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Steamrail - R711 test run to Seymour, October 2011

29 October 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.

K190 transfer to Castlemaine, 2011

29 October 2011

On 29 October 2011 Steamrail steam locomotive K190 was transferred from Newport to Castlemaine, to help out over summer at the Victorian Goldfields Railway

Steamrail - Double R class to Bendigo, September 2011

17 September 2011

R707 and R761 lead a 10 car train from Melbourne to Bendigo and return, connecting with a special train on the Victorian Goldfields Railway at Castlemaine. The train ran arrived back in Melbourne an hour early, skipping the timetabled crosses after V/Line cancelled most of their trains due to a power failure in Melbourne.

DERMPAV - Melbourne suburban trip, August 2011

27 August 2011

On August 27, 2011 the Diesel Electric Rail Motor Preservation Association of Victoria took RM58 from Southern Cross to Upfield, Alamein, Belgrave and Lilydale.

NSW Rail Transport Museum Thirlmere

13 May 2011

New South Wales Rail Transport Museum, located at Thirlmere.

Steamrail - Y112 Geelong shuttles, April 2011

17 April 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 - Ballarat East depot

26 March 2011

Stored trains at the Ballarat East locomotive depot

SRHC locomotive transfers

19 March 2011

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

DERMPAV - RM58 test run February 2011

21 February 2011

RM58 has been restored by DERM Preservation Association of Victoria and went out for a test run on February 21 from Newport to Melbourne Yard and return.

SRHC - Hills to the Bay tour January 2011

22 January 2011

T378 and T357 hauled the train, with State Car 4, Mitta Mitta, and a small collection of S and E carriages - a shorter train than other years.

SRHC - 2010 fireworks special

31 December 2010

S303 and B74 lead a special train for SRHC members between Seymour and Melbourne on New Years Eve.

SRHC - Maryborough picnic train, December 2010

11 December 2010

On December 11, 2010 SRHC ran their "picnic train" consist from Seymour to Maryborough via Melbourne, North Geelong and Ballarat.

Steamrail - Geelong November 2010

14 November 2010

K153 lead 5 cars to Geelong and back, BRS in the middle of the consist, with four wooden cars making up the rest of the train.

Steamrail - Cup Weekender October 2010

30 October 2010

Running from Melbourne to Quambatook and Sea Lake over the Melbourne Cup weekend, the consist was S313 - S301 - PCP - Goulburn - LAN - Moorabool - BZ - BRS - Werribee - Indi - Coliban - Inman - AK - BCE.

Steamrail - Bendigo Cup charter 2010

27 October 2010

A charter operated by Steamrail Victoria on behalf of Southern Cross Television, for the Bendigo Cup. The consist was PCP292, 11AS, 14BRS, Moorabool, and BZ269 ('Hobsons Bay').

SRHC / Steamrail - Tastes of the Goulburn 2010

16 October 2010

SRHC ran shuttles north from Seymour with T357 and T413, while Steamrail ran a train from Melbourne to Seymour with R761. After their arrival T413 was replaced on the shuttles by R761.

Steamrail - Twin R class to Bendigo, October 2010

9 October 2010

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

Steamrail - Y112 Ballarat shuttles, August 2010

22 August 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.

Steam locomotive J539 preserved at Dimboola

27 June 2010

Steam locomotive J539 is now statically preserved in a park in Dimboola

Malvern tram depot centenary

30 May 2010

Malvern Depot celebrated its centenary on 30 May 2010 when it hosted a function to commemorate the opening of the Prahran and Malvern Tramways Trust on 30 May 1910. Former P&MTT trams 44 and 84 were brought from Bendigo for the occasion with 44 running several special trips between the depot and Dandenong Road.

Steamrail - Mitcham shuttles, April 2010

11 April 2010

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

Steamrail - Good Friday Appeal 2010

2 April 2010

Steamrail ran a train to Southern Cross Station to put on display as part of the Good Friday Appeal fundraiser

SEC Railway

6 March 2010

Photos of the SEC electric locomotive and coal hoppers preserved at PowerWorks in Morwell, used in the Yallourn open cut and the Interconnecting Railway. Diagrams can be found at http://raildocs.wongm.com/sec-railway/.

707 Operations - Seymour charter, January 2010

8 January 2010

On January 8, 2010 T413 lead carriages PCP294, JTA6, ACZ255 and BRS224 on a charter from Newport to Seymour and return, travelling via the goods lines to Sunshine.

