Steamrail Echuca Explorer with R761 - 22 October 2016

 
  steamfreak711 Locomotive Driver

We went for a look at R761 en route to Echuca as I'd never actually seen a train on the Toolamba - Echuca line.  The R looked great roaring up to Heathcote Junction, then we caught it at a number of places on the way to Echuca as we zig-zagged west and north to keep up with the train's steady NW heading.  

Weather was mostly sunny in the morning, with dark cloud and rain squalls heading across the paddocks in the afternoon.  We managed to dodge the clouds mostly, with a wet shot between Mangalore and Seymour enough to convince us to bail out!

A great day, Steamrail!


Heading up to Heathcote Jct



Dockery Rd, Tallarook



Old Hume Hwy bridge north of Seymour



Near Nagambie



Toolamba



Merrigum



Echuca Arrival



Echuca



Echuca departure



Site of Koyuga station



Kyabram approach



Kyabram



Joining the mainline at Toolamba



Accelerating away from Murchison East



Ripping along towards Nagambie



There's nothing like a speedy Hudson!  (There is a loco at the end of the rainbow...)



Heading towards Nagambie and stormy skies



South of Mangalore in pretty unpleasant conditions...

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  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Thanks for posting those; a very nice selection indeed.
  steamfreak711 Locomotive Driver

Thanks for posting those; a very nice selection indeed.
Valvegear
Thanks Valvegear - Here's a bit of video as well...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK5OWgOjfxU
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Brilliant video Steamfreak711.
Thanks for posting.
YM
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Some great shots pacing 761 - I do enjoy watching the motion gear on the R, particularly if there's a bit of speed on.

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