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Cole's Coaches

29 October 2019

Cole's Coaches is a school and charter coach operator that operates out of Geelong, Colac and Warrnambool.

Collins and William Street tram stop works

25 June 2015

In June 2015 a new platform tram stop was provided at Collins and William Street, with the tram stops at Queen and King Street being closed.

Collins Street power failure, January 2013

30 January 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

18 January 2023

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 Life Extension project

8 April 2021

The Comeng Life Extension project commenced in 2017 to update the interior and exterior of Melbourne's fleet of Comeng trains in order to keep them in service until 2022-27.

Comeng pushing a Sprinter, July 2011

27 July 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 controlled the brakes for the combined train, while a second crew drove the Comeng.

Comeng retirement transfer, 4 September 2021

4 September 2021

On 4 September 2021 retired Comeng sets 491M-1096T-492M and 339M-1020T-340M were transferred by P16 and P18 from Newport Workshops to North Shore in Geelong for long term storage.

Comeng retirement transfer, 6 May 2022

6 May 2022

On 6 May 2022 retired Comeng sets 459M-1080T-460M and 330M-1025T-350M were transferred by SSR locomotives T385, T386 and T381 from Newport Workshops to Tottenham Yard via Brooklyn for long term storage.

Comeng retirement transfer, 6 November 2021

6 November 2021

On 6 November 2021 retired Comeng sets 336M-1069T-437M and 414M-1057T-413M were transferred by P16 and P18 from Newport Workshops to Tottenham Yard via Brooklyn for long term storage.

Comeng retirement transfer, 9 October 2021

9 October 2021

On 9 October 2021 retired Comeng sets 307M-1004T-308M and 309M-1005T-310M were transferred by T386, T381 and T363 from Newport Workshops to Tottenham Yard via Melbourne Yard for long term storage.

Comeng retirement transfer, 11 September 2021

11 September 2021

On 11 September 2021 retired Comeng sets 325M-1013T-326M and 479M-1090T-480M were transferred by P16 and P18 from Newport Workshops to North Shore in Geelong for long term storage.

Comeng retirement transfer, 17 December 2021

17 December 2021

On 17 December 2021 retired Comeng sets 341M-1021T-463M and 376M-1038T-362M were transferred by T381 and B75 from Newport Workshops to Tottenham Yard via Brooklyn for long term storage.

Comeng retirement transfer, 20 May 2022

20 May 2022

On 20 May 2022 retired Comeng sets 439M-1070T-440M and 517M-1117T-529M were transferred by SSR locomotives P18 and P16 from Newport Workshops to Tottenham Yard via Brooklyn for long term storage.

Comeng retirement transfer, 21 August 2021

21 August 2021

On the evening of 18 August 2021 retired Comeng sets 320M-1107T-321M and 363M-1032T-364M were transferred push-pull by T386 and T385 from Newport Workshops, stabling at Tottenham Yard until they were transferred on 21 August to North Shore in Geelong for long term storage.

Comeng retirement transfer, 23 October 2021

23 October 2021

On 23 October 2021 retired Comeng sets 311M-1006T-312M and 318M-1009T-317M were transferred by T395 and T386 from Newport Workshops to Tottenham Yard via Melbourne Yard for long term storage.

Comeng retirement transfer, 25 September 2021

25 September 2021

On 25 September 2021 retired Comeng sets 408M-1054T-407M and 475M-1088T-476M were transferred by T395 and T364 push-pull from Newport Workshops to Tottenham Yard for long term storage.

Comeng retirement transfer, 28 August 2021

28 August 2021

On 28 August 2021 retired Comeng sets 301M-1001T-302M and 303M-1002T-304M were transferred by P16 and P18 from Newport Workshops to North Shore in Geelong for long term storage.

Comeng retirement transfer, 30 November 2021

4 December 2021

On 30 November 2021 Alstom Comeng set 538M-1119T-537M transferred stripped Comeng set 362M-1038T-376M from Westall to Newport Workshops. T385 and P17 then transferred sets 537M-1119T-538M and 359M-1030T-360M to Tottenham Yard on 3 December, with 537M-1119T-538M being transferred onwards to the SSR workshops at North Bendigo on 4 December.

Comeng retirement transfer, June 2022

17 June 2022

On 17 June 2022 retired Comeng sets 474M-1087T-473M and 515M-1108T-516M were transferred by SSR locomotives T385 and T386 from Newport Workshops to Tottenham Yard via Brooklyn for long term storage.

Comeng scrapping transfer, 1 July 2022

1 July 2022

On Friday 1 July 2022 SSR locomotives T386 and T385 lead Comeng set 400M-1050T-331M and 393M-1048T-394M from Newport Workshops to the North Bendigo Workshops for scrapping.

Comeng scrapping transfer, 1 November 2022

1 November 2022

On Tuesday 1 November 2022 SSR locomotives P14 and T363 hauled retired Comeng sets 330M-1025T-350M and 459M-1080T-460M from Tottenham Yard to Bendigo North for scrapping.

Comeng scrapping transfer, 2 March 2022

3 March 2022

On Wednesday 2 March 2022 Comeng sets 321M-1107T-320M-363M-1032T-364M were transferred from North Shore to Tottenham Yard by P14 and T386, continuing on to the Bendigo Rail Workshops the next day for scrapping.

