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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

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

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

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

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

8 September 2012 09:10 AM
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Arrival at Sunbury platform 1

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

8 September 2012 09:49 AM
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Still climbing Sunbury Bank, more gunzels on the other side of the line

8 September 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

8 September 2012 09:52 AM
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G529 trails the trio of rescue locos, headed along the line to assist a failed PN grain

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

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

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

8 September 2012 11:37 AM
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Approaching the Malmsbury Viaduct

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

8 September 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

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

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

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

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

8 September 2012 11:57 AM
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Heading downgrade into Castlemaine

8 September 2012 12:02 PM
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Arrival at Castlemaine station

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

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

8 September 2012 17:29 PM
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