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Pacifc National 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

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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Rake of PN grain hoppers stabled in the silo siding at Mathoura‎, NSW

4 March 2012 15:38 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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G528 and G539 with an empty down grain wait in the loop for a cross at Gheringhap

30 December 2011 16:40 PM
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Slowing for a cross at Gheringhap, G528 and G539 with an empty down grain

30 December 2011 16:38 PM
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Still going slow, G528 and G539 roll through the gauge splitter at North Geelong C

30 December 2011 16:22 PM
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Moving a tad faster now, standard gauge G528 and G539 pass broad gauge G521 and S303 at North Geelong C

30 December 2011 16:21 PM
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After a bit of rollback on the steep grade, G528 and G539 depart North Geelong C

30 December 2011 16:17 PM
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Waiting for the signal at North Geelong C, empty grain with G528 and G539

30 December 2011 16:16 PM
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Grain wagons at North Geelong, the silos in the background

30 December 2011 16:12 PM
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Headed to North Geelong C with a rake of empties from North Shore

30 December 2011 16:11 PM
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Curving under the passenger lines at North Geelong, G528 leads G539 with some SG wagons

30 December 2011 16:11 PM
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G528 leads G539 down the Corio Independent Goods Line with a rake of empty SG wagons from North Shore

30 December 2011 16:10 PM
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Standard gauge grain wagons in the yard at North Shore

30 December 2011 16:00 PM
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With three wagons in tow, G539 passes a stabled XR555

30 December 2011 15:28 PM
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G539 shunts standard gauge wagons at North Shore

30 December 2011 15:27 PM
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