Comeng scrapping transfer, 6 May 2022

6 May 2022

In the early hours of 6 May 2022 SSR locomotives T385, T386 and T381 lead burnt out Comeng set 491M-1096T-492M and 339M-1020T-340M from storage at North Shore to the McConnell Dowell yard at McIntyre for scrapping. Due to the fire damage to carriage 492M, the push-pull transfer traveled at a maximum speed of 30 km/h for the entire trip, travelling via Werribee, Newport and Sunshine.

Comeng scrapping transfer, 8 December 2022

8 December 2022

On Thursday 8 December 2022 SSR locomotives T386 and T381 hauled retired Comeng sets 314M-1017T-334M and 365M-1042T-383M from Newport Workshops to the McConnell Dowell sidings at McIntyre for scrapping.

Comeng scrapping transfer, 9 January 2023

9 January 2023

On Monday 9 January 2023 SSR locomotives T363 and T381 hauled retired Comeng sets 322M-1011T-425M and 419M-1060T-420M from Tottenham Yard to McIntyre for scrapping.

Comeng scrapping transfer, 10 January 2023

10 January 2023

On Tuesday 10 January 2023 SSR locomotives T363 and T381 hauled retired Comeng sets 510M-1105T-489M and 323M-1012T-361M from Tottenham Yard to Bendigo for scrapping.

Comeng scrapping transfer, 10 November 2022

10 November 2022

On Thursday 10 November 2022 SSR locomotives T386 and P18 hauled retired Comeng sets 428M-1064T-483M and 498M-1099T-497M from Newport Workshops to the McConnell Dowell sidings at McIntyre for scrapping.

Comeng scrapping transfer, 12 August 2022

12 August 2022

On Friday 12 August 2022 SSR locomotive T386 hauled retired Comeng sets 553M-1127T-554M and 454M-1077T-453M from Newport Workshops to McIntyre for scrapping.

Comeng scrapping transfer, 14 December 2022

14 December 2022

On Wednesday 14 December 2022 SSR locomotives T363, T386 and T381 hauled stored Comeng sets 527M-1114T-528M and 346M-1023T-345M from Tottenham Yard to Newport Workshops for scrapping

Comeng scrapping transfer, 15 July 2022

15 July 2022

On Friday 15 July 2022 SSR locomotives T386 and T385 hauled retired Comeng sets 403M-1018T-404M and 427M-1052T-487M from Newport Workshops to McIntyre for scrapping.

Comeng scrapping transfer, 23 January 2023

23 January 2023

On Monday 23 January 2023 SSR locomotives T381 and P16 hauled retired Comeng sets 415M-1058T-416M and 319M-1033T-316M from Tottenham Yard to McIntyre for scrapping.

Comeng scrapping transfer, 25 March 2022

25 March 2022

On Friday 25 March 2022 SSR locomotives P17 and T381 transferred retired Alstom Comeng set 523M-1112T-524M from Newport Workshops to the McConnell Dowell yard at McIntyre for scrapping.

Comeng scrapping transfer, 26 January 2023

26 January 2023

On Thursday 26 January 2023 SSR locomotives T381 and P16 hauled retired Comeng sets 362M-1038T-376M and 463M-1021T-341M from Tottenham Yard to Newport Workshops for scrapping.

Comeng scrapping transfer, April 2022

14 April 2022

On Wednesday 13 April 2022 Comeng sets 301M-1001T-302M and 303M-1002T-304M were transferred from North Shore to Tottenham Yard by T381 and P17, continuing on to the Bendigo Rail Workshops the next day for scrapping.

Comeng scrapping transfer, January 2022

28 January 2022

On 28 January 2022 retired Comeng sets 325M-1013T-326M and 479M-1090T-480M were transferred by T385 and T386 from their storage location at North Shore in Geelong to Newport Workshops for supposed scrapping.

Comeng train scrapping

12 January 2023

In January 2022 the scrapping of the first Comeng trains commenced at Newport Workshops, with the cut up trains transferred to a scrap yard at Dandenong South for further component separation and recycling. Further trains have been stripped at the McConnell Dowell yard at McIntyre then trucked complete Infrabuild Recycling yard at Laverton North, and the SSR North Bendigo Workshops.

Comeng transfer, October 2009

28 October 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 ZVDY power van was not needed but went along for the ride so T357 could bring an X'Trapolis train back

Commercialising commuters

26 January 2023

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

25 April 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

28 November 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

24 November 2009

Trackwork and works trains on the Connex Melbourne suburban network

Coolaroo station construction and opening day

17 November 2019

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 6 June 2010.

Cootamundra locomotive depot

12 October 2022

Pacific National and Southern Shorthaul Railroad maintain their locomotives fleets in the yard at Cootamundra.

CountryLink XPT derailment, July 2014

1 May 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

5 May 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

17 November 2019

Photos of the Craigieburn electrification works completed in 2007, as well the new station at Roxburgh Park and later upgrades to Craigieburn station

Craigieburn Train Maintenance Facility

23 December 2022

Located past Craigieburn station, Craigieburn Train Maintenance Facility serves the fleet of Comeng trains deployed to the Northern Group.

Cranbourne Line Upgrade project

25 February 2022

The Cranbourne Line Upgrade project is removing level crossings at Evans Road, Lyndhurst and Greens Road, Dandenong South, duplicating 8 kilometres of single track between Dandenong and Cranbourne, and rebuilding the station at Merinda Park.

Cranbourne Transit

10 December 2022

Cranbourne Transit operates bus services in Melbourne;'s outer south-eastern suburbs

Crashes, derailments and dimwits

18 November 2022

Miscellaneous accidents from around the place: derailments, clueless passengers, and broken bits and pieces.