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Torrumbarry T class and carriages

April 12, 2009

At Torrumbarry (on the Murray west of Echuca) are privately owned T375 and Hitachi cars 4M, 97M, 1921T and 133M. There is also a tank across the road

Town buses around Victoria

Buses running public transport services in the various towns around Victoria

Track machines

February 29, 2016

Pictures of ballast tampers, ballast plows, sleeper wagons, rail layers, overhead wiring trucks, rail grinders and other trackwork machinery and trains

Tram Bar at the Arts Centre Melbourne

February 05, 2015

In 2011 retired tram SW6.969 was converted into a bar and setup at the Arts Centre in Melbourne, being removed a number of times, only to return again come summer. In February 2013 it appeared again as 'Tram Bar', which closed for good in January 2015.

Tram infrastructure of Melbourne

July 03, 2015

Bits and pieces of tramway infrastructure from around the Yarra Trams network in Melbourne

Trams stalled on section insulator

November 05, 2015

The network of overhead wires used to power trams are divided into multiple electrical sections, so that faults can be isolated and maintenance work completed in safety. However if a tram stops with the pantograph resting in the middle of a section insulator, getting the tram moving again is hard work!

Tram vs car on Nicholson Street - February 2012

February 08, 2012

On February 8, 2012 a Mercedes headed southbound on Nicholson Street near Elgin Street managed to find it's way onto the tram tracks, with D2.5009 bashing in the entire drivers side of the car. More details at the Herald Sun - "Man, 60, in hospital after car-tram crash"

TransAdelaide

July 13, 2015

TransAdelaide operates the Adelaide suburban railway network, using a fleet of DMUs made up of the 2000 class 'Jumbos' and the slightly newer 3000 class Comeng railcars, as well as the new 4000 class A-City EMUs

TransAdelaide bits and pieces

July 12, 2015

Photo of all kinds of odds and sods from around the Adelaide suburban network and the TransAdelaide fleet of DMUs.

TransAdelaide visiting the wheel lathe

December 02, 2011

TransAdelaide send their railcars to the Downer EDI operated wheel lathe at Dry Creek motive power centre as  required.

Transdev Melbourne 'quality'

October 19, 2017

More quality service from Transdev Melbourne

Transdev Melbourne leased buses

October 23, 2017

In mid September 2017 Transport Safety Victoria and VicRoads completed an audit of the Transdev Melbourne fleet of buses. Initially 33 buses at two depots were removed from service due to defects, with 100+ buses eventually being taken off the road once all depots had been visited. Buses from Dysons Group and Sita Buslines were 'wet leased' to fill the gaps, with Transdev drivers directing drivers on the 'foreign' routes. 'Dry leasing' soon followed, with Transdev drivers in charge of the foreign buses, with Kastoria and Mitchell Transit also supplying vehicles.

Transport Heritage Expo 2017

June 11, 2017

Between 10-12 June 2017 the NSW Transport Heritage Expo was held at Central Station, featuring heritage trains on display, as well as rides on steam, diesel, and electric rolling stock.

Underground stations of Sydney

June 11, 2017

Visiting the underground railway stations of Sydney: the 1920s stations of the City Circle, the 1970s stations of the Eastern Suburbs Railway, and the modern stations of the Epping to Chatswood rail link

Unsafe 'safety' zone in Ascot Vale

October 14, 2014

Located on Epsom Road at Flemington Drive in Ascot Vale, stop 30 on route 57 seems to get wiped out by dimwitted drivers a few times a year. Southbound traffic is required to slew sideways to avoid a right turn lane, which seems to be too hard for some drivers, who plow straight into the safety zone fence.

V/Line - A60 and P16 double headed, June 2009

June 24, 2009

On June 24, 2009 the power van allocated to an A class hauled down South Geelong service failed, so spare locomotive P16 was attached to the train to provide a replacement head end power supply to the carriages.

V/Line - double headed A classes, November 2008

November 27, 2008

On November 27, 2008 A60 and A62 double headed a down South Geelong service, supposedly for some kind of test run.

V/Line - Failed H set doors

April 26, 2013

V/Line's fleet of H set carriages have power operated doors - closed and held shut by a compressed air powered door motor, and manually opened by passengers. In August 2014 special instructions were issued after a spate of trains having the doors open while in transit.

V/Line - Last A class services

April 26, 2013

With the April 2013 timetable change, V/Line changed their working timetable to remove the need for their A class fleet to haul any passenger trains. The last service was the up Bacchus Marsh on April 26, 2013.

