Victorian Rail Locations on film

 
  Crossover Train Controller

Location: St. Albans Victoria
I had the opportunity to see "The Dressmaker "last night . A really good film with Muckleford on the VGR standing in for "Dungatar "and D3 639 looking good .
I wondered about other locations that have "Starred "in film around the state ? or TV Newport workshops certainly has been a favoured TV location  in the past .

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  D3621 Locomotive Driver

Location: Castlemaine Vic
Newport Workshops was seen in Ned Kelly (2003 film) had D3 639.

Mornington Railway was featured in the Ned Kelly film as well with K163 partly renumbered V163

The telemovie "On The Beach (2000 tv film) featured D3 639 running in between Geelong and Ballarat

Maldon Station was featured on the film Romulus My Father (2007 film)


Thats all I can remember. Hope it helps.
  TOQ-1 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Power Trainger
Flagstaff station was dressed up as a French station as previously discussed in this thread
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
There is an advertisement on TV this evening which shows d3 639 at what looks to be platform 3 with a war scene.
  Bogong Chief Commissioner

Location: Essendon Aerodrome circa 1980
There is an advertisement on TV this evening which shows d3 639 at what looks to be platform 3 with a war scene.
freightgate
I saw that too. It was Platform three at Castlemaine.

But the weird thing is that it was selling White Pages (remember them?). I had no idea they were still in business.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Yes you are right it was white pages.
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

Dysart siding can be seen in The man from Snowy River.............
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
An early episode of Miss Fisher (on ABC TV) had scenes supposedly on a train from Melbourne to Ballarat.  They used the Maldon train again, with platform 3 at Castlemaine made to look like a platform at Spencer Street.

And let's not forget Bellbird, which was really Healesville.

When the film "The Light Horsemen" was made, the producers hired a Steamrail mixed train with K190 at the front.  The loco was decorated with Australian flags and a banner on the front saying "The Australian Light Horse".  The train consisted of a passenger car, two horse boxes, and a Z (ZL?) van.  It went to Yarra Glen, and on arrival, real horses were loaded into the boxes, which had banners on the sides saying "These horses are doing their bit for Australia, what about you?".  Several scenes were shot, and they were meant to depict young men and their horses boarding a train from somewhere in the country, on the first leg of their trip to the war.  To enhance the effect, the loco ran out tender first and then ran around the train, so that with Mount St. Leonard and the Kinglake/Toolangi ranges in the background, it looked like the train was coming from somewhere in the mountains, on its way to the city.
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

K190 appeared in Phar Lap (at Geelong Station), and K153 in the Mission Impossible TV series remake (Late 1980s) at Rupertswood.

Incidentally, the video of K153 is here (at 17 minutes in):  http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x2h691_paulmuaddib84_season-2-mission-impossible-1988/1#video=xxet64
  Bogong Chief Commissioner

Location: Essendon Aerodrome circa 1980
There was a pretty average mini series remake of On the Beach made around the turn of the century. It featured a steam locomotive (a K class from memory), hauling a train from Maldon station, because apparently after the nuclear holocaust, there was no oil or petrol available in Victoria.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
An episode of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries was filmed largely around the Goldfields railway including night-time shots of Castlemaine station and the train (I think it was a K-class leading?) going through the country-side at night - supposedly to Ballarat.
  Carnot Chief Commissioner

An episode of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries was filmed largely around the Goldfields railway including night-time shots of Castlemaine station and the train (I think it was a K-class leading?) going through the country-side at night - supposedly to Ballarat.
don_dunstan
Yep.  K160.  There's even a short clip on youtube from the production team of the shoot:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ympMquAesHQ
  Bogong Chief Commissioner

Location: Essendon Aerodrome circa 1980
A circa 1990 children's TV series featuring a lot of the Belgrave - Emerald line. I remembering watching an episode on YouTube and thinking it was ultra low budget and pretty awful.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
There is an advertisement on TV this evening which shows d3 639 at what looks to be platform 3 with a war scene.
I saw that too. It was Platform three at Castlemaine.

