2012: The Victorian Year in Steam

2012: The Victorian Year in Steam: This superb TWO HOUR and fifteen minute DVD comprehensively covers over 50 Victorian steam operations during 2012 featuring 15 different locos.

Highlights include:

  • Double R class to Bendigo and Traralgon;
  • emotive vision of 8A on an early morning mid-winter Gembrook mixed;
  • G 42 on Last Beechy commemoration;
  • R 711 on Bendigo 150th special;
  • Y and K double heading and push/pull on Ballarat shuttles;
  • K 190 at the VGR;
  • Five suburban shuttle destinations including K and D3 to Alamein;
  • Double R and J class parallel run;
  • G 42/NA double-header;
  • Cabrides on seven locos - Pozières, G 42, K 160, K 190, J 515, Klondyke and 14A;
  • PBPS 50th anniversary;
  • Steamrail Open Day;
  • Diamond Valley Railway longest train; and much more.

2012 was a year of anniversaries and commemorations on both broad and narrow gauges. 150 years of services on the Bendigo line, 50 years of the PBPS and the Last Beechy were all celebrated with steam special trains. Double headed R class ran to Bendigo and Traralgon. Steamrail ran yet another successful open day weekend with seven locos in steam. The Diamond Valley Railway ran its longest passenger train when Santa visited. Y 112 joined K 190 on country shuttles at Ballarat. Mainline loco K 190 again visited the Maldon Tourist Railway. Suburban shuttles ran to five destinations which included D3 639 running to Alamein. Cabrides on no less than seven locos add interest to this production.