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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 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

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

September 07, 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

December 03, 2011

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.

Siemens train door failure, July 2012

July 17, 2012

On 17 July 2012 the doors of Siemens train 794M failed while running a down Craigieburn service at Newmarket station. As a result the entire train load passengers had to be turfed off the train.

Siemens train recovery, 2019

On May 13, 2019 Siemens train 743M-2522T-744M + 766M-2533T-765M on a down Werribee service encountered damaged overhead wiring outside Laverton, resulting in the train being disabled. The next day N470 and N466 were sent to assist with the recovery of the train to the Newport Workshops, with chains and transition couplers used to join them together. Siemens trains lack a continuous brake pipe through each 3-car set, so a locomotive was needed at each end of the train to allow the consist to move.

Siemens train static inverter issues

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.

Signage at Melbourne stations

August 03, 2019

Station signage across the Melbourne railway network

Signals and signalling equipment

August 22, 2019

Signals and signalling equipment from Melbourne and the rest of Victoria

Sita Buslines

September 10, 2019

Sita Buslines operates 19 bus routes in Melbourne's west

Skitube

May 09, 2011

A standard gauge track electric rack railway in the Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales, serving the ski fields during winter time.

SkyBus Melbourne

September 11, 2019

SkyBus forms the main public transport link between Southern Cross Station and Melbourne Airport. Unlike the other form of public transport in Melbourne it also operates without any government subsidies.

Skye Road level crossing removal project

August 26, 2018

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

Sleeper trains

December 13, 2009

Sleeper trains move concrete or timber railway sleepers to the worksites where they will be used to build or relay the track.

SmartBus PIDS

August 25, 2019

Bus stops on SmartBus routes in Melbourne are provided with real time bus arrival information screens.

Snookered trams on Swanston Street

Southbound Z2.101 was trying to turn from Swanston into La Trobe Street, blocked by a northbound tram across the intersection, with more northbound trams blocked by a tram shunting through the crossover, which couldn't move because of the tram stuck behind the turning Z2.101!

Somerton steel shunt

November 11, 2014

Until 2014 or so Pacific National ran a short trip train from South Dynon to Somerton, converying coil steel for the Tubemakers pipe factory.

Sorrento steam tramway

February 19, 2012

Opened in 1890 to serve the tourist market in Sorrento, this double track 3'6" (1067mm) narrow gauge tramway lead from the main pier beside the front beach, to a terminus one mile 12 chains away at the back beach. Two 0-4-0ST steam locomotives provided the service, which operated until 1921.

Southbank Depot

Southbank Tram Depot located on the Port Melbourne light rail line supplies trams to route 12, 30, 35 and 96.

South Dynon locomotive depot

Located between Dynon and Footscray Roads next to Moonee Ponds Creek, the South Dynon locomotive depot is the home of broad and standard gauge diesel locomotives in Victoria.

Southern Cross Station

September 11, 2019

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

September 02, 2019

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

Southern Cross Station storm damage, 2010

On March 7, 2010 a storm hit Melbourne with severe wind gusts and hailstones up to 10 centimetres wide. Rail and hail ripped large holes in the roof of Southern Cross Station, leading to its evacuation and forcing metropolitan and country trains to bypass the station. Repair work on was estimated to cost $5 million, with 43 of the 60 air pillows needing replacement, work commencing in April 2010 and lasting 12 to 14 weeks.

Southern Cross Station works trains

August 18, 2006

During the Southern Cross Station redevelopment works short trains operated between the station and the Creek Sidings at North Melbourne, carrying spoil, asphalt, and other materials. CFCLA and SSR T classes were the usual motive power

Southern NSW freight

Freight around southern NSW: ranging from grain trains around Junee, cement and flour trains in the Southern Highlands, and a mix of other freight trains in between.

Southern Shorthaul Railroad driver training

November 18, 2017

In July 2017 Southern Shorthaul Railroad commenced operating driver training runs north and west of Melbourne, in preparation for the operation of grain trains on the standard gauge.

Southern Shorthaul Railroad grain wagon transfer

In October 2015 Southern Shorthaul Railroad overhauled a rake of BGGX/BGGY grain hoppers at their Bendigo Workshops and transported them by road to Benalla, were they were placed on standard gauge for the trip north to NSW.

Southern Shorthaul Railroad Kensington grain

August 20, 2019

In November 2017 Southern Shorthaul Railroad commenced operating broad gauge grain trains to the Kensington mill in suburban Melbourne.

Southern Shorthaul Railroad locomotive transfers

Southern Shorthaul Railroad has the maintenance contract for the Pacific National fleet of broad gauge locomotives, running regular transfer runs between Melbourne and Bendigo with their own fleet of locomotives.

Southern Shorthaul Railroad standard gauge grain

September 07, 2019

In August 2017 Southern Shorthaul Railroad commenced operating grain trains on the standard gauge in Victoria.

South Gippsland Railway

February 10, 2018

South Gippsland Railway operated trains between Nyora, Korumburra, and Leongatha until November 2015.

South Melbourne Depot

South Melbourne Depot was located on the corner of Kings Way and Dorcas Street in South Melbourne. It was replaced by Southbank Depot in 1997.

South Morang rail extension project

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

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