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Steamrail - Members special to Castlemaine, September 2015

September 26, 2015

On September 26, 2015 Steamrail Victoria ran a members special from Newport Workshops to Maldon and return, via Castlemaine and Southern Cross. R711 and K153 ran the train, with K153 being left at Maldon for use over the summer period at the Victorian Goldfields Railway.

Steamrail - Mildura 2009

November 02, 2009

S301, T395 and S313 lead the train of 15 carriages, R761 was added to the train on the return leg between Ballarat and Melbourne (via North Geelong)

Steamrail - Mitcham shuttles, April 2010

April 11, 2010

On 11 April 2010 K153 and K190 ran suburban shuttles between Camberwell and Mitcham.

Steamrail - Mitcham to Mooroolbark shuttles, September 2009

September 20, 2009

K153 on the Melbourne end was push pull with K190 and five wooden carriages

Steamrail - Northern Weekender, 2017

June 12, 2017

Over the June long weekend Steamrail Victoria ran their 'Northern Weekender' tour to Swan Hill and Echuca, with R711, K190, T365 and T364

Steamrail - Northern Weekender, July 2018

June 11, 2018

Over the June long weekend Steamrail Victoria ran their 'Northern Weekender' tour to Swan Hill and Echuca, with R711 and T395 hauling PCP292, Goulburn, SJ282, LAN2354, Moorabool, Werribee, Indi, Coliban, Inman, 67BW, 68BW, and water gin VZVF1.

Steamrail - Northern Weekender, July 2019

Over the June long weekend Steamrail Victoria ran their 'Northern Weekender' tour to Swan Hill and Echuca, with R711 and S313 hauling PCP292, Goulburn, SJ282, Moorabool, 14 BRS, Werribee, Indi, Coliban, Inman,67BW, 68BW, and water gin VZVF1.

Steamrail - R711 test run to Seymour, October 2011

October 29, 2011

R711 headed up to Seymour on Saturday October 29, 2011 - another test and training run after restoration, before she can reenter normal preservation services.

Steamrail - R711 to Seymour, September 2011

September 03, 2011

R711 lead a five car train made up of K and S cars to Seymour and return via the Albion-Jacana goods lines on September 3, 2011

Steamrail - Rail and Sail to Geelong, May 2017

May 21, 2017

K190 led 7 carriages to Geelong and back on 21 May 2017, with passenger having the option to travel one way to/from by boat.

Steamrail - Rail and Sail to Geelong, October 2017

October 22, 2017

K153 led 7 carriages to Geelong and back on 22 October 2017, with passenger having the option to travel one way to/from by boat.

Steamrail - Ride to Pride charter 2014

On 15 November 2014 Steamrail VIctoria ran the 'Ride to Pride' charter from Southern Cross Station to Shapparton, behind heritage diesel locomotives S313 and T364.

Steamrail - Seymour, August 2015

August 22, 2015

On August 22, 2015 Steamrail ran a charter from Southern Cross Station to Seymour and return for the Diamond Valley Railway, featuring D3 639 on a four carriage consist.

Steamrail - Shepparton, September 2015

September 05, 2015

On 5 September 2015 R761 led 702BK, 500AK, 14BRS, 2BS, 9BRS, 11AS and PCP292 on a return trip from Melbourne to Shepparton.

Steamrail - Snow Train, August 2017

August 06, 2017

On August 6, 2017 Steamrail Victoria headed to Traralgon with R761 and R711 for their annual Snow Train. The carriages included PCP292, 212BS, 11AS, 2BS, 14BRS, Moorabool, 700BK, 46BE, 17BE, 38BE, 9BRS, 7ABE, 3ABE, 1BCE

Steamrail - Snow Train, August 2018

August 05, 2018

On August 5, 2018 R711 and R761 led Steamrail's annual Snow Train from Southern Cross to Traralgon and return. The consist was PCP292, 11AS, 2BS, 9BRS, Moorabool, 600BK, 25BE, 12AE, 68BW, 17BE, 38BE, 14BRS, 46BE, 1BCE.

Steamrail - Snow Train, July 2013

July 21, 2013

R761 and R707 lead a 14 car long train from Southern Cross to Traralgon and return, having to run from Newport to Southern Cross via Sunshine and Deer Park due to Regional Rail Link works.

