ROLL 64.† Murtoa, Horsham, Dimboola & Serviceton, 23rd-24th December 1968.
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64-1. K157 & 62RM. Murtoa.
64-2. K160. Murtoa. This locomotive has survived and is now regularly hauling trains on the preserved Castlemaine-Maldon Railway
64-3. 62RM. Murtoa. Hopetoun line Rail Motor.
64-4. K157. Murtoa.
64-5. K183. Horsham.
64-6. K154. Horsham.
Only a few years before when this service was hauled by either a J or K class
steam engine, it ran to Dimboola at the speed of 80 km/h. After steam was
replaced by diesel on this service, it was left to the Y class to do the
honours at the more sedate speed of 65 km/h. When the railway line paralleled
64-8. K151. Dimboola.
64-9. 22RM. Serviceton. The station building still exists, the mainline and a siding. The rest is gone. 22RM still exists though. Itís a regular performer for the Yarra Valley Tourist Railway based at Healesville, Victoria. Details can be found here.
64-10. 949. Serviceton.
64-11. Y111. Serviceton.
64-12. Y111. Serviceton. The grain silos are still there.
64-13. Serviceton. The turntable pit. The locomotive water tank is still there.
Serviceton. It was very
common to spend a hot night at this station waiting for the
This engine is still running (maybe even with the same cow-catcher) in
preservation service. I can imagine I was bleary-eyed after another all night
ride in the cab of the engine of the
64-17. K183. Horsham.
64-18. K183 & K156. Horsham.
64-19. K183. Horsham.
64-20. K183. Horsham.
64-21. K183. Horsham. The loco was being prepared for the Goroke goods. That trip is on Roll 65.