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V/Line - Maryborough line launch

V/Line services to Maryborough were officially launched on Saturday July 24, with VLocities VL34 and VL38 running special trains on the day, and Premier John Brumby and Public Transport Minister Martin Pakula there for the opening ceremonies.

The train carried passengers from Melbourne as far as Ballarat, then took invited guests to Creswick, where an opening ceremony for the new station was held. Locals were allowed to catch the train to Maryborough where another opening ceremony was held. Five shuttle trips were run between Maryborough and the 214 km post for the locals (originally six were planned) before VL38 headed back to Melbourne, VL34 stabled to run the first up service the next day.

Much of a political stunt? Passing the incomplete level crossing upgrades at Carisbrook - Talbot Road

Saturday 24 July 2010 13:40 PM
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VLocity sitting in the platform at Maryborough, a PN grain having the stable for the afternoon because of the lack of crossing loops...

Saturday 24 July 2010 13:51 PM
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Only 6 cars worth of platform was resurfaced, the rest was just fenced off

Saturday 24 July 2010 13:52 PM
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PN train stabled, the 5th shuttle ready to depart

Saturday 24 July 2010 13:56 PM
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The 5th shuttle climbs the grade out of Maryborough

Saturday 24 July 2010 14:00 PM
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Passing the Maryborough outer home signal

Saturday 24 July 2010 14:01 PM
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Rolling back into town on what ended up being the last shuttle

Saturday 24 July 2010 14:15 PM
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The first train in the stabling cage at Maryborough?

Saturday 24 July 2010 14:33 PM
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The entire 6 car set in the stabling cage, so the drivers don't need to walk back to the station

Saturday 24 July 2010 14:39 PM
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VL38 heads back to the station, VL34 left behind in the stabling cage for tomorrow morning's service

Saturday 24 July 2010 14:42 PM
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Stopping marker at the down end of the Maryborough platform

Saturday 24 July 2010 14:47 PM
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Waiting to depart on the train back to Melbourne

Saturday 24 July 2010 14:47 PM
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Down end of the Maryborough platform abandoned

Saturday 24 July 2010 14:48 PM
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Station signs restored at Maryborough

Saturday 24 July 2010 14:48 PM
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Booking office waiting to be opened up tomorrow

Saturday 24 July 2010 14:49 PM
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Inside the waiting room

Saturday 24 July 2010 14:49 PM
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3VL38 leads train train out of Maryborough carrying the Creswick locals

Saturday 24 July 2010 15:01 PM
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Headed out of town

Saturday 24 July 2010 15:01 PM
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Only a bit further down the road, a parting shot as the train leaves Talbot

Saturday 24 July 2010 15:15 PM
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Rolling through another incomplete level crossing upgrade, this time outside Clunes

Saturday 24 July 2010 15:26 PM
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Getting back to what passes for normal speed, after clearing the unprotected level crossing

Saturday 24 July 2010 15:26 PM
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The train keeps on crawling along, I catch up only 3 kilometres down the road passing through Clunes

Saturday 24 July 2010 15:30 PM
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A parting shot at the creek valley outside Clunes, the train still crawling along at 50 km/h

Saturday 24 July 2010 15:30 PM
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