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Pacific National Warrnambool freight

The Warrnambool freight carries containers between Melbourne and the Westvic depot in Warrnambool, usually running Monday through Friday. Operated by Pacific National, except for a period between April and October 2008 when El Zorro took over the contract. The train length is constrained by short crossing loops and often runs during the day on the down trip due to pathing issues beyond Geelong

Roller coaster grades outside Allansford

6 January 2009 18:48 PM
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A familiar matter, departing Warrnambool

6 January 2009 18:42 PM
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X39 on the up Warrnambool freight awaiting a train order at Warrnambool station

6 January 2009 18:21 PM
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Crossing Merrivale Drive, the crossing operating as required by the sign

6 January 2009 18:18 PM
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Departing Westvic a few hours later

6 January 2009 18:11 PM
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All shuffled around, and the crew heads for their taxi

The usual shunt procedure sees the back half unloaded, the front half taken forwards with the loco at the down end, then reversed along the main line to the up end of the loop siding. The loco then pushes the now empty wagons in the loop out of it, while pulling the still loaded ones into it. The loaded wagons are uncoupled and left in the loop, while the loco and empty wagons head out of the loop, and stable alongside in the main line. Loading of the wagon on the main line can be done over the top of the wagons in the loop road

6 January 2009 08:27 AM
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Now at the up end of the siding, the second person goes to throw the points

6 January 2009 08:16 AM
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Shunting back with the lead portion

6 January 2009 08:12 AM
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Moving forward with the lead portion, as the rear is unloaded

6 January 2009 08:11 AM
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At the down end, splitting the train in half to fit in the siding

6 January 2009 08:05 AM
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And the train arrives complete, as you hope it would

6 January 2009 08:02 AM
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And the end in sight!

6 January 2009 08:01 AM
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The last mile towards Westvic...

6 January 2009 07:58 AM
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Missed it on the way into Warrnambool

6 January 2009 07:45 AM
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Passing the Princes Highway at Allansford

6 January 2009 07:39 AM
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Dropping downgrade towards Cudgee

6 January 2009 07:32 AM
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Running through coastal fog around Panmure

6 January 2009 07:24 AM
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Coming up to Garvoc

6 January 2009 07:19 AM
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And a similar shot coming out on the other side of town...

6 January 2009 07:14 AM
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X39 arriving into Terang

6 January 2009 07:08 AM
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A full load of containers on the train

6 January 2009 07:01 AM
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Powering upgrade past the remains of Boorcan station

6 January 2009 07:01 AM
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Long end leading near Boorcan

6 January 2009 06:57 AM
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X39 powers out of Camperdown westbound

6 January 2009 06:53 AM
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