But the weird thing is that it was selling White Pages (remember them?). I had no idea they were still in business.
Bogong

This could have been the instance of the making of the advertisement you reference.

https://www.railpage.com.au/news/article-16216

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  TOQ-1 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Power Trainger
A circa 1990 children's TV series featuring a lot of the Belgrave - Emerald line. I remembering watching an episode on YouTube and thinking it was ultra low budget and pretty awful.
Bogong
As a 90s Child, I can't say I remember that, and I watched a lot of TV. Do you remember any other details about it? I want to see if I did watch it or not.
  Bogong Chief Commissioner

Location: Essendon Aerodrome circa 1980
Ermm, the date was a rough guess, it might be a decade either way. It was a pretty forgettable show, so I didn't bother to try and memorize much about it. I just searched YouTube using possible names, but got nowhere. Hopefully someone here will remember it?

EDIT. I found it! It's called Come Midnight Monday (1982) and is every bit as woeful as I remember it. It looks like most episodes are on YouTube for anyone who wants to suffer through it. Rolling Eyes

Here is one section of steam train stuff with a lot of over acting.




https://youtu.be/8qeBsUPO0qs
  L1150 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Pakenham Vic.
The original "On The Beach" movie had a scene at Flinders St station with a (then very new) Harris spark. Watching the movie on TV a few years later, I was amused to note that the American producers must have decided that the Harris whistle was too high pitched and so they over dubbed the sound of a typical deep, 5 chime Yank loco horn.
  TOQ-1 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Power Trainger
Ermm, the date was a rough guess, it might be a decade either way. It was a pretty forgettable show, so I didn't bother to try and memorize much about it. I just searched YouTube using possible names, but got nowhere. Hopefully someone here will remember it?

EDIT. I found it! It's called Come Midnight Monday (1982) and is every bit as woeful as I remember it. It looks like most episodes are on YouTube for anyone who wants to suffer through it. Rolling Eyes
Bogong
Thanks Bogong, a bit before my time then, which is why I can't remember it.
  trestle_nutter Train Controller

Location: Yarra Valley
An early episode of Miss Fisher (on ABC TV) had scenes supposedly on a train from Melbourne to Ballarat.  They used the Maldon train again, with platform 3 at Castlemaine made to look like a platform at Spencer Street.


Lad_Porter
except it had the big red colourbond shed in the background.....it is also in the production video posted earlier
  I'm Barely Online Locomotive Fireman

The clock tower at Newport Workshops West Block was used as the 'new' Mount Tomas police station in Blue Heelers. Shows like City Homicide occasionally featured train stations and trains in the background, including one episode when the characters were near Brunswick Station. The Australian TV series Rush charted a 707 ops train lead by T413 in one episode
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

I remember when Matlock Police was being made inthe early 70's around the lilydale area, quite often at Lilydale station they would be fiming the Walker arriving from Healesville,. At the down end of the back platform a temporary station sign MATLOCK was attached to one of the buildings, the local station staff were often used as extras.
  sthyer Deputy Commissioner

There was a pretty average mini series remake of On the Beach made around the turn of the century. It featured a steam locomotive (a K class from memory), hauling a train from Maldon station, because apparently after the nuclear holocaust, there was no oil or petrol available in Victoria.
Bogong
Those scenes were filmed at Talbot using the D3. From memory, on the down journey which ran via Geelong, running scenes were shot from a chopper. Talbot consisted of a couple of arrival shots and platform scenes. I watched Armand Assante exit the train and deliver his lines about 4 times, movie making loses its glamour fast....
  pandem Locomotive Driver

Location: Perth
I had the opportunity to see "The Dressmaker "last night . A really good film with Muckleford on the VGR standing in for "Dungatar "and D3 639 looking good .
I wondered about other locations that have "Starred "in film around the state ? or TV Newport workshops certainly has been a favoured TV location  in the past .
Crossover
There was a movie called Dimboola made in the 1979. It featured Y147 pulling a passenger with a wagon of sheep in to the station at Dimboola. I often wondered if the director was making a comparison. This must have been before the line was converted to standard gauge. See it here Dimboola or

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvTvlGIKVK8
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
And let's not forget Bellbird, which was really Healesville.
Lad_Porter
Actually, Bellbird was many places. The opening titles were over a high angle shot of Daylesford, the pub was at Launching Place, Charlie Cousins estate agency was in Lilydale...
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Clunes Station and Laverton Loop featured In MAD MAX (1979)


Newport Workshops with L1169 featured In Ghost Rider (2007)

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