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NSWRTM - Southern Aurora 50th anniversary recreation, May 2012

On May 26, 2012 the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum ran a special 50th anniversary recreation of the Southern Aurora from Sydney to Melbourne. Heritage locomotives 4490 and 4306 led the train.

4490 leads 4306 through Sunshine bound for Melbourne

May 26, 2012 12:27 PM
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The blue neon 'Southern Aurora' signboard at the rear of the train

May 26, 2012 12:27 PM
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4490 does the usual Alco exhaust trick on arrival at Southern Cross

May 26, 2012 12:50 PM
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Crew cutting 4490 and 4306 off from the carriages outside Southern Cross

May 26, 2012 12:54 PM
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4306 gets shunted off the consist, 4490 having already headed into Southern Cross

May 26, 2012 12:57 PM
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4490 sits in the Southern Cross motorail dock, as 4306 shunts into the run around road

May 26, 2012 13:01 PM
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4490 heads back onto the carriages outside Southern Cross

The driver still at the number 1 end, another crew member looks out the leading end

May 26, 2012 13:04 PM
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4490 brings the carriages into Southern Cross

May 26, 2012 13:09 PM
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4306 sits in the run around road, as 4490 brings the carriages in

May 26, 2012 13:11 PM
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'Southern Aurora' neon sign at the rear

May 26, 2012 13:12 PM
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4306 runs around the consist at Southern Cross

May 26, 2012 13:20 PM
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Setting back onto the north end of the consist with 4306

May 26, 2012 13:22 PM
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4306 leading the empty car move over to Dynon

May 26, 2012 13:46 PM
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Tail end of the empty car move, with 4490 at Moonee Ponds Creek

May 26, 2012 13:51 PM
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