The railway currently operates mainly British Railways Mark 1 for its locomotive hauled services.
Freight traffic was dominated by class 50 locomotives, which also hauled a few passenger services until 1975.
From all accounts, H 220 was a success even though it spent its life hauling services and operating on a line it was not specifically designed for.
On the 8th March 2003, Beaudesert Rail commenced steam hauled services.
In 2006, all loco hauled services to Skegness were halted due to the weight of the locos buckling the rails frequently.
For over forty years, the A2 was the main express passenger locomotive on the VR, hauling intrastate and interstate services.
By 1979 3026 and 5917 had been restored to service and often hauled charter services out of Sydney.
They were also introduced on the West Cork network to replace the existing steam hauled services.
A four-axle diesel engine of class VT 60.5 was used to haul services instead of the steam trains formerly used.
They hauled passenger and freight services throughout Victoria.