ROLL 62.Spencer St. & Heathcote Junction, 23rd November 1968. Caulfield, 24th November 1968.

 

All photos © Les Brown. Not to be used for Publication.

 

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62-1. D3-639, R749. Spencer St. Railfan Special.

 

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62-2. D3-639, R749. Spencer St. Railfan Special.

 

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62-3. X34. Heathcote Junction.

 

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62-4. X34. Heathcote Junction.

 

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62-5. T359. Heathcote Junction. The branch line signal is for the Heathcote line which had closed about 2 weeks previously.

 

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62-6. Heathcote Junction. Signal Box.

 

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62-7. Heathcote Junction. Heathcote line passenger platform.

 

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62-8. Heathcote Junction. Wodonga line up passenger platform.

 

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62-9. X32. Heathcote Junction. Up Spirit of Progress.

 

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62-10. S314 and T?. Heathcote Junction. In less than 3 months, this locomotive and S316 were pulling the Southern Aurora when it collided with a freight train at Violet Town after the driver died at the controls. Nine people would tragically die and this engine and S316 would be written off as beyond repair. For more details, click here to go to Wikipedia

 

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62-11. B62. Heathcote Junction.

 

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62-12. Heathcote Junction. Signal Box. Train Register Book. Times for the last goods train off the Heathcote line.

 

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62-13. Heathcote Junction. Signal Box.

 

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62-14. Heathcote Junction. Signal Box.

 

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62-15. Heathcote Junction. Heathcote line co-acting Up Home.

 

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62-16. X? Heathcote Junction. The Inter-Capital Daylight.

 

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62-17. Heathcote Junction. Heathcote line Up Distant signal in the distance.

 

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62-18. 4RM. Heathcote Junction. Wodonga line Up Platform. Madam always wears white gloves when going to town.

 

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62-19. Caulfield. Down Dandenong Tait.

 

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62-20. Caulfield. Up Dandenong Harris.

 

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62-21. Caulfield. Up Dandenong Tait. Williamstown bound. Isnít it funny how the sun always comes out for the last shot?