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Heritage trains operated by both steam and diesel locomotives around Victoria

R707 Seymour transfer, June 2017

June 08, 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.

Remnants of the Melbourne cable tramways

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.

SEC Railway

December 09, 2008

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

April 25, 2011

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

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.

South Gippsland Railway

November 15, 2015

South Gippsland Railway operates trains between Nyora, Korumburra, and Leongatha.

SRHC - 2010 fireworks special

December 31, 2010

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

SRHC - Bairnsdale Blue Train Tour, January 2007

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

SRHC - Ballarat Blue Train Tour, December 2007

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

SRHC - Ballarat Blue Train Tour, May 2008

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

SRHC - Camperdown tour, October 2008

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.

SRHC - Hills to the Bay tour, June 2006

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.

SRHC - Hills to the Bay tour, March 2006

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.

SRHC - Hills to the Bay tour, March 2007

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.

SRHC - Hills to the Bay tour, March 2008

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.

SRHC - Hills to the Bay tour, November 2006

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.

SRHC - Hills to the Bay tour January 2009

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.

SRHC - Hills to the Bay tour January 2011

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.

SRHC - Last broad gauge to Albury 2008

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.

SRHC - Maryborough picnic train December 2010

December 11, 2010

On December 11, 2010 SRHC ran their "picnic train" consist from Seymour to Maryborough via Melbourne, North Geelong and Ballarat.

SRHC - Spirit of Progress 70th Anniversary Tour

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

SRHC - Tastes of the Goulburn, October 2007

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

SRHC - Tocumwal Centenary Tour, July 2008

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'.

SRHC - Tocumwal December 2008

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

SRHC - Tocumwal December 2009

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

SRHC - Warrnambool Blue Train, March 2007

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.

SRHC - X31 transfer March 2013

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.

SRHC / Steamrail - Tastes of the Goulburn 2010

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.

Steam locomotive K183 preserved at Yarragon

August 25, 2012

'K183' is statically preserved at Yarragon - but is actually a renumbered K162

Steamrail - 'Ballarat Discoverer' May 2009

May 02, 2009

R761 lead a 5 car train from Melbourne to Ballarat and return, via Bacchus March both ways.

Steamrail - 'Geelong Flyer' September 2006

September 28, 2006

R761 was the loco with a train of mostly wooden cars

Steamrail - A2 986 'Spirit of Warragul' May 2017

May 13, 2017

After sitting in a park in Warragul for years, on 13 May 2017 newly restored steam locomotive A2 986 officially reentered service, running to Warragul where it was named 'Spirit of Warragul'.

Steamrail - A2 986 testing runs

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.

Steamrail - Bacchus Marsh September 2007

September 27, 2007

D3 658 was the loco on a train of wooden cars, bound for Bacchus Marsh

Steamrail - Ballarat driver training September 2009

September 13, 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

Steamrail - Ballarat East depot

March 26, 2011

Stored trains at the Ballarat East locomotive depot

Steamrail - Bendigo, May 2015

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.

Steamrail - Bendigo charter October 2009

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.

Steamrail - Bendigo Cup charter 2010

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').

Steamrail - Bendigo Line 150th tour

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

Steamrail - Camperdown April 2016

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.

Steamrail - Christmas charters 2015

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

Steamrail - Cup Weekender October 2010

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.

Steamrail - Double R class to Bendigo - September 2011

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.

Steamrail - Double R class to Bendigo - September 2012

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.

Steamrail - driver training August 2006

August 27, 2006

R761 on a driver training run to Geelong

Steamrail - Easter special 2016

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.

Steamrail - Geelong 'Rail and Sail' February 2007

February 25, 2007

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

Steamrail - Geelong April 2007

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...

Steamrail - Geelong December 2005

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

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