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Queensland stations and infrastructure

April 22, 2015

Railway stations and other infrastructure around Queensland

R707 Seymour transfer, June 2017

June 08, 2017

On June 08, 2017 steam locomotive R707 headed light engine from Newport to Seymour via Southern Cross Station, on loan from 707 Operations to run an upcoming Seymour Railway Heritage Centre tour.

Rail creep monuments

August 25, 2019

Rail creep monuments are used by track maintenance staff to monitor the movement of the rails due to the passage of trains. Three posts are usually provided - the middle post is used as a reference for the rail creep, with a string being placed across the tracks and compared to a punch mark in the head of the rail.

Rail Safety Week 2017

August 14, 2017

Rail Safety Week 2017 was launched at Southern Cross Station on August 14 with politicans, railway management and police attending a media event.

Rail trains

Rail trains transport long lengths of rail from the workshops where they are welded together from shorter lengths, to the location where they will be laid.

Railway advertising and promotions

November 04, 2019

Railway advertising, promotional items, station posters, signage, and so on

Railway stations of suburban Sydney

September 01, 2017

Photos of the stations around suburban Sydney

Rebranding Connex to Metro Trains Melbourne

Metro Trains Melbourne took over operation of the Melbourne suburban rail network from Connex on 30 November 2009, with rebranding of trains and stations commencing right away.

Regional Rail Link open days

June 20, 2015

Prior to the opening of Regional Rail Link open days were held at the new stations: Tarneit station on June 13, and Wyndham Vale on June 20.

Regional Rail Link rail replacement buses

For two weeks in July 2011 the railway between Footscray and Sunshine will be closed to allow the first stage of Regional Rail Link works to proceed. Metro's Sydenham line service will be replaced by a bus service between Albion Station and Flemington Racecourse - by the looks of the bus interchanges, this will not be the only series of disruptions.

Regional Rail Link test trains

December 04, 2014

Testing and works trains on Regional Rail Link before the official commencement of passenger services

Rescuing a failed D2 class tram, October 2013

October 07, 2013

On 7 October 2013 D2.2009 failed somewhere on route 96, so classmate D2.5020 was sent out on a rescue mission to drag the tram home to Southbank Depot.

Rescuing a failed D2 class tram, September 2012

September 25, 2011

On September 24, 2011 D2.5002 damaged it's pantograph at Showgrounds Loop, with D2.5017 being sent out to rescue it. After the pantograph couldn't be tied down low enough, the mechanics cut it off with an angle grinder.

Rescuing a failed W class tram, July 2015

July 26, 2015

On July 26 tram W6.983 failed while running a City Circle service, and had to be rescued by classmate SW6.961

Rescuing a failed Z3 class tram, October 2013

On 21 October 2013 Z3.212 failed somewhere, so classmate Z3.126 was sent out on a rescue mission to drag the tram home to Essendon Depot.

Reservoir Bus Company

November 23, 2011

Reservoir Bus Company once operated buses in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, until acquired by Dyson Group in December 2012.

Reservoir level crossing removal project

September 01, 2019

The Reservoir level crossing will be removed by building a rail bridge over High Street and constructing a new Reservoir Station.

Return of the Bendigo Hitachis, August 2006

August 31, 2006

After their withdrawal from suburban service in Melbourne, in February 2004 four 3-car Hitachi sets were transferred to the Bendigo North Workshops and stored unsecured in the open. In 2006 stripped of parts, and with broken windows and covered with graffiti, they were moved back to Melbourne by El Zorro using Y145 and S302 in the middle of the night of August 30th. Here they are upon arrival the next morning at Newport Workshops.

Richmond station

July 15, 2019

A windblown concrete monolith from the 1950s with inadequate passenger interchange passageways and narrow platforms

Richmond to Camberwell Signalling Upgrade Project

February 18, 2017

In 2015-16 new signalling has been installed between Burnley and East Richmond, to replace equipment installed way back in 1966. A new Computer Based Interlocking (CBI) will be installed at Burnley, and the existing panel at the Burnley signal box will be decommissioned, replaced by TCMS at Metrol.

Road coaches

November 07, 2019

Road coaches from across Australia

Road Transferable Locomotive

September 25, 2011

Back in the 1990s V/Line acquired a single Road Transferable Locomotive, capable of hauling a number of rail wagons, then heading off by road to the next job. Freight Australia repainted it and used it for a number of years, putting it into storage at South Dynon around 2004, and then pulling bits off it by 2009. The rego plate is MVORTL, white on green "Victoria on the Move".

Rock throwing media conference

On 16 October 2007 Connex Melbourne and V/Line management held a media conference at Flinders Street Station to address the spate of rock throwing indicdents endangering their trains.

