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November 12, 2016
The railway line at Blackburn will be sunk beneath Blackburn Road, but the existing station is not being rebuilt.
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.
August 20, 2014
Buses from Brisbane and South East Queensland
August 20, 2014
Railway stations and other infrastructure around Brisbane
September 04, 2015
Queensland Rail operates Brisbane's suburban railway service with a variety of electric multiple units.
October 03, 2009
Former terminus of the suburban electric services, in 2010 it was upgraded to have a third platform on the parallel standard gauge line.
June 05, 2010
Pacific National has 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.
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
More bus related bits and pieces
May 09, 2011
Buses operating in Australia's snow fields
October 17, 2013
All kinds of bus infrastructure - bus stops, interchanges and depots
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.
August 23, 2014
Buses in and around the Queensland city of Cairns.
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.
August 25, 2014
Photos of Cairns station and the railway infrastructure around the area.
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
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.
May 07, 2011
A new railway station on the Pakenham line between Officer and Pakenham stations
April 09, 2017
In early 2016 it was announced that all nine level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong would be eliminated by the construction of three sections of elevated railway line, now known as 'Skyrail'
Operating as route 35 and encircling the Melbourne CBD with an extension into Docklands, the City Circle Tram operates free for tourists with W class trams.
Stations and trains around the Melbourne Underground Rail Loop (Parliament, Melbourne Central, and Flagstaff stations)
January 30, 2013
Power went out in the section due to a truck taking out the overhead at Collins and King Street, with recovery vehicle R10 needing to rescue the stranded trams
Established in 1983 with a single W2 class tram converted into a restaurant, in the years since a number of other trams have joined the fleet that runs around Melbourne every lunch and dinner time. The numbering is as follows: #1 > W2.442, #2 > SW6.937, #3 > SW6.939, #4 > SW6.938, #5 > SW6.964, #6 > SW6.935.
July 27, 2011
On the morning of July 27, 2011 an up Geelong service operated by Sprinter 7021 ran out of fuel at Footscray station. The passengers were taken off the train, then a 6-car Comeng set led by 372M pushed the Sprinter to Flinders Street Station. One crew were in the front of the disabled Sprinter to sight the signals and controled the brakes for the combined train, while a second crew drove the Comeng.
October 28, 2009
T357 took a Comeng EMU set from Newport Workshops to the UGR workshops at Ballarat. The set was 575M-1138T-576M + 404M-1018T-403M, the GVDY power van was not needed but went along for the ride so T357 could bring an X'Trapolis train back
For Melbourne's privatised public transport operators, they don't make money by moving people - they make money selling their captive audiences to advertisers and other commercial outfits.
November 28, 2009
Connex Melbourne was the operator of suburban trains in Melbourne from 1999 until 2009, using a variety of EMUs ranging from the ageing Hitachi, through to refurbished Comengs, and modern X'Trapolis and Siemens models.
June 06, 2010
Located between Broadmeadows and Roxburgh Park, the railway station at Coolaroo was constructed separately from the rest of the Craigieburn electrification project that was completed in 2007. As a result it did not opening to passengers until June 06, 2010.
May 05, 2010
Down Craigieburn service with 570M-T-M + 309M-T-M ran up the back of the down empty Apex train which was stopped at a signal outside Craigieburn station. 570M-T-M received most of the damage and needed to be cut apart; 309M-T-M was shunted off by T402 and taken to Broadmeadows as a complete train.
December 31, 2016
Photos of Craigieburn station, along the electrification works completed in 2007, as well as the later upgrades to the stabling yard and train maintenance depot
June 30, 2014
A look at the crumbling citybound station building at Newmarket station on the Craigieburn line, where everything is falling apart. The cantilevered platform verandah was reinforced with acrow props in 2012 and demolished in 2013. As for the piers holding everything up, even bigger acrow props have been installed to counteract the failing concrete piers and beams.
