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All 776 albums that are currently on the site.

V/LineCars.com Swan Hill BS car tour

June 24, 2006

On Saturday 24th of June 2006, Matt Julian organised a farewell tour for the BS carriages, by chartering the last remaining BS car, BS217, to be attached to the regular Swan Hill passenger train.

V/Line diversions on the suburban lines

August 21, 2015

Since 2015 all V/Line services towards Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo have used the new Regional Rail Link tracks out of Melbourne. An exception to this is major disruptions, when the trains get sent the 'old' way.

V/Line hired locomotives

March 13, 2017

Occasionally V/Line has motive power shortages or failures, and need to hire locomotives from other operators for use on their own trains. In the photos here it is Freight Australia / Pacific National as the hirer

V/Line in northern Victoria

August 20, 2016

V/Line trains on the Bendigo line, headed north from the Melbourne suburb of Sunbury

V/Line in South Australia

December 04, 2011

Yes, V/Line does run into South Australia (well, buses not trains, but that is beside the point)

V/Line locomotives

June 08, 2016

The V/Line locomotive fleet includes the large N and A class mainline units, smaller P class units, and four Y class for shunting

V/Line rail replacement buses

January 04, 2017

V/Line has a habit of stuffing things up and needing to call in the buses to get commuters home. (They have an even worse habit of cancelling trains to free up drivers to run football specials, putting the commuters onto buses)

V/Line special carriages

August 09, 2007

V/Line once had a special fleet of carriages that could be hired out and attached to ordinary services, including Club Car Victoria and Parlor Car Norman. Carriages managed by heritage operators have also appeared on special trains. In recent years these cars have been stored or passed to heritage operators and the carriages have appeared less frequently

V/Line splitting the points - June 2009

June 23, 2009

Sometime on the afternoon of June 23, 2009 carriage set VN12 was being shunted around at Southern Cross, and the BTN carriage managed to split the points. The ACN and BRN were taken off the east end, leaving the other three cars there this evening

V/Line to Bacchus Marsh

March 25, 2017

Photos of the V/Line services that run to Bacchus Marsh, taken between there and the end of the wires back at Sunshine. As well as boring old VLocities and Sprinters, loco hauled trains with A, P and N classes are also used in peak times.

V/Line via the Albion-Jacana goods line

October 10, 2010

The Albion-Jacana railway line links the Bendigo line near Sunshine to the main North-East line near Broadmeadows via a slow and indirect route. Normally used by freight services, V/Line occasionally diverts Seymour and Shepparton services via the route when the normal route via Essendon is blocked.

V/Line via the Brooklyn goods lines

January 06, 2017

On 24 October 2007, the normal route for trains through Yarraville was closed due to a fatality. The down Geelong train I was travelling on was diverted via the freight lines, through the Bunbury Street tunnel, Tottenham Yard, Brooklyn, and the back of Newport.

V/Line Warrnambool line

May 17, 2017

V/Line trains on the Warrnambool line heading south-west from Geelong

V/Line workshops, yards and shunting

June 24, 2017

Pictures of V/Line trains and carriages at the West Melbourne Depot and Dudley Street carriage yards next to Southern Cross Station, Melbourne Yard, and South Dynon.

Vandals and scroats

June 19, 2017

And This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Trains.

Victor Harbor horse tramway

December 04, 2011

Running from Victor Harbor across a timber causeway to Granite Island, the first tram ran in 1894, the tourist service was restarted in 1986.

Victorian Goldfields Railway

November 12, 2016

Running between Castlemaine and Maldon, this tourist operates a number of J and K class steam locomotives, as well as diesels

VLocity transfer to Bendigo, November 2014

November 04, 2014

B75 and T386 transferred an accident damaged VLocity set VL12 to Bendigo on November 4, 2014. The set was involved in an incident on August 22 2014, when empty VLocity train (VL05-12-39, 7 cars) ran into the rear of a Metro Trains service between Galvin and Paisley on the Werribee line.

W8 class tram trials

October 21, 2013

In 2013 work the first two refurbished W class trams arrived in Melbourne - W8.946 and W8.959. Fitted with modernised traction, braking and suspension systems, the trams form a new class - W8.

Wagons and containers

Photos of various freight wagons - if I know what train they are on then the photos are sorted into albums by operator and service, otherwise they are in albums by wagon code. You can view the new wagon and container photos in the order they were uploaded at this page.

Warrnambool freight

May 17, 2017

The Warrnambool freight carries containers between Melbourne and the Westvic depot in Warrnambool, usually running Monday through Friday. Operated by Pacific National, El Zorro took over the contract in April 2008, before PN won it back in October 2008. 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

Waurn Ponds cement train

August 12, 2015

Since the 2000s the main cement traffic in Victoria is from the Blue Circle Southern works at Waurn Ponds, outside Geelong. The major destination of the traffic was Lyndhurst in the south-east, which last saw a train in 2009, and Mildura and Somerton which saw the cement traffic end in December 2015.

Webb Dock line

October 05, 2014

Disused railway line in inner Melbourne, opened in the mid 1980s. Running from Melbourne Yard, over the Yarra River to the south bank to Webb Dock, only the line west of CityLink exists today, reserved for future rebuilding

Western standard gauge

February 27, 2016

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

Whitsunday Transit

April 24, 2015

Whitsunday Transit operates buses in Queensland between the inland town of Proserpine and the coastal communities of Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour.

