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Steamrail - Last Steam to Albury 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.

R761 headed to Wodonga to get turned

14 June 2008 16:49 PM
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R761 headed to Wodonga to get turned

14 June 2008 16:49 PM
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R761 on the turntable

14 June 2008 16:54 PM
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Heave ho, no electric motor here...

14 June 2008 16:56 PM
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Heave ho, no electric motor here...

14 June 2008 16:56 PM
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On to the coal stage, or a crane with a bucket

14 June 2008 17:00 PM
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On to the coal stage, or a crane with a bucket

14 June 2008 17:04 PM
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Awaiting departure at Albury

14 June 2008 17:57 PM
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The Steamrail 'bug zapper' on the back of the train

14 June 2008 17:58 PM
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Awaiting departure from Albury

14 June 2008 18:04 PM
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Awaiting departure from Albury

14 June 2008 18:10 PM
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Awaiting departure from Albury

14 June 2008 18:10 PM
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On the move from Albury

14 June 2008 18:11 PM
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On the move from Albury

14 June 2008 18:11 PM
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On the move from Albury

14 June 2008 18:11 PM
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On the move near Springhurst

14 June 2008 19:02 PM
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On the move near Springhurst

14 June 2008 19:02 PM
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Waiting in the loop at Wangaratta

14 June 2008 20:34 PM
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Waiting in the loop at Wangaratta

14 June 2008 20:56 PM
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What else to do for 2 hours, but watch the standard gauge freight run through?

14 June 2008 21:26 PM
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SRHC's T378 fired up for a possible rescue mission

15 June 2008 01:30 AM
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The R finally arrives into Seymour at 2:09 am

15 June 2008 02:09 AM
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3:08 am and the passengers are all gone

15 June 2008 03:08 AM
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