September 27, 2014
On September 27, 2014 D3 639 was transferred light engine from the Steamrail depot at Newport to Castlemaine, where it will spend the summer on the Victorian Goldfields Railway. The transfer had to change ends at Southern Cross Station
April 25, 2009
Comeng 532M-T-531M + 542M-T-M (the prototype seating set) became dewired from the overhead on the up side of South Kensington, destroying all 4 pantographs and pulling down a fair chunk of overhead. Passengers from the rear set had to be detrained via the tracks. An N class later picked up the damaged train.
June 23, 2013
Located in the highlands town of Daylesford, the railway specialises in the operational preservation of Victorian Railways railmotors.
March 04, 2012
Signalling and infrastructure on the line to Deniliquin - despite being in NSW it's all broad gauge and Victorian Railways operated
September 25, 2015
Currently operated by P&O Trans Australia (POTA), the train carries export rice from the Sunrice plant at Deniliquin to the Port of Melbourne.
May 18, 2013
On May 18, 2013 tram works were underway on Elizabeth Street in the Melbourne CBD, with a temporary crossover in used just north of La Trobe Street. Z3.229 was headed south over the crossover when the trailing bogie derailed, leaving the tram skewed across the tracks. Once the tram was rerailed the crossover stayed out of use for the rest of the day, while the bolts holding it down were adjusted.
May 25, 2013
On May 25, 2013 a private group chartered RM58 for a trip to Ballarat and return, via Bacchus Marsh
August 05, 2012
On August 5, 2012 diesel electric railcar RM58 headed from Southern Cross to Colac and return. On the approach to Winchelsea station the train hit a fallen tree which damaged the radiator, but was still able to limp into the station. N474 was sent from Geelong to rescue RM58, taking the railcar back to Newport where it was shunted into the workshops.
August 27, 2011
On August 27, 2011 the Diesel Electric Rail Motor Preservation Association of Victoria took RM58 from Southern Cross to Upfield, Alamein, Belgrave and Lilydale.
May 19, 2012
On May 19, 2012 the Diesel Electric Rail Motor Preservation Association of Victoria took RM58 on a route of the suburbs, with a focus on the goods lines that ARTC would let passenger trains access.
The route taken was:
- Southern Cross platform 7
- Newport platform 2, change direction
- Altona sidings and to Brooklyn via the West line (broad gauge only track)
- Over the Tottenham flyover, past Tottenham Yard and through the Bunbury Street tunnel
- West fork towards North Dynon Junction, to just before Dynon Road, change direction
- East fork of triangle past MPC, stop just on the east side of Dock Link Road, beyond signal DYN134, change direction
- Take south fork, then Bunbury Street tunnel through to Sunshine platform 2, change direction
- Back to the city via the passenger lines.
- Southern Cross platform 8 north, change direction.
- Over the Essendon flyover to Flemington Racecourse platform 1, change direction
- Back via the Essendon flyover to Flinders Street platform 10, lunch break
- Down to Sandringham, change direction
- Flinders Street platform 10
October 28, 2015
On 28 October 2015 RM58 was the first heritage train traverse the Regional Rail Link tracks - chartered from DERMPAV by National Party candidate for Polwarth David O'Brien for a journey from Melbourne to Colac and return.
February 21, 2011
RM58 has been restored by DERM Preservation Association of Victoria and went out for a test run on February 21 from Newport to Melbourne Yard and return.
October 18, 2014
On October 18, 2014 diesel electric railcar RM58 headed from Southern Cross to Seymour and return, conveying passengers for the 'Tastes of the Goulburn' festival
June 19, 2006
In May 20006 VSH22 and FSH21 were involved in a shunting accident at the Dudley Street carriage yards. BCH122 was pushed into BCH121. The first pics are from about 10pm (the incident happened some time before then) and then the rest are later on at 1pm after the re-railing was complete. The final photos are after the collision repairs.
August 25, 2012
Stations and infrastructure in the east of the state