Wild winds - October 2013

October 01, 2013

On the night of September 30 strong winds blew the roof from an apartment block in Maribyrnong Road in Ascot Vale, blocking trams on routes 57 and 82 until the wreckage was removed.

Workshops Rail Museum

April 13, 2015

Located in the former Queensland Rail railway workshops at Ipswich, the Workshops Rail Museum houses a vast collection of railway related displays, as well as an adjoining workshop for the maintenance and restoration of the QR heritage fleet.

Works trains

January 23, 2017

Rail, spoil and sleeper trains. Ballast trains and track machines have their own albums

Wycheproof to Dunolly stations and infrastructure

October 12, 2008

Infrastructure from Wycheproof through Teddywaddy, Charlton, Korong Vale and Dunolly

X'Trapolis test run to Craigieburn

January 21, 2011

After the last train on 19 January 2011, set 33M-34M + 35M-36M headed slowly to Craigieburn in order to clear the route for X'Trapolis trains.

X'Trapolis transfer, April 2011

April 02, 2011

Y168 and power van GVDY 52Y transferred brand new X'Trapolis set 81-82M and 83M-84M from Ballarat to Newport via North Geelong, one of the newly assembled sets at the United Group Rail workshops. Y168 is the current Ballarat Workshops shunter, having taken over from Y145 a few weeks earlier.

X'Trapolis transfer, August 2009

August 29, 2009

T357 hauled 6-car X'Trapolis 893M/894M and 955M/956M from Newport Workshops to the United Group workshops at Ballarat, with generator fitted guards van GVDY 52Y also going along to power the auxiliaries of the suburban set. T357 and Y145 had brought the van to Melbourne the night before

X'Trapolis transfer, December 2016

December 01, 2016

On December 1, 2016 T369 and T377 transferred newly completed X'Trapolis set 225M-228M from Ballarat Workshops to Epping via Bacchus Marsh

X'Trapolis transfer, February 2010

February 28, 2010

T413 transferred brand new X'Trapolis set 5M-1303T-6M and 7M-1304T-8M from Ballarat to Newport, along with the usual power van GVDY 52Y. So new that it had no identifying marks (other than 'unit 3' and 'unit 4' taped in the windows) the set had been taken directly from the docks to Alstom Ballarat to fix up the floor, the interior fitout was also carried out.

X'Trapolis transfer, October 2005

October 25, 2005

The Connex X'Trapolis EMU fleet required a number of modifications that were carried out at the Ballarat Workshops. Set 925M-1663T-926M + 919M-1660T-920M was transferred from Ballarat to Bayswater (via Geelong) with T377 as the motive power, with power van GVDY 52Y attached to the rear

XPT derailment - July 2014

May 01, 2017

On the morning of July 11, 2014 the Sydney-bound XPT derailed just outside Southern Cross Station, where the dual gauge tracks over the North Melbourne flyover split into separate standard and broad gauge tracks. The newly rebuilt tracks has just opened for service that morning.

Y129 derailment at Southern Cross, January 2017

January 03, 2017

On January 3, 2017 Y129 derailed Southern Cross Station, while shunting around with the carriage yards with an N class locomotive. It was rerailed with the assistance of a heavy lift crane.

Yarra Trams - Anzac Day diversions

April 25, 2017

Every Anzac Day special tram services on routes 57, 59 and 19 from the northern suburbs run to the Shine of Remembrance on St Kilda Road via the little used section of track on Victoria Street between Elizabeth and Swanston Streets. In addition, routes 3a, 64 & 67 from the southern suburbs are diverted via Park St, Kings Way and William Street to the Dudley Street sidings.

Yarra Trams - diverted and out of place

June 09, 2017

Usually Melbourne's trams stick to a home depot and set of usual routes, but when disruptions occur, trams can be sent along alternate routes in order to maintain a limited service.

Yarra Trams - Flemington Racecourse and Melbourne Showgrounds specials

October 01, 2014

Yarra Trams operates additional tram services for major events at Flemington Racecourse and the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Yarra Trams - Grand Prix specials

March 13, 2015

Each year for the Australian Grand Prix special trams are operated by Yarra Trams from the Melbourne CBD to the circuit at Albert Park.

Yarra Trams - Melbourne's eastern suburbs

March 19, 2017

Melbourne trams in the eastern suburbs: routes 48, 70, 75 and 109 operated from Kew and Camberwell depots

Yarra Trams - Melbourne's north-western suburbs

March 24, 2017

Melbourne trams in the north-western suburbs: routes 55, 57, 59 and 82 operated from Essendon Depot.

Yarra Trams - Melbourne's northern suburbs

March 19, 2017

Melbourne trams in the northern suburbs: routes 1, 8, 19, 96, 112 and 86 operated from the Brunswick and East Preston Depots.

Yarra Trams - Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs

June 22, 2017

Melbourne trams in the south-eastern suburbs: routes 3, 5, 6, 8, 64, 67, 78 and 79 operated from the Malvern and Glenhuntly Depots along St Kilda Road.

Yarra Trams - Melbourne's southern suburbs

March 19, 2017

Melbourne trams in the southern suburbs: routes 1, 96, 109 and 112.

Yarra Trams - Melbourne CBD and Docklands

June 23, 2017

Melbourne trams around the CBD and Docklands areas.