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12th December 2011

A fine selection of locos were sheltering at Portland this afternoon and included:
S300 - S312 - TL154 - TL155 - T342 (ELZ) 
With GM36 at Maroona waiting to be collected for today's train No: 7762
from Portland to Dimboola...

(Wayne Morris)



12th December 2011
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TL154 shunting Portland.

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TL154 shunting Portland.


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TL 155

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T 342 ELZorro


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TL154 shunting near Portland footbridge.

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TL342 Portland loco.


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Portland T342, TL155, TL154, S300, S312

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Portland T342, TL155, TL154, S300, S312.


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Portland T342, TL154, S300.
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Clearing clogged sand pipe with air.


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Train Order for 7762 Portland.

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Portland S300 Train No: 7762 underway.


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Train no: 7762 near 385k post.

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Heywood 378k Train No: 7762, engines S300, S312.


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Milltown Mission Road 366k, S300, S312.

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Near Iluka Siding, Train No: 7762, S300, S312.



S300 to Dimboola


3.45 megs  (428 x 240)  (520Kb/Sec)
PORTLAND  VIC


S300 to Dimboola


6.3 megs  (428 x 240)  (520Kb/Sec)
MILLTOWN  VIC


S300 to Dimboola


4.5 megs  (428 x 240)  (520Kb/Sec)
ILUKA  SIDING  VIC


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24th January 2012

An early start away from the Mount at 0325 found me in Hamilton closer to 0530 Victoria time. A short drive to the Iluka Separation Plant found S312 and S302 already sitting inside the complex with their loaded train in the dark. The unloading was underway with a fair number of interested persons present watching or partaking in the operation (about six) that I could see.

Anticipating that I would have plenty of opportunities for shots of this train once unloaded, of course it would come out of the Iluka Siding travel about 15 kilometres to Chrome Siding at the 337K post (I know I went there), run around the train and head back to Hopetoun with the empties. This was going to enable me to get the shots I have ‘longed’ for of it near Hamilton, Dunkeld, Glenthompson and onto Maroona where I would leave it and head for home.

The last time I saw the train moving inside the complex at Iluka was when I went for the recce run to Chrome Siding near Branxholme, at that stage it had completed the unloading of the first rake of hoppers and had moved back to the head of the second rake of hoppers. Upon returning to the Iluka Plant, the locos were still in the same position I had seen them, and by now had been shut down, all activity had stopped and the elusive shots of any train between Hamilton and Maroona had once again thwarted me. I turned my head for home….

(Wayne Morris)



24th January 2012
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S312 and S302 inside the Iluka Plant.

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S312 and S302 inside the Iluka Plant.


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S312 and S302 unloading inside plant.

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S312 and S302 unloading inside plant.


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S312 and S302 unloading inside plant.

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S312 and S302 unloading inside plant.


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S312 and S302 unloading inside plant.

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S312 and S302 unloading inside plant.


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26th January 2012

Yesterday's offering en route from Mount Gambier to Torquay.

(Wayne Morris)



26th January 2012
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N464 arriving Terang on Warrnambool passenger.

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N464 at Terang on Warrnambool passenger.


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X43 Warrnambool.

31st January 2012
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Geelong North Yard A79 and T400



27th January 2012

Managed two trips to Moorabool Viaduct yesterday, was fortunate enough to phott a train crossing the structure with two NR's, just in the right place at the right time.
The second visit in the evening shows 'El Zorros' train to Sea Lake with G521 - X31 & B74 crossing the viaduct, (where else) a jog back to the car and off in pursuit of the 'train'. Managed a few shots along the way including Bannockburn, the last pics were taken in favourable lighting about 4 km south of Meredith.

(Wayne Morris)



26th January 2012
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Moorabool Viaduct NR111, NR73 crossing.

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Moorabool Viaduct NR111, NR73 crossing.


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Moorabool G521, X31, B74.

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Moorabool G521, X31, B74.


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G521, X31, B74.

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G521, X31, B74
. 4 km south of Meredith.



29th January 2012

Made the trip into Geelong North, then onto Williamstown to see the RMS Titanic pub again from the outside. Into South Dynon for a few pics, was a very hot day in the City today around the 38c mark.. Managed a few shots of what locos were accessible, I did notice a few changes, the long
line of Y class locos about midway in the yard have been shifted, about six of them (Y) class are now parked closer to the overpass road.. 
The two GM shell remains have vanished too.. Other than not that many locos to be seen, a couple of QRN G class were in the proximity to the turntable. Other than was a little disappointing..

