707 Operations to South Geelong with Queenscliff connection Sunday 2nd June 2013

 
  SN7 Chief Commissioner

R 707 will head out next Sunday to South Geelong , with a bus  connection to the Bellarine Railway from Drysdale to Queenscliff, or cycle on the Bellarine Rail Trail.

Bookings can be made at http://www.707operations.com.au or phone 0403 883 424

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  DalyWaters Chief Commissioner

R 707 will head out next Sunday to South Geelong , with a bus  connection to the Bellarine Railway from Drysdale to Queenscliff, or cycle on the Bellarine Rail Trail.

Bookings can be made at http://www.707operations.com.au or phone 0403 883 424
SN7
There may well be a big surprise at the Bellarine Railway, too, for steam fans..  

No further hints will be given.
  VBAndy Chief Commissioner

Double heading at BPR with the T and Pozieres? That's been on Facebook already, no surprises in this world of social media!
  lazyboy_69_ Junior Train Controller

Location: W'bee, Vic
Double heading at BPR with the T and Pozieres? That's been on Facebook already, no surprises in this world of social media!
VBAndy
Well that's if the T-class is repaired in time.
It shouldn't be a show stopper but does depend on a couple of things falling into line.

Finger crossed it all works out. If all else fails, maybe we'll look at the addition of the driver experience set to the regular service for the day.  

But enough about the T and Bellarine, this is about people supporting 707's trip to South Geelong and we're just happy to play a part.  I'm sure that no matter how the week pans out, we'll come up something a little special for the people coming up behind the Hudson!
  Loco Administrator Railpage 2 Developer

Location: Melbourne
Sounds like a great trip!

Thanks for posting the details here SN7.
  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
Hope everyone coming to Queenscliff for the day will have a great time.
Should be a fantastc event on what is one of Victorias best train trips! Smile
  SN7 Chief Commissioner

Tickets are still available for the trip, so there is still time to book for the train, hope too see you there, Sn7
  DalyWaters Chief Commissioner

Double heading at BPR with the T and Pozieres? That's been on Facebook already, no surprises in this world of social media!
VBAndy
That is not the surprise I was referring to.
  VBAndy Chief Commissioner

The ASG on display somewhere? I see its supposed to leave the museum this week.
  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
That is not the surprise I was referring to.
DalyWaters

Don't give ANYTHING away!
We want it to be a surprise, remember! Wink
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
Triple headed EE's? That would be worth heading to Queenscliff for.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Triple headed EE's? That would be worth heading to Queenscliff for.
VRfan


Unless they've been converted to run on steam I wouldn't think so! Wink

There may well be a big surprise at the Bellarine Railway, too, for steam fans...
DalyWaters
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

I shot this video at Little River, but completely lucked out with the weather:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl0_IrVSEZU
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
So was the surprise the ASG or something else?
  Taitset Chief Commissioner

Location: Eltham, (former) vintage safeworking capital of Melbourne
Some video of the R climbing through the tunnel on Sunday:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4Wd93cTuCw
  VBAndy Chief Commissioner

Some photos from the day...

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Passing Manor Loop

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Blasting out of the tunnel at Geelong

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The Bellarine train passes Anderson Rd, Drysdale

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Departing Drysdale

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Passing Mannerim

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Arrival at Queenscliff

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Mannerim again, now soaking wet. Shelter was sought under a nearby tree

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Rolling down the grade in to Drysdale

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Resting in Queenscliff Siding prior to shunting to the platform at South Geelong

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Ready for a rest at Newport Workshops after the days running

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Simmering down

Thanks to 707 and BR for an enjoyable day out. Special mention to the Esplanade Hotel in Queenscliff, good food with top service to match the ice cold beer on tap!
  VBAndy Chief Commissioner

So was the surprise the ASG or something else?
VRfan
Double headed steam on a mixed consist and the ASG in the yard, that was all I could see that came close to maybe being a surprise if Facebook didn't exist.
  Henry Herby
  transam Junior Train Controller

Hi all
      Some of My shots taken just before it's departure from South Geelong on the old Queenscliff
      branch, taken in between showers !
          Cheers


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  D3639 #TeamRog

Location: Melbourne, Vic
My shots from the day

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77552346@N08/sets/72157633921148845/

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