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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

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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A pair of XRs run through St Arnaud on a loaded grain bound for Geelong

11 July 2010 21:22 PM
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XR553 and XR552 being put away at North Geelong C until later in the day

9 July 2010 11:19 AM
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El Zorro WGSY hoppers sitting in the other road waiting for locos, still needing to go around the grain loop

9 July 2010 11:17 AM
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Still no ship at the grain pier as XR553 discharges at Geelong

9 July 2010 10:46 AM
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XR553 leads a broad gauge train around the Geelong grain loop

9 July 2010 10:45 AM
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XR554 and XR550 headed under the main line at North Geelong Junction

5 July 2010 09:18 AM
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XR554 and XR550 wait at North Geelong C to enter the Grain Loop

5 July 2010 09:14 AM
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XR557 leads XR552, T400 and X42 on a down grain at Manor

19 March 2010 19:41 PM
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Chasing down the SCT train and headed for Geelong - XR557, XR552, T400 and X42

One of the XRs failed earlier in the day, so the two other locos needed to rescue the train up north

19 March 2010 19:41 PM
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XR557 leads XR552, T400 and X42 on a down grain at Manor

19 March 2010 19:41 PM
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XR557 leads XR552, T400 and X42 along the passenger lines on a down grain at South Kensington

Bugger - I want it over here, not the passenger lines!

19 March 2010 19:06 PM
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X42, T400, XR552 and XR557 run around a grain at Melbourne Yard. The Kensington rake is stabled alongside minus loco

19 March 2010 17:54 PM
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XR553 and XR554 stabled on one train at Maryborough, X43 in the background

20 February 2010 15:56 PM
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XR557 and XR552 stabled in number 2 road at Maryborough

20 February 2010 15:53 PM
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The train drops downgrade in Maryborough

20 February 2010 15:09 PM
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Signaller ready to throw the points to number 2 road at Maryborough

20 February 2010 15:07 PM
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Around a curve at Daisy Hill

20 February 2010 15:00 PM
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Running through Talbot on the loop road

20 February 2010 14:49 PM
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Clouds hanging around, coming out of another dip outside Clunes

20 February 2010 14:33 PM
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Climbing up from the creek at Clunes

20 February 2010 14:28 PM
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Points flung over at Tourello Loop

20 February 2010 14:19 PM
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Approaching the down end of Tourello Loop

20 February 2010 14:19 PM
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