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Heritage trains operated by both steam and diesel locomotives around Victoria

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 - Echuca Explorer, July 2017

July 08, 2017

On 8 July 2017 R711 lead a Steamrail train from Southern Cross to Echuca and return, running via Seymour and Toolamba

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

Steamrail - Geelong December 2006

December 17, 2006

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

Steamrail - Geelong July 2008

July 04, 2008

K190 was the loco with a train of wooden carts, the photos are at Southern Cross before departure

Steamrail - Geelong line parallel run, October 2016

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.

Steamrail - Geelong March 2008

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

Steamrail - Geelong May 2008

May 11, 2008

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

Steamrail - Geelong November 2010

November 14, 2010

K153 lead 5 cars to Geelong and back, BRS in the middle of the consist, with four wooden cars making up the rest of the train.

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 Rail and Sail, November 2013

November 10, 2013

On November 10, 2013 Steamrail ran a 'Rail and Sail' trip to Geelong and back. With the sail part of the train cancelled due to weather, the train was built up to 11 carriages to carry the additional passengers.

Steamrail - Geelong September 2009

September 24, 2009

K153 lead 7 cars to Geelong and back for a school holiday special

Steamrail - Glen Waverley shuttles 2013

June 30, 2013

This year K153 and K190 were the two locos, working push pull on the shuttles.

Steamrail - Good Friday Appeal suburban tour 2015

April 03, 2015

On Friday 3 April 2015 K153 and Y112 led a train around the Melbourne suburbs to raise funds for the Good Friday Appeal.

Steamrail - Hurstbridge Wattle Festival 2012

August 26, 2012

On August 26th Steamrail took K153 and K190 along with five carriages up to Hurstbridge to run shuttle trips from there to Eltham for the annual Wattle Festival.

Steamrail - Last Steam to Albury 2008

June 15, 2008

Steamrail ran their 'Last Steam to Albury' tour on June 14, 2008 with R761 up front, with D3 658 assisting to Seymour. The photos are from Heathcote Junction in the morning all the way until the eventual 2 am cancellation at Seymour. It left late, lost it's path, arrived late at Albury, got put away at Wangaratta for 2 hours, and almost made it back to Seymour when it came to a halt. The train crawled into Seymour at 2 am and was cancelled due to a lack of signallers along the line, the passengers travelling onward on buses. By 3:30 am they well all gone, the carriages stabled in the yard, the loco places in the SRHC depot where their fires were dropped.

Steamrail - Link Tours charters 2008

December 20, 2008

A series of charter trains run by Steamrail in the later half of the year for Link Tours, taking party goers from Melbourne of an evening out to the Macedon Ranges, then return

Steamrail - Link Tours charters 2009

December 18, 2009

A series of charter trains run by Steamrail in the later half of the year for Link Tours, taking party goers from Melbourne of an evening out to the Macedon Ranges, then return

Steamrail - Link Tours charters 2012

December 07, 2012

A series of charter trains run by Steamrail in the later half of the year for Link Tours, taking party goers from Melbourne of an evening out to the Macedon Ranges, then return

Steamrail - Link Tours charters 2014

November 28, 2014

A series of charter trains run by Steamrail in the later half of the year for Link Tours, taking party goers from Melbourne of an evening out to the Macedon Ranges, then return

Steamrail - Maldon Experience, October 2013

October 26, 2013

On October 26, 2013 Steamrail Victoria ran a through train from Southern Cross to Maldon, swapping locomotives at Castlemaine and Maldon. R761 and K190 led the down trip, with J515 replacing the R class on the branch. With a number of photostops along the way, J515 swapped with J549 at Muckleford, with the return trip from Maldon using J549 and D3 639. R761 and D3 639 took the train back to Melbourne, the swapping over the K and D3 being the original reason for the trip.

Steamrail - Maldon Experience, September 2017

September 09, 2017

On 9th September 2017 R711 and R761 led a train from Melbourne to Bendigo and return. The carriages were PCP292, 11AS, Hobsons Bay, 14BRS, 9BRS, 7ABE, 3ABE, 38BE, 17BE, 1BCE.

Steamrail - Maldon Explorer, June 2016

June 25, 2016

On June 25, 2016 Steamrail Victoria ran their 'Maldon Explorer' tour with steam locomotive R711 from Southern Cross to Castlemaine and Bendigo.

Steamrail - Maldon Weekender, August 2017

August 20, 2017

K153 and K190 led T356 on a weekend trip from Southern Cross to Maldon and return, via Castlemaine.

Steamrail - Maldon Weekender July 2015

August 02, 2015

Steamrail headed to Maldon via Castlemaine on the weekend of Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August, with K153 leading T356 on a consist of sleeping carriages.

Steamrail - Members special to Castlemaine, September 2015

September 26, 2015

On September 26, 2015 Steamrail Victoria ran a members special from Newport Workshops to Maldon and return, via Castlemaine and Southern Cross. R711 and K153 ran the train, with K153 being left at Maldon for use over the summer period at the Victorian Goldfields Railway.

