Victorian Rail Locations on film

 
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
I had the opportunity to see "The Dressmaker "last night . A really good film with Muckleford on the VGR standing in for "Dungatar "and D3 639 looking good .
I wondered about other locations that have "Starred "in film around the state ? or TV Newport workshops certainly has been a favoured TV location  in the past .
There was a movie called Dimboola made in the 1979. It featured Y147 pulling a passenger with a wagon of sheep in to the station at Dimboola. I often wondered if the director was making a comparison. This must have been before the line was converted to standard gauge. See it here Dimboola or

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvTvlGIKVK8
pandem
If ti was made in 1979 then it was definitely before SG conversion as that occurred in 1995.

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  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
There was a movie called Dimboola made in the 1979. It featured Y147 pulling a passenger with a wagon of sheep in to the station at Dimboola. I often wondered if the director was making a comparison. This must have been before the line was converted to standard gauge.  
pandem
Classic film.  And the Bruce Spence character was, no doubt, a classic VR employee.
  B 67 Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Gippsland
There was a movie called Dimboola made in the 1979. It featured Y147 pulling a passenger with a wagon of sheep in to the station at Dimboola. I often wondered if the director was making a comparison. This must have been before the line was converted to standard gauge.  
pandem
Classic film.  And the Bruce Spence character was, no doubt, a classic VR employee.
"Lad_Porter"


I lived in nearby Gerang Gerung 1977-78 and remember seeing some of the movie being shot. I also had my first cab ride around that time - yes, in Y 147 shunting the yard. I remember an L wagon full of sheep being one of the wagons shunted - and closing the doors and windows. Smile

Regarding "The Dressmaker". Although the station was Muckleford, there was also a large grain silo shown in several scenes. Obviously that wasn't at Muckleford. One source (Wikipedia) says the silo was Jung. But also mentions a silo replica and part of the town at Docklands studios.  Although I'm a projectionist and have seen the train scenes several times, I haven't actually watched the whole show yet. I suspect there may have been some image manipulation to include the silo and platform in one scene. All the railway scenes are very brief.
  JasonJones Station Staff

Location: Pakenham, Victoria
Sorry to Drag up this post.

Solo One had one of the best theme songs for a Train nut like me. Obviously at Monbulk Creek Bridge but was set in Emerald (Before A Country Practice came there in 1994???)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_0tjJ4ByYo
I remember one episode of Neighbours used Stony Point Station as a Character exit saying that it was in QUEENSLAND Laughing

Something in the Air was Soap drama based in Fictonal town and the radio station was based in Nyora Railway Station and Shop based in Nyora. Actually, The Farm where Eric Bana was based on this show used backed onto the Pakenham Railway Line in Pakenham  before being development into a hosing estate. They had to time the Take during the Train time because it was close to McGregor Road Crossing and the Train Whistle used to go as they went into the crossing. I remember seeing Eric Bana in the Main St of Pakenham during Lunch break.

I remember a TAC ad(Early 90's) or V-line about Railway crossing safety was done at Minyip.
  narf120 Locomotive Driver

For those with memories of more vintage blue nature, Felicity had an early scene with Healesville Station and a Walker railmotor.
  Ganger Locomotive Fireman

The 1980 TV mini-series "The Last Outlaw" - which is THE definitive Ned Kelly film - used K190. Also a section of the Mansfield line was used when the Kellys ordered a section of line dismantled before the Glenrowan siege.

In 1906 the Outer Circle railway was used in a Ned Kelly film, again when the Gang has a section of line dismantled.
  Roadmaster Locomotive Driver

Clunes Station and Laverton Loop featured In MAD MAX (1979)


Newport Workshops with L1169 featured In Ghost Rider (2007)
Nightfire
Does anyone remember the Slim Dusty film from 1984? It contains a segment that depicts Slim travelling on the North Coast Mail from Kempsey to Sydney, but the train shown is a K class with very obviously Victorian carriages crossing the level crossing between Heathcote Junction and Wallan. One of the more obvious 'clangers' in Australian movie history!
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Last nights (Thursday) new seasons' first episode of ABC's drama, Jack Irish showed an extensive scene at SCS.

