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... (more)
R711's driver decorates the locomotive with a bunch of native 'bottlebrush' flowers, before departing on a 530km round trip to Warrnambool on Victoria's south-west coast. Chalking a special messag... (more)
It's just past midnight, and R711-S313 rest at Melbourne's Southern Cross station, having just completed a ~530km round trip to Warrnambool. R711 is fitted with a diesel control stand, allowing th... (more)
R711 races down grade through the sand dunes in Warrnambool, running a local shuttle during the 'Warrnambool Westcoaster' day trip from Melbourne. In the late 90's/early 00's, R711 was used on rev... (more)
R711-S313 wait for passengers to re-board after a photo run at Allansford, on Steamrail Victoria's 'Warrnambool Westcoaster' day trip. This was the first set-back photo stop held on the mainline i... (more)
R711-S313 blast forward toward the photo line at Allansford, on Steamrail Victoria's 'Warrnambool Westcoaster' day trip. This was the first set-back photo stop held on the mainline in Victoria sin... (more)
R711 prepares to run around it's heritage consist following arrival from Swan Hill and Echuca.
R711-T395 arrive at Southern Cross Station with the Steamrail "Northern Weekender" heritage special from Swan Hill and Echuca.
R711 and K190 trail their lengthy consist back into the platform at Bendigo, before departing on the last leg home to Melbourne after a three day tour of northern Victoria. Behind the locos are a ... (more)
Running nearly an hour late, and in temperatures of about 5 degrees celsius, R711 and R761 power through the Melbourne CBD with the return working of Steamrail's 'Snow Train' from Traralgon. Given... (more)
R711 flies down the 1 in 67 grade towards Kangaroo Flat, with a special to Bendigo. 711 is named 'City of Bendigo,' as it was statically displayed here in a park before restoration.
Oil burning Hudson R711 blasts up grade near Harcourt, on a special to Bendigo.
R711 returning from a "Rail & Sail" excursion to Geelong passes through Spotswood.
R711 is turned on the dual gauge turntable at Seymour, while running a special for 707 Operations to the Seymour Food and Wine Festival.
Steamrail Victoria's R711 leads 707 Operations' R707 on a multi-coloured rake of steel cars, as they race over the rolling grades on approach to Tallarook. This was a 707 Ops special heading for t... (more)