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Preserved and heritage carriages

4 December 2022

Photos of carriages operated by various heritage railway groups.

707 Operations - Grainlander to Sea Lake, November 2022

13 November 2022

On the weekend of 11-13 November 2022 707 Operations ran their 'The Grainlander' train to Sea Lake with N451 leading S306 on the train.

Bellarine Railway

12 November 2022

The Bellarine Railway operates between Queenscliff and Drysdale on the Bellarine Peninsula, outside Geelong. Once a broad gauge line that closed in 1978, it is now regauged to 3"6' and has a wide variety of narrow gauge rolling stock from around Australia

Steamrail Victoria - Geelong 'Rail and Sail' November 2022

6 November 2022

On 6 November 2022 Steamrail ran a 'Rail and Sail' trip from Melbourne to Geelong and return behind R711.

SRHC - Cruise Express 'Grand Rail and Sail' November 2022

6 November 2022

On Sunday 6 November 2022 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran a special train from Melbourne to Albury transporting passengers on the Cruise Express 'Grand Rail and Sail ' tour of Victoria and NSW. S303 and T357 lead the train, made up of Parlor Car, 1BS, 4AS, 3AS, 11BS, 1CS and ex-V/Line power van 10PZ.

SRHC locomotive transfers

1 November 2022

From time to time Seymour Railway Heritage Centre locomotives are transferred light engine to Melbourne, ready for hire to private rail freight operators.

Steamrail - Warrnambool Westcoaster, 2022

29 October 2022

On Saturday 29th October 2022 steam locomotives A2 986 and R761 ran the 'Warrnambool Westcoaster' trip from Melbourne to Warrnambool and return. The train ran with the R class at the rear of the train as far as Camperdown, serving as a bank engine on the steep climb upgrade in the Geelong Tunnel. The remainder of the trip double headed to Warrnambool, as well back to Melbourne.

Junee Roundhouse Railway Museum

12 October 2022

The former Junee Locomotive Depot at Junee on the Main South railway on New South Wales is now the home of the Junee Roundhouse Railway Museum and the privately operated Junee Railway Workshops.

Rail Motor Society - Griffith tour 2022

10 October 2022

On the weekend of 6-10 October 2022 the Rail Motor Society, Paterson ran a trip to Griffith in the Riverina for Cruise Express.

Goulburn Crookwell Heritage Railway

7 October 2022

The Goulburn Crookwell Heritage Railway is based at the Crookwell railway station, terminus of the short Goulburn to Crookwell branch line.

Sydney Tramway Museum

5 October 2022

Located south of Sydney at Loftus, the museum has an extensive collection of trams from Sydney, other cities in Australia, plus a few from elsewhere in the world. It operates two lengths of track: one heading 1.5 km towards Sutherland, the other heading 2 km into the Royal National Park.

Transport Heritage Expo 2022

2 October 2022

On 1-2 October 2022 the NSW Transport Heritage Expo was held at Central Station in Sydney, featuring heritage trains on display, as well as rides on steam, diesel, and electric rolling stock.

Lachlan Valley Railway Goulburn-Tarago shuttles

1 October 2022

On the weekend of 1-3 October 2022 the Lachlan Valley Railway operated shuttles between Goulburn and Tarago to conincide with the Streamliners 2022 event.

Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre

1 October 2022

The Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre is a heritage-listed former railway workshops and now museum located on the Main Southern line in Goulburn.

Streamliners 2022

1 October 2022

Streamliners 2022 was haled in Goulburn on 1-3 October NSW to celebrate 70 years of the classic Australian Streamliner locomotives.

Junee Roundhouse 75th anniversary

29 September 2022

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Junee Roundhouse a weekend celebration was held on 1-3 October, 2022. Lachlan Valley Railway ran shuttles from Junee to Coolamon, Cootamundra via the Bethungra Spiral, and Wagga.

Southern Aurora Memorial Garden

29 September 2022

Located opposite Violet Town station the garden commemorates the crash of the Southern Aurora passenger train in February 1969, and was officially opened on the 10th February 2019. Ex-Southern Aurora carriage NAM 2337 forms part of the display.

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre depot

29 September 2022

The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre restores and manages a fleet of heritage locomotives and rolling stock. Their depot is at Seymour station beside the locomotive depot

707 Operations - Grainlander to Nullawil, September 2022

4 September 2022

On the weekend of 2-4 September 2022 707 Operations ran their 'The Grainlander' train to Sea Lake, Wycheproof and Nullawil with R707 leading A66 on the train.

Newport Workshops: Downer Group and Siemens Rail

3 September 2022

Newport Workshops is the main railway heavy repair and maintenance facility in Melbourne. The eastern side is occupied by EDI Rail and Siemens, while the older buildings in West Block are occupied by heritage operators Steamrail Victoria and 707 Operations. The East Block is used as storage by VicTrack. Photos include some from a tour of the EDI section featuring the locomotive, bogie and wheel shops.

