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Aurizon standard gauge freight

May 18, 2018

Aurizon commenced operating standard gauge freight services across Australia when precescessor Queensland Rail purchased Interail in 2002, CRT Group in 2005, and Australian Railroad Group in 2006. QR National was rebranded as Aurizon in December 2012. The company withdrew their Melbourne-Brisbane and Melbourne-Perth services in December 2017.

Australian Technology Park, Sydney

July 24, 2012

Located on the side of the former Eveleigh Workshops at Redfern, south of the Sydney CBD

Authorised Officers

December 03, 2018

Authorised Officers check tickets on Melbourne's train, tram and bus networks. V/Line has also started to employ them, despite having conductors onboard trains to do the same thing.

Automatic rail lubricators

November 29, 2018

Automatic rail lubricators are used to apply grease to the running rails, avoiding wheel wear on sharp curves. Traditionally mechanical 'grease pots' were used for this purpose, but require frequent maintenance and apply grease in an inaccurate manner. Modern replacements are powered units, which use trackside sensors to pump out grease only when required.

Avalon Airshow 2011 buses

Shuttle buses operate between Lara station and Avalon Airport to transport patrons to the Avalon Airshow. This year Kastoria, Sita and Mitchell Transit supplied the buses.

Avass electric bus

September 13, 2018

Avass is a company based out of Avalon Airport that manufactures electric buses.

Avoca line signalling and infrastructure

February 14, 2010

The Avoca line runs from Ararat to Maryborough, and was converted to standard gauge in the mid-1990s along with the mainline west to Adelaide

Axle counter overlays at Melbourne level crossings

November 27, 2018

Following issues with VLocity trains being detected by track circuits in suburban Melbourne, in 2016 axle counters have been installed at level crossings to ensure they are reliably activated.

B1 tram farewell tour, January 2016

January 30, 2016

On January 30, 2016 tram B1.2001 travelled the Melbourne tram network as part of a farewell tour for the B1 class of trams.

B64 transfer by road to South Dynon

December 16, 2010

B64 was stored for a number of years at Ballarat East for / by Steamrail Victoria. In 2008 it was purchased by El Zorro and moved to Avteq to be rebuilt and recommissioned. For an unknown reason it was moved to the old FCL shed at South Dynon by road, coincidentally this shed has a number of container-mounted gensets with the El Zorro name on them. Two new ZDXF type container flats were also moved here and placed on the ground minus bogies.

Bacardi Express 2009

March 27, 2009

In March 2009 the Bacardi company chartered the Southern Aurora consist from the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum to run a special train between Melbourne and Sydney, with a number of concerts along the way.

Ballarat buses

December 11, 2018

Buses in Ballarat are operated by CDC Ballarat, formerly Davis Bus Lines, part of CDC Victoria.

Ballarat line infrastructure

August 19, 2018

Photos of Ballarat station - a lot more are on my other site, Rail Geelong

Ballarat Tramway Museum

November 27, 2018

Located on the shores of Lake Wendouree and with about a kilometre of single track with a single crossing loop, and a 7 road shed, the museum has a collection of trams representing those used on the Victorian provincial tramways

Ballarat Workshops

October 25, 2017

Currently operated by United Group they carry out work for Metro Trains Melbourne, Great Southern Rail and a number of other operators

Ballast trains

Ballast trains and wagons on both broad and standard gauges

Bayside Rail Project

March 22, 2017

In May 2013 Premier Denis Napthine announced the $100 million 'Bayside Rail Project' to upgrade the Frankston railway line, and bring X'Trapolis trains to the route. Two token services run by X'Trapolis trains being introduced just before the 2014 State Election, with the cost of the project blowing out to $115 million.

Bayswater level crossing removal project

In 2016/17 two level level crossings on the Belgrave line were removed - Mountain Highway and Scoresby Road, with Bayswater station also being rebuilt

Bellarine Peninsula Railway

September 02, 2018

The Bellarine Peninsula Railway operates between Queenscliff and Drysdale on the Bellarine Peninsula, outside Geelong. Once a broad gauge line that closed in 1978, it is now regauged to 3"6' and has a wide variety of narrow gauge rolling stock from around Australia

Bendigo buses

Buses in Bendigo are operated by Christians Bus Co, McIvor Transit, and Whitmore Group.