V/Line - Maryborough line launch

July 24, 2010

V/Line services to Maryborough were officially launched on Saturday July 24, with VLocities VL34 and VL38 running special trains on the day, and Premier John Brumby and Public Transport Minister Martin Pakula there for the opening ceremonies.

The train carried passengers from Melbourne as far as Ballarat, then took invited guests to Creswick, where an opening ceremony for the new station was held. Locals were allowed to catch the train to Maryborough where another opening ceremony was held. Five shuttle trips were run between Maryborough and the 214 km post for the locals (originally six were planned) before VL38 headed back to Melbourne, VL34 stabled to run the first up service the next day.

V/Line - Pacific National rescue failed a Warrnambool service, August 2006

August 02, 2006

On the morning of August 02, 2006 N452 failed at Warrnambool when it was supposed to lead the up morning service, so A81 was pulled off the freight and used to rescue the train. A79 was then sent back to Warrnambool to bring the freight back that night.

V/Line - Regional Rail Link

November 20, 2017

V/Line trains using the new Regional Rail Link tracks that have progressively come into use since December 2013.

V/Line - Standard gauge to Albury

November 18, 2017

On July 2011 V/Line ran their first standard gauge service to Albury, after almost 3 years of bus replacements, and countless months wasted of back and forth between the different parties involved.

V/Line - three car VLocity trains

October 03, 2008

V/Line announced the construction of centre cars for the two-car long VLocity units in 2006. This album has some photo-manipulations of the trains, as well as photos of the actual three car long units during testing in mid 2008. There are now a number of them in revenue service.

V/Line - UCI bike specials 2010

October 03, 2010

Over the weekend of October 2 and 3 V/Line ran a huge number of extra trains between Geelong and Melbourne for the 2010 UCI Road World Championships. The event turned out to be a bit of a fizzer: trains were still running every 10 minutes at peak times, but only 4 of the 6 originally scheduled push-pull sets ran (three with P classes, and one with N classes). The traffic disruptions in Geelong were so bad, the next person to propose Geelong hold an event like this will get tomatoes thrown at them in the Market Square Mall.

V/Line - VLocity train issues, 2016

August 20, 2017

In January 2016 a large proportion of the V/Line VLocity fleet was withdrawn from service due to wheel wear issues, and a few days later they were banned from operations on the suburban network due to level crossing activation issues.

V/Line - Werribee line rail cleaning trains

June 27, 2015

Following the opening of Regional Rail Link for Geelong line services in June 2015, V/Line commenced operating rail cleaning trains on the old route between Werribee and Little River, in order to keep the rail heads free of rust for correct signal and level crossing operation. These operations stopped soon after, and in October 2015 Metro banned the operation of VLocity and Sprinter DMUs between Werribee and Manor Junction.

V/Line - West Footscray derailment 2011

December 12, 2011

November 26, 2011 locomotive N470 and carriage set SN1 derailed at West Footscray when passing through a crossover. The loco ended up split between two tracks, but everything stayed upright.

V/Line 2007 Avalon Airshow specials

March 25, 2007

Every two years the Avalon Airshow is held outside Lara, with V/Line operating special trains between Melbourne, Geelong and Lara. Push-pull N classes on 8 car trains feature heavily.

V/Line 2009 Avalon Airshow specials

March 15, 2009

V/Line again ran special trains from Melbourne and Geelong to Lara. Push pull N and P classes with 8 carriages featured, as well as 7 car N sets

V/Line around Ballarat

V/Line services around Ballarat: since Regional Fast Rail started in 2006 boring old VLocities are the only trains used beyond Bacchus Marsh.

V/Line around Geelong

Photos of various V/line trains around Geelong, including Lara, Corio, North Shore, North Geelong, South Geelong, Marshall and Waurn Ponds. There are also photo from the South Geelong tunnel, and the Barwon River bridge at Breakwater. V/line operates a mix of rolling stock on the line, including Sprinter and VLocity DMUs, as well as loco hauled trains with a variety of carriage sets.

V/Line around Gippsland

September 05, 2017

V/Line services in the east of Victoria

V/Line around Melbourne

November 20, 2017

Pictures of V/line trains 'under the wires' around Melbourne and surrounding suburbs. V/line has a mix of loco-hauled and DMU-run services.

V/Line around the north east

July 13, 2017

V/Line trains on the north east line towards Seymour and Albury

V/Line at Southern Cross Station

November 17, 2017

Southern Cross Station is the main hub of V/Line passenger services from around the state

V/Line bits and pieces

Just bits and pieces of V/Line trains, locomotives, carriages and railcars

V/Line carriage interiors

August 22, 2017

A look inside V/Line carriage stock

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 22, 2017

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

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

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

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