Phoenix Railway Photographic Circle Galleries 2020

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A Vlocity three-car DMU heading towards Epsom (a suburb of Bendigo) at North Bendigo Junction on an evening train from Melbourne, about 165 kms away. The track in the foreground is the line to Eaglehawk and Swan Hill and has rails fixed to wooden sleepers with a mixture of Pandrol clips and dog-spikes, typical of the 'just enough, just-in-time' approach to rail infrastructure maintenance in Victoria. Why, oh why don't they just do it properly?!!

Photo Details
Gallery name / Photographer:April 2021 / Malcolm Simister
Camera:FujiFilm X-T30m mirrorless
Lens:49.4 mm
Exposure including ISO (and film if used):1/400th at f/5.6, ISO 100
Date Taken:17 March 2021
DateTime Original:2021:03:17 18:29:51