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55 photos added in the past 7 days, a total of 76,699 photos sorted by when they were uploaded.

  • Monday, 1 March

    55 new photos in the Sunbury Line Upgrade, Sunbury Line Upgrade replacement buses, CDC Melbourne, V/Line bits and pieces, Transdev Melbourne, V/Line - Regional Rail Link, Melbourne stations and infrastructure, Public transport response to the Coronavirus pandemic and Transit Systems Victoria albums

  • Sunday, 28 February

    1 new photo in the Yarra Trams - Melbourne's eastern suburbs album

  • Saturday, 27 February

    74 new photos in the Metro Trains Melbourne - Northern group, Sunbury Line Upgrade replacement buses, Melbourne stations and infrastructure, Metro Trains Melbourne - Burnley group, Transdev Melbourne, Sunbury Line Upgrade, V/Line around Melbourne, Melbourne stanchions and overhead line electrification, Ventura Bus Lines, Melbourne suburban passenger information displays, Myki, Failing rail infrastructure of Melbourne, Public transport response to the Coronavirus pandemic, TPWS in suburban Melbourne, Automatic rail lubricators, Bus bits and pieces, Vandals and scroats, Bus stops and infrastructure in Victoria and Metro Trains Melbourne trackwork albums

  • Thursday, 25 February

    10 new photos in the Qube Logistics standard gauge cement train, CDC Melbourne, Transit Systems Victoria, Transdev Melbourne and Sunbury Line Upgrade replacement buses albums

  • Tuesday, 23 February

    11 new photos in the Southern Shorthaul Railroad Bendigo locomotive transfers, CDC Melbourne, V/Line rail replacement buses, V/Line - Regional Rail Link, Pacific National Warrnambool freight, Pacific National - North East standard gauge freight, SCT Logistics - Melbourne/Brisbane services and Public transport response to the Coronavirus pandemic albums

  • Monday, 22 February

    18 new photos in the SCT Logistics - Melbourne/Brisbane services, Pacific National Warrnambool freight, Metro Trains Melbourne - Northern group, Qube Logistics Apex quarry train, NSW TrainLink in Victoria, V/Line - Regional Rail Link, Transdev Melbourne, Melbourne rail replacement buses, Sunbury Line Upgrade, Poor service from Metro Trains Melbourne and V/Line rail replacement buses albums

  • Sunday, 21 February

    2 new photos in the V/Line bits and pieces and Transdev Melbourne albums

  • Saturday, 20 February

    11 new photos in the CDC Melbourne, Transdev Melbourne, Bus stops and infrastructure in Victoria and Public transport response to the Coronavirus pandemic albums

On this day

1 year ago, 9 March 2020


P&O Trans Australia MA2/AM2 service

21 April 2010 14:05 PM

P&O Trans Australia commenced running their own rail container service between Melbourne and Adelaide in October 2009, running as train numbers MA2/AM2. The locomotives and rollingstock are hired from CFCLA, the wagons being CQWY well wagons and CQMY container flats.

In Melbourne the train departs from North Dynon. There is also a trip train working between the DP World siding at Swanson Dock West and North Dynon, usually a push-pull via the Bunbury Street tunnel due to the lack of a direct link between the two sidings.

Previously POTA had their containers conveyed on QR National's MA6/AM6 service that ran 5 to 6 days per week. As a result QR National has dropped this service back to 3 days per week, with additional loading being transferred to SCT Altona where it is attached to SCT's MP9/PM8 services.

G515 leads the AM2 shuttle from North Dynon towards Swanson Dock

The first run of the service was to be VL355 with B76, but did not depart as such, the B class developing a fault:

VL355 and B76 await departure on the new P&O MA2 service to Adelaide

VL355 with VL356 became the usual locomotives for the next few months:

VL355 leads VL356 on MA2 yet again, this time over the Moorabool Viaduct

By November 2009 CFCLA owned G classes G512 and G515 started to appear with the VLs, and later replaced them:

The last few rays of sunshine fall on MA2 at Moorabool

Eventually G512 and G515 became the usual motive power, B76 and HL203 being occasional visitors.

SCT liveried G512 leads CFCLA liveried G515 on MA2, overtaking N462 on a down Geelong service at Lara

POTA withdrew their AM2/MA2 services from July 2011, with the service to Adelaide being replaced by a Melbourne-Horsham service.


Styling changes

10 April 2010 22:25 PM

I have made another round of page styling changes to make things look a bit cleaner, so far it looks that I have not broken anything!