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Steamrail - Double R class to Bendigo, September 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.

A tender first R761 leads the empty consist from Newport to Southern Cross

September 08, 2012 07:54 AM
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R707 at North Melbourne, trailing the empty car move

September 08, 2012 07:54 AM
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R761 in front of R707 before departure from Southern Cross

September 08, 2012 08:14 AM
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V/Line shunters on Y156 pass the steam locos

September 08, 2012 08:18 AM
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3VL21 waiting in platform 3 at Sunshine as we arrive into platform 2

September 08, 2012 09:10 AM
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Arrival at Sunbury platform 1

September 08, 2012 09:43 AM
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Big group of railfans capture our train climbing Sunbury Bank

September 08, 2012 09:49 AM
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X39, A81 and G529 overtake our train on Sunbury Bank

Headed along the line to assist a failed PN grain back to town

September 08, 2012 09:52 AM
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Crossing 3VL26 outside at Kyneton, the end of the double track

September 08, 2012 11:31 AM
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Arriving into Kyneton with the array of signals

September 08, 2012 11:33 AM
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Out on the plains near Malmsbury

September 08, 2012 11:37 AM
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Approaching the Malmsbury Viaduct

September 08, 2012 11:43 AM
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Entering number 2 road at Elphinstone Loop from the Taradale end

September 08, 2012 11:48 AM
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Running cross with a PN grain with six locomotives at Elphinstone Loop

Said grain with XR554, H1 and X41 failed, so G529, A81 and X39 had to come from Melbourne rescue them

September 08, 2012 11:51 AM
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Tail end of the PN grain at Elphinstone

September 08, 2012 11:51 AM
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Passing for now privately owned station at Elphingstone

September 08, 2012 11:55 AM
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Rejoining the main line at the down end of Elphingstone Loop

September 08, 2012 11:55 AM
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Entering the Elphingstone Tunnel on the down

September 08, 2012 11:57 AM
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Heading downgrade into Castlemaine

September 08, 2012 12:02 PM
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Arrival at Castlemaine station

September 08, 2012 12:07 PM
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R761 and R707 before departure from Castlemaine

September 08, 2012 12:12 PM
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R707 leads R761 back into Castlemaine with the up train

September 08, 2012 17:29 PM
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