Newport Railway Museum

3 September 2022

Located off Champion Road in North Williamstown, the Newport Railway Museum hosts an open air collection of steam, diesel and electric trains from the railways of Victoria, alongside other railway exhibits. The ARHS operated railway museum was established in 1962, and was closed to public access 2010-2014 due to visitor safety concerns, but has since reopened and seen upgrades to place exhibits undercover.

Steamrail - Cruise Express charter 2022

17 August 2022

On Wednesday 17 August 2022 Steamrail Victoria ran a special train from Southern Cross to Geelong and Winchelsea, then back to Newport, transporting passengers on the Cruise Express 'Grand Southern Loop' tour of NSW, South Australia and Victoria. A66 lead the train, made up of PCP292, Moorabool, 14BRS, and two more BS carriages.

SRHC - Cruise Express 'Grand Southern Loop' August 2022

15 August 2022

On Monday 15 August 2022 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran a special train from Stawell to Broadmeadows transporting passengers on the Cruise Express 'Grand Southern Loop' tour of NSW, South Australia and Victoria. N460 lead the train, made up of 1CS, 3AS, 4AS, 11BS, 1BS and Parlor Car.

707 Operations - 'The Gracelander' to Bendigo 2022

9 July 2022

On Saturday 9 July 2022 R707 and A66 led 'The Gracelander' train from Southern Cross to Bendigo and return.

Steamrail Victoria - Steam & Tait Parallel Run 2022

3 July 2022

On Sunday 3 July 2022 Steamrail Victoria sent two trains around Melbourne - the Tait set and push-pull steam led by K183 and K100 - running parallel out to Ringwood and Sunshine.

Steamrail Victoria - Eureka Express, 25 June 2022

25 June 2022

On Sunday 25 June 2022 R711 and K183 led Steamrail Victoria's 'Eureka Express' train from Southern Cross Station to Ballarat, via Bacchus Marsh on the way there, and North Geelong and Tarneit on the way home. The consist was VZVF1, PCP292, 5AS, 8AS, 14BRS, 7ABE, 25BE, 38BE, 46BE, 17BE, 68BW.

Steamrail Victoria - Eureka Express, 11 June 2022

11 June 2022

On Saturday 11 June 2022 R761 led Steamrail Victoria's 'Eureka Express' train from Southern Cross Station to Ballarat, via Bacchus Marsh on the way there, and North Geelong and Tarneit on the way home. The consist was 25BE - 7ABE - 14BRS - 11AS - 12AE - 38BE.

Steamrail Victoria - Y112 transfer from Geelong 2022

9 June 2022

On 9 June 2022 heritage steam locomotive Y112 returned from Geelong to Newport with open wagon VOAF 9. The train had been stuck in Geelong for repairs after running into trouble after a weekend running shuttles at the Ballarat Heritage Weekend.

Rail Motor Society - Tri State tour 2022

30 May 2022

In May 2022 the Rail Motor Society, Paterson ran a 10 day grand tour using 620/720 railcars NPF621 & NTC721 across three states - from Sydney west to Broken Hill and Adelaide, back east through Murray Bridge and Horsham to Melbourne, then back north via Albury and Wagga Wagga.

SRHC - Wimmera Weekender 2022

21 May 2022

In May 2022 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran their standard gauge 'Wimmera Weekender' tour from Seymour to Murtoa and north along the Hopetoun line. S303, T357 and P22 hauled the train, made up of 1CS, 11BS, 1BS, 3AS, 4AS, and Parlor Car.

707 Operations - Castlemaine charter, May 2022

15 May 2022

On Sunday 15 May 2022 R707 lead a short train from Newport Workshops to Castlemaine via Brooklyn for a private charter. The train was made up of PCP 294 – BK 708 – CLUB 1 – BRS 224 – CP 35.

707 Operations - Grainlander to Nullawil, May 2022

8 May 2022

Friday 6 May 2022 R707, H3 and H5 led the 707 Operations 'Grainlander' weekender train to Sea Lake, Wycheproof and Nullawil, returning to Melbourne on Sunday 8 May 2022. The consist was VOAF 100 - PCP 294 - ACZ 255 - BZ 270 - BRS 224 - BK 708 - JTA 6 - Club 1 - SJ 284 - NAM 2336 - LAN 2354 - LAN 2352 - Wando.

St James Rail - Southern Aurora 60th anniversary 2022

24 April 2022

In April 2022 St James Rail operated a special six day rail cruise from Sydney to Melbourne and return to make the 60th anniversary of the Southern Aurora. Heritage locomotives S303, P22 and T357 led the train

Steamrail Victoria - Geelong 'Rail and Sail' April 2022

24 April 2022

On 24 April 2022 Steamrail ran a 'Rail and Sail' trip from Melbourne to Geelong and return behind K183.

