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Mineral sands train

The mineral sands train is 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

June 18, 2011 13:01 PM
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Mineral sands train heads west at North Geelong, as a GWA grain departs the grain loop

April 17, 2011 17:38 PM
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Three flats tops?! T342, TL155 and TL152 lead the down mineral sands through North Geelong

April 17, 2011 17:37 PM
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Coupling up to the loaded container wagons at Victoria Dock

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 25, 2010 13:02 PM
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All locos B end leading

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

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

March 07, 2010 14:04 PM
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A mixed consist - ZQRX, ZQLX, ZDXF, ZQLX, ZQRX, something ex-ANR, then another ZQLX

March 07, 2010 14:04 PM
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Note this is the 'good' side of GM36 (the other side is covered in grey patches)

March 07, 2010 14:04 PM
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First time I have been able to get this train in ages

March 07, 2010 14:04 PM
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S302 leads GM36 on the down mineral sand train at Altona Junction

March 07, 2010 14:04 PM
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