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Steam operated trains from around the state

707 Operations - Ballarat September 2009

September 13, 2009

R707 lead a 7 car train push-pull with T413 from Melbourne to Ballarat and back, via North Geelong

707 Operations - Best of British suburban tour, July 2017

July 16, 2017

On July 16, 2017 707 Operations ran their 'Best of British' tour around the Melbourne suburbs, visiting Aircraft, the Newport-Sunshine goods lines, Caroline Springs, West Tower and the reversing loop, with diesel shunter F208 and mainline steam locomotive R707 running push pull.

707 Operations - Classic Carriage Soiree to South Geelong, July 2017

July 15, 2017

On July 15, 2017 707 Operations is running our restored steam locomotive and vintage train to South Geelong to celebrate their expanded fleet of classic carriages.

707 Operations - Geelong August 2009

August 02, 2009

Steamrail's K153 lead the train, with T413 bringing up the rear

707 Operations - Geelong May 2009

May 17, 2009

R707 led 3 carriages, a PCP van and T413 to Geelong and return on May 17, 2009

707 Operations - Newport to Marshall August 2008

August 10, 2008

On August 10, 707 Operations ran a charter train from Newport to Marshall for their members. R707 led 5 S and Z cars, a PCP power van, with T413 attached to the rear.

707 Operations - Seymour, July 2015

July 19, 2015

On July 19, 2015 707 Operations ran a special train to Seymour and return, featuring a trio of R class steam locomotives: R707, R711 and R761

707 Operations - Seymour December 2012

December 01, 2012

Just before the summer fire bans kicked in, R707 lead a train from Melbourne to Seymour and return on December 01, 2012

707 Operations - Seymour May 2012

May 19, 2012

707 Operations took R707 to Seymour and return on 19 May 2012, with T413 providing some assistance.

707 Operations - Seymour October 2014

October 18, 2014

On October 18, 2014 R711 and R707 double headed a train Southern Cross to Seymour and return, conveying passengers for the 'Tastes of the Goulburn' festival

707 Operations - Suburban tour December 2009

December 05, 2009

R707 and T413 ran push pull around the Melbourne suburbs, from Newport to Glen Waverley, Flemington Racecourse and Lilydale. Chasing a train around suburbia by car = fail!

Bellarine Peninsula Railway

April 08, 2012

The Bellarine Peninsula Railway operates between Queenscliff and Drysdale on the Bellarine Peninsula, outside Geelong. Once a broad gauge line that closed in 1978, it is now regauged to 3"6' and has a wide variety of narrow gauge rolling stock from around Australia

D3 transfer to Castlemaine - September 2014

September 27, 2014

On September 27, 2014 D3 639 was transferred light engine from the Steamrail depot at Newport to Castlemaine, where it will spend the summer on the Victorian Goldfields Railway. The transfer had to change ends at Southern Cross Station

Geelong Rail 150

June 24, 2007

A collection of photos of the special trains that ran to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Geelong - Melbourne Railway. Locomotives included R761, R707, D3 658 and diesel T356.

Puffing Billy

September 13, 2014

Photos of the popular narrow gauge heritage railway in the Dandenong Ranges near Melbourne

R707 Seymour transfer, June 2017

June 08, 2017

On June 08, 2017 steam locomotive R707 headed light engine from Newport to Seymour via Southern Cross Station, on loan from 707 Operations to run an upcoming Seymour Railway Heritage Centre tour.

Semaphore to Fort Glanville Tourist Railway

December 03, 2011

Running along the foreshore in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, this two kilometre long narrow gauge railway runs between Semaphore Jetty and Fort Glanville.

SRHC / Steamrail - Tastes of the Goulburn 2010

October 16, 2010

SRHC ran shuttles north from Seymour with T357 and T413, while Steamrail ran a train from Melbourne to Seymour with R761. After their arrival T413 was replaced on the shuttles by R761.

