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Steamrail Victoria operates heritage trains all over Victoria

707 Operations - Colac March 2009

22 March 2009

On 22 March, 707 Operations took T413 and Steamrail's T356 from Newport to Colac and return. The carriages were a PCP power van, BRS, BZ and ACZ.

707 Operations - Geelong August 2009

2 August 2009

With R707 out of action for maintenance, Steamrail kindly provided K153 for use on this trip, with T413 bringing up the rear

707 Operations - Leeor Loop and Kaniva Tour, February 2016

27 February 2016

On Saturday 27 February 2016 707 Operations and Steamrail Victoria operated a joint tour from Melbourne to Kaniva. T413 and P16 run push-pull from Melbourne to Ararat on the broad gauge, with TL152 taking the standard gauge train from Ararat to Leeor Loop, dropping off passengers at Kaniva.

707 Operations - Seymour, July 2015

19 July 2015

On July 19, 2015 707 Operations ran a special train to Seymour and return, featuring a trio of R class steam locomotives: R707, R711 and R761

C's On The Northeast Tour 2015

21 November 2015

On November 21, 2015 C501 and C510 led a train from Melbourne to Albury and return, using the Steamrail fleet of standard gauge K carriages. Due to Southern Cross only have two standard gauge platforms that are both occupied on Saturday mornings, the train commenced empty cars at South Dynon, then picked up passengers at Broadmeadows station.

Elecrail - Tait train testing around Melbourne

15 August 2021

On weekends during August 2021 Elecrail Tait set 381M-208T-230D-317M headed around Melbourne under it's own power for the purposes of testing and driver training.

Elecrail - Tait train testing on the Werribee line

15 May 2021

On 15 May 2021 Elecrail Tait set 381M-208T-341T-230D-317M was finally allowed to leave Newport Workshops under it's own power for the first time in 17 years, completing a number of test runs to Laverton and Werribee.

Elecrail - Tait train to Belgrave and Essendon, February 2022

26 February 2022

With testing of the Tai set complete, on Saturday 26 February 2022 it went to Essendon, Belgrave, Upper Ferntree Gully, then back to Belgrave and Essendon with Steamrail volunteers and invited guests.

Farewell Hitachi Train Tour, April 2014

12 April 2014

On April 12, 2014 the Elecrail division of Steamrail ran a Farewell Hitachi Train Tour around the Melbourne suburbs with 288M-1979T-287M + 274M-1909T-273M. Starting at Craigieburn, the tour headed into the city via the Northern Loop, out to South Morang via the Clifton Hill Loop, then out to Sunbury and back via the Northern Loop, then finally back to Craigieburn.

Geelong - Ballarat Railway 150th

10 April 2012

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Geelong Ballarat rail line opening, a special charter train ran from Geelong to Ballarat and return on 10th April 2012. Steamrail's T364 led the train, which included carriages 1BCE, 3ABE and 7ABE

Geelong Rail 150

24 June 2007

A collection of photos of the special trains that ran to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Geelong - Melbourne Railway. Locomotives included R761, R707, D3 658 and diesel T356.

K190 transfer to Castlemaine, 2011

29 October 2011

On 29 October 2011 Steamrail steam locomotive K190 was transferred from Newport to Castlemaine, to help out over summer at the Victorian Goldfields Railway

Newport Workshops 'Rotten Road'

30 October 2009

'Rotten Road' at the Newport Workshops in Melbourne is located beside the Geelong railway line, and is full of heritage rolling stock stored in the open. In 2008 Victrack has started to scrap the stuff which is falling apart.

Newport Workshops: Steamrail and 707 Operations

9 February 2022

Steamrail Victoria and 707 Operations have a large rolling stock fleet based at the West Block of Newport Workshops in Melbourne

SRHC / Steamrail - Tastes of the Goulburn 2010

16 October 2010

SRHC ran shuttles north from Seymour with T357 and T413, while Steamrail ran a train from Melbourne to Seymour with R761. After their arrival T413 was replaced on the shuttles by R761.

Steamrail - 'Ballarat Discoverer' May 2009

2 May 2009

R761 lead a 5 car train from Melbourne to Ballarat and return, via Bacchus March both ways.

