B 82 on a short Dimboola to Ararat freight centre goods waits at Pimpinio for the train in front of it to arrive at Horsham 1979.


The fireman on S 305 exchanges staffs by hand with the signalman at Pimpinio while running a Dimboola to Ararat goods 1981.
The photo below was taken from the same spot on Sept 20 2008, 27 years later.



S 304 roars through Pimpinio on a Melbourne to Adelaide "jet" in March 1982.
The use of just a single loco on a "jet" was quite rare.
Exactly 10 years later S 304 was scrapped (March 1992)



There can't be too many photos of steam locos hauling bogie wheat hoppers (GJX's) but here's proof that it happened.
J 549 is sitting in No 2 road at Pimpinio whilst running No 142 Dimboola to Ararat roadside goods. Feb. 26 1969.

Photo courtesy John Ward



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