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V/Line, suburban, freight and heritage trains, and train station in Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs

Siemens train static inverter issues

August 17, 2015

In December 2014 it was discovered that Melbourne's fleet of Siemens trains had been fitted with defective capacitors in the static inverter unit found beneath the train floor, resuling in a number of explosions. As an interim workaround fire blankets and tie down straps were fitted around the equipment boxes to reduce the risk.

South Dynon

April 20, 2017

Located between Dynon and Footscray Roads, along with Moonee Ponds Creek and the Maribyrnong River, the South Dynon precinct includes the Pacific National operated Melbourne Freight Terminal and Melbourne Operations Terminal, plus the South Dynon Locomotive Depot.

Southern Cross Station

May 19, 2017

Southern Cross Station is the main interstate and regional station for Melbourne. The full set of photos is at my other site, Rail Geelong.

Southern Cross Station office towers

February 13, 2017

The 664 Collins Street and 699 Bourke Street office towers have been built atop Southern Cross Station platforms 13 through 16g

South Morang rail extension project

June 16, 2012

Extension of the Epping line a few kilometres to South Morang, as well as the duplication of the existing line between Keon Park and Epping.

Special trains to Flemington Racecourse and Melbourne Showgrounds

September 27, 2014

Additional train services are run for major events at Flemington Racecourse and the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Spencer Street Station pedestrian subways

January 13, 2012

Until the 2005 redevelopment as Southern Cross Station, passengers at Spencer Street Station used a pedestrian subway to access the platforms, as well as to pass under Spencer Street.

SRHC - 2010 fireworks special

December 31, 2010

S303 and B74 lead a special train for SRHC members between Seymour and Melbourne on New Years Eve.

SRHC - Hills to the Bay tour January 2009

January 25, 2009

On January 25, 2009 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran their 'Hills to the Bay' tour from Seymour to Geelong and return via Melbourne Southern Cross, with a sidetrip from Geelong to Melbourne and return. V/Line's N464 'City of Geelong' was the locomotive, with five red 'E' and five blue 'S' carriages in the consist, including the 'Yarra' parlor car, State Car 4, and Dining Car.

SRHC - Kyneton charter December 2009

December 01, 2009

S303 and B74 ran a private charter from Melbourne to Kyneton and return, the four car train was made up of 'Mitta Mitta', two BRS carriages, and Parlor Car

SRHC - Maryborough picnic train December 2010

December 11, 2010

On December 11, 2010 SRHC ran their "picnic train" consist from Seymour to Maryborough via Melbourne, North Geelong and Ballarat.

Steamrail - Bendigo charter October 2009

October 28, 2009

Steamrail ran a charter for Southern Cross Television from Melbourne to Bendigo. Hired V/Line loco N470 lead Steamrail carriages 269 BZ (Hobsons Bay), Moorabool, 2 BS, 14 BRS and PCP 292.

Steamrail - Bendigo Cup charter 2010

October 27, 2010

A charter operated by Steamrail Victoria on behalf of Southern Cross Television, for the Bendigo Cup. The consist was PCP292, 11AS, 14BRS, Moorabool, and BZ269 ('Hobsons Bay').

Steamrail - Bendigo Line 150th tour

October 21, 2012

On October 21, 2012 Steamrail relaunched steam locomotive R711 into service, hauling a seven car to Bendigo for the 150th anniversary of the line opening. T364 went along push-pull for the empty cars ride between Newport and Southern Cross, reversing at Sunshine due to an occupation on the line via Yarraville

Steamrail - Berwick-Pakenham steam shuttles, April 2010

April 25, 2010

On April 25, 2010 Steamrail's K153 and K190 operated steam shuttles between Berwick and Pakenham.

