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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

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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XR554 and XR551 pass North Geelong C with their 40 wagon long train, shunter awaiting their arrival

6 August 2011 14:07 PM
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Empty train departing the grain loop, lead by XR554 and XR551

6 August 2011 13:59 PM
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Only 3 more wagons to be unloaded at the Geelong Grain Loop

6 August 2011 13:40 PM
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XR554 and XR551 at the Geelong Grain Loop

6 August 2011 13:38 PM
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XR554 and XR551 in the middle of unloading at the Geelong Grain Loop

6 August 2011 13:30 PM
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XR554 and BL32 finished unloading, moving into the siding at North Geelong C

16 April 2011 13:34 PM
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XR557 and XR551 awaiting departure from North Geelong C

27 March 2011 13:45 PM
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XR554 and BL32 stabled beside the mainline at North Geelong Yard with a broad gauge grain train

6 March 2011 16:57 PM
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Waiting line at Brooklyn, XR557 and XR550 on an up broad gauge grain

8 February 2011 20:18 PM
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XR557 and XR550 lead an up broad gauge grain towards Brooklyn

8 February 2011 19:43 PM
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XR553 and XR552 awaiting departure from North Geelong C

15 December 2010 15:54 PM
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Long end of XR553 stabled at Maryborough, with a collection of VHGY wagons in the yard

13 July 2010 14:16 PM
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Tail end of the train streaks past at St Arnaud

11 July 2010 21:23 PM
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