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.
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 K190. 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 branch line. 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.