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Steamrail - 'Ballarat Discoverer' May 2009

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

First sight of the loco over the hill from Ravenhall

2 May 2009 10:41 AM
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I picked this spot at Rockbank because R761 should be powering upgrade...

2 May 2009 10:44 AM
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But it is running 25 minutes late and is getting shoved in the loop at Rockbank instead

2 May 2009 10:44 AM
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Down VLocity creeps up on R761 stopped in the loop

2 May 2009 10:53 AM
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VLocity VL13 blasts past R761 stopped in the loop at Rockbank

2 May 2009 10:53 AM
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Coming out of the Parwan Curves

2 May 2009 11:28 AM
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Coming out of the Parwan Curves

2 May 2009 11:28 AM
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Descending into Bacchus Marsh

2 May 2009 11:28 AM
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Descending into Bacchus Marsh

2 May 2009 11:28 AM
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Train train approaches Bank Box as another railfan scoots ahead

2 May 2009 11:41 AM
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R761 climbs upgrade towards Bank Box

2 May 2009 11:42 AM
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R761 climbs upgrade towards Bank Box

2 May 2009 11:42 AM
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Quite a crowd up at the bridge

2 May 2009 11:42 AM
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Still climbing upgrade to Bank Box

2 May 2009 11:47 AM
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Finally arriving into Bank Box Loop for the cross

2 May 2009 11:51 AM
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Finally arriving into Bank Box Loop for the cross

2 May 2009 11:52 AM
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Headed for Ingliston, huge pack of motorcaders on the parallel road

2 May 2009 12:11 PM
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Passing track work near Ingliston

2 May 2009 12:11 PM
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R761 grinds to a halt somewhere near Ingliston, supposedly a dodgy fire?

2 May 2009 12:27 PM
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Stuffing around a bit

2 May 2009 12:30 PM
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Getting going again five minutes later

2 May 2009 12:30 PM
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Passing more new concrete sleepers

2 May 2009 12:32 PM
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Finally on the move again

2 May 2009 12:32 PM
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Headed towards Ballan

2 May 2009 12:33 PM
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