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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 - Bacchus Marsh yards

September 21, 2019

Bacchus Marsh is a busy V/Line destination, with a large yard at Maddingley used to stabling trains for weekday commuter trains. This replaced the previous yard at Bacchus Marsh station in 2019, which was needed for construction of a second passenger platform.

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

October 13, 2019

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

October 17, 2019

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

October 16, 2019

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 - standard gauge workshops and shunting

October 01, 2019

V/Line's fleet of standard gauge trains are maintained at South Dynon, with diesel locomotive P13 retained as a shunter.

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

March 30, 2018

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 - Z type carriage bogie cracks

In January 2013 V/Line's fleet of Z type carriages were removed from service due to cracking occurring in the bogies. Replacement bogies were eventually sourced, with the carriages back in service by late 2016.

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 13, 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 2011 Avalon Airshow specials

March 05, 2011

The most boring airshow for V/Line ever: VLocities ran the majority of services. Only one hauled push-pull set ran, with a pair of N classes it only ran one return trip on Saturday and one return trip on Sunday.

V/Line around Geelong

October 13, 2019

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 08, 2018

V/Line services in the east of Victoria

V/Line around Melbourne

October 17, 2019

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

October 19, 2019

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

V/Line bits and pieces

October 19, 2019

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

V/Line carriage interiors

October 11, 2019

A look inside V/Line carriage stock

V/Line carriage platform strikes

V/Line's fleet of carriages have been known to strike platforms while passing through platforms at speed, resulting in scraped paint on the carriage side.

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 corridor mapping project

August 12, 2019

In August 2019 V/Line locomotive P12 was fitted with GPS, LIDAR and 360 degree camera equipment and sent all over Victoria to collect data about the rail network.

V/Line diversions on the suburban lines

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

August 08, 2019

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 mobile signal repeaters

In 2017 a mobile signal repeater was installed onboard VLocity train VL55, with the system being rolled out to the rest of the fleet throughout 2018.

V/Line rail replacement buses

October 19, 2019

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 road coaches

V/Line coach services throughout Victoria are operated by a number of private operators under contract to the State Government

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 stored locomotives

In 2016 V/Line put their fleet of A class locomotives in long term storage, with the P class fleet receiving the same treatment following their withdrawal from service in 2017.

V/Line to Bacchus Marsh

September 21, 2019

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 to Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough

September 21, 2019

V/Line services west from Bacchus Marsh to Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough: since Regional Fast Rail started in 2006 boring old VLocities are the only trains used beyond Bacchus Marsh.

V/Line trackwork and maintenance

October 19, 2019

Trackwork on the V/Line network that stretches across Victoria

V/Line transfers

V/Line often needs to transfer locomotives and carriages between workshops for overhaul or refurbishment.

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

October 19, 2019

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.