Steamrail - 'Eureka Express' to Ballarat, April 2021

24 April 2021

On 24 April 2021 R711 & A2 986 led a double headed train to Ballarat via Bacchus Marsh in the morning, and North Geelong and Tarneit on the return.

Steamrail - 'Geelong Flyer' September 2006

28 September 2006

R761 was the loco with a train of mostly wooden cars

Steamrail - 2015 members special to Castlemaine

26 September 2015

On September 26, 2015 Steamrail Victoria ran a members special from Newport Workshops to Maldon and return, via Castlemaine and Southern Cross. R711 and K153 ran the train, with K153 being left at Maldon for use over the summer period at the Victorian Goldfields Railway.

Steamrail - 2017 members special to Frankston

17 December 2017

On December 17, 2017 Steamrail ran a members special train from Newport to Frankston and return, behind steam locomotive Y112.

Steamrail - 2019 members special to Frankston

15 December 2019

On 15 December 2019 Y164 led a special train for Steamrail members from Newport to Frankston via the Brooklyn goods lines. The train was made up of 18 CE, 600 BK, 17 BE, 7 ABE, 25 BE, and 14 CW.

Steamrail - 2021 members special to Bendigo

19 December 2021

On 19 December 2021 A66 lead Steamrail Victoria's members special train to Bendigo. The tran was made up of PCP 292, Moorabool, 269 BZ, 14 BRS, 17 BE, 25 BE, 46 BE, 68 BW, 1BCE,
18 CE.

Steamrail - A2 986 'Spirit of Warragul' May 2017

13 May 2017

After sitting in a park in Warragul for years, on 13 May 2017 newly restored steam locomotive A2 986 officially reentered service, running to Warragul where it was named 'Spirit of Warragul'.

Steamrail - A2 986 test runs

8 November 2015

In 2015 Steamrail completed their restoration of steam locomotive A2 986, with a number of mainline test runs being completed between Newport and Sunshine to test it out before it hauls a passenger train.

Steamrail - Bacchus Marsh September 2007

27 September 2007

D3 658 was the loco on a train of wooden cars, bound for Bacchus Marsh

Steamrail - Bairnsdale February 2010

6 February 2010

S301 with a freshly repainted nose led A78, four carriages and a power van from Melbourne to Bairnsdale and return.

Steamrail - Ballarat driver training September 2009

12 September 2009

Recently repaired R761 took 5 cars on a driver training run from Melbourne to Ballarat - via Geelong on Saturday 12th, and back via Bacchus Marsh on Sunday 13th

Steamrail - Ballarat driver training, August 2021

28 August 2021

On 28 August 2021 Steamrail's steam locomotive R761 headed from Melbourne to Ballarat and return on a driver training run, hauling V/Line carriage sets SH34 and SH31.

Steamrail - Ballarat driver training, July 2021

31 July 2021

On 31 July 2021 Steamrail's steam locomotive R761 headed from Melbourne to Ballarat and return on a driver training run, hauling V/Line carriage sets SH34 and SH31.

Steamrail - Ballarat East depot

12 March 2022

Stored trains at the Ballarat East locomotive depot

Steamrail - Ballarat East transfer, 2021

31 October 2021

On the weekend of 30 and 31 October 2021 Steamrail Victoria sent S313 and T356 to Ballarat East via North Geelong to collect steam locomotive Y112, with VZVF1, PCP 292, Goulburn, SJ 282 'Tantini' brought along to accommodate the Steamrail crew.

Steamrail - Ballarat transfer, May 2021

15 May 2021

On 15 May 2021 Steamrail sent K153, K190 and Y112 from Newport to Ballarat via Werribee and North Geelong for the Ballarat Heritage Festival.

Steamrail - Bendigo charter October 2009

28 October 2009

Steamrail ran a charter for Southern Cross Television from Melbourne to Bendigo. Hired V/Line loco N470 lead Steamrail carriages 269 BZ (Hobsons Bay), Moorabool, 2 BS, 14 BRS and PCP 292.

Steamrail - Bendigo charter, June 2018

27 June 2018

On June 27, 2018 Steamrail ran a private charter from Southern Cross to Bendigo and return, with R711 leading sitting cars 600BK and 11AS, club car Moorabool, and power van PCP292.

Steamrail - Bendigo Cup charter 2010

27 October 2010

A charter operated by Steamrail Victoria on behalf of Southern Cross Television, for the Bendigo Cup. The consist was PCP292, 11AS, 14BRS, Moorabool, and BZ269 ('Hobsons Bay').

