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Sydney Tramway Museum

July 22, 2012

Located south of Sydney at Loftus, the museum has an extensive collection of trams from Sydney, other cities in Australia, plus a few from elsewhere in the world. It operates two lengths of track: one heading 1.5 km towards Sutherland, the other heading 2 km into the Royal National Park.

T376 transfer, December 2008

December 16, 2008

T376 headed light engine from Seymour to Melbourne on 16 December 2008, after being used to transfer carriages to the Seymour Rail Heritage Centre depot

Tailem Bend

July 04, 2010

Once an important railway town, now the yard is full of stored wagons, the main action being the attachment of bank engines to trains about to tackle the Adelaide Hills.

The lighter side of...

The lighter side of railways...

The Overland open day

May 05, 2007

On 5 May 2007 an open day was held at Southern Cross Station, giving Melbourne a first look at The Overland following a $4 million facelift to the carriage fleet.

The Sunlander

August 22, 2014

The locomotive hauled 'Sunlander' train travels between Brisbane and Cairns a number of times each week, with sleeping and sitting cars in the consist, along with club and dining cars, and a motorail van.

Thompsons Road level crossing removal project

July 14, 2018

The level crossing on the Cranbourne line at Thompsons Road in Cranbourne North is being replaced by a pair of road over rail bridges as part of a road duplication project

Ticketing systems of Sydney

June 10, 2017

Sydney uses a disparate collection of ticketing systems to collect fare on public transport: uses magstripe tickets, the multi-modal MyZone system covers much of the network, but each mode also issue their own tickets. T-Card was the first attempt at replacing it was a Smartcard system but failed, with the Opal system currently being introduced.

TMSV - Footscray tour 2012

March 24, 2012

On March 24, 2012 the Tramway Museum Society Of Victoria chartered Z3.185 in the Royal Tram livery to run a tram to commemorate the closure of the Footscray tramways.

The route was Brunswick Depot > Lygon Street > Franklin Street > Victoria Street > Royal Park > Showgrounds Loop > Footscray > Moonee Ponds > West Maribyrnong > Ascot Vale > Haymarket > Flagstaff Station > Footscray Road > Melbourne Central Station > Franklin Street > Victoria Street> Sydney Road > Brunswick Depot.

Toorak Road West tram diversion

To make room for the Melbourne Metro station construction site at Domain Interchange, in June 2017 route 58 (formerly route 8) trams were diverted from Domain Road and Park Street to new tracks along Toorak Road West.

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

TPWS in suburban Melbourne

Commencing in 2010 Train Protection & Warning System (TPWS) has been retrofitted to signals across suburban Melbourne.

Track, rail and sleepers

Track, rail and sleepers from Melbourne and the rest of Victoria

Track machines

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

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

Trams stalled on section insulator

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!

TramTracker across Melbourne

tramTRACKER screens across the Melbourne tram and rail networks provides real time departure and disruption information to passengers.

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

Transdev Melbourne operates a fleet of over 500 buses on 45 bus routes across Melbourne, as well seven SmartBus routes. It commenced operations in August 2013, taking over all Melbourne Bus Link and National Bus Company routes.

Transdev Melbourne 'quality'

More quality service from Transdev Melbourne

Transdev Melbourne leased buses

December 04, 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.

Transfer of accident damaged NR51

April 26, 2010

In April 2010 accident damaged diesel locomotive NR51 was transferred to the UGL workshops at Spotswood, after being damaged in a February 2009 derailment on the Trans-Australian line. The prime mover inside had been removed, the brakes piped through, and the cab shrink wrapped with plastic. The first stage of the transfer was dead attached to PW4 freight, with the final leg from South Dynon to Spotswood requiring eight other NR classes to assist.

Transport Heritage Expo 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.

Tullamarine Bus Lines

December 18, 2017

Tullamarine Bus Lines operates buses in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. It was acquired by CDC Victoria in May 2018.

UGL Spotswood Maintenance Centre

January 20, 2019

UGL Limited operates a locomotive maintenance centre in the Melbourne suburbs of Spotswood, which caters for the heavy maintenance of Pacific National's standard gauge fleet.

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 - 'Last' A class services, April 2013

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 supported to be the up Bacchus Marsh on April 26, 2013 - but both A66 and A70 were brought back into service in 2014, with A66 then allocated a regular weekday return trip to Bacchus Marsh in 2015.

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 - A66 transfer to Bendigo

September 01, 2018

On 1 September 2018 A66 was transferred light engine from Melbourne to the SSR Workshops at Bendigo for long term storage

V/Line - carriage set SN7/SZ7

In September 2007 V/Line formed carriage set SN7 with five retired BS compartment carriages and spare carriage ACN21, to make up for a loss of a carriage set in the Kerang level crossing collision. Rostered on a return weekday run to Geelong, the set was recoded SZ7 in March 2009 following the replacement of carriage ACN21 with BCZ257. The set remained in service until August 2010, when the delivery of additional VLocity trains enabled it to be retired.

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 - Failed Sprinter, June 2014

June 12, 2014

Around 7am outside North Melbourne V/Line service operated by Sprinter railcars and bound for Bacchus Marsh failed. Two Comeng trains ended up behind the failed consist, but didn't appear to assist in the recovery.

V/Line - Geelong carriage yards

Geelong is one of the busiest V/Line destinations, being a major servicing and stabling operation for their trains. Facilities include a car wash, fuel point and a dedicated Y class shunter

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

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

December 07, 2018

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.