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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 717 in total.

Geelong V/Line carriage yards

October 30, 2016

Geelong is one of the busiest V/Line destinations, being a major servicing and stabling operation for their trains. Facilities include a car wash, fuel point and a dedicated Y class shunter

Geelong region stations and infrastructure

January 04, 2017

The full selection of images is on my other site, Rail Geelong

Geelong standard gauge freight

January 16, 2016

Standard gauge freight from around and through Geelong

Geelong Rail 150

June 24, 2007

A collection of photos of the special trains that ran to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Geelong - Melbourne Railway. Locomotives included R761, R707, D3 658 and diesel T356.

Geelong private carriages

July 19, 2007

South Geelong has a collection of carriages privately owned by a ground called 'Rail Experience' located at the down end of the station. In 2007 carriage BS203 was removed by road, with the rest of the carriages moved to Newport Workshops in 2012 to make room for an expanded car park at the station.

Geelong football specials 2008

May 31, 2008

V/Line specials for Geelong Cats fans, including many push-pull P class operated trains, and a special headboard for grand final day

Geelong football specials 2007

September 22, 2007

V/Line specials for Geelong Cats fans, including many push-pull P class operated trains, and a special headboard for grand final day

Geelong broad gauge freight

January 04, 2017

Miscellaneous broad gauge freight around Geelong - there is stuff all these days

Flinders Street Station

March 11, 2017

Flinders Street Station is the main suburban train station for Melbourne, Victoria

Endeavour and Xplorer railcar transfers

February 26, 2010

The Endeavour and Xplorer railcars are operated by CityRail and CountryLink in New South Wales. Originally built at Dandenong in Victoria, in 2007/08 they have been undergoing a refurbishment program at the same plant. To transfer the cars they are gauge converted from standard to broad at South Dynon, then hauled as unbraked wagons down to Dandenong. These transfer trains are being run by Pacific National depot at Geelong, with extra wagons for braking purposes which are stored at North Geelong Yard between runs

IEV100 track evaluation vehicle

December 03, 2016

Formerly known as EM100, IEV100 is a track evaluation vehicle that traverses the Victorian railway network to test track quality. Diesel powered, it has both standard and broad gauge bogies.

Dudley Street H set collision - May 2006

June 19, 2006

In May 20006 VSH22 and FSH21 were involved in a shunting accident at the Dudley Street carriage yards. BCH122 was pushed into BCH121. The first pics are from about 10pm (the incident happened some time before then) and then the rest are later on at 1pm after the re-railing was complete. The final photos are after the collision repairs.

NSW TrainLink in Victoria

March 17, 2017

NSW TrainLink, formerly CountryLink, is the operator of country passenger services in New South Wales. They also operate their XPT across the border into Melbourne.

Melbourne suburban bits and pieces

March 18, 2017

Photos of bits and pieces on and around Melbourne's suburban trains

Connex Melbourne

November 28, 2009

Connex Melbourne was the operator of suburban trains in Melbourne from 1999 until 2009, using a variety of EMUs ranging from the ageing Hitachi, through to refurbished Comengs, and modern X'Trapolis and Siemens models.

City Loop

March 14, 2017

Stations and trains around the Melbourne Underground Rail Loop (Parliament, Melbourne Central, and Flagstaff stations)

Waurn Ponds cement train

January 17, 2016

Since the 2000s the main cement traffic in Victoria is from the Blue Circle Southern works at Waurn Ponds, outside Geelong. The major destination of the traffic was Lyndhurst in the south-east, which last saw a train in 2009, and Mildura and Somerton which saw the cement traffic end in December 2015.

Melbourne buses

March 17, 2017

Buses running normal route services around Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs

V/Line via the Brooklyn goods lines

October 24, 2007

On 24 October 2007, the normal route for trains through Yarraville was closed due to a fatality. The down Geelong train I was travelling on was diverted via the freight lines, through the Bunbury Street tunnel, Tottenham Yard, Brooklyn, and the back of Newport.

Return of the Bendigo Hitachis

August 31, 2006

After their withdrawal from suburban service in Melbourne, in February 2004 four 3-car Hitachi sets were transferred to the Bendigo North Workshops and stored unsecured in the open. In 2006 stripped of parts, and with broken windows and covered with graffiti, they were moved back to Melbourne by El Zorro using Y145 and S302 in the middle of the night of August 30th. Here they are upon arrival the next morning at Newport Workshops.

Bellarine Peninsula Railway

April 08, 2012

The Bellarine Peninsula Railway operates between Queenscliff and Drysdale on the Bellarine Peninsula, outside Geelong. Once a broad gauge line that closed in 1978, it is now regauged to 3"6' and has a wide variety of narrow gauge rolling stock from around Australia

Ballast trains

April 12, 2014

Ballast trains and wagons on both broad and standard gauges

Ballarat Workshops

January 25, 2016

Currently operated by United Group they carry out work for Metro Trains Melbourne, Great Southern Rail and a number of other operators

First day of VLocity operations - Ballarat line launch

December 22, 2005

December 22nd 2005 was the entry of V/Line's new VLocity trains into revenue service. I managed to catch the 1406 service to Ballarat, and the 1629 service from Ballarat. In this collection I've got pictures of the VLocity arriving at Southern Cross Station, for the first time with paying passengers on board, as well as the services that I travelled on.