ROLL 64.† Murtoa, Horsham, Dimboola & Serviceton, 23rd-24th December 1968.
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64-01. Murtoa. K157 & 62RM.
64-02. Murtoa. K160. This locomotive has survived and is now regularly hauling trains on the preserved Castlemaine-Maldon Railway
64-03. Murtoa. 62RM. Hopetoun line Rail Motor.
64-04. Murtoa. K157.
64-05. Horsham. K183.
64-06. Horsham. K154.
64-07. Horsham. Y138. 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 the
64-08. Dimboola. K151.
64-09. Serviceton. 22RM. To see what it looks like exactly
fifty years later click or tap on the photo.
64-10. Serviceton. 949. Until 1979, through trains had their locomotives changed at border stations like Serviceton and Albury. That is the reason why this South Australia Railways 930 Class locomotive is waiting its next turn here.
64-11. Serviceton. Y111.
64-12. Serviceton. Y111. The grain silos are still there.
64-13. Serviceton. The turntable pit. The locomotive water tank is still there.
64-14. Serviceton. It was very common to spend a hot night at
this station waiting for the
64-16. Horsham. K153. 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. Horsham. K183.
64-18. Horsham. K183 & K156.
64-19. Horsham. K183.
64-20. Horsham. K183.
64-21. Horsham. K183. The loco was being prepared for the Goroke goods. That trip is on Roll 65.