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Pacific National broad gauge Mildura freight

The Mildura freight runs from Merbein (just north of the town) to Melbourne and return for Wakefield Transport. The train is made up of standard and refrigerated containers, as well as a small amount of cement loading. Until recent years oil tankers, louvre vans and LCL containers were also attached to the train. With gauge conversion of the Mildura line, in late 2017 the service was rerouted to serve a temporary freight terminal at Manangatang on the parallel Robinvale line, with a standard gauge service taking over in mid 2018.

The pair of G classes still easily powering along

Wednesday 27 January 2010 20:06 PM
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Climbing out of the big dipper outside Ballan

Wednesday 27 January 2010 20:06 PM
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Now headed up Ingliston Bank

Wednesday 27 January 2010 20:02 PM
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Moon already out as the sun drops

Wednesday 27 January 2010 19:47 PM
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Entering the loop road to cross an up pass

Wednesday 27 January 2010 19:47 PM
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G527 and G525 on top of the world at Bank Box

Wednesday 27 January 2010 19:45 PM
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Around the last curve into Bank Box

Wednesday 27 January 2010 19:45 PM
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Winding upgrade towards Bank Box

Wednesday 27 January 2010 19:38 PM
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Running around the Horseshoe Curve - I should have shuffled over a bit to the right...

Wednesday 27 January 2010 19:37 PM
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Cut off at the pass (or the LXing) - the double Gs are already climbing upgrade from the 'Marsh

Wednesday 27 January 2010 19:33 PM
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Tail end of the train - I had better get moving again!

Wednesday 27 January 2010 19:29 PM
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Containers winding their way downgrade

Wednesday 27 January 2010 19:29 PM
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Bah - the freight has beat me to the Parwan Curves

Wednesday 27 January 2010 19:29 PM
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Powering away, having crossed over Kororoit Creek and cleared the Sunshine curve

Wednesday 27 January 2010 18:58 PM
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More containers located on the rear portion

Wednesday 27 January 2010 18:58 PM
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Headed into the sun towards Ardeer station

Wednesday 27 January 2010 18:57 PM
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A lot of empty wagons behind the locos

Wednesday 27 January 2010 18:57 PM
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G527 leads the train out of Sunshine bound for Bacchus Marsh and onwards

Wednesday 27 January 2010 18:57 PM
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N455 passes G527 and G525 at Middle Footscray

Wednesday 27 January 2010 18:32 PM
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Passing the parachute water tank at the down end

Wednesday 14 October 2009 16:44 PM
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Leaving the silos behind at St Arnaud

Wednesday 14 October 2009 16:43 PM
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Running through the yard, still under a sunbeam

Wednesday 14 October 2009 16:43 PM
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Coming into St Arnaud - automatic signal for the crossing still showing green...

Wednesday 14 October 2009 16:43 PM
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Still climbing upgrade

Wednesday 14 October 2009 16:25 PM
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