to Melbourne on November 3, 2015.

NSW Rail Transport Museum - Southern Aurora 50th anniversary recreation, May 2012

26 May 2012

On May 26, 2012 the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum ran a special 50th anniversary recreation of the Southern Aurora from Sydney to Melbourne. Heritage locomotives 4490 and 4306 led the train.

NSW Rail Transport Museum - Steam Train Sunday, October 2015

25 October 2015

On 25 October 2015 NSW Rail Transport Museum steam locomotive 3642 lead a 'Steam Train Sunday' train from Sydney Central to the Sydney Tramway Museum.

NSW Rail Transport Museum Thirlmere

13 May 2011

New South Wales Rail Transport Museum, located at Thirlmere.

Preserved and heritage carriages

6 December 2019

Photos of carriages operated by various heritage railway groups.

Puffing Billy

12 January 2021

Photos of the popular narrow gauge heritage railway in the Dandenong Ranges near Melbourne

R707 Seymour transfer, June 2017

8 June 2017

On June 08, 2017 steam locomotive R707 headed light engine from Newport to Seymour via Southern Cross Station, on loan from 707 Operations to run an upcoming Seymour Railway Heritage Centre tour.

SEC Railway

6 March 2010

Photos of the SEC electric locomotive and coal hoppers preserved at PowerWorks in Morwell, used in the Yallourn open cut and the Interconnecting Railway. Diagrams can be found at http://raildocs.wongm.com/sec-railway/.

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre depot

27 October 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

Sorrento steam tramway

19 February 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.

South Gippsland Railway

15 March 2020

South Gippsland Railway operated trains between Nyora, Korumburra, and Leongatha until November 2015.

SRHC - 'Corridor Carnival' for the Level Crossing Removal Authority

13 October 2018

On 13 October 2018 the Level Crossing Removal Authority chartered a train from the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre as part of the 'Corridor Carnival' to celebrate the completion of the Caulfield - Dandenong level crossing removal project. B74 and X31 run the train push pull, which also featured observation car 'Yarra'.

SRHC - 2010 fireworks special

31 December 2010

S303 and B74 lead a special train for SRHC members between Seymour and Melbourne on New Years Eve.

SRHC - Albury Standard Gauge Tour, November 2018

24 November 2018

On 24 November 2018 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran their first public tour on standard gauge, from Seymour to Albury and return, via Southern Cross Station.

SRHC - B74 65th Birthday Tour to Geelong, July 2018

21 July 2018

On July 21, 2018 SRHC ran a special train from Seymour to Geelong and return to celebrate the 65th birthday of diesel locomotive B74. T357 and X31 also came along for the ride.

SRHC - Bairnsdale Blue Train Tour, January 2007

27 January 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

SRHC - Ballarat Blue Train Tour, December 2007

8 December 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

SRHC - Ballarat Blue Train Tour, May 2008

24 May 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

SRHC - Bendigo Royal Train, March 2019

16 March 2019

On 16 March 2019 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre operated the 'Bendigo Royal Train' from Seymour to Bendigo via Southern Cross and Echuca. B74 led S303 and Yarra, State Car 4, State Car 5, 30AE, Dining and Mitta Mitta.

SRHC - Camperdown tour, October 2008

11 October 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.

SRHC - Cruise Express charter, April 2019

10 April 2019

On 10 April 2019 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran a special standard gauge train from Albury to Southern Cross to convey passengers on a 'Cruise Express' tour. T357 and P22 led the train, with 1BS, 11BS, 4AS and Parlor Car in the consist.

SRHC - Cruise Express charter, July 2019

19 July 2019

On 19 July 2019 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran a special broad gauge train from Seymour to Southern Cross to convey passengers on a 'Cruise Express' tour. X31 and B74 led the train, along with carriages State Car 4, Mitta Mitta, State Car 5, 30AE, 1BE, 14BE and Yarra.

SRHC - Cruise Express charter, October 2018

20 October 2018

On the morning of 20 October 2018 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran a special train from Southern Cross to Seymour to convey passengers on a 'Cruise Express' tour. B74 and X31 led the train, with Parlor Car, Dining, Mitta Mitta, 3 AS, 3 BS, 30 AE and 1 CS in the consist.

SRHC - Hills to the Bay tour, June 2006

11 June 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.

SRHC - Hills to the Bay tour, March 2006

4 March 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.

SRHC - Hills to the Bay tour, March 2007

11 March 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.

SRHC - Hills to the Bay tour, March 2008

9 March 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.

SRHC - Hills to the Bay tour, November 2006

4 November 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.

SRHC - Hills to the Bay tour January 2009

25 January 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.

SRHC - Hills to the Bay tour January 2011

22 January 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.

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