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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 1467 times
(12 times this month, 65 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
Viewed 1516 times
(6 times this month, 37 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
Viewed 1958 times
(6 times this month, 53 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
Viewed 1422 times
(2 times this month, 40 times this year)

Throwing the points for the other road

Wednesday 28 July 2010 16:16 PM
Viewed 1252 times
(7 times this month, 43 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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(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 47 times this year)

The bad side of GM36 facing the camera at Victoria Dock

Wednesday 28 July 2010 16:11 PM
Viewed 1377 times
(4 times this month, 44 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
Viewed 1268 times
(5 times this month, 31 times this year)

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

Sunday 25 July 2010 15:41 PM
Viewed 2037 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 31 times this year)

G521 and T342 enter the Bunbury Street tunnel

Sunday 25 July 2010 15:40 PM
Viewed 2167 times
(6 times this month, 44 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
Viewed 1340 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 46 times this year)

Reach stacker heading back with the container

Sunday 25 July 2010 13:34 PM
Viewed 1903 times
(2 times this week, 4 times this month, 41 times this year)

Collecting another container for the train

Sunday 25 July 2010 13:34 PM
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(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 29 times this year)

Reach stacker heads off to collect another container from the stack

Sunday 25 July 2010 13:33 PM
Viewed 1741 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 43 times this year)

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

Sunday 25 July 2010 13:32 PM
Viewed 1241 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 36 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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(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 42 times this year)

Looking down the Westgate Ports siding at Victoria Dock

Saturday 17 July 2010 09:46 AM
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(1 time this week, 12 times this month, 62 times this year)

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

Saturday 17 July 2010 09:41 AM
Viewed 1175 times
(2 times this month, 44 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
Viewed 1153 times
(2 times this week, 5 times this month, 40 times this year)

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

Saturday 17 July 2010 09:30 AM
Viewed 1173 times
(4 times this month, 36 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
Viewed 1395 times
(5 times this month, 40 times this year)

All locos B end leading

Friday 11 June 2010 16:35 PM
Viewed 1307 times
(1 time this month, 35 times this year)

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

Friday 11 June 2010 16:35 PM
Viewed 1535 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 41 times this year)

Mostly ex-ANR flats at this end of the train

Sunday 7 March 2010 14:04 PM
Viewed 1121 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 32 times this year)
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Viewed 8450 times (7 times this week, 62 times this month, 228 times this year)