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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

January 16, 2016

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

Ballarat line infrastructure

January 25, 2016

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

Ballarat Tramway Museum

January 25, 2016

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

April 12, 2014

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

February 18, 2017

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

April 08, 2012

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

Blackburn Road level crossing removal project

July 08, 2017

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.

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

December 10, 2017

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

November 27, 2017

More bus related bits and pieces

Bus depots

November 25, 2017

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

January 16, 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.

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

Caulfield - Dandenong level crossing removal project

January 13, 2018

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'

City Circle Tram

January 12, 2018

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.

City Loop

December 22, 2017

Stations and trains around the Melbourne Underground Rail Loop (Parliament, Melbourne Central, and Flagstaff stations)

Collins Street power failure, January 2013

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

Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

November 17, 2017

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.

Comeng pushing a Sprinter, July 2011

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.

Comeng transfer, October 2009

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

Commercialising commuters

January 09, 2018

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.

Connex - Damaged pantograph and overhead, April 2009

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.

Connex Melbourne

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.

Connex Melbourne trackwork and works trains

November 24, 2009

Trackwork and works trains on the Connex Melbourne suburban network

Coolaroo station construction and opening day

January 21, 2011

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.

CountryLink XPT derailment, July 2014

May 01, 2017

On the morning of July 11, 2014 the Sydney-bound XPT derailed just outside Southern Cross Station, where the dual gauge tracks over the North Melbourne flyover split into separate standard and broad gauge tracks. The newly rebuilt tracks has just opened for service that morning.

Craigieburn collision, May 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.

Craigieburn electrification project and train maintenance depot

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

Crumbling station building at Armadale

July 01, 2017

A look at the crumbling citybound station kiosk at Armadale station on the Frankston/Dandenong lines, where everything is falling apart and ready to fall down onto the platform below.