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R Class 4-6-4 Hudson Loco R761

  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 68341 bytes, 737x530 pixels
  • Date : Nov 1973, catalogued 31 Jan 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : R761 stands at Wodonga on a special trip to celebrate the centenary of the opening of the line.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 87020 bytes, 739x527 pixels
  • Date : Oct 1988, catalogued 16 Jan 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : On a special run to Seymour to commemorate Australia]s bicentenary year, R761 derailed while crossing into the loco depot for turning and servicing. While not seriously derailed, the location and timing could not have been worse, as the loco is fouling the standard gauge line (in the foreground), and regular services between Melbourne and Sydney were delayed for several hours while R761 was rerailed.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 53192 bytes, 854x590 pixels
  • Date : Oct 1988, catalogued 19 Dec 1996
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : A side view of the smokebox of R761. The red-painted smoke deflectors favoured by the Victorian Railways gave most of their locomotives a distinctively German look. Note the North British builder's plate affixed to the smoke deflector.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 109166 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 10 April 1994, catalogued 13 Aug 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : On a special run to Moe to celebrate the reopening of the Walhalla line, R761 has just arrived at Moe. The photographer is standing in the trackbed of a once busy yard, but now all of the trackwork bar the platform road has been lifted. The catenary has since also been removed.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 100908 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 10 Apr 1994, catalogued 9 Oct 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : On a special run to Moe to celebrate the reopening of the Walhalla line, R761 stands ready to depart Moe.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 111491 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 10 April 1994, catalogued 25 Mar 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : On a special run to Moe to celebrate the reopening of the Walhalla line, R761 stands waiting at Pakenham (?). Just below the numberplate can be seen the automatic staff exchange equipment, once used to change train staff at high speed when the R class were the premier passenger express locomotive of the Victorian Railways.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 88706 bytes, 819x589 pixels
  • Date : 10 Apr 1994, catalogued 3 Feb 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : Another side view of the smokebox of R761 (compare with R761-3 ). The red-painted smoke deflectors favoured by the Victorian Railways gave most of their locomotives a distinctively German look. Note the North British builder]s plate affixed to the smoke deflector.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 98634 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 10 Apr 1994, catalogued 25 Mar 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
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  • Description : Stationary motion. The driving force behind R761.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 145670 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 10 Apr 1994, catalogued 25 Mar 1997
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium :
  • Description : Stationary motion. The driving force behind R761.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 95274 bytes, pixels
  • Date : May 1988, catalogued 26 Jan 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17264
  • Description : R761 waits to take an excursion train to Echuca.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 31892 bytes, pixels
  • Date : May 1988, catalogued 26 Jan 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17265
  • Description : "When I was young, ...". Reminiscences with the driver.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 60886 bytes, pixels
  • Date : May 1988, catalogued 26 Jan 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17268
  • Description : The author's eldest son poses in front of R761.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 52056 bytes, pixels
  • Date : May 1988, catalogued 26 Jan 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17269
  • Description : R761 gets serviced at Woodend (?) on her way to Echuca.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 121931 bytes, pixels
  • Date : May 1988, catalogued 28 Jan 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17277
  • Description : R761 shunts at Echuca. The photo is taken approximately on the line of the formation of the wharf siding, see Echuca-3 , taken in 1982. In this 1988 photo, all that remains of the wharf platform is the mound of dirt on the left hand side. The rails at the wharf site had all been lifted, and the goods shed had become a tourist centre.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 87197 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Oct 1988, catalogued 31 Jan 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17342
  • Description : R761 is second off the Maribyrnong Creek viaduct .


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 87320 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Oct 1988, catalogued 16 Feb 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17379
  • Description : R761 storms out of Seymour Loco, ready for the return trip in company with the Flying Scotsman .


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 93538 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Oct 1988, catalogued 18 Feb 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17403
  • Description : R761 stands in the broad gauge platform at Seymour.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 97931 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Oct 1988, catalogued 20 Feb 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17404
  • Description : R761 standing in the platform at Seymour. Compare this photo with R761-1 !


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 76679 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Oct 1988, catalogued 04 Mar 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17449
  • Description : R761 amid the hoardes of people taking in the triple parallel run.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 113126 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Oct 1988, catalogued 18 Mar 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17458
  • Description : Things were going swimmingly on the triple parallel run until R761 derailed while crossing into loco. Here we see her "in the dirt", while anxious railway staff and passengers alike ponder over what will happen next.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 73887 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Oct 1988, catalogued 19 Mar 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17459
  • Description : Another view of R761 derailed at Seymour.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 127243 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Oct 1988, catalogued 19 Mar 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17460
  • Description : A close up of R761's driving wheels off the rails.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 51011 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Oct 1988, catalogued 19 Mar 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17461
  • Description : A close up of R761's front end off the rails.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 51599 bytes, 640x480 pixels
  • Date : 24 Apr 2000
  • Photographer : Nathan Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Sony DSC-505), image location d01/r01/p-028
  • Description : A close-up of R761's driving wheels in motion.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 119440 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 21 Apr 2000, catalogued 14 May 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : colour print
  • Description : Compare this photo with R711-6 at the same location and same occasion.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 86970 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 10 Apr 1994, catalogued 21 Apr 2001
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 19369
  • Description : R761 and an excursion train slows to pick up passengers at Caulfield Station.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 57858 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 10 Apr 1994, catalogued 21 Apr 2001
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 19372
  • Description : R761 waits at Pakenham for clearance.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=R761 76999 bytes, 900x600 pixels
  • Date : 10 Apr 1994, catalogued 21 Apr 2001
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 19373
  • Description : R761 at Moe. The overhead catenary was removed shortly after this photo was taken. Why, I don't understand. Same occasion as R761-4


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=index 131072 bytes, 640x480 pixels
  • Date : 21 Apr 2000, installed 29 Apr 2000
  • Photographer : Nathan Hurst
  • Medium : digital camera (Sony DSC-505), image location d01/r07/p-019
  • Description : At the (one!) photo stop at Euroa, R761 and 3801 bask in the sunshine, while hundreds of railfans jockey for position at the photoline.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=index 183756 bytes, 900x600 pixels
  • Date : 24 Apr 2000
  • Photographer : Nathan Hurst
  • Medium : colour print
  • Description : The sun glints off the firebox of 3801 while she poses alongside her cousin R761 at Euroa.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=index 173269 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 21 Apr 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : colour print
  • Description : 3 of the 4 steam locos pose at the Euroa photo stop.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=index 90855 bytes, pixels
  • Date : May 1988, catalogued 16 Feb 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17378
  • Description : R761 steams out of loco at Seymour, while P11 sits idling close by, waiting for all the double gauge steam action to evaporate for her turn on the main line.


  • Image : dir=vic/Rclass/ page=index 100075 bytes, 800x600 pixels
  • Date : 24 Apr 2000
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : colour print
  • Description : R711 has shunted off the train, and runs around, while R761 waits to also be released for a similar move.


  • Image : dir=vic/dNclass/ page=index 100531 bytes, pixels
  • Date : Nov 1988
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 17416
  • Description : N474 and R761 pose in Spencer St station.


See also The Bicentennial Triple Parallel Run for more R761 photos.

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