Steam locomotive K183 preserved at Yarragon

August 25, 2012

'K183' is statically preserved at Yarragon - but is actually a renumbered K162

Steamrail - 'Ballarat Discoverer' May 2009

May 02, 2009

R761 lead a 5 car train from Melbourne to Ballarat and return, via Bacchus March both ways.

Steamrail - 'Geelong Flyer' September 2006

September 28, 2006

R761 was the loco with a train of mostly wooden cars

Steamrail - A2 986 'Spirit of Warragul' May 2017

May 13, 2017

After sitting in a park in Warragul for years, on 13 May 2017 newly restored steam locomotive A2 986 officially reentered service, running to Warragul where it was named 'Spirit of Warragul'.

Steamrail - A2 986 testing runs

November 08, 2015

In 2015 Steamrail completed their restoration of steam locomotive A2 986, with a number of mainline test runs being completed between Newport and Sunshine to test it out before it hauls a passenger train.

Steamrail - Bacchus Marsh September 2007

September 27, 2007

D3 658 was the loco on a train of wooden cars, bound for Bacchus Marsh

Steamrail - Ballarat driver training September 2009

September 13, 2009

Recently repaired R761 took 5 cars on a driver training run from Melbourne to Ballarat - via Geelong on Saturday 12th, and back via Bacchus Marsh on Sunday 13th

Steamrail - Ballarat East depot

March 26, 2011

Stored trains at the Ballarat East locomotive depot

Steamrail - Bendigo, May 2015

May 16, 2015

On May 16, 2015 R761 and K190 lead a heritage train from Melbourne to Bendigo, with K190 being detached at Castlemaine on the return journey, and exchanged with D3 639 from the Victorian Goldfields Railway.

Steamrail - Bendigo Line 150th tour

October 21, 2012

On October 21, 2012 Steamrail relaunched steam locomotive R711 into service, hauling a seven car to Bendigo for the 150th anniversary of the line opening. T364 went along push-pull for the empty cars ride between Newport and Southern Cross, reversing at Sunshine due to an occupation on the line via Yarraville

Steamrail - Berwick-Pakenham steam shuttles, April 2010

April 25, 2010

On April 25, 2010 Steamrail's K153 and K190 operated steam shuttles between Berwick and Pakenham.

Steamrail - Castlemaine charter, September 2017

September 16, 2017

On 16 September 2017 Steamrail operated a charter from Melbourne to Castlemaine and return with A2 986, with carriages 17BE, 3ABE, 7ABE, 38BE, 1BCE, and water gin VZVF1. K190 was also attached to the down leg of the trip, on transfer to the Victorian Goldfields Railway.

Steamrail - Double R class to Bendigo - September 2011

September 17, 2011

R707 and R761 lead a 10 car train from Melbourne to Bendigo and return, connecting with a special train on the Victorian Goldfields Railway at Castlemaine. The train ran arrived back in Melbourne an hour early, skipping the timetabled crosses after V/Line cancelled most of their trains due to a power failure in Melbourne.

Steamrail - Double R class to Bendigo - September 2012

September 08, 2012

R707 and R761 lead a 10 car train from Melbourne to Bendigo and return, connecting with a special train on the Victorian Goldfields Railway at Castlemaine. Along the way we were overtaken by a trio of PN locos headed towards Elphinstone to rescue a failed grain train.

Steamrail - driver training August 2006

August 27, 2006

R761 on a driver training run to Geelong

Steamrail - Echuca Explorer, July 2017

July 08, 2017

On 8 July 2017 R711 lead a Steamrail train from Southern Cross to Echuca and return, running via Seymour and Toolamba

Steamrail - Geelong December 2005

December 18, 2005

Steamrail ran a "Santa Special" from Caulfield to Geelong (via. Newport) on Sunday December 18th 2005. K153 was the loco, with a mix of wooden and steel cars

Steamrail - Geelong driver training, October 2009

October 13, 2009

On October 13, 2009 K153 headed to Geelong and back with a driver training special.

