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  • November 20 - 68 new photos in Metro Trains Melbourne - Northern group, Melbourne stations and infrastructure, Melbourne buses, Melton Highway level crossing removal project, Bus bits and pieces, Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel preliminary work, Melbourne suburban bits and pieces, V/Line - Regional Rail Link, Failing rail infrastructure of Melbourne, Yarra Trams - Melbourne CBD and Docklands, City Loop, Locos, light engines, and lashups, Metro Trains Melbourne trackwork, V/Line around Melbourne, Works trains and Yarra Trams road fleet

  • November 18 - 25 new photos in Metro Trains Melbourne - Northern group, V/Line - Standard gauge to Albury, Long Island steel train, Melbourne standard gauge freight, Melbourne buses, Works trains, McIntyre Loop, Locos, light engines, and lashups, Southern Shorthaul Railroad driver training and Metro Trains Melbourne trackwork

  • November 17 - 67 new photos in Melbourne tram bits and pieces, Yarra Trams - Melbourne CBD and Docklands, Railway advertising and promotions, Melbourne buses, Flinders Street Station upgrade, V/Line workshops, yards and shunting, Failing rail infrastructure of Melbourne, Bus stops and infrastructure, Melbourne tram stops, Melbourne suburban next train displays, Melbourne Art Trams 2017, SkyBus Melbourne, Poor service from Yarra Trams, Poor service from V/Line, V/Line at Southern Cross Station, City Circle Tram, Road coaches and Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

  • November 16 - 2 new photos in V/Line - Regional Rail Link and Melbourne buses

  • November 15 - 17 new photos in Metro Trains Melbourne - Northern group, Bus stops and infrastructure, Melbourne buses, Pacific National Mildura freight, Southern Shorthaul Railroad driver training, SCT Logistics trains, Containers - gensets and wagons, Melbourne stations and infrastructure and NSW TrainLink in Victoria

V/Line's new livery - Part 3: locomotives

May 12, 2010 15:48 PM

V/Line started repainted carriages and railcars in their new livery in mid 2007, but it took over a year for the first locomotive to emerge.

New liveried N468 was the first locomotive to be painted into the new livery, being released in May 2008.

N468 on the down at North Geelong

This livery was a one off, the second locomotive to be repainted was N460 in September 2008, which receive a yellow front in place of the grey. N468 being altered to match in November the same year. After this time every N class undergoing an overhaul has been repainted into the same version of the livery (the exception for a few patch-up jobs on the N classes involved in the Stonyford derailment).

Freshly repainted N460 on the up at North Shore

Despite the large number of decrepit looking P classes in the fleet, for the next year only N classes were repainted. It was not until December 2009 that other locomotive classes received the new livery, A66 being the first A class:

V/Line preventing level crossing accidents by inducing projectile vomiting in drivers?

The first P class finally emerged in March 2010, being P11:

P11, first of the class to be repainted in the new V/Line livery

A66 was the only member of the class to be repainted, so it is unknown if any further revisions will be made.

As for the P class, P15 later recevied the same livery as her classmate.

V/Line's new livery - Part 2: railcars

May 12, 2010 14:25 PM

Sprinter 7007 was the first of the class to be painted in the new V/Line livery, being launched to the public on September 12th, 2007.

Repainted Sprinter 7007 with 7010 run around at South Kensington

No further Sprinters were painted in the same way as 7007, where the bands ended midway along the train.

Instead the purple band was eliminated, and the red band carried through to the end of the carbody. Sprinter 7002 was first to be released in this variant in November 2007.

Refurbished Sprinter 7002 in the new modified V/Line livery at South Geelong

The final tweak to the livery was a change in the pilot colour to red - it debuted on Sprinter 7015, third of the class to be repainted.

Sprinter 7015 leads 2 more out of South Geelong

All other Sprinters have received the same livery as Sprinter 7015.

As for the two orphans, Sprinter 7002 receiving the red pilots sometime before August 2009, and Sprinter 7007 was repainted sometime between late 2010 and mid 2011.

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Scraping of wagons and locomotives once they reach the end of their useful lives

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Rail freight from across Victoria, on both broad and standard gauge

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Metro Trains Melbourne has been the operator of the Melbourne suburban rail network since November 2009.

New South Wales

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North East Victoria

V/Line, freight and heritage trains on the North East line from Melbourne to Albury, via Seymour

Northern Victoria

V/Line and heritage trains on the lines running through Bendigo and the grain belt

NSW Trainlink

Operator of passenger trains and coaches throughout New South Wales, NSW Trainlink uses a fleet of XPT and Xplorer trains

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Operator of freight services throughout Vicotria and the rest of Australia.

Queensland

The land of the 'banana benders' and 3 foot 6 inch gauge electric trains.

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre

Based in Seymour, the SRHC operates heritage trains across the state

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Not like Victoria: diesel suburban trains and double stack freights!

Southern Cross Station

Photos of redevelopment work and trains at the main station in Melbourne, Southern Cross. Metro Trains Melbourne, V/Line, NSW TrainLink and Great Southern Rail all operate from the station

Southwest Victoria

V/Line, heritage and freight services on the line from Geelong to Warrnambool

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V/Line operates passenger services all around Victoria with both locomotive hauled carriages and railcars

Western Victoria

Trains in the west of Victoria

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