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Pacific National broad gauge grain

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

XR554 and XR550 wait at North Geelong C to enter the Grain Loop

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

Friday 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

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

Friday 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!

Friday 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 20 February 2010 14:19 PM
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Station building and goods shed still in place at Creswick

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 20 February 2010 13:10 PM
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