Steamrail - Bendigo Steam Weekend 2022

15 April 2022

For the 2022 Easter long weekend Steamrail sent A2 986 and T356 from Melbourne to Bendigo on Friday 15 April, running steam shuttles out of Echuca on Easter Saturday and from Bendigo on Eastern Sunday, before sending N456 and S313 from Melbourne to Bendigo on Monday 18 April, to run two separate trains back to Melbourne that evening.

DERMPAV - Outer Suburban tour, April 2022

10 April 2022

After years of no tours thanks to Covid-19, on Sunday 10 April 2022 RM58 went for a suburban tour to Mernda, Williamstown, Sandringham, Sunshine, Brooklyn, Werribee, Little River, and back to Southern Cross via Brooklyn and Sunshine again.

707 Operations - 'The Winelander' to Castlemaine, April 2022

2 April 2022

On Saturday 2 April 2022 R707 and S306 lead 'The Winelander' special train from Southern Cross to Castlemaine and return, carriages including PCP 294 –BRS 224 – BK 708 – Club 1 - BS 215 – BS 212 – JTA 6.

Steamrail - Moorabbin Bayside Shuttles 2022

27 March 2022

On Sunday 27 March 2022 A2 986 and K153 as 'K100' ran steam shuttles from Moorabbin to Kananook and return, with carriages 17 BE, 25 BE, 7 ABE, 38 BE, 46 BE.

Steamrail Open Day 2022

13 March 2022

On the Labor Day long weekend in March 2022 Steamrail Victoria held their bi-annual open day at the Newport Workshops, with a variety of steam locomotives in operation alongside diesel and electric locomotives.

SRHC - Captain's Choice charter to Warrnambool, March 2022

6 March 2022

On 6 March 2022 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran a charter train from Warrnambool to Melbourne on behalf of Captain's Choice tours, who were running a six day regional Victoria and silo art tour. The train was transferred the night before via Melbourne Yard and Sunshine.

Elecrail - Tait train to Belgrave and Essendon, February 2022

26 February 2022

With testing of the Tai set complete, on Saturday 26 February 2022 it went to Essendon, Belgrave, Upper Ferntree Gully, then back to Belgrave and Essendon with Steamrail volunteers and invited guests.

SRHC - Ararat Western Daylight tour 2022

26 February 2022

On Saturday 26 February 2022 SRHC ran their 'Western Daylight' tour from Seymour to Ararat via Melbourne. C501 led T357 and P22 with the standard gauge converted Spirit of Progress consist.

Steamrail - Otway Explorer, 2022

12 February 2022

On Saturday 12 February 2022 S313 and N458 led Steamrail Victoria's 'Otway Explorer' train from Southern Cross to Warrnambool and return. The consist was PCP292 - 5AS - Moorabool - 9BRS - 25BE - 7ABE - 38BE - 46BE

Newport Workshops: Steamrail and 707 Operations

9 February 2022

Steamrail Victoria and 707 Operations have a large rolling stock fleet based at the West Block of Newport Workshops in Melbourne

Yarra Valley Tourist Railway

30 December 2021

The Yarra Valley Tourist Railway operates out of Healesville, and are progressivly restoring the railway line back to Yarra Glen, Coldstream and Lilydale.

Steamrail - 2021 members special to Bendigo

19 December 2021

On 19 December 2021 A66 lead Steamrail Victoria's members special train to Bendigo. The tran was made up of PCP 292, Moorabool, 269 BZ, 14 BRS, 17 BE, 25 BE, 46 BE, 68 BW, 1BCE,
18 CE.

707 Operations - 'Picnic Express' to Bacchus Marsh 2021

28 November 2021

707 Operations ran four 'Picnic Express' trains from Southern Cross to Bacchus Marsh and return over two weekends in November 2021. Steam locomotive R707 and diesel Y127 freshly repainted in V/Line livery hauling the train made up of PCP 294, BZ 270, BRS 224, Club Car 1 and CP 35. The train ran empty to the Maddingley Sidings, while R707 was turned on the turntable at Bacchus Marsh.

Steamrail - Sandringham suburban shuttles 2021

28 November 2021

On 10 and 11 November 2021 K183 and K153 ran suburban shuttles from Flinders Street Station to Sandringham. The train was made up with carriages 17BE, 46BE, 7ABE, 25BE and 1 BCE.

Steamrail - K183 to Gheringhap, November 2021

13 November 2021

On 13 November 2021 K183 completed a test run to Gheringhap and Geelong following a restoration to service, hauling carriages 1BCE, 38BE, 46BE and water gin VZVF 1.

Steamrail - K183 test runs, October 2021

6 November 2021

In 2021 Steamrail completed the return to service of steam locomotive K183 following a fatal level crossing accident, with a number of light engine test runs made between Newport and Sunshine, followed by a test run to Gheringhap and Geelong.