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Long Island steel train

The Long Island steel train serves the BHP mill at Hastings, south of Frankston. The steel is transferred from broad to standard gauge trains at the Melbourne Freight Terminal at South Dynon. In 2015 this facility replaced the Melbourne Steel Terminal, just west of North Melbourne station.

Standard gauge (L) and broad gauge (R) consists at Melbourne Freight Terminal

Saturday 13 February 2016 11:15 AM
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Wagons for the broad gauge steel train stabled in Tottenham Yard

Following the closure of the Melbourne Steel Terminal, South Dynon is now used for transhipping steel traffic to Long Island, but doesn't have enough room to store any wagons, so they are now parked at Tottenham Yard

Wednesday 30 December 2015 18:25 PM
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'Butterbox' coil steel wagons make up the rear half of the down Long Island steel train

Wednesday 21 January 2015 13:49 PM
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Open steel wagons loaded with coil steel make up the front half of the train

Wednesday 21 January 2015 13:49 PM
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BL34 and BL29 lead the train through Richmond Junction on the down

Wednesday 21 January 2015 13:49 PM
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BL34 and BL29 lead a mix of open coil steel wagons and 'butterbox' containers through Richmond Junction on the down

Wednesday 21 January 2015 13:48 PM
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G541 and BL29 shunt the Melbourne Steel Terminal, with the Melbourne Star wheel in the background

Saturday 6 September 2014 11:52 AM
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G541 and BL29 above Moonee Ponds Creek as they shunt the Melbourne Steel Terminal

Saturday 6 September 2014 11:51 AM
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Broad gauge coil steel wagons being shunted across Moonee Ponds Creek

Saturday 6 September 2014 11:50 AM
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BL29 and BL34 lead the down loaded steel train out of Flinders Street

Sunday 27 July 2014 11:47 AM
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Empty coil steel wagons at the rear of the up train

Friday 18 July 2014 19:05 PM
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Empty coil steel wagons at the rear of the up train

Friday 18 July 2014 19:05 PM
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BL29 and G541 leads the up steel train through Flinders Street track 9A

Friday 18 July 2014 19:03 PM
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BL34 and BL39 pass through Somerville station with an up train

Saturday 4 January 2014 16:16 PM
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BL34 and BL39 wait at Long Island Junction for a signal onto the main line

Saturday 4 January 2014 15:41 PM
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'Butterbox' coil steel wagons sit in the sidings beside Bayview Road

Saturday 4 January 2014 15:23 PM
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BL29 and X37 leads the down steel train past West Tower

Saturday 27 July 2013 11:29 AM
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BL34 and classmate leads the up steel train through North Melbourne platform 6

Saturday 9 March 2013 07:28 AM
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BL34 leads the down steel train across the viaduct towards Flinders Street Station

Monday 11 February 2013 13:17 PM
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Recently converted jumbo coil wagons trail the up steel train at South Yarra

Friday 12 October 2012 18:52 PM
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Mix of 20 foot containers behind the loco, with empty coil steel racks behind that

Tuesday 6 March 2012 19:05 PM
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BL34 leads the up steel train through Southern Cross

Note the front half of the train is mostly standard 20 foot containers

Tuesday 6 March 2012 19:04 PM
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VHGF grain hoppers in the Melbourne Steel Terminal

I believe they have been pulled out of storage, placed on standard gauge and about to head to NSW

Tuesday 6 March 2012 18:48 PM
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Freshly overhauled G531 shunts the Melbourne Steel Terminal

Sunday 16 October 2011 19:05 PM
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