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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

18 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.

Steamrail - Moorabbin Bayside Shuttles

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.

Steamrail - Ballarat East depot

12 March 2022

Stored trains at the Ballarat East locomotive depot

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.

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

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.

Steamrail - Christmas charters 2021

11 December 2021

Each year Steamrail runs a series of charter trains in the later half of the year for Dreamscape Tours, taking party goers from Melbourne of an evening out to the Macedon Ranges and return, with plenty of booze and partying along the way.

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.

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.

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.

Elecrail - Tait train testing around Melbourne

15 August 2021

On weekends during August 2021 Elecrail Tait set 381M-208T-230D-317M headed around Melbourne under it's own power for the purposes of testing and driver training.

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.

Elecrail - Tait train testing on the Werribee line

15 May 2021

On 15 May 2021 Elecrail Tait set 381M-208T-341T-230D-317M was finally allowed to leave Newport Workshops under it's own power for the first time in 17 years, completing a number of test runs to Laverton and Werribee.

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 - S313 60th Birthday tour to Seymour

6 March 2021

On 6 March 2021 Steamrail Victoria took S313 to Seymour to mark the 60th birthday of the locomotive. Due to no turntable at Southern Cross Station, T356 led the empty car move from Newport Workshops.

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.

Steamrail - Y Class Shunters Tour 2020

8 February 2020

On 8 February 2020 Steamrail Victoria ran their 'Y Class Shunters Tour' around Melbourne. The tour started at Newport, with Y164 being joined by V/Line shunter Y163 at Southern Cross Station, then running to Werribee, Westall and Maddingley, before returning to Southern Cross and Newport.

Steamrail - 2019 members special to Frankston

15 December 2019

On 15 December 2019 Y164 led a special train for Steamrail members from Newport to Frankston via the Brooklyn goods lines. The train was made up of 18 CE, 600 BK, 17 BE, 7 ABE, 25 BE, and 14 CW.

Steamrail - Christmas charters 2019

6 December 2019

Each year Steamrail runs a series of charter trains in the later half of the year for Dreamscape Tours, taking party goers from Melbourne of an evening out to the Macedon Ranges and return, with plenty of booze and partying along the way.

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, 67BW, 64AW, 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.

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.

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.

Steamrail Dimboola

1 October 2019

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

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.

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.

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.

Steamrail - Geelong 'Rail and Sail' May 2019

5 May 2019

On 5 May 2019 K190 led 17 BE, 38 BE, 14 BRS, Moorabool, 600 BK, 7 ABE, 68 BW and 25 BE from Southern Cross to Geelong and return, travelling along the Regional Rail Link tracks via Tarneit.

Steamrail - Bendigo Easter special, April 2019

21 April 2019

On April 21, 2019 Steamrail led a special Easter train from Southern Cross to Bendigo and return, with R711  leading PCP292, 11AS, 8AS, Moorabool, 7ABE, 600BK and 700BK.

Steamrail - Christmas charters 2018

8 December 2018

Each year Steamrail runs a series of charter trains in the later half of the year for Dreamscape Tours, taking party goers from Melbourne of an evening out to the Macedon Ranges and return, with plenty of booze and partying along the way

Steamrail - Essendon-Broadmeadows shuttles, November 2018

18 November 2018

On 18 November 2018 A2 986 and K190 ran suburban shuttles between Essendon and Broadmeadows, running push-pull with 17 BE, 38 BE, 46 BE, 25 BE and 1 BCE.

Steamrail - Castlemaine charter, October 2018

28 October 2018

On 28 October 2018 Steamrail ran a charter train from Melbourne to Castlemaine and return, with R761 leading PCP292, Moorabool, 708BK, 25BE, 17BE, 18CE and water tank VZVF1.

Steamrail Victoria - Geelong 'Rail and Sail' October 2018

21 October 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 - Echuca Explorer October 2018

13 October 2018

On 13 October 2018 Steamrail Victoria ran their 'Echuca Explorer' from Melbourne, featuring double headed steam as far as Seymour with A2 986 and R761, with the A2 taking the train the rest of the way to Echuca.

Steamrail - Maldon Experience, September 2018

8 September 2018

On 8 September 2018 Steamrail ran their 'Maldon Experience' tour from Melbourne to Bendigo, connecting with a Victorian Goldfields Railway train to Maldon at Castlemaine. R761 and R711 led the train, made up of carriages 18CE, 12AE, 14BRS, 600BK, 68BW, 3ABE, 17BE, 38BE and 1BCE

Steamrail - Maldon Weekender, August 2018

19 August 2018

K153 and K190 led T395 on a weekend trip from Southern Cross to Maldon and return, via Castlemaine.

Steamrail - Snow Train, August 2018

5 August 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 2018

28 July 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 - Bendigo charter, June 2018

27 June 2018

On June 27, 2018 Steamrail ran a private charter from Southern Cross to Bendigo and return, with R711 leading sitting cars 600BK and 11AS, club car Moorabool, and power van PCP292.