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NSW Rail Transport Museum - Southern Aurora 50th anniversary recreation, May 2012

26 May 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.

NSW Rail Transport Museum - Steam Train Sunday, October 2015

25 October 2015

On 25 October 2015 NSW Rail Transport Museum steam locomotive 3642 lead a 'Steam Train Sunday' train from Sydney Central to the Sydney Tramway Museum.

NSW Rail Transport Museum Thirlmere

13 May 2011

New South Wales Rail Transport Museum, located at Thirlmere.

NSW stations and infrastructure

10 June 2017

Photos of stations and stuff from the wacky land up north - mostly in the southern areas.

NSW TrainLink bits

4 October 2019

Just bits and pieces of NSW TrainLink trains, carriages and railcars

NSW TrainLink intercity services

1 September 2017

NSW TrainLink operates intercity services approximately 200 kilometres from Sydney, bounded by Dungog in the north. Scone in the north-west, Bathurst to the west, Goulburn in the south-west and Bomaderry to the south. Before the 2013 restructure of RailCorp, these services fell under the CityRail brand

NSW TrainLink in Victoria

24 January 2020

NSW TrainLink, formerly CountryLink, is the operator of country passenger services in New South Wales. They also operate their XPT across the border into Melbourne.

NSW TrainLink regional services

31 August 2017

NSW TrainLink, formerly CountryLink, is the operator of country passenger services in New South Wales. They also operate their XPT across the border into Victoria and Queensland.

NSW TrainLink road coaches

30 March 2017

NSW TrainLink coach services throughout New South Wales are operated by a number of private operators under contract to the NSW Government

Oil shunts

6 March 2011

Shell Refinery at Corio despatched fuel by rail until early 2008, with the last destinations being Mildura and Shepparton. Before this time Y class locos usually took the wagons to and from North Geelong Yard

Orbost line

8 May 2011

Following the remains of the railway that ran east though Gippsland from Bairnsdale to Orbost.

P&O Trans Australia Melbourne-Adelaide freight

30 April 2011

P&O Trans Australia operated their own Melbourne-Adelaide freight service between October 2009 and July 2011. You can find the history of the service here.

P20 transfer to Newport Workshops, 2019

9 July 2019

On 9 July 2019 P20 was dead transferred between G527 and G536 from the scrap row at South Dynon, to Newport Workshops

Pacific National - Geelong standard gauge freight

11 July 2019

Pacific National standard gauge intermodal freight services around and through Geelong

Pacific National - Melbourne standard gauge freight

26 April 2020

Pacific National standard gauge intermodal services from Adelaide and New South Wales meet at Melbourne, running via the western suburbs into the Melbourne Freight Terminal at South Dynon.

Pacific National - North East freight

13 July 2017

Pacific National standard gauge intermodal freight services on the Victorian North East line

Pacific National - Western standard gauge

27 February 2016

Out on the Western standard gauge, from beyond Gheringhap across the plains towards South Australia

Pacific National A and X class locomotive scrapping

2 July 2019

In January 2019 Pacific National commenced the scrapping of stored A class locomotives A73, A77, A81 and A85 at South Dynon. These units had been put into storage in late 2014 after seeing little use for many months. In April the scrapping of stored X class locomotives X41 and X42 commenced, followed in May by X39 and A79.

Pacific National Apex quarry train

29 November 2016

The 'Apex' train carries gravel and other quarry products from Kilmore East on the North East line, to Westall in south-eastern Melbourne, Brooklyn in western Melbourne, and North Shore in Geelong. Originally operated by the Victorian Railways, V/Line, Freight Australia then Pacific National, in 2016 Qube Logistics won the contract.

Pacific National broad gauge grain trains

19 April 2020

Grain is a major freight traffic in Victoria, but drought has cut the level of traffic in recent years. Trains operate on both broad and standard gauges, with the main destinations being export terminals at Melbourne and Geelong, as well as Portland, and a number of domestic flour mills

Pacific National broad gauge Mildura freight

7 March 2018

The Mildura freight runs from Merbein (just north of the town) to Melbourne and return for Wakefield Transport. The train is made up of standard and refrigerated containers, as well as a small amount of cement loading. Until recent years oil tankers, louvre vans and LCL containers were also attached to the train. With gauge conversion of the Mildura line, in late 2017 the service was rerouted to serve a temporary freight terminal at Manangatang on the parallel Robinvale line, with a standard gauge service taking over in mid 2018.

Pacific National Horsham freight

2 May 2008

Until July 2008 Pacific National operated a standard gauge Melbourne to Horsham freight service

Pacific National interstate steel trains

26 April 2020

Pacific National carries raw materials and finished steel product to and from the BlueScope, Arrium and Onesteel plants at Port Kembla, NSW and Westernport, Victoria; with trains running Melbourne-Wollongong-Brisbane and Melbourne-Adelaide-Perth.

Pacific National Kensington grain

16 September 2017

The flour mill Kensington at Kensington is one of the last to be rail served in Victoria, grain wagons are taken there on a regular basis, requiring a convoluted route through the suburban and freight lines, with a reversal in Melbourne Yard. Until November 2017 this service was operated by Pacific National.

Pacific National locomotive provisioning centre

17 November 2019

Pacific National's fleet of standard gauge locomotives is refuelled and maintained at the Locomotive Provisioning Centre at South Dynon.

