A MEGA train was spotted in the Wimmera.
The Southern Shorthaul Railroad train was commissioned by Arrow Commodities to transport 6000 tonne of grain to drought stricken farmers in NSW.
The train arrived to Dimboola on Monday and departed shortly after on Tuesday.
SSR executive general manager Chris Jones said the train was the company’s first “mega grain train” to travel into Victoria.
The train had about 100 wagons and was just under 1.8 kilometres long.
Mr Jones said the SSR trains used in the state were normally between 20-30 wagons in length.
“We were there because of the drought situation in NSW. There is a high requirement for stock fed and there is still a fair bit of grain around Victoria and South Australia,” he said.
“Our customer purchased the grain and engaged us to a facility in NSW where it can be distributed by road to farmers in need for fed for stock.”
Mr Jones said there was a high chance a train of similar size would return to the region.
“Next fortnight we are going to South Australia with 100 wagons, but it looks like we are definitely coming back to Dimboola,” he said.