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Kilmore East, Australia - November 24, 2007: The first of two VR Spirit of Progress 70th Anniversary commemorative trains passes a regular country passenger service as it heads north through rolling hills on its way to the border city of Albury. The prestigious, world-class train was introduced in November 1937 and ran on broad gauge tracks to the break of gauge city until track conversion to standard gauge in 1962. The famous train then ran from Melbourne to Sydney until the 1980s when the name was changed. The commemorative train was restored specially for this event.
A vintage passenger train hauled by two restored classic diesel locomotives passes through rolling hills. The train is painted in the famous blue and yellow colours of the Victorian Railways (VR). The locomotives are GM-EMD locos B74 and S303. Passing in the other direction is a regular diesel-hauled country passenger service. In the foreground is the interstate standard gauge track.