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