Steamrail - Snow Train, July 2017

July 29, 2017

On July 29, 2017 Steamrail Victoria headed to Traralgon with R761 and R711 for their annual Snow Train. The carriages included PCP292, 212BS, 11AS, 2BS, 14BRS, Moorabool, 700BK, 17BE, 38BE, 9BRS, 7ABE, 3ABE, 1BCE

Steamrail - Snow Train, July 2018

July 28, 2018

On 28 July 2018 R711 and R761 led Steamrail's annual Snow Train from Southern Cross to Traralgon and return. The consist was PCP292, 11AS, 2BS, 9BRS, Moorabool, 600BK, 25BE, 12AE, 3ABE, 17BE, 38BE,14BRS, 46BE and 1BCE.

Steamrail - South Dynon 2010

July 17, 2010

In July 2010 Steamrail stabled locomotives R761, K190 and K153 with a set of carriages at South Dynon for an extended period, due to the railway line between the city and the Steamrail depot at Newport being closed for trackwork.

Steamrail - Steam Spectacular 2017

June 24, 2017

On 25 June 2017 Steamrail ran a triple headed steam special from Melbourne to Ballarat with R761, A2 986 and D3 639, returning via Geelong, with a parallel run between Geelong and Little River.

Steamrail - Suburban Mystery Rambler, February 2009

February 28, 2009

On February 28, 2009 Steamrail ran a 'Suburban Mystery Rambler' tour around Melbourne. Starting at Newport it ran via the goods lines to Tottenham and South Kensington, then to Ashburton, back to South Kensington where it went along the goods lines to Albion and Broadmeadows, and finally to Flinders Street, Frankston and Stony Point. From there it went back through Flinders Street to Sunshine, then via Brooklyn to Newport. T395 and T356 were the locomotives, top and tailing 5 cars.

Steamrail - Suburban Rambler, April 2014

April 06, 2014

On April 6, 2014 Steamrail took diesel Y164 and steam Y112 for a trip around the Melbourne suburbs

Steamrail - Suburban Rambler, August 2009

August 22, 2009

D3 639 ran this train push pull with T356 and Y164 running from Newport to Cranbourne, Upfield, the reversing loop at Melbourne Yard, Craigieburn, Williamstown via the goods lines, then finally back to Newport

Steamrail - Suburban shuttles March 2018

March 25, 2018

On March 25, 2018 Steamrail took their restored Tait set behind steam locomotives A2 986 and K153 for a trip around the Melbourne suburbs. A total of six trips were run out of Flinders Street, to Sunshine, Essendon and Caulfield.

Steamrail - Tocumwal, March 2016

March 19, 2016

On 19 March 2016 T364 lead a short train from Melbourne to Tocumwal and return.

Steamrail - Tocumwal March 2013

March 09, 2013

On March 9, 2013 Steamrail ran a a 11 car train from Melbourne to Tocumwal and return with locomotives S303 and S313. The entire down trip was a few hours late, the train having been timetabled by V/Line into platform 3 at Southern Cross where two S classes cannot fit! After all of the extra shunting was required, V/Line decided that a 40 minute window before the down Shepparton departed was not enough, so we got held until their departure at 0914.

Steamrail - Twin R class to Bendigo, October 2010

October 09, 2010

R761 lead R707 to Bendigo with a train 11 car long train, connecting at Castlemaine for a VGR train.

Steamrail - Warrnambool Westcoaster 2019

October 12, 2019

On 12 October 2019 Steamrail ran their 'Warrnambool Westcoaster' tour from Southern Cross to Warrnambool via Regional Rail Link. Steam locomotive R711 and diesel S313 led the train, made up of carriages PCP 292, 11 AS, 5 AS, Hobsons Bay (269 BZ), Moorabool, 8 AS, 14 BRS, 2 BS, and 600BK.

Steamrail - Western Rambler, April 2013

April 27, 2013

On April 27, 2013 Steamrail ran a 'Western Rambler' tour, with K153 leading T413. It ran from Newport to Sunbury via Sunshine, on to Southern Cross via Brooklyn and the Bunbury Street tunnel, up to Broadmeadows, back to Southern Cross then to Flemington Racecourse, and finally up to Upfield then back to Newport.

Steamrail - Williamstown shuttles 2012

April 29, 2012

On April 29 Steamrail ran a shuttle train between Williamstown and Flinders Street Station for the 2012 Williamstown Festival. K153 and K190 were used push-pull with a five car train, running four return trips.

Steamrail - Williamstown shuttles 2013

April 28, 2013

On April 28, 2013 Steamrail run shuttles from Williamstown to Southern Cross Station, using K153 push-pull with D3 639

Steamrail - Wycheproof Weekender October 2008

October 12, 2008

Steamrail ran a weekender tour from Melbourne to Wycheproof, leaving on Friday night with R761, T356 and S301 and arriving on Saturday morning. The train stabled at Wycheproof station, with S301 taking the train home on Sunday. The train ran early until Maryborough, where it had to wait for the proper departure time. It ran back via the straight, the photos are from Sunday, between Wycheproof and Bacchus Marsh.