Steamrail - Mildura 2009

November 02, 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 - Mitcham to Mooroolbark shuttles - September 2009

September 20, 2009

K153 on the Melbourne end was push pull with K190 and five wooden carriages

Steamrail - Northern Weekender, 2017

June 12, 2017

Over the June long weekend Steamrail Victoria ran their 'Northern Weekender' tour to Swan Hill and Echuca, with R711, K190, T365 and T364

Steamrail - Rail and Sail to Geelong, May 2017

May 21, 2017

K190 led 7 carriages to Geelong and back on 21 May 2017, with passenger having the option to travel one way to/from by boat.

Steamrail - Rail and Sail to Geelong, October 2017

October 22, 2017

K153 led 7 carriages to Geelong and back on 22 October 2017, with passenger having the option to travel one way to/from by boat.

Steamrail - Snow Train, August 2017

August 06, 2017

On August 6, 2017 Steamrail Victoria headed to Traralgon with R761 and R711 for their annual Snow Train. The carriages included PCP292, 212BS, 11AS, 2BS, 14BRS, Moorabool, 700BK, 46BE, 17BE, 38BE, 9BRS, 7ABE, 3ABE, 1BCE

Steamrail - Snow train, July 2013

July 21, 2013

R761 and R707 lead a 14 car long train from Southern Cross to Traralgon and return, having to run from Newport to Southern Cross via Sunshine and Deer Park due to Regional Rail Link works.

Steamrail - Snow Train, July 2017

July 29, 2017

On July 29, 2017 Steamrail Victoria headed to Traralgon with R761 and R711 for their annual Snow Train. The carriages included PCP292, 212BS, 11AS, 2BS, 14BRS, Moorabool, 700BK, 17BE, 38BE, 9BRS, 7ABE, 3ABE, 1BCE

Steamrail - Steam Spectacular 2017

June 24, 2017

On 25 June 2017 Steamrail ran a triple headed steam special from Melbourne to Ballarat with R761, A2 986 and D3 639, returning via Geelong, with a parallel run between Geelong and Little River.

Steamrail - Suburban Mystery Rambler - February 2009

February 28, 2009

On February 28, 2009 Steamrail ran a 'Suburban Mystery Rambler' tour around Melbourne. Starting at Newport it ran via the goods lines to Tottenham and South Kensington, then to Ashburton, back to South Kensington where it went along the goods lines to Albion and Broadmeadows, and finally to Flinders Street, Frankston and Stony Point. From there it went back through Flinders Street to Sunshine, then via Brooklyn to Newport. T395 and T356 were the locomotives, top and tailing 5 cars.

Steamrail - Suburban Rambler, April 2014

April 06, 2014

On April 6, 2014 Steamrail took diesel Y164 and steam Y112 for a trip around the Melbourne suburbs

Steamrail - Suburban Rambler August 2009

August 22, 2009

D3 639 ran this train push pull with T356 and Y164 running from Newport to Cranbourne, Upfield, the reversing loop at Melbourne Yard, Craigieburn, Williamstown via the goods lines, then finally back to Newport

Steamrail - Tocumwal March 2013

March 09, 2013

On March 9, 2013 Steamrail ran a a 11 car train from Melbourne to Tocumwal and return with locomotives S303 and S313. The entire down trip was a few hours late, the train having been timetabled by V/Line into platform 3 at Southern Cross where two S classes cannot fit! After all of the extra shunting was required, V/Line decided that a 40 minute window before the down Shepparton departed was not enough, so we got held until their departure at 0914.

Steamrail - Twin R class to Bendigo - October 2010

October 09, 2010

R761 lead R707 to Bendigo with a train 11 car long train, connecting at Castlemaine for a VGR train.

Steamrail - Western Rambler, April 2013

April 27, 2013

On April 27, 2013 Steamrail ran a 'Western Rambler' tour, with K153 leading T413. It ran from Newport to Sunbury via Sunshine, on to Southern Cross via Brooklyn and the Bunbury Street tunnel, up to Broadmeadows, back to Southern Cross then to Flemington Racecourse, and finally up to Upfield then back to Newport.

Steamrail - Williamstown shuttles 2012

April 29, 2012

On April 29 Steamrail ran a shuttle train between Williamstown and Flinders Street Station for the 2012 Williamstown Festival. K153 and K190 were used push-pull with a five car train, running four return trips.

Steamrail - Williamstown shuttles 2013

April 28, 2013

On April 28, 2013 Steamrail run shuttles from Williamstown to Southern Cross Station, using K153 push-pull with D3 639

Steamrail - Wycheproof Weekender October 2008

October 12, 2008

Steamrail ran a weekender tour from Melbourne to Wycheproof, leaving on Friday night with R761, T356 and S301 and arriving on Saturday morning. The train stabled at Wycheproof station, with S301 taking the train home on Sunday. The train ran early until Maryborough, where it had to wait for the proper departure time. It ran back via the straight, the photos are from Sunday, between Wycheproof and Bacchus Marsh.

Steamrail - Y112 Ballarat shuttles - August 2010

August 22, 2010

On August 21 and 22 2010 Steamrail run steam shuttles out of Ballarat, using K153 and Y112 push-pull on a rake of timber bodied BW carriages.

Steamrail - Y112 Geelong shuttles - April 2011

April 17, 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 - Y112 transfer, November 2015

November 07, 2015

On November 07, 2015 Y112 was transferred from Ballarat East to Newport Workshops for repairs, traveling via North Geelong and the new Regional Rail Link tracks.

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