Steamrail - Bendigo driver training, October 2021

9 October 2021

On Saturday 2 October 2021 Steamrail Victoria's A2 986 headed from Melbourne to Bendigo and return on a driver training run, hauling water gin VZVF1 and V/Line carriage sets SH29 and LH32.

Steamrail - Bendigo Easter special, April 2019

21 April 2019

On April 21, 2019 Steamrail led a special Easter train from Southern Cross to Bendigo and return, with R711  leading PCP292, 11AS, 8AS, Moorabool, 7ABE, 600BK and 700BK.

Steamrail - Bendigo Line 150th tour

21 October 2012

On October 21, 2012 Steamrail relaunched steam locomotive R711 into service, hauling a seven car to Bendigo for the 150th anniversary of the line opening. T364 went along push-pull for the empty cars ride between Newport and Southern Cross, reversing at Sunshine due to an occupation on the line via Yarraville

Steamrail - Bendigo Steam Weekend 2022

18 April 2022

For the 2022 Easter long weekend Steamrail sent A2 986 and T356 from Melbourne to Bendigo on Friday 15 April, running steam shuttles out of Echuca on Easter Saturday and from Bendigo on Eastern Sunday, before sending N456 and S313 from Melbourne to Bendigo on Monday 18 April, to run two separate trains back to Melbourne that evening.

Steamrail - Bendigo, May 2015

16 May 2015

On May 16, 2015 R761 and K190 lead a heritage train from Melbourne to Bendigo, with K190 being detached at Castlemaine on the return journey, and exchanged with D3 639 from the Victorian Goldfields Railway.

Steamrail - Berwick-Pakenham steam shuttles, April 2010

25 April 2010

On April 25, 2010 Steamrail's K153 and K190 operated steam shuttles between Berwick and Pakenham.

Steamrail - Camperdown April 2016

17 April 2016

On 17 April 2016 Steamrail ran a train from Melbourne to Camperdown and return via Werribee, with T395 and T364 as the motive power.

Steamrail - Castlemaine charter, October 2018

28 October 2018

On 28 October 2018 Steamrail ran a charter train from Melbourne to Castlemaine and return, with R761 leading PCP292, Moorabool, 708BK, 25BE, 17BE, 18CE and water tank VZVF1.

Steamrail - Castlemaine charter, September 2017

16 September 2017

On 16 September 2017 Steamrail operated a charter from Melbourne to Castlemaine and return with A2 986, with carriages 17BE, 3ABE, 7ABE, 38BE, 1BCE, and water gin VZVF1. K190 was also attached to the down leg of the trip, on transfer to the Victorian Goldfields Railway.

Steamrail - Caulfield-Moorabbin shuttles, November 2017

25 November 2017

On 24 November 2017 Steamrail Victoria steam locomotives A2 986 and K153 hauled the preserved Tait train between Caulfield and Moorabbin.

Steamrail - Christmas charters 2015

5 December 2015

Each year Steamrail runs a series of charter trains in the later half of the year for a number of private tours companies, taking party goers from Melbourne of an evening out to the Macedon Ranges or Geelong, then return, with plenty of booze and partying along the way

Steamrail - Christmas charters 2017

16 December 2017

Each year Steamrail runs a series of charter trains in the later half of the year for Dreamscape Tours, taking party goers from Melbourne of an evening out to the Macedon Ranges and return, with plenty of booze and partying along the way

Steamrail - Christmas charters 2018

8 December 2018

Each year Steamrail runs a series of charter trains in the later half of the year for Dreamscape Tours, taking party goers from Melbourne of an evening out to the Macedon Ranges and return, with plenty of booze and partying along the way

Steamrail - Christmas charters 2019

6 December 2019

Each year Steamrail runs a series of charter trains in the later half of the year for Dreamscape Tours, taking party goers from Melbourne of an evening out to the Macedon Ranges and return, with plenty of booze and partying along the way.

Steamrail - Christmas charters 2021

11 December 2021

Each year Steamrail runs a series of charter trains in the later half of the year for Dreamscape Tours, taking party goers from Melbourne of an evening out to the Macedon Ranges and return, with plenty of booze and partying along the way.

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