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El Zorro mineral sands train

The mineral sands train was operated by El Zorro and runs on an irregular basis between Melbourne and Portland, to transport titanium and zircon mineral sands processed by Iluka Resources at Hamilton

T385 and C501 await departure from the Victoria Dock sidings

Saturday 18 June 2011 13:01 PM
Viewed 1541 times
(2 times this week, 8 times this month, 139 times this year)

Mineral sands train heads west at North Geelong, as a GWA grain departs the grain loop

Sunday 17 April 2011 17:38 PM
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(4 times this month, 87 times this year)

Three flats tops?! T342, TL155 and TL152 lead the down mineral sands through North Geelong

Sunday 17 April 2011 17:37 PM
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(8 times this month, 137 times this year)

GM36 and S302 coupling up to container wagons for the mineral sands train at Victoria Dock

Wednesday 28 July 2010 16:17 PM
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(4 times this month, 98 times this year)

Throwing the points for the other road

Wednesday 28 July 2010 16:16 PM
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(4 times this month, 94 times this year)

S302 and GM36 shunt towards the main line at the Westgate Ports siding at Victoria Dock

Wednesday 28 July 2010 16:12 PM
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(5 times this month, 114 times this year)

The bad side of GM36 facing the camera at Victoria Dock

Wednesday 28 July 2010 16:11 PM
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(4 times this month, 106 times this year)

The train heads west at Hoppers Crossing, as the gap in the sun heads east. Bugger!

Sunday 25 July 2010 16:11 PM
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(5 times this month, 87 times this year)

The train is all MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) 20 foot containers

Sunday 25 July 2010 15:41 PM
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(5 times this month, 83 times this year)

G521 and T342 enter the Bunbury Street tunnel

Sunday 25 July 2010 15:40 PM
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(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 104 times this year)

G521 and T342 depart from Victoria Dock on the mineral sands train

El Zorro broad gauge grain hoppers in the other siding

Sunday 25 July 2010 15:34 PM
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(5 times this month, 104 times this year)

Reach stacker heading back with the container

Sunday 25 July 2010 13:34 PM
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(4 times this month, 100 times this year)

Collecting another container for the train

Sunday 25 July 2010 13:34 PM
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(3 times this month, 73 times this year)

Reach stacker heads off to collect another container from the stack

Sunday 25 July 2010 13:33 PM
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(4 times this month, 104 times this year)

Locos now coupled to the wagons, loading of the train continuing

Sunday 25 July 2010 13:32 PM
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(4 times this month, 85 times this year)

G521 and T342 shunt at the Westgate Ports siding at Victoria Dock

Sunday 25 July 2010 13:02 PM
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(3 times this month, 96 times this year)

Looking down the Westgate Ports siding at Victoria Dock

Saturday 17 July 2010 09:46 AM
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(5 times this month, 133 times this year)

Exit end of the Westgate Ports siding, Bolte Bridge in the background

Saturday 17 July 2010 09:41 AM
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(4 times this month, 105 times this year)

C501 and T386 at the far end of the Westgate Ports siding at Victoria Dock

Saturday 17 July 2010 09:31 AM
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(5 times this month, 99 times this year)

Loading containers onto the El Zorro mineral sands train at the Westgate Ports siding

Saturday 17 July 2010 09:30 AM
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(3 times this month, 86 times this year)

A mixed bag of wagons in the consist, including five newer orange ones, and lot of older junk

Friday 11 June 2010 16:36 PM
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(8 times this month, 111 times this year)

All locos B end leading

Friday 11 June 2010 16:35 PM
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(4 times this month, 86 times this year)

T342 leads GM36 and T386 on the up Mineral Sands at Brooklyn

Friday 11 June 2010 16:35 PM
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(6 times this month, 101 times this year)

Mostly ex-ANR flats at this end of the train

Sunday 7 March 2010 14:04 PM
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(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 82 times this year)
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