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Pacific National broad gauge grain trains

Grain is a major freight traffic in Victoria, but drought has cut the level of traffic in recent years. Trains operate on both broad and standard gauges, with the main destinations being export terminals at Melbourne and Geelong, as well as Portland, and a number of domestic flour mills

XR551 and XR554 stabled at Tottenham Yard on a grain consist

11 November 2014 08:08 AM
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Shunter at the west of a rake of grain hoppers at Tottenham Yard

9 October 2014 19:09 PM
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Tail end of the 40 wagon long grain train

26 June 2014 08:28 AM
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Back on the move, with G522, X43 and XR554 receiving the signal towards Tottenham Yard

26 June 2014 08:24 AM
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G522, X43 and XR554 lead an up broad gauge grain train onto the goods lines at Sunshine

26 June 2014 08:20 AM
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G524 and G525 stabled in Tottenham Yard with a 40 wagon long rake of grain hoppers

25 January 2014 14:22 PM
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G536, A71 and P20 stabled in North Geelong Yard with an empty grain train

29 December 2013 17:04 PM
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Headed out onto the main line: XR557 and XR555 depart North Geelong

28 December 2013 14:45 PM
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XR557 and XR555 depart North Geelong Yard with an empty grain train

28 December 2013 14:41 PM
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With one train stabled, XR557 and classmate are now ready to depart

28 December 2013 14:39 PM
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Empty grain train with G524, X41 and X43 now stabled in North Geelong Yard

28 December 2013 14:36 PM
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G524, X41 and X43 shunt back into North Geelong Yard

28 December 2013 14:36 PM
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Now shunting back into North Geelong Yard, with G524 up front

28 December 2013 14:30 PM
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Pulling up to Thompson Road from North Geelong C, G524, X41 and X43 on an empty train

28 December 2013 14:29 PM
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G524, X41 and X43 lead an empty train out of the Geelong grain loop

28 December 2013 14:18 PM
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G527 and XR557 lead a loaded grain up Warrenheip Bank at Ballarat East

10 April 2012 12:53 PM
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G527 and XR557 lead a loaded grain up Warrenheip Bank at Ballarat East

10 April 2012 12:52 PM
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Tail end of the 40 wagon broad gauge grain, lead by XR551 and G524 on the up at Manor Loop

18 January 2012 18:12 PM
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XR551 leads G524 on an up broad gauge grain at Manor Loop

18 January 2012 18:11 PM
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Grain hoppers stored at South Dynon as well? Seems rather odd!

26 December 2011 15:17 PM
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G525 and BL32 exit the Grain Loop after discharging their train

26 December 2011 13:02 PM
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Signaller at North Geelong C ready to hand over the Train Staff for the Grain Loop

26 December 2011 11:16 AM
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G525 and BL32 heady to take their train around the Grain Loop

26 December 2011 11:15 AM
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G525 and BL32 after running around their consist at North Geelong C

26 December 2011 11:08 AM
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