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Melbourne Steel Terminal

Opened in 1995 west of North Melbourne Station, next to Footscray Road, the terminal was where steel products were once transshipped from broad to standard gauge trains for the journey down to the BlueScope steel mill at Hastings. In 2015 the terminal was closed to make room for the 'E' gate development, with South Dynon taking over the role.

Mixed gauge diamonds connect the storage roads to the main line

Sunday 1 November 2009 17:41 PM
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One of two Mi-Jack cranes, West Tower in the background

Saturday 22 August 2009 15:53 PM
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Slab steel wagons with a transfer crane in the background

Saturday 22 August 2009 15:51 PM
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SG billet wagons stabled in the transfer roads at the Melbourne Steel Terminal

Saturday 22 August 2009 15:50 PM
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Lifting frame of the Mi-Jack transfer crane in the lowered position

Saturday 22 August 2009 15:49 PM
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One of two Mi-Jack cranes used for transferring 'butterbox' containers between broad and standard gauge

Saturday 22 August 2009 15:49 PM
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Western end of the Melbourne Steel Terminal

Saturday 22 August 2009 15:11 PM
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Southern end of the Melbourne Steel Terminal, in the shadows of West Tower

Saturday 11 July 2009 10:00 AM
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One of two Mi-Jack cranes used for transferring 'butterbox' containers between broad and standard gauge

Saturday 11 July 2009 09:58 AM
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Stabled wagons in the transfer roads at the Melbourne Steel Terminal

Broad gauge track to the right, with two standard gauge flanking the roadway

Saturday 11 July 2009 09:54 AM
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V/Line VGC LCL container among the random junk abandoned in the middle of the Melbourne Steel Terminal

Saturday 11 July 2009 09:53 AM
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Random bits of equipment abandoned at the Melbourne Steel Terminal

The rakes of open wagons are stabled in the BG holding roads, with SG wagons in the roads behind

Saturday 11 July 2009 09:51 AM
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South end of the Melbourne Steel Terminal, with SG wagons to the right

Saturday 11 July 2009 09:50 AM
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Stabled wagons in the middle of the Melbourne Steel Terminal

Saturday 11 July 2009 09:50 AM
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Array of tracks link the North Hump Avoiding Track to the everything else

From left to right - Melbourne Steel Terminal, Reversing Loop, South Dynon, and Melbourne Yard

Saturday 11 July 2009 09:50 AM
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Buffers at the end of the steel terminal headshunt, Dudley Street is below

Saturday 11 July 2009 09:44 AM
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Looking back into the steel terminal from the headshunt under West Tower

Saturday 11 July 2009 09:44 AM
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Back the other way, looking into what was South Yard, now the steel terminal

Saturday 11 July 2009 09:42 AM
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West Tower in the backdrop, looking towards Victoria Dock

Saturday 11 July 2009 09:42 AM
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South Yard cement shed, now in the steel terminal

Saturday 11 July 2009 09:41 AM
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Siding that led from the South Yard to Victoria Dock / Coal Berths

Saturday 11 July 2009 09:41 AM
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South end of the steel terminal

Saturday 11 July 2009 09:39 AM
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'Arc brand Geelong Cement' on the South Yard cement shed (now part of the Melbourne Steel Terminal)

With Wegmann carriage OWA91 stored underneath

Saturday 11 July 2009 09:39 AM
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Open top containers on the ground at the steel terminal

Saturday 11 July 2009 09:36 AM
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