Steamrail - Christmas charters 2015

December 05, 2015

Each year Steamrail runs a series of charter trains in the later half of the year for a number of private tours companies, taking party goers from Melbourne of an evening out to the Macedon Ranges or Geelong, then return, with plenty of booze and parting along the way

Steamrail - Cup Weekender October 2010

October 30, 2010

Running from Melbourne to Quambatook and Sea Lake over the Melbourne Cup weekend, the consist was S313 - S301 - PCP - Goulburn - LAN - Moorabool - BZ - BRS - Werribee - Indi - Coliban - Inman - AK - BCE.

Steamrail - Double R class to Bendigo - September 2011

September 17, 2011

R707 and R761 lead a 10 car train from Melbourne to Bendigo and return, connecting with a special train on the Victorian Goldfields Railway at Castlemaine. The train ran arrived back in Melbourne an hour early, skipping the timetabled crosses after V/Line cancelled most of their trains due to a power failure in Melbourne.

Steamrail - Geelong November 2010

November 14, 2010

K153 lead 5 cars to Geelong and back, BRS in the middle of the consist, with four wooden cars making up the rest of the train.

Steamrail - Geelong Rail and Sail, November 2013

November 10, 2013

On November 10, 2013 Steamrail ran a 'Rail and Sail' trip to Geelong and back. With the sail part of the train cancelled due to weather, the train was built up to 11 carriages to carry the additional passengers.

Steamrail - Geelong September 2009

September 24, 2009

K153 lead 7 cars to Geelong and back for a school holiday special

Steamrail - Glen Waverley shuttles, June 2010

June 26, 2010

On Sunday 27th June 2010 Steamrail operated steam shuttles between Darling and Glen Waverley to marks 80 years rail services to Glen Waverley. However due to an occupation on the line between the city and Newport, the train was stabled at South Dynon for a few days before the trip itself.

Steamrail - Glen Waverley shuttles 2013

June 30, 2013

This year K153 and K190 were the two locos, working push pull on the shuttles.

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.

Steamrail - Hurstbridge Wattle Festival 2012

August 26, 2012

On August 26th Steamrail took K153 and K190 along with five carriages up to Hurstbridge to run shuttle trips from there to Eltham for the annual Wattle Festival.

Steamrail - Link Tours charters 2009

December 18, 2009

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

Steamrail - Link Tours charters 2012

December 07, 2012

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

Steamrail - Members special to Castlemaine, September 2015

September 26, 2015

On September 26, 2015 Steamrail Victoria ran a members special from Newport Workshops to Maldon and return, via Castlemaine and Southern Cross. R711 and K153 ran the train, with K153 being left at Maldon for use over the summer period at the Victorian Goldfields Railway.

Steamrail - Mildura 2009

November 02, 2009

S301, T395 and S313 lead the train of 15 carriages, R761 was added to the train on the return leg between Ballarat and Melbourne (via North Geelong)

Steamrail - Mitcham to Mooroolbark shuttles - September 2009

September 20, 2009

K153 on the Melbourne end was push pull with K190 and five wooden carriages

Steamrail - Northern Weekender, 2017

June 12, 2017

Over the June long weekend Steamrail Victoria ran their 'Northern Weekender' tour to Swan Hill and Echuca, with R711, K190, T365 and T364

Steamrail - Rail and Sail to Geelong May 2017

May 21, 2017

K190 led 7 carriages to Geelong and back on 21 May 2017, with passenger having the option to travel one way to/from by boat.

Steamrail - Seymour, August 2015

August 22, 2015

On August 22, 2015 Steamrail ran a charter from Southern Cross Station to Seymour and return for the Diamond Valley Railway, featuring D3 639 on a four carriage consist.

Steamrail - Shepparton September 2015

September 05, 2015

On 5 September 2015 R761 led 702BK, 500AK, 14BRS, 2BS, 9BRS, 11AS and PCP292 on a return trip from Melbourne to Shepparton.

Steamrail - Snow train, July 2013

July 21, 2013

R761 and R707 lead a 14 car long train from Southern Cross to Traralgon and return, having to run from Newport to Southern Cross via Sunshine and Deer Park due to Regional Rail Link works.

