Train of Knowledge?

 
  vinelander Junior Train Controller

I have heard that this train once operated in Victoria.
Can anyone enrich an old man's knowledge as to its history and even the makeup of the train?
Did it venture onto all tracks and did it go interstate?
Are there any photos out there?

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  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
vinelander, Google is (sometimes) your friend...

http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/index.php/VPRS_12800_P1_H_5532
http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/index.php/VPRS_12903_P1_Box_703/67
http://www.victorianrailways.net/vr%20history/history.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_type_carriage#Sleeping_cars

and

1958 The "Train of Knowledge" ran through its paces on its track. OI! I reckon they should bring this back! You'd get more kids turning up for school.... Macleod High School chartered a train for 200 students (one assumes to knock some knowledge into the students) from Melb to Warrnambool to Hamilton to Portland to Stawell to Bendigo to Echuca to Kyabram annnnd back home to Melb, again, awwww. - See more at: http://ourgreatsouthernland.blogspot.com.au/2009/02/something-something-sunday-march.html#sthash.lvTrSKG4.dpuf

Queensland had the QUT Smart Train. Some M series cars for crew amenities with some converted SX cars (I wonder where they ended up?) for the displays.

http://www.news.qut.edu.au/cgi-bin/WebObjects/News.woa/wa/goNewsPage?newsEventID=16821
http://www.whatson.qut.edu.au/cgi-bin/WebObjects/WhatsOn.woa/wa/goNewsPage?newsEventID=16664
http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2008/05/09/2240428.htm
http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/Id/40793
http://gallery.wheelsonsteel.com.au/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=30949&g2_serialNumber=1
  vinelander Junior Train Controller

Sorry Graham. I'm "Vinelander" and not the fabulously famous Mike of Ballan (aka "The Vinelander").
Thanks for your information.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Sorry Graham. I'm "Vinelander" and not the fabulously famous Mike of Ballan (aka "The Vinelander").
vinelander
Oops... Embarassed
  MEASWELL Locomotive Driver

Location: werribee/tullamarine
Altona Primary school grade 6 had a week excursion in 1969, I know I was on it!! It was old Overland stock with a T up the front. Picked us up from the old Galvin station, even had film crews there....mum said she saw herself on the TV news that night...(well her back half anyway apparently). We went down to Warrnambool via Geelong, then along the cross country line to Hamilton at 20 MPH, Ararat, Ballarat and then home via Geelong. much of which would be impossible today
we ate, drank, slept, showered on the train and at each of the stops there was some sort of excursion. unfortunately cameras for kids where not readily available at the time so i have no photos from the trip only same fading memories.
  vinelander Junior Train Controller

Altona Primary school grade 6 had a week excursion in 1969, I know I was on it!! It was old Overland stock with a T up the front. Picked us up from the old Galvin station, even had film crews there....mum said she saw herself on the TV news that night...(well her back half anyway apparently). We went down to Warrnambool via Geelong, then along the cross country line to Hamilton at 20 MPH, Ararat, Ballarat and then home via Geelong. much of which would be impossible today
we ate, drank, slept, showered on the train and at each of the stops there was some sort of excursion. unfortunately cameras for kids where not readily available at the time so i have no photos from the trip only same fading memories.
"MEASWELL"


So did this train travel all over Victoria? Who decided where it went?
It wasn't that long ago in my life but there seems scant information.

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