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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

A mixed consist - ZQRX, ZQLX, ZDXF, ZQLX, ZQRX, something ex-ANR, then another ZQLX

Sunday 7 March 2010 14:04 PM
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Note this is the 'good' side of GM36 (the other side is covered in grey patches)

Sunday 7 March 2010 14:04 PM
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First time I have been able to get this train in ages

Sunday 7 March 2010 14:04 PM
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S302 leads GM36 on the down mineral sand train at Altona Junction

Sunday 7 March 2010 14:04 PM
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Tail end of the train, mostly ex-ANR flat wagons

Monday 7 December 2009 19:43 PM
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S300 seeming to be doing more of the work

Monday 7 December 2009 19:42 PM
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Around the curve towards Moorabool

Monday 7 December 2009 19:42 PM
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Climbing up the Cowies Creek Valley

Monday 7 December 2009 19:42 PM
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A big load of empty 20 footer MSC containers trail T342 and S300 on the mineral sands train through North Shore

Monday 7 December 2009 19:33 PM
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Under grey skies Portland bound

Monday 7 December 2009 19:33 PM
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T342 and S300 lead the mineral sands train through North Shore

Monday 7 December 2009 19:32 PM
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Powering away from Gheringhap

Friday 14 August 2009 17:32 PM
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Headed into the sunset towards the former station

Friday 14 August 2009 17:20 PM
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An easy load of 20 empty container flats

Friday 14 August 2009 17:20 PM
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GM36 leads S300 upgrade at Moorabool

Friday 14 August 2009 17:20 PM
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Illuka mineral sands processing plant at Hamilton

Saturday 30 May 2009 17:56 PM
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Passing the water column at Branxholme

Saturday 30 May 2009 17:34 PM
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Smoking it up at Branxholme

Saturday 30 May 2009 17:34 PM
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Last glimmer of light at Branxholme

Saturday 30 May 2009 17:34 PM
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Containers streaking through the sunset

Saturday 30 May 2009 17:22 PM
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The light continues to fade approaching Branxholme

Saturday 30 May 2009 17:22 PM
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Headed into a bright red sunset

Saturday 30 May 2009 17:16 PM
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Passing the Illuka mineral sands plant at Hamilton

Saturday 30 May 2009 17:16 PM
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