Chasing Trains to Echuca


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It is hard to chase trains on weekends when it is quiet. So a few like minded friends took two days off work. Starting at Dynon we chased X47 in the new FV colours to Echuca. Staying overnight we headed back and diverted to the Castlemaine and Maldon Railway.


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Y119 shunts a string of unloaded flat wagons at Dynon Road Freight Terminal, near the Lloyd St. bridge.

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BL27 outside the standard gauge car shed at Dynon.

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C???? inside the standard gauge car shed at Dynon still under conversion.

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C???? inside the standard gauge car shed at Dynon in the process of being painted.

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C???? inside the standard gauge car shed at Dynon in the process of being painted.

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G515 and G514 close to the Dynon fuel point. G514 will be off to Echuca later this day.

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Great Northern's GM on the 'gauge turntable at Dynon.

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R711, found quite cold and alone at Dynon.

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X37 ready to head into the shops, or has it been ????

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A70 freshly pained in a very new VLP scheme outside Dynon maintance facility.

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G514 has arrived from Dynon and coupled up to X47 and X36 at Tottenham Yard.

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G514,X47 and X36 arrive at Bendigo before continuing on to Echuca.

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X47 in the new Freight Victoria colours while pausing at Bendigo.

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As the sun sets, G514,X47 and X36 are paced at a sedately 60km/hr out of Bendigo.

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In the darkness G514,X47 and X36 are 'gunxelled at Elmore. Apart from saying a quick hello, we left the DOO G514 alone.

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X47 leading G514 and a unidentified 1st/2nd series X, ready to depart Echuca , about 8.00pm, after dropping X36.

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X36 returning to Echuca after picking up a string of grain/rice hoppers in NSW.

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