January 25, 1995, 12:00 am
March 27, 2015, 4:38 am
At the time this was taken these were the last two of 37 'World' Alcos that had been originally built for the South Australian Railways with ownership later passing to Australian National.
961/963 work a rake of V/Line hoppers from Dry Creek to Balaklava on 25 January 1995. The hoppers had come in via Mt Gambier on a late running 3744 and the train was almost three hours late getting away from Cry Creek.
Victorian Ted Payne tagged along for the chase. With Ted, gaining height is always of the essence, so we are hanging off the local silo outloader at Owen as the train heads north.
The train returned later that day with 25 hoppers of barley bound for Riverina Maltsters, Yarrawonga, Victoria.
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