Double headers were in plentiful supply, including Y+D3 and G+Na combinations. The ongoing Regional Fast Rail Project provided new tracks for steam to traverse and infrastructure changes saw steam pass semaphore signals at Bacchus Marsh for the final time.
A two hour plus almanac featuring over 40 operations, including:
■spectacular aerial shots of K 160 on the VGR;
■G 42 double heading with 12A, 6A and 7A bunker to bunker;
■Double headers Y + D3, D3 + K, K + K;
■’5A’ on the Olde Gembrook Pass;
■Steam on Glen Waverley line 1 in 30 grades;
■Thomas Day at Emerald, VGR mixed to Castlemaine;
■G 42 journeying to Gembrook on the regular Pass;
■CFA and wood cut specials and G 42 on spark emission trials;
■Driver training specials, D3 & K up Ingliston Bank;
■first steam to Bairnsdale for over 20 years;
■inside Bacchus Marsh signal box;
■footplate rides on Y 112, G 42, K 160 and V 1209.