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Western Victoria

Trains in the west of Victoria

707 Operations - Leeor Loop and Kaniva Tour, February 2016

February 27, 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.

AK track recording cars

December 04, 2016

The AK cars are a set of three specially equipped ex-NSWGR carriages fitted out for track inspection and testing purposes. They are operated by the Australian Rail Track Corporation over their standard gauge lines behind hired motive power on a regular basis

El Zorro grain trains

March 06, 2013

El Zorro operates a number of grain trains inside and through Victoria, on both broad and standard gauges, using a mix of hired locomotives and wagons

Great Southern Rail - The Overland

July 29, 2017

Great Southern Rail operates 'The Overland' from Melbourne to Adelaide, via Geelong, Ararat and the Western standard gauge

Portland stored grain wagons

January 10, 2009

For a number of years Pacific National stored a large number of standard gauge grain wagons in the harbour sidings at Portland

SCT Logistics trains

July 20, 2017

SCT Logistics got their start running east-west freight trains between Melbourne and Perth via Adelaide, with services to Parkes later added. SCT wagons were also attached to Melbourne-Brisbane QRNational/Aurizon services, until the commencement of their own services on the north-south route. SCT has also operated shorter trains to a logistics facility at Barnawartha near Wodonga, and container trains to Dooen near Horsham.

V/Line to Bacchus Marsh

August 24, 2017

Photos of the V/Line services that run to Bacchus Marsh, taken between there and the end of the wires back at Sunshine. As well as boring old VLocities and Sprinters, loco hauled trains with A, P and N classes are also used in peak times.

Western standard gauge

February 27, 2016

Out on the Western standard gauge, from beyond Gheringhap across the plains towards South Australia

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