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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

18 June 2011 13:01 PM
Viewed 775 times, 71 times this year)

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

17 April 2011 17:38 PM
Viewed 962 times, 59 times this year)

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

17 April 2011 17:37 PM
Viewed 1170 times
(1 time this week, 71 times this year)

Coupling up to the loaded container wagons at Victoria Dock

28 July 2010 16:17 PM
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Throwing the points for the other road

28 July 2010 16:16 PM
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S302 and GM36 shunt towards the main line at the Westgate Ports siding at Victoria Dock

28 July 2010 16:12 PM
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The bad side of GM36 facing the camera at Victoria Dock

28 July 2010 16:11 PM
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The train heads west at Hoppers Crossing, as the gap in the sun heads east. Bugger!

25 July 2010 16:11 PM
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The train is all MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) 20 foot containers

25 July 2010 15:41 PM
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G521 and T342 enter the Bunbury Street tunnel

25 July 2010 15:40 PM
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Departure from Victoria Dock, El Zorro broad gauge grain hoppers in the other siding

25 July 2010 15:34 PM
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Reach stacker heading back with the container

25 July 2010 13:34 PM
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Collecting another container for the train

25 July 2010 13:34 PM
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Reach stacker heads off to collect another container from the stack

25 July 2010 13:33 PM
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Locos now coupled to the wagons, loading of the train continuing

25 July 2010 13:32 PM
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G521 and T342 shunt at the Westgate Ports siding at Victoria Dock

25 July 2010 13:02 PM
Viewed 900 times
(1 time this week, 75 times this year)

Looking down the Westgate Ports siding at Victoria Dock

17 July 2010 09:46 AM
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Exit end of the Westgate Ports siding, Bolte Bridge in the background

17 July 2010 09:41 AM
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C501 and T386 at the far end of the Westgate Ports siding at Victoria Dock

17 July 2010 09:31 AM
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Loading containers onto the El Zorro mineral sands train at the Westgate Ports siding

17 July 2010 09:30 AM
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All locos B end leading

11 June 2010 16:35 PM
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T342 leads GM36 and T386 on the up Mineral Sands at Brooklyn

11 June 2010 16:35 PM
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Mostly ex-ANR flats at this end of the train

7 March 2010 14:04 PM
Viewed 682 times, 40 times this year)
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