Steamrail - Steam Spectacular 2017

June 24, 2017

On 25 June 2017 Steamrail ran a triple headed steam special from Melbourne to Ballarat with R761, A2 986 and D3 639, returning via Geelong, with a parallel run between Geelong and Little River.

Steamrail - Suburban Mystery Rambler - February 2009

February 28, 2009

On February 28, 2009 Steamrail ran a 'Suburban Mystery Rambler' tour around Melbourne. Starting at Newport it ran via the goods lines to Tottenham and South Kensington, then to Ashburton, back to South Kensington where it went along the goods lines to Albion and Broadmeadows, and finally to Flinders Street, Frankston and Stony Point. From there it went back through Flinders Street to Sunshine, then via Brooklyn to Newport. T395 and T356 were the locomotives, top and tailing 5 cars.

Steamrail - Suburban Rambler August 2009

August 22, 2009

D3 639 ran this train push pull with T356 and Y164 running from Newport to Cranbourne, Upfield, the reversing loop at Melbourne Yard, Craigieburn, Williamstown via the goods lines, then finally back to Newport

Steamrail - Tocumwal, March 2016

March 19, 2016

On 19 March 2016 T364 lead a short train from Melbourne to Tocumwal and return.

Steamrail - Tocumwal March 2013

March 09, 2013

On March 9, 2013 Steamrail ran a a 11 car train from Melbourne to Tocumwal and return with locomotives S303 and S313. The entire down trip was a few hours late, the train having been timetabled by V/Line into platform 3 at Southern Cross where two S classes cannot fit! After all of the extra shunting was required, V/Line decided that a 40 minute window before the down Shepparton departed was not enough, so we got held until their departure at 0914.

Steamrail - Twin R class to Bendigo - October 2010

October 09, 2010

R761 lead R707 to Bendigo with a train 11 car long train, connecting at Castlemaine for a VGR train.

Steamrail - Western Rambler, April 2013

April 27, 2013

On April 27, 2013 Steamrail ran a 'Western Rambler' tour, with K153 leading T413. It ran from Newport to Sunbury via Sunshine, on to Southern Cross via Brooklyn and the Bunbury Street tunnel, up to Broadmeadows, back to Southern Cross then to Flemington Racecourse, and finally up to Upfield then back to Newport.

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.

Steamrail - Williamstown shuttles 2013

April 28, 2013

On April 28, 2013 Steamrail run shuttles from Williamstown to Southern Cross Station, using K153 push-pull with D3 639

Steamrail - Y112 transfer, November 2015

November 07, 2015

On November 07, 2015 Y112 was transferred from Ballarat East to Newport Workshops for repairs, traveling via North Geelong and the new Regional Rail Link tracks.

Steamrail R711 Seymour - October 2011

October 29, 2011

R711 headed up to Seymour on Saturday October 29, 2011 - another test and training run after restoration, before she can reenter normal preservation services.

Stony Point line

January 04, 2014

The Stony Point line is an orphan on the Melbourne suburban network, being an isolated shuttle service without electrification. A class diesel locomotives hauling MTH carriages were the usual consist for a decade, until replaced by Sprinter railcars in 2008. Trains running the service run empty cars between Frankston and Southern Cross for maintenance

Stored trams at Newport Workshops

June 24, 2017

With W class trams heritage listed and unable to be scrapped or exported to tram museums overseas, Newport Workshops has become a dumping ground while they wait a final home.

Sunbury electrification project

May 09, 2015

Electrification of the Bendigo line between Sydenham and Sunbury started in 2008, and was completed in 2012. Diggers Rest and Sunbury stations were upgraded, a new stabling yard built at the end of the line, overhead wires were installed above the tracks, and four new traction substations were built.

Tocumwal freight

February 16, 2017

Container service between Appleton Dock in Melbourne and Tocumwal, loading also being attached / removed at Mooroopna (Shepparton). Originally operated by Pacific National / Patrick PortLink, in recent years Qube Logistics have also operated a parallel service.

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