Vic's Railways - Volume 1

Vic's Railways Volume 1 features Vic Greensill's archival video footage of railway operations in eastern Australia during the years 1991-1995.

This DVD contains more than two hours of historic rail action filmed from lineside, in parallel and also footage taken in the cab. Motive power shown includes, diesel, steam, electric, diesel-hydraulic and battery-electric operation.

Vic Greensill was a professional railwayman and railfan who recorded rail history on a variety of media. Between 1991 and 1995, Vic shot video footage in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland featuring all forms of motive power on many different gauges.

Vic's dream was to have his material published for others to enjoy. Unfortunately a tragic level crossing accident in April 2006 claimed his life before his dream became a reality.

The passage of time has seen most of Vic's footage become simply unrepeatable. Privatisations, line closures, livery changes and operational restrictions have all contributed to make Vic's footage absolutely outstanding archival material at the time of this DVD's production in 2007. In future years the contents of this DVD will greatly increase in significance as documenting an era of change on eastern Australia's railways. Through the co-operation of Vic's wife Jo and many of his friends, Series 567 Rail Video and Steam Media Productions are extremely proud to make Vic's dream come true in VIC's RAILWAYS - VOLUME 1.

Highlights in this volume include:

  • Cheetham's Salt Works line, Laverton
  • Yallourn SEC 900mm gauge electric railway;
  • ICI 2'6" gauge line at Deer Park;
  • Triple C Class on "Jets";
  • Vintage Victorian trams;
  • Double H class on the Castlemaine-Maryborough line;
  • Triple S class on briquette drags;
  • P class on Leongatha passes;
  • Triple R class at Macedon;
  • B 61's last run on the Stony Point pass;
  • Quadruple T class to Barry Beach;
  • Triple parallel run 3801, K 183, R 766;
  • Cane trains in Nambour's main street;
  • Brisbane suburbans - electric and loco hauled;
  • Far north Queensland diesel and electric action - some on lines now closed;
  • NSW Tuscan/gold and candy-liveried locos; and
  • The beautiful VR blue and gold.