Steamrail - Link Tours charters 2009

18 December 2009

A series of charter trains run by Steamrail in the later half of the year for Link Tours, taking party goers from Melbourne of an evening out to the Macedon Ranges, then return

SRHC - Tocumwal December 2009

12 December 2009

B74 and S303 lead the 11 car train from Seymour to Tocumwal and return, with a shuttle also run from Tocumwal to Strathmerton

707 Operations - Suburban tour December 2009

5 December 2009

R707 and T413 ran push pull around the Melbourne suburbs, from Newport to Glen Waverley, Flemington Racecourse and Lilydale. Chasing a train around suburbia by car = fail!

Steamrail - Mildura 2009

2 November 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)

Newport Workshops 'Rotten Road'

30 October 2009

'Rotten Road' at the Newport Workshops in Melbourne is located beside the Geelong railway line, and is full of heritage rolling stock stored in the open. In 2008 Victrack has started to scrap the stuff which is falling apart.

Steamrail - Bendigo charter October 2009

28 October 2009

Steamrail ran a charter for Southern Cross Television from Melbourne to Bendigo. Hired V/Line loco N470 lead Steamrail carriages 269 BZ (Hobsons Bay), Moorabool, 2 BS, 14 BRS and PCP 292.

Canberra Railway Museum

16 October 2009

Operated by the ARHS ACT division, they have a large collection of NSW rolling stock and locomotives, including Southern Aurora carriages and a number of steam locomotives

Steamrail - Geelong September 2009

24 September 2009

K153 lead 7 cars to Geelong and back for a school holiday special

Steamrail - Mitcham to Mooroolbark shuttles, September 2009

20 September 2009

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

707 Operations - Ballarat September 2009

13 September 2009

R707 lead a 7 car train push-pull with T413 from Melbourne to Ballarat and back, via North Geelong

Steamrail - Ballarat driver training September 2009

13 September 2009

Recently repaired R761 took 5 cars on a driver training run from Melbourne to Ballarat - via Geelong on Saturday 12th, and back via Bacchus Marsh on Sunday 13th

Steamrail - Suburban Rambler, August 2009

22 August 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

707 Operations - Geelong August 2009

2 August 2009

With R707 out of action for maintenance, Steamrail kindly provided K153 for use on this trip, with T413 bringing up the rear

Steamrail - 'Ballarat Discoverer' May 2009

2 May 2009

R761 lead a 5 car train from Melbourne to Ballarat and return, via Bacchus March both ways.

Bacardi Express 2009

27 March 2009

In March 2009 the Bacardi company chartered the Southern Aurora consist from the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum to run a special train between Melbourne and Sydney, with a number of concerts along the way.

707 Operations - Colac March 2009

22 March 2009

On 22 March, 707 Operations took T413 and Steamrail's T356 from Newport to Colac and return. The carriages were a PCP power van, BRS, BZ and ACZ.

Steamrail - Suburban Mystery Rambler, February 2009

28 February 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.

SRHC - Hills to the Bay tour January 2009

25 January 2009

On January 25, 2009 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran their 'Hills to the Bay' tour from Seymour to Geelong and return via Melbourne Southern Cross, with a sidetrip from Geelong to Melbourne and return. V/Line's N464 'City of Geelong' was the locomotive, with five red 'E' and five blue 'S' carriages in the consist, including the 'Yarra' parlor car, State Car 4, and Dining Car.

Steamrail - Link Tours charters 2008

20 December 2008

A series of charter trains run by Steamrail in the later half of the year for Link Tours, taking party goers from Melbourne of an evening out to the Macedon Ranges, then return

SRHC - Tocumwal December 2008

13 December 2008

On Saturday 13, 2008 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran their picnic train from Seymour to Tocumwal, the locos were V/Line's N460 and N461

SRHC - Last broad gauge to Albury 2008

8 November 2008

In November 2008 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran a special train for the last day of broad gauge operations on the North-East line. The train had V/Line's N453 'City of Albury' with Parlor and Dining Car along with a number of AS and BS sitting cars.

Steamrail - Wycheproof Weekender October 2008

12 October 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.

SRHC - Camperdown tour, October 2008

11 October 2008

The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran a train from Seymour to Southern Cross, Geelong and Camperdown. N459 was the locomotive, with carriages including Parlor Car, Dining Car, Mitta Mitta, and four S cars.

707 Operations - Newport to Marshall August 2008

10 August 2008

On August 10, 707 Operations ran a charter train from Newport to Marshall for their members. R707 led 5 S and Z cars, a PCP power van, with T413 attached to the rear.

SRHC - Traralgon charter, 2008

9 August 2008

On August 09, 2008 SRHC ran a 'Blue Train' charter to Traralgon behind V/Line locomtoive N468

SRHC - Tocumwal Centenary Tour, July 2008

12 July 2008

On July 12th the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran a special train from Seymour through the Goulburn Valley to Tocumwal. V/Line's N468 and SRHC's T320 were the locomotives, with 10 carriages: 'State 4', four S cars, four E cars and 'Yarra'.