Mike.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Amy idea about the to ahow Molly what tracks they are ?
  Edith Chief Commissioner

Location: Line 1 from Porte de Vincennes bound for Bastille station
... and there was the T class in "Spotswood", near Seddon (I think).
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Amy idea about the to ahow Molly what tracks they are ?
freightgate

What Question
  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
Amy idea about the to ahow Molly what tracks they are ?
freightgate

If you are talking about the Molly TV show this was filmed at the Bellarine Penninsula heritage railway.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
Amy idea about the to ahow Molly what tracks they are ?

If you are talking about the Molly TV show this was filmed at the Bellarine Penninsula heritage railway.
8077
Supposedly on a train from Melbourne to Sydney but there were a lot of things in that show not quite right; it was very enjoyable for an Aussie drama though.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Thanks that's what I was after as I believed the gauge was narrow in the scene where he is chasing the train from the station.
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
There was an Australian TV series last year (or 2014?) which was shot in an upstairs building opposite Richmond station (the same block as the Precinct hotel), can't remember what it was though.
  tasrail2100 Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane, Queensland.
Here's an odd one - How I Met Your Mother, set in New York and filmed in LA.  I saw a reference to it on the ComEng Wikipedia page so thought I would see for myself... unfortunately I can't attach a screenshot but anyone with Netflix go to Season 9 Episode 1 @ 6:20 seconds you'll see about 10 seconds of a Connex Comeng arriving at a station through the "carriage window".

Edit:  Here's a bit more info, http://www.danielbowen.com/2013/09/29/himym-comeng-train/ and a link to the stock footage site, http://www.shutterstock.com/ - looks like somebody made $109.
  Alamein_Line Chief Commissioner

Here's an odd one - How I Met Your Mother, set in New York and filmed in LA.  I saw a reference to it on the ComEng Wikipedia page so thought I would see for myself... unfortunately I can't attach a screenshot but anyone with Netflix go to Season 9 Episode 1 @ 6:20 seconds you'll see about 10 seconds of a Connex Comeng arriving at a station through the "carriage window".

Edit:  Here's a bit more info, http://www.danielbowen.com/2013/09/29/himym-comeng-train/ and a link to the stock footage site, http://www.shutterstock.com/ - looks like somebody made $109.
tasrail2100
See also discussion ( 1/2 way down page ) here on Railpage

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t12308-0-asc-s125.htm
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
On Doctor Blake last night (19/02) some of the action was set in a disused railway siding.  This show is supposed to be set in Ballarat, and indeed many of the outdoor scenes show obvious Ballarat landmarks and buildings.  Not sure which disused siding was used (the rails looked rusty), but in the background, overhead stanchions could be clearly seen.  Didn't know that the wires had reached Ballarat yet?  

Another part of the action was set in the supposed Ballarat Bus Company depot, complete with suitable 1950s-era buses.  What a pity that they didn't use the BTM tram depot and feature some of the trams.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Another Ned Kelly movie is being filmed in Vic next year. It wouldn't surprise me that heritage trains are hired for it again...

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/nov/15/from-mick-jagger-to-heath-ledger-australias-bungled-quest-to-make-a-great-ned-kelly-film
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Hasn't Ned been done to death already?
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Hasn't Ned been done to death already?
Valvegear
Yes, but we need someone to replace Adolf Hitler on the documentary (so called) TV channels these days. Personally, however, I find the Nazis more interesting as there is usually more fact than fiction which is the opposite of Ned Kelly.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Hasn't Ned been done to death already?
Valvegear
The local movie industry is still trying to atone for its sin of casting Mick Jagger as Ned in 1970....

Oh well, the (very appropriate) XYZ set will probably make yet another cameo appearance.

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