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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Steamrail - Ballarat East transfer, 2021

31 October 2021

On the weekend of 30 and 31 October 2021 Steamrail Victoria sent S313 and T356 to Ballarat East via North Geelong to collect steam locomotive Y112, with VZVF1, PCP 292, Goulburn, SJ 282 'Tantini' brought along to accommodate the Steamrail crew.

707 Operations - Seymour driver training, October 2021

24 October 2021

On Sunday 24 October 2021 R707 lead a driver training run from Newport Workshops to Seymour via Brooklyn and Sunshine, using carriages PCP 294 - ACZ 255 - BZ 270 - BRS 224 - LAN 2352 - CP 35.

Steamrail - Bendigo driver training, October 2021

9 October 2021

On Saturday 2 October 2021 Steamrail Victoria's A2 986 headed from Melbourne to Bendigo and return on a driver training run, hauling water gin VZVF1 and V/Line carriage sets SH29 and LH32.

707 Operations - Ballarat driver training, October 2021

2 October 2021

On Saturday 2 October 2021 707 Operations' recently overhauled steam locomotive R707 headed from Melbourne to Ballarat and return on a driver training run, hauling V/Line carriage sets SH29 and LH32. R707 had been out of service for almost two years, to allow the replacement of the main internal steam pipe, regulator adjustments and repair, fitting of new element tubes and ash pan replacement.

Steamrail - Ballarat driver training, August 2021

28 August 2021

On 28 August 2021 Steamrail's steam locomotive R761 headed from Melbourne to Ballarat and return on a driver training run, hauling V/Line carriage sets SH34 and SH31.

Puffing Billy

14 August 2021

Photos of the popular narrow gauge heritage railway in the Dandenong Ranges near Melbourne

Steamrail - Ballarat driver training, July 2021

31 July 2021

On 31 July 2021 Steamrail's steam locomotive R761 headed from Melbourne to Ballarat and return on a driver training run, hauling V/Line carriage sets SH34 and SH31.

Steamrail - Southern Steam Spectacular, 2021

24 May 2021

In May 2021 Cruise Express charted a number of Steamrail Victoria trains to transport passengers to Ballarat, Maryborough, Wycheproof, Sea Lake, Castlemaine, Bendigo and Echucha

Steamrail - Ballarat transfer, May 2021

15 May 2021

On 15 May 2021 Steamrail sent K153, K190 and Y112 from Newport to Ballarat via Werribee and North Geelong for the Ballarat Heritage Festival.

Steamrail - Newport-Sunshine test runs, May 2021

14 May 2021

In May 2021 Steamrail sent Y112, S313 and D3 639 on test runs between Newport and Sunshine following repairs.

Steamrail Victoria - Geelong 'Rail and Sail' May 2021

2 May 2021

On 2 May 2021 Steamrail ran a 'Rail and Sail' trip from Melbourne to Geelong and return behind R761 and K190. 1 BCE, 25 BE, 46 BE, 17 BE, 14 BRS, 7 ABE, 600 BK, 700 BK, 38 BE made up the train.

Steamrail - 'Eureka Express' to Ballarat, April 2021

24 April 2021

On 24 April 2021 R711 & A2 986 led a double headed train to Ballarat via Bacchus Marsh in the morning, and North Geelong and Tarneit on the return.

Steamrail - whY not Suburban Tour 2021

21 March 2021

On 21 March 2021 Y112 was finally able to lead the 'whY not Suburban Tour' that was first attempted back in 2019. Timetabled to run from Newport via the goods lines to Southern Cross Station, Sunshine, Somerton, Essendon and Westall, the down leg to Sunshine via the Bunbury Street Tunnel was dropped for an express run via the suburban tracks due to late running, and issues with Y112 saw the leg from Somerton to Westall dropped for a direct return to Newport via the goods lines. T356 then took the over train from Newport to Southern Cross and return.

Steamrail Open Day 2020

9 March 2020

On the Labor Day long weekend in March 2020 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.

707 Operations - Geelong Revival Motoring Festival, November 2019

24 November 2019

On 24 November 2019 707 Operations ran a steam hauled heritage train from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station to Geelong for the 2019 Geelong Revival Motoring Festival. The train via via Altona and Werribee on the down and Wyndham Vale on the up, with R707 and T392 hauling a train made up of carriages PCP294, JTA6, ACZ255, BZ270, CLUB1, BS205 and BK708.