Rollingstock bits and pieces

October 01, 2019

Looking underneath freight wagons and passenger carriages at the bits that make them roll along the tracks

Route 82 tram replacement buses

January 29, 2014

During hot weather trams on route 82 between Moonee Ponds and Footscray are replaced by buses, freeing up the non-air conditioned Z3 class trams to fill in for failed air conditioned trams elsewhere on the Yarra Trams network.

Route 109 'City Express' bus

October 14, 2019

During cruise ship season a route 109 'City Express' bus operates between Station Pier and the Melbourne CBD, reducing the load placed on the normal route 109 tram services to Port Melbourne.

Ryans Bus Service

September 07, 2018

Ryans Bus Service operates three bus routes in Melbourne's north-western suburbs

S302 transfer, August 2009

August 14, 2009

S302 has been recently repaired by SSR Bendigo for El Zorro, it was also repainted in their orange and grey livery. It was transferred to Seymour via Melbourne with T342

S312 transfer, July 2018

July 04, 2018

On July 4 2018 S312 was transferred from the SRHC depot in Seymour to South Dynon, running push-pull between T385 and T381

Sadleirs Logistics

September 24, 2019

Sadleirs Logistics move freight by rail with their fleet of RLSY louvre vans, attached to Pacific National intermodal services.

Savannahlander

August 23, 2014

The Savannahlander runs from Cairns to Forsayth once per week with a 2000 class rail motor, with the return journey taking 4 days with many stops along the way.

School Strike for Climate

September 20, 2019

On 20 September 2019 trams across the Melbourne CBD were disrupted by the School Strike for Climate march.

Scienceworks Victoria

Scienceworks is a science museum located in the Melbourne suburb of Spotswood. There are a small number of railway related items in the collection.

SCT derailment at Lara

On 2 November 2007 the SCT train suffered a minor derailment between Corio and Lara, with the bogie at one end of a ABFX louvered van needing to be jacked up.

SCT Logistics - Altona depot and light engine moves

SCT Logistics got their start running east-west freight trains between Melbourne and Perth via Adelaide, running out of a depot at North Dynon. They now operate trains out of a much larger depot at Altona, running west to Perth as well as north to Brisbane.

SCT Logistics - Dooen freight

November 04, 2019

SCT Logistics commenced running their Melbourne-Dooen freight service in 2015, which unlike their other trains operates to the Port of Melbourne and only carries container wagons - it doesn't stop at their Altona depot and conveys no boxvans.

SCT Logistics - Melbourne/Brisbane services

October 27, 2019

SCT Logistics started their Melbourne-Brisbane service in 2010 with SCT vans attached to Aurizon BM7/MB7 services. They started operating their own services between Melbourne and Barnawartha (outside Wodonga) in 2016, these services being extended through to Brisbane in 2017.

SCT Logistics - Melbourne/Perth services

January 09, 2019

SCT Logistics started their Melbourne-Perth rail service in 1995, with V/Line followed by Freight Australia providing hook and pull services until they acquired their own locomotives in 2007.

SCT stored and scrapped wagons at Altona

November 18, 2014

SCT Logistics have stored a number of redundant wagons on the ground at their depot in Laverton. Originally placed there in 2008, scrapping started in late 2014.

Seaford rail extension

December 07, 2011

A 5.7 kilometre railway extension in South Australia, from Noarlunga Centre Railway Station to Seaford. It's kinda like the croweater version of the South Morang project...

Seaford Road level crossing removal project

August 11, 2019

The level crossing on the Frankston line at Seaford Road in Seaford will be removed, replaced by an rail over road bridge.

Second Merri Creek bridge at Clifton Hill

January 20, 2019

Clifton Hill is the junction of the Epping and Hurstbridge lines in inner Melbourne, with a new bridge being built in 2008 across Merri Creek to duplicate the Hurstbridge line tracks.

SEC Railway

March 06, 2010

Photos of the SEC electric locomotive and coal hoppers preserved at PowerWorks in Morwell, used in the Yallourn open cut and the Interconnecting Railway. Diagrams can be found at http://raildocs.wongm.com/sec-railway/.

Semaphore to Fort Glanville Tourist Railway

October 03, 2019

Running along the foreshore in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, this two kilometre long narrow gauge railway runs between Semaphore Jetty and Fort Glanville.

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre depot

The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre restores and manages a fleet of heritage locomotives and rolling stock. Their depot is at Seymour station beside the locomotive depot

Shunter training rig

May 23, 2009

Originally situated under the Melbourne Yard 'Hump' it was used for training shunters in coupling wagons, it was moved to outside the Melbourne Steel Terminal and repainted in 2008

Siemens train braking issues

A number of Melbourne's Siemens trains were withdrawn from service in 2007 due to braking issues. The Werribee line between Newport and Laverton was used to test the affected sets. The test procedure involved spraying soapy water onto the rails to confirm the operation of the brakes. By 2010 it was decided the solution to the problem was to install sandboxes to the middle four bogies of each 3-car set.