(Wayne Morris)



29th January 2012
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RMS Titanic Williamstown.


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North Geelong XR552, XR557 pass G521, B74, X31 with grain.


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North Geelong XR552, XR557 pass G521, B74, X31.

26th January 2012
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North Geelong XR552 XR557 now on the empties.


29th January 2012
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South Dynon Y, X, A, T, N.

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Dynon CF4404 Americain.


29th January 2012
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Dynon CF4404 Americain.

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Dynon CF4404 Americain



30th January 2012

These pictures are around Geelong RWS only, asked permission to go and take the pics at Geelong RWS. I did find a good tunnel though just beyond the station on the Warrnambool track, was mostly a recce run for the A class on the cement train to Waurn Ponds. Early start tomorrow morning and back out to Gheringhap..

(Wayne Morris)



30th January 2012
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Geelong Railway Station
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Geelong Railway Station.


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Geelong Railway station Old an the Newer.

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Geelong Railway Station.


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N467 on Warrnambool Pass nearing Geelong.

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N on approach to Geelong from Warrnambool.


31st January 2012

Went to the Geelong North signal cabin today and spoke with fellow there. Not much happening train wise, EL ZORRO grain with G521 X31 and B74 unloading. XR552 XR557 waiting in Geelong North yard departing tonight for Ultima... Too far for me...
T400 on a shunt job in the Geelong North yard with A79 to the side and back a bit..

(Wayne Morris)



31st January 2012
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Geelong EL ZORRO grain with
G521, X31, and B74 unloading grain.

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Geelong EL ZORRO grain with
G521, X31, and B74 unloading grain.



3rd February 2012

A mixed bag from Waurn Ponds, Geelong, Anakie Road loop,  Gheringhap and Moorabool Viaduct.

(Wayne Morris)



3rd February 2012
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Gheringhap A79,C1200X.
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Anakie Road Loop G535, G, T342, 442S6,
GM36, ELZ, SG, grain.

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Geelong Tunnel and Sprinter set only.


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Geelong Tunnel and Sprinter set only.

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B74, X31, North Shore Geelong.


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G535, G, T342, 442S6, GM36,back to Geelong North.

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Shunting at Boral Waurn Ponds.


3rd February 2012
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Shunting at Boral Waurn Ponds.

3rd February 2012
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A79 with cement pots for Waurn Ponds.



6th February 2012

Visited the Geelong North C cabin this morning 6th February, managed a few pictures of a PN grain train leaving the grain loop, locos G524 & XR551. The pics of T400 show it passing the cabin to hook up to the PN train and shunt it back into Geelong North Yard along with the other locos still on the front of the train.

Then took a trip to Daylesford. Went for a ride on the railcar from Daylesford to Musk, enjoyed the trip. Ended up at Ballarat came across new Metro Electric sets in the yard some without (nose panels)..Stopped at NAVIGATORS on the return journey, great potential for a top shot of any train passing under the stone bridge there... This is worthy of another visit before I head home later.

(Wayne Morris)



6th February 2012
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Geelong North C cabin looking towards
Geelong North Yard.

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Geelong North C cabin view in
Gheringhap direction.


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Geelong North C cabin. The road is set.


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Geelong North T400 on a shunt.

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Geelong North T400 on a shunt.


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Geelong North G524, XR551
coming off the grain loop.

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Geelong North T400 on a shunt
dragging XR551, G524 along.


DAYLESFORD

6th February 2012
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Daylesford RM.

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Daylesford RM.


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Daylesford RM fill it up.

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Daylesford Railway Station.

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Daylesford returning on RM


BALLARAT

6th February 2012
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Ballarat.

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Ballarat.


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Ballarat.



7th February 2012

Today was going to be a non training day, well it was until about 1500 when I decided to make tracks for Melton and Bacchus Marsh.. Was surprised to see another old viaduct across a reservoir not far out of Melton when doing the recce run for the area.

Ended up not far out of Bacchus Marsh perched on top of an embankment and waited there for the evening peak trains to come to me.. Variety was quite good including P on each end, those little 7000 class railcars, N class in both VLine colours, and the Sprinters with their extra bright headlights.

As the 'source' advised the A's appear to work two of the peak services to Ballarat, that was it with A66 and A70 making the peak runs, both being stabled at Bacchus Marsh after their trips, was hoping for one returning up hill outta Bacchus Marsh but was not to be...

