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Steamrail - Geelong July 2008

4 July 2008

K190 was the loco with a train of wooden carts, the photos are at Southern Cross before departure

Steamrail - Last Steam to Albury 2008

15 June 2008

Steamrail ran their 'Last Steam to Albury' tour on June 14, 2008 with R761 up front, with D3 658 assisting to Seymour. The photos are from Heathcote Junction in the morning all the way until the eventual 2 am cancellation at Seymour. It left late, lost it's path, arrived late at Albury, got put away at Wangaratta for 2 hours, and almost made it back to Seymour when it came to a halt. The train crawled into Seymour at 2 am and was cancelled due to a lack of signallers along the line, the passengers travelling onward on buses. By 3:30 am they well all gone, the carriages stabled in the yard, the loco places in the SRHC depot where their fires were dropped.

SRHC - Ballarat Blue Train Tour, May 2008

24 May 2008

On May 25 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran a special train from Seymour to Melbourne to Ballarat and return. New V/Line liveried locomotive N468 took the train of blue S cars

Steamrail - Geelong May 2008

11 May 2008

K190 ran a special train down to Geelong, here are some photos from the arrival and turning the loco

SRHC - Hills to the Bay tour, March 2008

9 March 2008

The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran the "Hills to the Bay" tour from Seymour to Geelong via Southern Cross and return. V/Line locomotive N463 was hired to lead the trip due to (now fixed) signalling issues on the Geelong line preventing heritage diesels being used.

Steamrail - Geelong March 2008

2 March 2008

V/Line's P18 was the loco with a mix of steel and wooden carriages. The hired loco was used because of signalling issues on the Geelong line preventing any non-TPWS fitted locomotives from using the line while normal passenger services were also running

SRHC - Ballarat Blue Train Tour, December 2007

8 December 2007

The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran their 'Blue Train' from Ballarat to Seymour via Southern Cross, with locomotives B74 and T357, with Parlor Car in the consist

SRHC - Spirit of Progress 70th Anniversary Tour

25 November 2007

The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre operated a Spirit of Progress 70th Anniversary Tour, with locomotives B74 and S303 used along with the majority of the original carriage consist. The train ran from Seymour to Albury and return via Southern Cross Station, with a side trip from Albury to the turntable at Wodonga to turn Parlor Car and the locomotives.

SRHC - Tastes of the Goulburn, October 2007

27 October 2007

The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran train rides behind behind T357 and T320 for the "Tastes of the Goulburn" festival at Seymour. Some shuttles ran to Avenel while others went just past Mangalore

Steamrail - Bacchus Marsh September 2007

27 September 2007

D3 658 was the loco on a train of wooden cars, bound for Bacchus Marsh

V/Line special carriages

9 August 2007

V/Line once had a special fleet of carriages that could be hired out and attached to ordinary services, including Club Car Victoria and Parlor Car Norman. Carriages managed by heritage operators have also appeared on special trains. In recent years these cars have been stored or passed to heritage operators and the carriages have appeared less frequently

Geelong private carriages

19 July 2007

South Geelong has a collection of carriages privately owned by a ground called 'Rail Experience' located at the down end of the station. In 2007 carriage BS203 was removed by road, with the rest of the carriages moved to Newport Workshops in 2012 to make room for an expanded car park at the station.

Geelong Rail 150

24 June 2007

A collection of photos of the special trains that ran to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Geelong - Melbourne Railway. Locomotives included R761, R707, D3 658 and diesel T356.

NSW Rail Transport Museum - Ararat 2007

25 April 2007

Every so often the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum runs their heritage trains across the border and into 'Mexico' - this time 4201 and 4520 lead their Southern Auroa set through Melbourne to Ararat.

SRHC - Warrnambool Blue Train, March 2007

7 April 2007

In April 2007 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran their blue train consist from Seymour via Melbourne and Geelong to Warrnambool and return. The locomotives were T357 and T320.

Steamrail - Geelong April 2007

1 April 2007

T356 was the loco, and the train ran through to South Geelong to run around due to football specials taking up space at the usual destination of Geelong. I didn't notice until my way home...

SRHC - Hills to the Bay tour, March 2007

11 March 2007

T357 and T320 ran the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre's 'Hills to the Bay' tour from Seymour to Geelong. Here are some photos from the trip.

Steamrail - Geelong Rail and Sail, February 2007

25 February 2007

T364 was the loco on Steamrail's 'Rail and Sail' with a train of both wooden and steel cars

SRHC - Bairnsdale Blue Train Tour, January 2007

27 January 2007

On Saturday 27th of January 2007 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran their Bairnsdale Blue Train tour from Seymour to Bairnsdale. T320 and T357 were the locos, along with State Car No. 4, 1BS, 4AS, 3AS, 227BRS, Mitta Mitta, and power van DT319

Steamrail - Geelong December 2006

17 December 2006

T364 was the loco with a mix of steel S and K carriages

SRHC - Hills to the Bay tour, November 2006

4 November 2006

The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran their "Hills to the Bay" tour from Seymour to Geelong and return. T320 and T357 were the locos.

Steamrail - 'Geelong Flyer' September 2006

28 September 2006

R761 was the loco with a train of mostly wooden cars

Steamrail - Geelong driver training August 2006

27 August 2006

R761 on a driver training run to Geelong

V/LineCars.com Swan Hill BS car tour

24 June 2006

On Saturday 24th of June 2006, Matt Julian organised a farewell tour for the BS carriages, by chartering the last remaining BS car, BS217, to be attached to the regular Swan Hill passenger train.

SRHC - Hills to the Bay tour, June 2006

11 June 2006

On the June 11 2006 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran their "Hills to the Bay" tour from Seymour to Geelong and return, with a sidetrip to Melbourne from Geelong. T378 and T357 were the locos.

SRHC - Hills to the Bay tour, March 2006

4 March 2006

On the 4th of March 2006 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran the "Hills to the Bay" tour from Seymour to Geelong and return, with a side trip to Melbourne from Geelong. The train consisted of locomotive T357 leading T320, AE, BE, and ABE cars, BS1, the Avoca dining car, State Car No. 4, and Yarra Parlor car.

Steamrail - Geelong December 2005

18 December 2005

Steamrail ran a "Santa Special" from Caulfield to Geelong (via. Newport) on Sunday December 18th 2005. K153 was the loco, with a mix of wooden and steel cars