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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.

Ticketing systems of Sydney

June 27, 2016

Sydney uses a disparate collection of ticketing systems to collect fare on public transport: uses magstripe tickets, the multi-modal MyZone system covers much of the network, but each mode also issue their own tickets. T-Card was the first attempt at replacing it was a Smartcard system but failed, with the Opal system currently being introduced.

Underground stations of Sydney

July 18, 2012

Visiting the underground railway stations of Sydney: the 1920s stations of the City Circle, the 1970s stations of the Eastern Suburbs Railway, and the modern stations of the Epping to Chatswood rail link

Sydney's unfinished underground stations

July 18, 2012

Around Sydney there are a number of unfinished underground railway stations: St James, Central and Redfern

Freight around Sydney

November 16, 2014

Freight trains around the metropolitan Sydney area

Airport Link Sydney

July 25, 2012

A privately owned underground railway that runs between Sydney Central and Wolli Creek, with stations located at the International and Domestic airport terminals

Infrastructure of the Sydney Monorail

March 24, 2013

More than just the trains that run on the Sydney Monorail

Sydney Monorail

March 24, 2013

Opened in 1988 as a 3.6 kilometres loop around the Sydney CBD and Darling Harbour, it was initially operated by TNT Harbourlink but is today known as the Metro Monorail. The last day of operations will be 30 June 2013.

Sydney Light Rail

November 15, 2014

Now known as the 'Metro Light Rail', a fleet of 7 Variotrams operate between Central Station and the inner suburb of Lilyfield along the former alignment of the former Darling Harbour Goods Line.

DERMPAV - Colac trip, August 2012

August 05, 2012

On August 5, 2012 diesel electric railcar RM58 headed from Southern Cross to Colac and return. On the approach to Winchelsea station the train hit a fallen tree which damaged the radiator, but was still able to limp into the station. N474 was sent from Geelong to rescue RM58, taking the railcar back to Newport where it was shunted into the workshops.

Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

October 14, 2016

Established in 1983 with a single W2 class tram converted into a restaurant, in the years since a number of other trams have joined the fleet that runs around Melbourne every lunch and dinner time. The numbering is as follows: #1 > W2.442, #2 > SW6.937, #3 > SW6.939, #4 > SW6.938, #5 > SW6.964, #6 > SW6.935.

Broadmeadows standard gauge platform construction

October 03, 2009

Former terminus of the suburban electric services, in 2010 it was upgraded to have a third platform on the parallel standard gauge line.

Sydney Trains

June 27, 2016

Sydney Trains, formerly CityRail, operates the passenger rail service covering suburban Sydney, as well as the interurban services to the surrounding region

Railway stations of suburban Sydney

June 27, 2016

Photos of the stations around suburban Sydney

Authorised Officers

February 17, 2017

Authorised Officers check tickets on Melbourne's train, tram and bus networks. V/Line has also started to employ them, despite having conductors onboard trains to do the same thing.

Vandals and scroats

March 18, 2017

And This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Trains.

Protective Services Officers

February 27, 2017

Putting Protective Services Officers at each of Melbourne's 200-odd railway stations was the brainchild of Ted Baillieu and his 'OMG the rail network is swarming with evildoers so each station needs two guys with guns' policy of the 2010 State Election. In reality a handful of stations need the riot squad and the rest see no crime, but since when has a politician backed down from their stupid promises?

Melbourne tramway squares

August 08, 2016

Melbourne has four 'tramway squares' where 1500 V DC powered trains cross the tracks of 600 V DC powered trams on the level. They are located at Glenhuntly, Riversdale, Kooyong and Gardiner stations

NSWRTM - Southern Aurora 50th anniversary recreation, May 2012

May 26, 2012

On May 26, 2012 the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum ran a special 50th anniversary recreation of the Southern Aurora from Sydney to Melbourne. Heritage locomotives 4490 and 4306 led the train.

DERMPAV - Melbourne suburban trip, May 2012

May 19, 2012

On May 19, 2012 the Diesel Electric Rail Motor Preservation Association of Victoria took RM58 on a route of the suburbs, with a focus on the goods lines that ARTC would let passenger trains access.

The route taken was:
- Southern Cross platform 7
- Newport platform 2, change direction
- Altona sidings and to Brooklyn via the West line (broad gauge only track)
- Over the Tottenham flyover, past Tottenham Yard and through the Bunbury Street tunnel
- West fork towards North Dynon Junction, to just before Dynon Road, change direction
- East fork of triangle past MPC, stop just on the east side of Dock Link Road, beyond signal DYN134, change direction
- Take south fork, then Bunbury Street tunnel through to Sunshine platform 2, change direction
- Back to the city via the passenger lines.
- Southern Cross platform 8 north, change direction.
- Over the Essendon flyover to Flemington Racecourse platform 1, change direction
- Back via the Essendon flyover to Flinders Street platform 10, lunch break
- Down to Sandringham, change direction
- Flinders Street platform 10

707 Operations - Seymour May 2012

May 19, 2012

707 Operations took R707 to Seymour and return on 19 May 2012, with T413 providing some assistance.

Steamrail - Williamstown shuttles 2012

April 29, 2012

On April 29 Steamrail ran a shuttle train between Williamstown and Flinders Street Station for the 2012 Williamstown Festival. K153 and K190 were used push-pull with a five car train, running four return trips.

Geelong - Ballarat Railway 150th

April 10, 2012

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Geelong Ballarat rail line opening, a special charter train ran from Geelong to Ballarat and return on 10th April 2012. Steamrail's T364 led the train, which included carriages 1BCE, 3ABE and 7ABE

V/Line rail replacement buses

January 04, 2017

V/Line has a habit of stuffing things up and needing to call in the buses to get commuters home. (They have an even worse habit of cancelling trains to free up drivers to run football specials, putting the commuters onto buses)

Skybus Melbourne

March 10, 2017

Skybus forms the main public transport link between Southern Cross Station and Melbourne Airport. Unlike the other form of public transport in Melbourne it also operates without any government subsidies.