Steamrail - Y112 Ballarat shuttles, August 2010

August 22, 2010

On August 21 and 22 2010 Steamrail run steam shuttles out of Ballarat, using K153 and Y112 push-pull on a rake of timber bodied BW carriages.

Steamrail - Y112 Geelong shuttles, April 2011

April 17, 2011

T356, Y112 and D3 639 ran shuttles around Geelong on April 16th and 17th. The diesel was only used on the first morning, Y112 having run light engine from Ballarat for the occasion.

Steamrail - Y112 transfer, November 2015

November 07, 2015

On November 07, 2015 Y112 was transferred from Ballarat East to Newport Workshops for repairs, traveling via North Geelong and the new Regional Rail Link tracks.

Steamrail Dimboola

October 01, 2019

Steamrail Victoria maintains a fleet of standard gauge carriages around the turntable at Dimboola.

Steamrail Victoria - Geelong 'Rail and Sail' May 2018

May 06, 2018

On May 6, 2018 Steamrail ran a 'Rail and Sail' trip from Melbourne to Geelong and return behind A2 986.

Steamrail Victoria - Geelong 'Rail and Sail' October 2018

October 21, 2018

On October 21, 2018 Steamrail ran a 'Rail and Sail' trip from Melbourne to Geelong and return behind R761. 600 BK, 14 BRS, 17 BE, 68 BW, 38 BE, 46 BE and 1 BCE made up the train.

Steamrail Victoria - Geelong 'Rail and Sail' October 2019

October 27, 2019

On October 27, 2019 Steamrail ran a 'Rail and Sail' trip from Melbourne to Geelong and return behind K190. PCP292, Hobsons Bay (269 BZ), 14 BRS, 600 BK, 7 ABE, 38 BE, 25 BE, 17 BE, and 1 BCE made up the train.

Steamranger

October 04, 2019

Steamranger runs trains trains on the broad gauge Mount Barker - Goolwa - Victor Harbor railway line. The 'Cockle Train' runs regularly on the Goolwa - Victor Harbor section, their main depot is at Mount Barker.

Stonyford derailment -September 2009

September 21, 2009

On the night of Saturday 12 September 2009 the evening down Warrnambool service hat a pine tree that had fallen over the line, lead loco N452 ended up on it's side and at a 90 degree angle to the line, second loco N456 managed to stay coupled even through it came off the rails. Four out of the five cars came off the rails, the rear two were removed on the Monday, the other three were lifted on Tuesday then taken away by rail on Wednesday.

Stony Point line

August 26, 2018

The Stony Point line is an orphan on the Melbourne suburban network, being an isolated shuttle service without electrification. A class diesel locomotives hauling MTH carriages were the usual consist for a decade, until replaced by Sprinter railcars in 2008. Trains running the service run empty cars between Frankston and Southern Cross for maintenance

Stored locomotives at North Geelong Yard

February 07, 2010

In 2009 Pacific National started putting their older P, T, H and Y class locomotives into storage at North Geelong Yard, the units redundant following the downturn in broad gauge traffic and the availability of newer and more powerful XR and G class units. In 2010 more locomotives arrived, taking the collection to Y119, T399, H2, T388, P21, P23, T402, Y171, H3, H5 and Y174. In 2015 the locomotives were sold to Ettamogah Rail Hub, and transferred dead attached to the SRHC depot in Seymour for reactivation.

Stored trams at Newport Workshops

May 30, 2018

With W class trams heritage listed and unable to be scrapped or exported to tram museums overseas, Newport Workshops has become a dumping ground while they wait a final home.

Stuck van at the Swanston Street tram stop

A delivery driver headed north up Swanston Street came to the end of the road at Bourke Street, and decided to drive down the bike lane. He ended up driving his van the edge of the tram stop platform, getting stuck on the tram tracks. Northbound trams on Swanston Street had to run 'bang road' to the Flinders Lane crossover to escape the obstruction, with services delayed for 40 minutes until a tilt tray track was able to extract his vehicle from the predicament.

Sugar cane tramways of Queensland

April 22, 2015

Across Far North Queensland multiple networks of 2 foot gauge tramways cross the countryside, linking sugar cane farms to sugar mills in nearby towns. Along the way they cross the main North Coast railway via diamond crossings and drawbridges.