Melbourne Railway History - Moving People
An interesting documentary on some of the history behind the Melbourne Railway.
Steam Trains Running In Parallel! - 50 Years of 'The Vintage Train'
Video Thumbnail courtesy of Dave O'Brien. https://www.flickr.com/photos/62542203@N06/ Like MattOatenVR On Facebook! ►http://on.fb.me/1Jx4eHj Enjoy the video? Subscribe! ► http://bit.ly/1I3nfz0 On October 30 2016, Steamrail Victoria celebrated 50 years of 'The Vintage Train'. Heritage steam locomotives R761 and D3 639 ran from Melbourne (Southern Cross) to Geelong via the Regional Rail Link and paralleled between Little River and Corio. The two specials left Melbourne simultaneously before R761 crossed D3 639 at the North Melbourne Flyover. A mainline steam parallel run has not occurred since 2001 and what made this event even more significant was that both trains were the first steam hauled passenger trains over the Regional Rail Link from Deer Park Junction to Manor Junction. Congratulations to Steamrail Victoria including the staff and volunteers past and present for making all operations possible. For more information about upcoming tours, please visit: www.steamrail.com.au or https://www.facebook.com/steamrail/
#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, Newborough Next.... 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.
Steam Trains by the Seaside - Bellarine Railway: Australian Trains
The Bellarine Peninsula Railway operates a collection of 3'6" gauge locomotives and rolling stock from railway systems all over Australia along a re-gauged section of the former Queenscliff branch line south west of Geelong. This video features former Pozieres haulng the norning service to Drysdale and return follwed by the shuttle to Lakers Siding and then shunting at Queenscliff. Pozieres was formerly a Broken Hill Associated Smelters shunting locomotive at Port Pirie in South Australia. It was built by Andrew Barclay, Sons & Co for the British War department and was one of four sold as war surplus to BHAA in 1919. The locomotive is named after a WWI battlefield on the western front in France. Pozieres had been preserved static at the Puffing Billy museum at Menzies Creek, but was transferred to the Bellarine Railway in 2010 and found to be in good condition. Therefore it was returned to service by late 2011 by the volunteers at the Bellarine Railway. © 2011 James Brook