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Steamrail - Maldon Experience, October 2013

On October 26, 2013 Steamrail Victoria ran a through train from Southern Cross to Maldon, swapping locomotives at Castlemaine and Maldon. R761 and K190 led the down trip, with J515 replacing the R class on the branch. With a number of photostops along the way, J515 swapped with J549 at Muckleford, with the return trip from Maldon using J549 and D3 639. R761 and D3 639 took the train back to Melbourne, the swapping over the K and D3 being the original reason for the trip.

Leading the empty car move from Newport, R761 tender first with K190 at the other end

26 October 2013 07:57 AM
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R761 and K190 before departure from Southern Cross Station

26 October 2013 08:33 AM
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Handful of photographers waiting on the La Trobe Street bridge

26 October 2013 08:33 AM
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Pipes, petrol powered water pump and control electronics attached to the water gin

26 October 2013 08:37 AM
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''Steamrail Special Train' in the next train display at Sunbury

26 October 2013 09:38 AM
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Filming out the car sunroof from a parallel road

26 October 2013 10:00 AM
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A light plane also chasing our train north

26 October 2013 10:09 AM
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R761 leads the train, waiting for a cross and overtake move at Gisborne

26 October 2013 10:21 AM
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Water connection between the tender of K160 and the water gin

26 October 2013 10:26 AM
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Mixture of V/Line passengers and onlookers on the platform at Gisborne

26 October 2013 10:32 AM
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VLocity VL44 arrives at Gisborne to overtake our train

26 October 2013 10:32 AM
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After picking up passengers VLocity VL44 departs Gisborne

26 October 2013 10:33 AM
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Photographers down below the Taradale Viaduct

26 October 2013 11:35 AM
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Gunzels on the Old Calder Highway bridge at Elphinstone

26 October 2013 11:44 AM
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J515 and a BU class carriage sit in number 4 road at Castlemaine

26 October 2013 12:27 PM
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Crew on the footplate of J515

26 October 2013 12:28 PM
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K190 and R761 on arrival at Castlemaine station

26 October 2013 12:30 PM
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Having crossed over onto the VGR tracks, the safeworking staff lock the points back for the mainline

26 October 2013 13:01 PM
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R761 leads the train into Castlemaine station, this time on the VGR side

26 October 2013 13:02 PM
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Onlookers galore at Castlemaine station

26 October 2013 13:07 PM
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K190 shunts off to the turntable at Castlemaine

26 October 2013 13:12 PM
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R761 with the water gin is passed by K190

26 October 2013 13:27 PM
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K190 shunts back to the train after a spin on the Castlemaine turntable

26 October 2013 13:27 PM
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Lineside photographers outside Castlemaine station

26 October 2013 13:54 PM
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