Pacific National log trains

30 December 2011

Until 2009 Pacific National operated trains delivering logs to the Midway export woodchip plant at North Shore in Geelong, with logs sources from Bairnsdale and Wodonga. Y class locos are often used to shunt the wagons at Geelong

Pacific National Maryvale paper train

14 March 2012

Until June 2013 Pacific National operated the Maryvale Paper train that ran from Melbourne to the Australian Paper factory at Maryvale, north of Morwell. The service is now operated by Qube Logistics.

Pacific National standard gauge grain trains

Grain is a major freight traffic in Victoria, with Pacific National running grain trains from Victorian silos on standard gauge to export export terminals at Melbourne, Geelong and Portland, as well as interstate to NSW.

Pacific National standard gauge Mildura freight

11 December 2019

The Mildura freight runs from Merbein (just north of the town) to Melbourne and return for Wakefield Transport. The train is made up of standard and refrigerated containers, and commenced running on standard gauge from mid-2018 folliowing the gauge conversion of the Mildura line.

Pacific National Tocumwal freight

8 December 2019

Pacific National (formerly Patrick PortLink) operate a container service between Appleton Dock in Melbourne and Tocumwal, loading also being attached / removed at Mooroopna (Shepparton).

Pacific National Warrnambool freight

13 January 2019

The Warrnambool freight carries containers between Melbourne and the Westvic depot in Warrnambool, usually running Monday through Friday. Operated by Pacific National, except for a period between April and October 2008 when El Zorro took over the contract. The train length is constrained by short crossing loops and often runs during the day on the down trip due to pathing issues beyond Geelong

Pakenham East train depot

14 December 2019

A new train depot is being built at Pakenham East as part of the High Capacity Metro Train (HCMT) project. Located between the Princes Freeway (Pakenham Bypass) and Oakview Lane, the depot will require a short extension of electrification from Pakenham station.

Panorama Coaches

20 April 2019

Panorama Coaches operates four bus routes in Diamond Creek and Eltham.

PCJ van transfer from Ballarat, January 2010

23 January 2010

Freshly refurbished power van PCJ491 was transferred back from Ballarat Workshops to Melbourne, this time V/Line used their own loco (N467) and crew to bring it home

PCJ van transfers to/from Ballarat, September 2009

15 September 2009

El Zorro ran a transfer between Melbourne and Ballarat via North Geelong, T357 took V/Line power van PCJ491 to the Ballarat Workshops for refurbishment, bringing back completed van PCJ493 (formerly PCO2). You don't see Bona (engine and a single guards van) moves that often!

Peel Street tram dewirement

10 January 2020

On 10 January 2020 a truck took out the tramway overhead on route 58 at Queen Victoria Market, resulting in the route 57 and 58 trams being diverted, and the closure of William, Peel and Dudley Streets.

Photoshopped three car VLocity trains

10 November 2006

V/Line announced the construction of centre cars for the two-car long VLocity units in 2006 - here are photo-manipulations of what these trains could look like.

Platform faces

10 January 2009

Various styles of platform faces from around Victoria

Point levers and motors

24 September 2019

Point levers and motors from Melbourne and the rest of Victoria

Poor service from Metro Trains Melbourne

17 May 2019

Woeful service from Metro Trains Melbourne is a running joke - here are some examples.

Poor service from V/Line

15 January 2020

Clutching failure from the jaws of success - that's the V/Line way.

Poor service from Yarra Trams

3 June 2019

It is hard enough to run a public transport service when sharing the roads with the incompetent motorists of Melbourne, but Public Transport Victoria and Yarra Trams manage to add their own screw ups to the mix

Portarlington Bayside Miniature Railway

2 September 2018

The Portarlington Bayside Miniature Railway is a miniature railway located on eight hectares of parklands overlooking Port Phillip Bay at Point Richards. The dual 7.25 and 5 inch gauge track forms a single loop around the site, with a four road yard with full semaphore signalling pneumatically controlled by an elevated signal box, a six road engine shed in the centre, and an elevated turntable and locomotive stabling yard to one side.

Portland stored grain wagons

10 January 2009

For a number of years Pacific National stored a large number of standard gauge grain wagons in the harbour sidings at Portland

Preserved and heritage carriages

6 December 2019

Photos of carriages operated by various heritage railway groups.

Preston Workshops

1 September 2019

Preston Workshops at the corner of St George's Road and Miller Street it was once the main workshops for the M&MTB, but following privatisation in the 1990s it became a dumping ground for W class trams. In 2016 it was reborn as a running depot for the new E class fleet, replacing East Preston depot to supply trams for route 11 and 86.

Prodata ticketing equipment on the Bucharest Metro

19 December 2012

In the capital of Romania, the Bucharest Metro uses a ticketing system very similar to Metcard, the equipment having been supplied by Prodata - the same company that supplied validators to Melbourne. Magstripe tickets are used for single trips, with smartcards for regular travellers, and the recent introduction of payment via credit card using the contactless Paywave/Paypass technologies

Protective Services Officers

8 April 2020

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?

PTV Hubs

10 January 2020

PTV Hubs were created in 2012 following the merger of the Met Shop at Melbourne Town Hall with the Central Pass Office and Myki Discovery Centre at Southern Cross Station.