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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.

Queensland Rail Traveltrain

August 21, 2014

Queensland Rail operates a number of long distrance rail services around Queensland, using a mix of locomotive hauled trains, and the electric and diesel tilt trains.

Steamrail - Good Friday Appeal suburban tour 2015

April 03, 2015

On Friday 3 April 2015 K153 and Y112 led a train around the Melbourne suburbs to raise funds for the Good Friday Appeal.

Commercialising commuters

March 18, 2017

For Melbourne's privatised public transport operators, they don't make money by moving people - they make money selling their captive audiences to advertisers and other commercial outfits.

V/Line via the Albion-Jacana goods line

October 09, 2010

The Albion-Jacana railway line links the Bendigo line near Sunshine to the main North-East line near Broadmeadows via a slow and indirect route. Normally used by freight services, V/Line occasionally diverts Seymour and Shepparton services via the route when the normal route via Essendon is blocked.

V/Line - Regional Rail Link

March 16, 2017

V/Line trains using the new Regional Rail Link tracks that have progressively come into use since December 2013.

Tram Bar at the Arts Centre Melbourne

February 05, 2015

In 2011 retired tram SW6.969 was converted into a bar and setup at the Arts Centre in Melbourne, being removed a number of times, only to return again come summer. In February 2013 it appeared again as 'Tram Bar', which closed for good in January 2015.

707 Operations - Dunolly tour, January 2015

January 24, 2015

On January 24, 2015 B74 and T413 took a train from Melbourne to Dunolly, running via Bacchus Marsh on the way there and via North Geelong on the way home. Carriages PCP294, ACZ255, BZ270, BS205, BRS224, BS212, Avoca, AS11, SJ284, JTA6 were in the consist.

Free Tram Zone

December 02, 2016

In the lead up to the 2014 Victorian state election, Denis Napthine promised to make tram travel free in the Melbourne CBD. The Liberal Government lost the election, but the Labor Party matched the promise, so in January 2015 PTV had to spend a bucketload of money promoting something that cost them even more money.

Bus bits and pieces

February 28, 2017

More bus related bits and pieces

Bayside Rail Project

January 13, 2017

In May 2013 Premier Denis Napthine announced the $100 million 'Bayside Rail Project' to upgrade the Frankston railway line, and bring X'Trapolis trains to the route. Two token services run by X'Trapolis trains being introduced just before the 2014 State Election, with the cost of the project blowing out to $115 million.

Steamrail - Link Tours charters 2014

November 28, 2014

A series of charter trains run by Steamrail in the later half of the year for Link Tours, taking party goers from Melbourne of an evening out to the Macedon Ranges, then return

SCT stored and scrapped wagons at Altona

November 18, 2014

SCT Logistics have stored a number of redundant wagons on the ground at their depot in Laverton. Originally placed there in 2008, scrapping started in late 2014.

Galvin crash - August 2014

November 18, 2014

On August 22 2014 an empty VLocity train (VL05-12-39, 7 cars) ran into the rear of a Metro Trains service between Galvin and Paisley on the Werribee line.

Lachlan Valley Railway

October 26, 2015

Lachlan Valley Railway is based in the New South Wales Central Western town of Cowra, but after the closure of the Demondrille to Cowra line in 2009, their fleet has been moved Cootamundra.

VLocity transfer to Bendigo - November 2014

November 04, 2014

B75 and T386 transferred an accident damaged VLocity set VL12 to Bendigo on November 4, 2014. The set was involved in an incident on August 22 2014, when empty VLocity train (VL05-12-39, 7 cars) ran into the rear of a Metro Trains service between Galvin and Paisley on the Werribee line.

707 Operations - Seymour October 2014

October 18, 2014

On October 18, 2014 R711 and R707 double headed a train Southern Cross to Seymour and return, conveying passengers for the 'Tastes of the Goulburn' festival

DERMPAV - Seymour trip, October 2014

October 18, 2014

On October 18, 2014 diesel electric railcar RM58 headed from Southern Cross to Seymour and return, conveying passengers for the 'Tastes of the Goulburn' festival

D3 transfer to Castlemaine - September 2014

September 27, 2014

On September 27, 2014 D3 639 was transferred light engine from the Steamrail depot at Newport to Castlemaine, where it will spend the summer on the Victorian Goldfields Railway. The transfer had to change ends at Southern Cross Station

Cairns Kuranda Steam Railway

August 24, 2014

For eight months in 2004 the Cairns Kuranda Steam Railway once ran a steam service using ex-South African Railways 24 Class steam locomotive #3620 and a set of ex-QR SX carriages. Today they run the 'Savannahlander' service under a contract with QR, and shunt the cement siding at Cairns using a pair of ex-Emu Bay Railway 11 Class diesels.

Cairns station

August 25, 2014

Photos of Cairns station and the railway infrastructure around the area.

Sugar cane tramways of Queensland

April 22, 2015

Across Far North Queensland multiple networks of 2 foot gauge tramways cross the countryside, linking sugar cane farms to sugar mills in nearby towns. Along the way they cross the main North Coast railway via diamond crossings and drawbridges.

Savannahlander

August 23, 2014

The Savannahlander runs from Cairns to Forsayth once per week with a 2000 class rail motor, with the return journey taking 4 days with many stops along the way.

Queensland freight

April 24, 2015

Freight trains from around Queensland

Kuranda Scenic Railway

August 25, 2014

The Kuranda Scenic Railway operates from Cairns to Kuranda and return, with the journey taking around 2 hours, with a stop at 'Freshwater' station for tour buses, and one at Barron Falls to observe the waterfall. A pair of 1720 class locomotives haul each train, with two operating in each direction per day.