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Steamrail - Double R class to Bendigo - September 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.

Sprinter 7007 parallels the empty cars from Newport at North Melbourne Junction

September 17, 2011 07:39 AM
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R761 running tender first leads the empty cars run

September 17, 2011 07:39 AM
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R707 trails the empty cars bound for Southern Cross

September 17, 2011 07:40 AM
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Running around the train at Southern Cross: R761 heads to the front

September 17, 2011 07:53 AM
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On arrival at Bendigo

September 17, 2011 12:14 PM
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R761 and R707 at Bendigo

'Rock' is a longtime Steamrail volunteer also turning 60 in 2011

September 17, 2011 12:19 PM
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Shunting the train from the platform back into the sidings

September 17, 2011 12:19 PM
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R707 and R761 being serviced in the depot

September 17, 2011 16:06 PM
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Shunting out of the depot at Bendigo to collect the rest of the train

September 17, 2011 16:10 PM
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Waiting for departure time at Castlemaine: R707 leads R761

September 17, 2011 17:44 PM
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Waiting for departure time at Castlemaine: R707 leads R761

September 17, 2011 17:46 PM
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R707 shunts off the train on arrival back at Southern Cross

September 17, 2011 20:32 PM
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R761 on arrival at Southern Cross, with R707 cut off

September 17, 2011 20:35 PM
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