On November 11 1985, VR ran its first 2 man goods train in which the guards van was removed. The 2 man trains were confined to the Murtoa to Portland track for a year but by late 1986, 2 man trains started to become widespread over the entire system. I'm not positive but I believe this was the first VR train without a guards van I ever photographed, a Melbourne to Horsham petrol train descending Warrenheip bank as it approaches Ballarat East. December 1986

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