2011: The Victorian Year in Steam

2011: The Victorian Year in Steam: OVER TWO HOURS of TOP steam action, both lineside and in-cab footage: A "must have" DVD for the steam lover or historian's library. Featuring

Highlights include:

  • Big Boy at DVR;
  • R class 60th Anniversary;
  • Country shuttles at Ballarat and Echuca;
  • 20 different steam locos;
  • Cabrides on R 761, K 160, K163 and K 190, T 251, J 541, Pozières, 6A and G 42;
  • Double Rs and double Ks;
  • K 190 on the VGR;
  • Operations on over 60 days, and much more.

2011 provided much steam action on miniature and broader gauges. The Diamond Valley Railway celebrated 50 years of operations by day and night as well as carrying its 3 millionth passenger. Double headed R class ran to Bendigo for the annual Maldon experience. Y 112 joined D3 639 on country shuttles at Geelong and Ballarat. Mainline loco K 190 visited the Maldon Tourist Railway which ran double-headed K class for a Steam On Show day. Steamrail also ran double headed Ks to Swan Hill and Echuca. Two locos were back in steam as restoration work on Pozières was completed at the Bellarine Railway and R 711 returned to the mainline as a standard loco. Cabrides on no less than nine locos are an interesting feature of this production.

Running Time

  • 2 hours 15 minutes
    Region 0 DVD

Production Notes

  • Recorded on 3CCD digital cameras, digitally edited and mastered. All colour, all original sound.


  • Tony Marsden, Dan Hancock, Roger Tralaggan, Steve Molloy, Robert Withers, Geoff Hann, Trevor Staats, Darcy Petersen, Roni & Asheleigh Marsden, Darren Olin, Daniel Prowse, Bernie Baker

Cover Photos

  • Tony Marsden (front)
    Matthew Davis (rear)


  • Paul McDonald


  • 17 Sep 2013