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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

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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Station building and goods shed still in place at Creswick

20 February 2010 14:03 PM
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XR557 leads along the upgraded track at Creswick

20 February 2010 14:03 PM
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Traffic on the Midland Highway held up at the upgraded crossing at Sulky

20 February 2010 13:53 PM
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Passing a decommissioned Sulky Loop on what was the 'wrong' line

20 February 2010 13:52 PM
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Passing under the bridge on the freeway headed out of Ballarat

20 February 2010 13:44 PM
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Dropping down the grade towards Ballarat

20 February 2010 13:16 PM
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Running through the trailing points at Warrenheip

20 February 2010 13:16 PM
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Ducking under the bridge at Navigators, Mount Buninyong behind

20 February 2010 13:10 PM
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Stopping traffic at Yendon

20 February 2010 13:05 PM
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Running out of captions!

20 February 2010 13:03 PM
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Out into the open again at Yendon

20 February 2010 13:03 PM
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(6 times this month, 55 times this year)

Ducking out of shadows in the forest at Lal Lal

20 February 2010 13:00 PM
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Running through the empty station at Lal Lal

20 February 2010 12:58 PM
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Approaching the highway crossing at Elaine, at the former station site

20 February 2010 12:43 PM
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Approaching Elaine

20 February 2010 12:40 PM
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