Steam train in Melbourne Australia - Steamrail heritage locomotive - WDTVLIVE42
Steamrail Victoria "Suburban Shuttle" with former Victorian Railways steam locomotives K153 & K190 running between the Melbourne suburbs of Mitcham and Mooroolbark on Sunday 20/9/2009. This movie shows the train just after it leaves Mooroolbark station, then various lineside scenes as the train travels towards Mitcham.
Details of upcoming steam train & heritage tours operated by Steamrail Victoria can be found on their website http://www.steamrail.com.au/ .
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Maldon Steam Spectacular - Saturday 26th October 2013 - Part 1 of 3
On Saturday 26th October 2013, Steamrail Victoria in conjunction with the
Victorian Goldfields Railway chartered a steam train double headed by
Hudson R761 and K190 to travel from Melbourne to Castlemaine and Maldon.
The purpose of the day was to exchange locomotive D3 639, which had been on
loan to the Victorian Goldfields Railway since June and swap it over with
During the day, visitors had the chance to ride behind 5 steam locomotives,
these being R761, K190, D3 639, J515 and recently restored J549.
Several photostops were organized during the day, allowing passengers to
capture the sights and sounds of double headed steam locomotives on the
The return trip back to Melbourne was haulded by locomotives R761 and D3
639, with the Victorian Goldfields Railway owned J549 running alongside on
departure from Castlemaine.
#RARE FOOTAGE# Australian Steam Train SteamOz R711 Spirit of Bendigo+R761 22nd July 2012
Snow train SteamOz http://www.steamrail.com.au/ R711 Spirit of Bendigo
in Australia and R761 on the 22nd of July 2012
SteamRail Double Header from Melbourne to Traralgon.
A very big thanks to Geoff Moller (father in-law) for donating this footage
to me and for taking the time to film these lovely steam engines to share
with the world on XxBec3509 TRFF.
First from the west towards the Waterloo Road rail crossing, then seen
stationary awaiting for a Melbourne bound Sprinter to pass.Resumes on its
way to the Moe Railway Station, once the Sprinter has passed, then seen
stationary at Moe Station,waiting for passengers to board.
Eastbound from Moe across Narracan Creek towards the Haunted Hills,
R711 SPIRIT OF BENDIGO and R761 seen exciting Haunted Hills at Hernes Oak
then a westbound Sprinter from Traralgon to Melbourne passes, taken from up
a signal post. Approaching Tramway Road crossing towards Traralgon the
double headed steamers pass.
Zig Zag Railway Steam Train - Australian Trains, New South Wales
Climb aboard for a journey along the famous Zig Zag Railway in the Blue
Mountains, New South Wales. Australia.
The Zig Zag Railway is a heritage railway at Lithgow in New South Wales,
Australia on the site of the famous Great or Lithgow Zig Zag which operated
between 1869 and 1910. As built, the line formed part of the Main West line
from Sydney across the Blue Mountains and served to lower the line from its
summit into the Lithgow valley on the western flank of the mountains. The
Zig Zag railway run steam and diesel hauled trains over the Zig Zag for
tourists. They are unique in NSW as being the only heritage operator to run
everyday except Christmas day. On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays,
and Sundays railmotors are operated. Every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday
a steam loco with train will operate. Sunday has a two train timetable.
Special events include a Day Out with Thomas and a Wizards express event
held a couple of times per year. During most of the NSW school holidays
steam services run every day.
In the early 1970's a group of steam enthusiasts decided to restore the
Lithgow Zig Zag as a heritage railway due to it's facinating history, the
grand nature of the line and it's proximity to Sydney. Thus the Zig Zag
Railway cooperative was born. However, the New South Wales Government would
not supply heritage locomotives and rolling stock to anyone but their own
museum organisation. Rolling stock for the museum thus comes from states
other than New South Wales -- Queensland and South Australia in particular.
During the early 1970's the track formation although on a different gauge
(3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) instead of the original 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm))
to accommodate the Queensland and South Australian Rolling stock. In 1975
the new track was complete between Bottom Points and Top Points and the
first society train was run. Since then the Zig Zag railway has expanded
both it's operations and the new narrow gauge network along the old
formation in several sections:
Big Boy 4014 Steam Train - The Road to Restoration: Pomona to Colton
In July of 2013, the Union Pacific Railroad reacquired Big Boy steam
locomotive number 4014 from the Rail Giants Train Museum at the Pomona
Fairplex with the intention of restoring number 4014 to operating
condition. Once in working order, the locomotive will become part of the
Union Pacific's Steam Program. Built in 1941 by the American Locomotive
works, the Big Boy is considered to be the biggest steam locomotive ever
built. Come along as we follow the Big Boy on the first leg of its journey
to its new home in Cheyenne, Wyoming where it will undergo restoration to
operating condition. This video includes coverage of initial prep work by
the UP Steam Team to get the locomotive moving as well as shots from the
January 26th, 2014 move from Pomona to Union Pacific's West Colton Yard.
Rail Replacement at Musk - DSCR: Australian Trains
A "behind the scenes" look at the way and works gang on the Daylesford Spa
Country Railway replacing rail near Musk as part of the works on returning
trains from Musk to Bullarto.
The 60lb D rail on the curve at the up end of the station had become worn
and the opportunity is being taken to replace it with heavier 75lb rail.
First the dog spikes were lifted on a number of sleepers, leaving enough
holding the rail to run the spike reclaimer over it. The spike reclaimer
then ran over the section and the large magnetic wheels pick up the loose
The spike lifters are then run over the section again to remove the
remaining dog spikes. The old rail is then lifted off the sleepers and the
new rail is moved into position. The sections of rail are then bolted
together with fish plates before spikes are hammered into the solid
sleepers to take track machines. This will enable sleeper replacement to
occur at a later date.
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