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22 Nov, 15 tweets, 7 min read
Ingliston was a station on the Ballarat line (via Bacchus Marsh). The station was at the top of a bank (sustained climb) known as the 'Ingliston Bank' 1:48 grade that trains climbed leaving Bacchus Marsh. Ingliston open 1889.

Network 1890
Bacchus Marsh is 343 ft (105 m) above sea level,
Ingliston (the top of the grade) is 1513 ft (461 m)
and Ballan 1666 ft (508 m).

Ingliston diagram 1890
Guard sitting on ganger's trolley, Ingliston Station, 1939
Weston Langford 24 February 1963
Ingliston station closed April 1963
Weston Langford 24 February 1963
Trestle rail bridge near Ingliston with train going over it viewer.slv.vic.gov.au/?entity=IE1772… via @Library_Vic [ca. 1890-ca. 1915]
Locomotive is probably a D class (2nd series) 4-4-0. Built Phoenix Ballarat 1888.
Ingliston Up Royal Tour Special B 76 and Down Royal Tour Special B 62
Weston Langford 24 February 1963
Mile 35 Ingliston Bank Down Royal Tour Special B 84
Weston Langford 24 February 1963
Ingliston Down ARHS Special A2 986 A2 995
Weston Langford 18 August 1961
17TH SEPTEMBER 1973 R CLASS STEAM LOCOMOTIVE Nos.707 AND 761 ON INGLISTON BANK BACCHUS MARSH VINTAGE TRAIN 5TH SEPTEMBER 1973 - Public Record Office Victoria wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/index.php/VPRS…
Little remains of the former station exist at Ingliston
Ingliston looking DOWN
R766 "Super R" Hudson Steam Loco on Ingliston Bank
This video features R766 hauling it's relaunch special as a "Super R" up the famous 1 in 50 Ingliston Bank between Bacchus Marsh and Ballan on 11 March 2001.
Steam Train struggles on 1 in 48 grade
K190 and D3 639

The video starts with several shots of the locos struggling up the 1 in 48 Ingliston bank followed by shots at the down end of Bank Box Loop, Ballan, North Creswick and Maryborough
'G527-X46 blast up Ingliston bank on 9141 Mildura goods. 12 00 Sat 16/02/08'

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