Steamrail - Geelong July 2008

July 04, 2008

K190 was the loco with a train of wooden carts, the photos are at Southern Cross before departure

Steamrail - Geelong line parallel run, October 2016

October 30, 2016

On October 30 D3 639 and R761 led a pair of steam hauled trains between Southern Cross and Geelong via the Regional Rail Link tracks. Both trains ran parallel from Southern Cross Station to Sunshine and from Little River to North Geelong on the Geelong-bound leg, as well as between Geelong and Little River on the up leg.

Steamrail - Geelong May 2008

May 11, 2008

K190 ran a special train down to Geelong, here are some photos from the arrival and turning the loco

Steamrail - Geelong November 2010

November 14, 2010

K153 lead 5 cars to Geelong and back, BRS in the middle of the consist, with four wooden cars making up the rest of the train.

Steamrail - Geelong Rail and Sail, November 2013

November 10, 2013

On November 10, 2013 Steamrail ran a 'Rail and Sail' trip to Geelong and back. With the sail part of the train cancelled due to weather, the train was built up to 11 carriages to carry the additional passengers.

Steamrail - Geelong September 2009

September 24, 2009

K153 lead 7 cars to Geelong and back for a school holiday special

Steamrail - Glen Waverley shuttles, June 2010

June 26, 2010

On Sunday 27th June 2010 Steamrail operated steam shuttles between Darling and Glen Waverley to marks 80 years rail services to Glen Waverley. However due to an occupation on the line between the city and Newport, the train was stabled at South Dynon for a few days before the trip itself.

Steamrail - Glen Waverley shuttles 2013

June 30, 2013

This year K153 and K190 were the two locos, working push pull on the shuttles.

Steamrail - Good Friday Appeal suburban tour 2015

April 03, 2015

On Friday 3 April 2015 K153 and Y112 led a train around the Melbourne suburbs to raise funds for the Good Friday Appeal.

Steamrail - Hurstbridge Wattle Festival 2012

August 26, 2012

On August 26th Steamrail took K153 and K190 along with five carriages up to Hurstbridge to run shuttle trips from there to Eltham for the annual Wattle Festival.

Steamrail - Last Steam to Albury 2008

June 15, 2008

Steamrail ran their 'Last Steam to Albury' tour on June 14, 2008 with R761 up front, with D3 658 assisting to Seymour. The photos are from Heathcote Junction in the morning all the way until the eventual 2 am cancellation at Seymour. It left late, lost it's path, arrived late at Albury, got put away at Wangaratta for 2 hours, and almost made it back to Seymour when it came to a halt. The train crawled into Seymour at 2 am and was cancelled due to a lack of signallers along the line, the passengers travelling onward on buses. By 3:30 am they well all gone, the carriages stabled in the yard, the loco places in the SRHC depot where their fires were dropped.

Steamrail - Maldon Experience, October 2013

October 26, 2013

On October 26, 2013 Steamrail Victoria ran a through train from Southern Cross to Maldon, swapping locomotives at Castlemaine and Maldon. R761 and K190 led the down trip, with J515 replacing the R class on the branch. With a number of photostops along the way, J515 swapped with J549 at Muckleford, with the return trip from Maldon using J549 and D3 639. R761 and D3 639 took the train back to Melbourne, the swapping over the K and D3 being the original reason for the trip.

Steamrail - Maldon Experience, September 2017

September 09, 2017

On 9th September 2017 R711 and R761 led a train from Melbourne to Bendigo and return. The carriages were PCP292, 11AS, Hobsons Bay, 14BRS, 9BRS, 7ABE, 3ABE, 38BE, 17BE, 1BCE.

Steamrail - Maldon Explorer, June 2016

June 25, 2016

On June 25, 2016 Steamrail Victoria ran their 'Maldon Explorer' tour with steam locomotive R711 from Southern Cross to Castlemaine and Bendigo.

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