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Pacific National - Western standard gauge

26 January 2023

Out on the Western standard gauge, from beyond Gheringhap across the plains towards South Australia

V/Line to Bacchus Marsh

5 January 2023

Photos of the V/Line services that run to Bacchus Marsh, taken between there and the end of the wires back at Sunshine. As well as boring old VLocities and Sprinters, loco hauled trains with A, P and N classes are also used in peak times.

AK track recording cars

8 December 2022

The AK cars are a set of three specially equipped ex-NSWGR carriages fitted out for track inspection and testing purposes. They are operated by the Australian Rail Track Corporation over their standard gauge lines behind hired motive power on a regular basis

Journey Beyond Rail - The Overland

4 September 2022

Journey Beyond Rail, formerly Great Southern Rail, operates 'The Overland' from Melbourne to Adelaide, via Geelong, Ararat and the Western standard gauge

707 Operations - Leeor Loop and Kaniva Tour, February 2016

27 February 2016

On Saturday 27 February 2016 707 Operations and Steamrail Victoria operated a joint tour from Melbourne to Kaniva. T413 and P16 run push-pull from Melbourne to Ararat on the broad gauge, with TL152 taking the standard gauge train from Ararat to Leeor Loop, dropping off passengers at Kaniva.

El Zorro broad gauge grain trains

23 May 2012

El Zorro once operated a number of grain trains through Victoria on broad gauge, using a mix of hired locomotives and wagons.

Adelaide Rail Revitalisation works trains

9 July 2010

For the Adelaide Rail Revitalisation project works trains operated between Victoria and Adelaide, bringing welded rail from the Anzac Sidings at Spotswood, and concrete sleepers from the Austrak plant via the loading siding at Inverleigh.

Portland stored grain hoppers

10 January 2009

For a number of years Pacific National stored a large number of standard gauge grain hoppers in the harbour sidings at Portland