Bendigo Tramways

The Bendigo Tramways operates a tourist service using a varied fleet of heritage trams along eight kilometres of track, from Central Deborah Gold Mine to the Joss House at the North Bendigo, with a depot to the north of the CBD.

Bikes at Melbourne stations

December 14, 2018

Bike parking or lack thereof at Melbourne railway stations

Blackburn Road level crossing removal project

November 04, 2018

The railway line at Blackburn will be sunk beneath Blackburn Road, but the existing station is not being rebuilt.

Blackout at Newmarket railway station, September 2013

September 26, 2013

On September 26, 2013 a tree took out the mains power supply to Newmarket station, plunging the platforms into darkness, but not affecting traction power to trains or signalling systems.

Body bag at Williamstown Beach, February 2012

February 15, 2012

A person died at Williamstown Beach platform 2 on February 15, 2012 sometime before 4pm. The body bag stayed on the platform for at least 30 minutes: trains towards Williamstown ran express through platform 2, but passengers for the city could still wait for trains on the opposite platform, looking over to the body bag.

Bombardier Dandenong

May 24, 2018

The Bombardier plant at Dandenong, Victoria was opened by Commonwealth Engineering in the 1950s, and is still operation today, building VLocity trains for V/Line and E class trams for Yarra Trams.

Brisbane buses and busways

April 13, 2015

Buses from Brisbane and South East Queensland

Brisbane stations and infrastructure

April 13, 2015

Railway stations and other infrastructure around Brisbane

Brisbane suburban trains

September 04, 2015

Queensland Rail operates Brisbane's suburban railway service with a variety of electric multiple units.

Broadmeadows standard gauge platform construction

March 05, 2012

Former terminus of the suburban electric services, in 2010 it was upgraded to have a third platform on the parallel standard gauge line.

Brooklyn wagon scrapping

June 05, 2010

In 2010 Pacific National started to clear out the multitudes of stored wagons at Tottenham Yard and selling them for scrap. A dozen or so at a time are being dragged at 20 km/h to Brooklyn, where they are being pushing into the VR tip siding to be cut up.

Buckley Street level crossing removal project

September 29, 2018

The level crossing on the Craigieburn line at Buckley Street in Essendon is planned to be replaced by a road under rail bridge

Burke Road level crossing removal project

July 04, 2016

The tram/train level crossing at Burke Road, Glen Iris is being removed, with the railway being relocated beneath the road and the adjacent Gardiner station also being rebuilt

Bus bits and pieces

December 10, 2018

More bus related bits and pieces

Bus depots

November 21, 2018

A look at bus depots from Melbourne and beyond

Buses in the snow

May 09, 2011

Buses operating in Australia's snow fields

Bus stops and infrastructure

November 27, 2018

All kinds of bus infrastructure - bus stops and interchanges

C's On The Northeast Tour 2015

November 21, 2015

On November 21, 2015 C501 and C510 led a train from Melbourne to Albury and return, using the Steamrail fleet of standard gauge K carriages. Due to Southern Cross only have two standard gauge platforms that are both occupied on Saturday mornings, the train commenced empty cars at South Dynon, then picked up passengers at Broadmeadows station.

Cairns buses

August 25, 2014

Buses in and around the Queensland city of Cairns.

Cairns Kuranda Steam Railway

August 24, 2014

For eight months in 2004 the Cairns Kuranda Steam Railway once ran a steam service using ex-South African Railways 24 Class steam locomotive #3620 and a set of ex-QR SX carriages. Today they run the 'Savannahlander' service under a contract with QR, and shunt the cement siding at Cairns using a pair of ex-Emu Bay Railway 11 Class diesels.

Cairns station

August 25, 2014

Photos of Cairns station and the railway infrastructure around the area.

Campbelltown Miniature Railway

June 03, 2018

Campbelltown Miniature Railway is a miniature railway located in Narre Warren North, operated by Nancy and Collin Campbell.

Canberra Railway Museum

October 16, 2009

Operated by the ARHS ACT division, they have a large collection of NSW rolling stock and locomotives, including Southern Aurora carriages and a number of steam locomotives

Car crash and tram delays on Maribyrnong Road, December 2012

November 30, 2012

One downside of trams sharing road space with cars: when dimwit motorists get caught up in a three car pileup on a road with trams, everybody else gets held up.

Cardinia Road station construction

August 25, 2012

A new railway station on the Pakenham line between Officer and Pakenham stations