(Wayne Morris)



7th February 2012
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Near Bacchus Marsh.
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On Melton Viaduct.
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Near Bacchus Marsh.


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A70 on Bacchus Marsh Pass near Melton.

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Melton South A66 on Bacchus Marsh Pass.


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N455 near Bacchus Marsh.

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1135 Leaving Bacchus Marsh.


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P18 & P15 on Bacchus Marsh Pass near Parwan.

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N451 downhill towards Bacchus Marsh.


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7016 downhill towards Bacchus Marsh.

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N456 leaves Bacchus Marsh.



9th February 2012

Another visit to the Geelong North C cabin this afternoon in time to see a PN empty grain train leaving the grain loop with G525 H1 & X39 up front..  Travelled the short distance to nearby Thompsons Road road crossing in time to see steel train passing by the PN empty grain with G525 H1 and X39....  
Following a brief detour via ANAKIE rolled back into Bacchus Marsh and waited for the afternoon peak time trains to arrive, managed to miss A62 rolling downhill into Bacchus Marsh. 

(Wayne Morris)


9th February 2012
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Geelong North C cabin.

9th February 2012
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TNo: WP2 or (9821) with NR77 NR27 at
Thompsons Rd Geelong.

9th February 2012
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Geelong North TNo: BA6 with NR91 NR22
passing empty grain.

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TNo: BA6 or (9827) with NR91 NR22 Geelong North.

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NR91 NR22 pass G525 H1 X39 Geelong North.


9th February 2012
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(6-20pm) N452 downhill to Bacchus Marsh.

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(6-05pm) A70 on Bacchus Marsh Pass.



11th February 2012

I tried to have a day away from the trains but failed, following a short walk and visit to Pt Lonsdale again and the lighthouse ventured over to Queenscliff and came across a couple of Tasmanian ex diesel locos along with 'Peronnes brother Pozieres' in light steam standing in the sometimes pouring rain.

Watched as possibly the organisations latest operational loco ...? ex QR 1604 came into the yard with a number of carriages, flat wagons and what looks like an ex ABAA van in tow, with the remains of the old AN snail sticker logo hanging on side for dear life to the rusting sides of the van. I liked the number 1604 on the cabside shown in one of the pics here.

Did manage a few pics of the two Tas diesels shunting some wagons/carriages away from the station, by this time the rain had returned and decided it was time to go so that was about it for the day.

(Wayne Morris)


Okay, these first two pics are not trains
 but they still nice shots.


11th February 2012

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Port Lonsdale jetty.

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Port Lonsdale lighthouse.


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QR loco 1604 arrives Queenscliff.

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QR loco 1604 arrives Queenscliff.


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QR loco 1604 number details Queenscliff.

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Queenscliff short shunt.


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Queenscliff ex AN wagon.

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Queenscliff ex AN wagon with AN snail sticker.


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Queenscliff_Pozieres

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Queenscliff station board.



12th February 2012

Another visit to Geelong North today.. The first pic was taken at Geelong Loco shows 4 N class locos.
BL32 with H1 & A85 were sitting in Geelong North Yard (PN)... 
The El Zorro with G521 X31 B74 & T413 were discharging grain, then came out.
The other two trains in some of the pics were both PN grain trains, one on the BG, the one on the SG, G539 XR558 XR559. 

(Wayne Morris)


12th February 2012
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Geelong Loco N462, N473, N466, N454.

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Geelong North Yard BL32, H1, A85.


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Geelong North Yard BL32, H1, A85.

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Geelong ELZ leaves silo road, G521, X31, B74, T413.


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Geelong North 2PN grain trains plus PN freight.

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Geelong North, G539, XR558, XR559, and Kim.

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Geelong North G539, XR558, XR559.



14th February 2012

Missed the grain train I was going out to get and ended up at Ballarat took a few from around the place.
Then onto Maryborough.

(Wayne Morris)


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T413 Ballarat.

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Ballarat.


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Ballarat.

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Ballarat Old and Newer.


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Ballarat and Velocity.

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Ballarat.



MARYBOROUGH

14th February 2012
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Maryborough XR551 with G525 and X39 at loco.

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Maryborough XR551 with G525 and X39 at loco shed.



BALLARAT

15th February 2012
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Ballarat station.

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Ballarat crossing gates closing.

15th February 2012
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Ballarat and T413.


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Velocity and T413.

15th February 2012
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T413 Steve Gibson.



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Ballarat T413.

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Velocity set passing old signal cabin. Ballarat.


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