Steamrail - whY not Suburban Tour 2019

17 November 2019

On 17 November 2019 T356 led the 'whY not Suburban Tour' from Southern Cross Station to Somerton and Werribee via Sunshine, Essendon and the Bunbury Street Tunnel. Originally intended to be hauled by Y class steam locomotive Y112, it was a late scratching due to mechanical problems. The train was made up of carriages 600BK, 14BRS, 17BE, 25BE, 7ABE and 1BCE.

Steamrail - Sandringham to Williamstown shuttles 2019

10 November 2019

On 10 November 2019 A2 986 and K190 ran suburban shuttles from Flinders Street Station to Sandringham and Williamstown. The train was made up with carriages 17 BE, 38 BE, 7 ABE, 25 BE and 1 BCE.

707 Operations - 'Wizarding Academy Express' charter 2019

2 November 2019

On the weekend of 2 and 3 November 2019 707 Operations ran 'Wizarding Academy Express' charter trains. Running out of Southern Cross Station, passengers were treated to a magic themed train journey that was 100% not infringing the copyright of the popular 'Harry Power' series of books. R707 and T413 ran the train push pull to Caroline Springs and back, the train made up of PCP 294, BZ 270, Club 1, ACZ 255 and BK 708.

Steamrail Victoria - Geelong 'Rail and Sail' October 2019

27 October 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.

707 Operations - Tastes of the Goulburn, 2019

19 October 2019

707 Operations ran a special train from Melbourne to Seymour and return on 19 October 2018 to transport passengers to the 'Tastes of the Goulburn' festival in Seymour. R707, H5 and T392 led the train, with carriages VAM 1, PCP 294, ACZ 255, BZ 270, BRS 224, CLUB 1, BS 205, BS 212, JTA 6, BK 708, Moorabool and D318 in the consist.

Steamrail - Warrnambool Westcoaster 2019

12 October 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.

Steamranger

4 October 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.

Semaphore to Fort Glanville Tourist Railway

3 October 2019

Running along the foreshore in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, this two kilometre long narrow gauge railway runs between Semaphore Jetty and Fort Glanville.

Steamrail - Hurstbridge Wattle Festival 2019

25 August 2019

On 25 August 2019 K153 and K190 headed to the Hurstbridge Wattle Festival to run shuttle services between Eltham and Hurstbridge. Carriages 38 BE, 17 BE, 7 ABE, 25 BE, 1 BCE made up the train.

707 Operations - Cruise Express charter, July 2019

21 July 2019

On 21 July 2019 707 Operations ran a charter for 'Cruise Express' from Southern Cross to Newport Workshops and Seymour. R707 and Y127 led the first half of the tour, with R707, H3 and H5 taking over to Seymour, with carriages PCP 294, ACZ 255, BRS 224, BS 205, BS 212, Club 1, JTA6, D318 and Dining Car making up the train.

Steamrail - Cruise Express charter, July 2019

20 July 2019

On 20 July 2019 Steamrail Victoria ran a charter train for 'Cruise Express' from Southern Cross to Ballarat, via North Geelong in the morning, and via Bacchus Marsh on the return. A2 986 led the train, with carriages 18 CE, 12AE, 14BRS, 8AS, 600BK, 17BE and water gin VZVF1.

707 Operations - Winter School Holiday Steam to Gisborne, 2019

7 July 2019

707 Operations ran a school holiday special to Gisborne on 7 July 2019, with R707 leading PCP294, ACZ255, BRS224, Club1, BS205, BS202 and D318. Due to the lack of turntable, the train returned to Melbourne tender first

Steamrail - Northern Weekender, July 2019

7 June 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.

Victorian Goldfields Railway

1 June 2019

Running between Castlemaine and Maldon, this tourist operates a number of J and K class steam locomotives, as well as diesels

707 Operations - Bendigo Heritage Unwrapped, May 2019

11 May 2019

On 11 May 2019 R707 led a special train to Bendigo for the 'Heritage Unwrapped Festival' with carriages PCP294, ACZ 255, BRS 224, Club Car 1, BS 205 and BK 708.