RailPictures.Net Photo: R711 Steamrail Victoria Steam 4-6-4 at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia by Martin Bennet
 
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Steamrail Victoria (more..)
Steam 4-6-4 (more..)
Southern Cross Station (more..)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (more..)
May 19, 2021
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
R711 (more..)
8191 (more..)
Martin Bennet (more..)
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It's dawn at Southern Cross station, and 1951 built Hudsons R711 and R761 prepare to depart with 11 cars, bound for Ballarat via Geelong. At Ballarat the Rs will be swapped for a pair of K class 2-8-0s for the long run to Sea Lake. This was the first leg of the six day 'Southern Steam Spectacular,' operated by Cruise Express using rollingstock chartered from Steamrail Victoria. You can watch a video of the spectacular departure here: https://youtu.be/BXmS9Ckz_2s
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