Rare Victorian Railways Side By Side!

Rare Victorian Railways Side By Side! | Train Fanatics Videos

A dramatic side by side display of diesel and steam power!

This incredible clip shows the Victorian Railways R Class 711 moving next to their B -65 diesel in a great head on shot. Not only that, you get to see some great Australian scenery as well as the R-711 being pushed on a manual turntable at the end of her run!

The R 711 is a beautiful blue colored locomotive and tender. She is a Hudsontype with a 4-6-4 wheel arrangement. The locomotive and tender together weigh in at whopping 419,800 lbs! She was originally designed for only passenger service and was eventually retired from service.

R 711 is one of two locomotives remaining and is currently owned by the City of Greater Bendigo and carries the name “Spirit of Bendigo” on her side.

Quick Facts

  • Rail Line: Victorian Railways
  • Train Name: R-711 Spirit of Bendigo
  • Power type: 4-6-4 Steam Locomotive Hudson class
  • Builder: North British Locomotive Company, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Train type: Passenger
  • Location: State of Victoria, Southern Australia
  • year built: 1907

If you’ve ever taken a ride on the Spirit of Bendigo or a train like this let us know in the comments below! Would love to hear your experience on this classic piece of history!

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