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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.

Dark skies left behind for a while

Wednesday 14 October 2009 16:25 PM
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The sun as finally out for the climb out of Emu

Wednesday 14 October 2009 16:24 PM
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Stopped in the loop at Emu near the 279 km post

Wednesday 14 October 2009 16:23 PM
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Colourful containers at the tail end

Wednesday 14 October 2009 16:12 PM
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Paralleling the road approaching Emu

Wednesday 14 October 2009 16:12 PM
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The sun is still not playing nice

Wednesday 14 October 2009 16:05 PM
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Departing Bealiba, signalling cables still on a pole line

Wednesday 14 October 2009 16:05 PM
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Headed downgrade at the 259 km post

Wednesday 14 October 2009 15:58 PM
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I discovered that Bealiba Bank was back there a bit...

Wednesday 14 October 2009 15:58 PM
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Green signal for the Mildura line

Wednesday 14 October 2009 15:45 PM
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A few grain wagons in the yard

Wednesday 14 October 2009 15:44 PM
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Running through the disused platform at Dunolly

Wednesday 14 October 2009 15:44 PM
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Passing the grain silos either side of the line

Wednesday 14 October 2009 15:44 PM
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Dropping downgrade into Dunolly

Wednesday 14 October 2009 15:43 PM
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Finallly caught up by Bet Bet - there are some hopeless drivers in Maryborough

Wednesday 14 October 2009 15:36 PM
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Crew change at Maryborough that blocked the level crossing for 10 minutes, mostly grain wagons in the yard along with a few cement ones

Wednesday 14 October 2009 15:19 PM
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Arriving into Maryborough

Wednesday 14 October 2009 15:19 PM
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Out near Daisy Hill with the sun gone again

Wednesday 14 October 2009 15:11 PM
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Heavier loading up the rear

Wednesday 14 October 2009 15:04 PM
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Only a few reefers on the train

Wednesday 14 October 2009 15:04 PM
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The sun finally comes out near Daisy Hill

Wednesday 14 October 2009 15:04 PM
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On the outskirts of Talbot

Wednesday 14 October 2009 14:57 PM
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Coming out of the valley outside Clunes

Wednesday 14 October 2009 14:47 PM
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Clunes station all abandoned

Wednesday 14 October 2009 14:42 PM
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