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Protective Services Officers

21 June 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.

PTV Night Network launch

30 October 2015

On October 30, 2015 the politicians visited Federation Square to launch PTV's new 'Night Network' - all night trains and trams, as well as a rejigged Nightrider bus service.

Public transport response to the Coronavirus pandemic

8 July 2020

Follow the response of public transport operators to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Puffing Billy

11 August 2018

Photos of the popular narrow gauge heritage railway in the Dandenong Ranges near Melbourne

QR National grain wagon transfer, 2011

2 April 2011

In April 2011 QR National diesel locomotives LZ3101, LQ3122, DC2206, LZ3103 and 45 AGWF grain hoppers were transferred via Melbourne from Western Australia to New South Wales to begin a new grain contract.

Qube derailment, December 2017

23 December 2017

On December 23, 2017 Qube's 6CM7 Harefield to Melbourne service came to a halt at McIntyre Loop, supposedly due to a broken rail. Lead locomotive QBX001 had to be rerailed, and was then taken off the train and stabled at the G&V wagon maintenance yard, while L277 arrived light engine to assist remaining locomotive QBX004 to bring the train into Melbourne.

Qube Logistics Apex quarry train

8 April 2020

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 Freight Australia then Pacific National, in 2016 Qube Logistics won the contract.

Qube Logistics broad gauge cement train

6 July 2020

In September 2019 Qube Logistics started a new containerised cement service running on broad gauge between Victoria Dock and the Kimberly Clark siding at Dandenong South

Qube Logistics Deniliquin rice train

11 January 2020

Currently operated by Qube Logistics (formerly P&O Trans Australia) the train carries export rice from the Sunrice plant at Deniliquin to the Port of Melbourne.

Qube Logistics grain trains

23 March 2020

Rail freight company Qube Logistics operates a handful of broad and standard gauge grain trains in Victoria.

Qube Logistics Harefield freight

19 April 2020

Qube Logistics operates a train conveying containerised paper products between Melbourne and Harefield in southern NSW. The first services ran in 2012-14, before being diverted to Port Botany in NSW, then returned to Melbourne regularly in 2017.

Qube Logistics hay train

3 July 2020

In June 2019 Qube Logistics commenced a new service conveying containerised hay from Ultima to the Port of Melbourne for export.

Qube Logistics Horsham freight

18 January 2012

Qube Logistics and predecessor P&O Trans Australia operated container services between Melbourne and Horsham. They commenced operating in August 2011 following the end of the MA2/AM2 service, and ended in mid-2012.

Qube Logistics Maryvale paper train

3 June 2020

Photos of the Qube Logistics operated Maryvale Paper train that runs from Melbourne to the Australian Paper factory at Maryvale, north of Morwell

Qube Logistics standard gauge cement train

28 April 2020

In April 2018 Qube Logistics started a new service conveying containerised cement between Sydney and Melbourne. The containers are loaded at a cement works in NSW and trucked to the Minto intermodal terminal Minto in Sydney, then railed to Victoria Dock in Melbourne, replacing the Berrima to Somerton cement train once operated by Pacific National.

Qube Logistics Tocumwal freight

5 December 2018

Since 2012 Qube Logistics (formerly P&O Trans Australia) have operated a container service between North Dynon in Melbourne and Tocumwal, with loading also occasionally being attached / removed at Mooroopna (Shepparton).

Queensbridge Street tram works

27 May 2015

In May 2015 the tram tracks along Queensbridge Street were rebuilt, with a new platform stop constructed outside Crown Casino.

Queensland Rail bits

13 April 2015

Bits and pieces of Queensland Rail trains

Queensland rail freight

24 April 2015

Aurizon and Pacific National Queensland freight trains around Queensland

Queensland Rail trackwork

12 April 2015

Trackwork and track machines on the Queensland Rail network

Queensland Rail Traveltrain

13 April 2015

Queensland Rail operates a number of long distrance rail services around Queensland, using a mix of locomotive hauled trains, and the electric and diesel tilt trains.

Queensland stations and infrastructure

22 April 2015

Railway stations and other infrastructure around Queensland

R707 Seymour transfer, June 2017

8 June 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

25 August 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

14 August 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

4 July 2019

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

3 June 2020

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

Railway stations of suburban Sydney

1 September 2017

Photos of the stations around suburban Sydney

Rebranding Connex to Metro Trains Melbourne

24 May 2018

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 consolidation trains

6 July 2014

Between 3 July and 7 July 2014 a loaded ballast train operated over the new Regional Rail Link tracks between Deer Park Junction and Manor Junction at a maximum of 80 km per hour, until 100,000 tonnes of load are put onto them. The more weight they put onto it, the quicker it will be ready for normal services - the alternative is speed restrictions until the new track is bedded in.

Regional Rail Link open days

20 June 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

24 April 2014

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

4 December 2014

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

Rescuing a failed D2 class tram, October 2013

7 October 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

25 September 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

26 July 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

21 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

23 November 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

1 September 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

31 August 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

15 July 2019

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

Richmond to Camberwell Signalling Upgrade Project

18 February 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

15 March 2020

Road coaches from across Australia

Road Transferable Locomotive

25 September 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

16 October 2007

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

1 October 2019

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