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Great Southern Rail - Southern Spirit

February 13, 2011

The very expensive rail cruise operated by Great Southern Rail, running on various routes around Australia a few times a year.

Great Southern Rail - The Ghan

Great Southern Rail operates 'The Ghan' from Adelaide to Darwin via Alice Springs

Great Southern Rail - The Overland

December 11, 2018

Great Southern Rail operates 'The Overland' from Melbourne to Adelaide, via Geelong, Ararat and the Western standard gauge

Great Southern Rail carriages

November 27, 2018

Carriages as used by Great Southern Rail on their trains, included The Overland and the Southern Spirit.

Great Southern Rail in Adelaide

Great Southern Rail is based out of the Adelaide Parklands Terminal in Keswick, and is home to their maintenance depot and repair workshops.

Grounded wagons and carriages

November 27, 2018

Photos of retired freight wagons and passenger carriages now on solid ground minus bogies

GWA grain services

June 04, 2011

Genesee & Wyoming Australia have operated a number of standard gauge grain services through Victoria, usually with hoppers hired from CFCLA

Heatherdale level crossing removal project

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

Heritage buses

March 05, 2012

Historical buses now preserved by heritage groups

High Capacity Metro Train mockup at Birrarung Marr

In February 2018 the mockup High Capacity Metro Train (HCMT) was placed on public display at Birrarung Marr

High Capacity Metro Trains at Newport Workshops

December 08, 2018

The new High Capacity Metro Train (HCMT) fleet is being assembled by Downer at the Newport Workshops in Melbourne's west, with the body shells assembled by CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles in China.

High Capacity Metro Train transfer to Pakenham

November 29, 2018

On the morning of 29 November 2018 the first completed High Capacity Metro Train set was transferred from the Downer facility at Newport Workshops to the future HCMT depot at Pakenham East, stopping multiple times along the way to inspect the new train was moving safely.

Southern Shorthaul Railroad run the transfer, with S302 in the lead, followed by a mix of 20 SSR grain wagons usually used on the Kensington grain service, then by S317, T385 and T363, generator van BVDY51, and finally the HCMT set. The emergency brake was operational onboard the new train, but the ECP service brake was not, hence additional braking wagons were required to accompany the movement.

Hitachi transfer, January 2009

January 18, 2009

El Zorro took CFCLA liveried T369 out light engine from Dynon to Ballarat to pick up a refurbished Hitachi set from Alstom's North Ballarat Workshops. The set was 23M-2007T-233M + 9M-1919T-144M and was taken to Newport Workshops

Hitachi transfer, September 2015

October 10, 2015

After being withdrawn from service and stored at Macaulay, the trio of Hitachi trains have been reactivated and transferred to Newport Workshops awaiting their final fate

Hitachi transfer to Bendigo, May 2018

May 23, 2018

After a number of failed attempts, on the evening of 22 May 2018 retired Hitachi train 296M + 1994T + 295M was transferred from Newport Workshops to the SSR workshops at Bendigo North behind T386 and T363 running push-pull.

Hitachi transfer with T378 to Ballarat, August 2008

August 31, 2008

SRHC's T378 took Elecrail Hitachi set 7M-1994T-225M-89M-1946T-99M from Newport to Ballarat Workshops via North Geelong for refurbishment. Here are some shots between Lara and Warrenheip.

Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade

November 21, 2018

The Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade is duplicating the section of single track between Heidelberg and Rosanna, raising the railway line over Lower Plenty Road, and rebuilding Rosanna station.

I can't believe it's not...

April 28, 2017

Photoshops and such

IEV100 track evaluation vehicle

October 21, 2018

Formerly known as EM100, IEV100 is a track evaluation vehicle that traverses the Victorian railway network to test track quality. Diesel powered, it has both standard and broad gauge bogies.

Incomplete Maldon - Dombarton railway bridge

June 10, 2017

A partially completed bridge over the Cordeaux River near Maldon, New South Wales. It forms part of the Maldon - Dombarton railway line that commenced construction in the 1980s and was cancelled soon after.

Infrastructure Evaluation Vehicle IEV102 transfer, January 2017

January 05, 2017

Metro Trains Melbourne's Infrastructure Evaluation Vehicle IEV102 developed a brake issue in December 2016, with the T-IEV-T consist having having to be transferred back to Melbourne behind B76 and B80. In January IEV102 was transferred to Bendigo behind B76 and B80, with six freight wagons (BODX 2301C, BQCX 2202B, BQIX 2461D, IEV 102, BQCX 2201P, BQIX 2459V and BODX 2460V) along for the ride to counteract the unbraked carriage.

Just another tram versus car, June 2013

June 12, 2013

The tram I was on was heading north past peak hour congestion on Flemington Road when I heard a *crunch* - the tram came to a stop, as did the tram behind us. I opened the window and saw a Mercedes with a scratched up front panel pass the tram tooting their horn, while the driver left the cab and went back to talk to the other driver. We caught up to the car at the next set of traffic lights.

Keep clear of the tram tracks- October 2012

October 25, 2012

Where trams turn corners, there are yellow lines painted along the road so that cars know to keep clear. This bloke at the corner of Victoria and Errol Streets in North Melbourne didn't pay attention to them, which resulted in Z3.205 ripping off the rear quarter panel off his van.

Kensington Racecourse Essendon resignalling

March 19, 2016

In 2013-14 new signalling was installed on the Craigieburn and Flemington Racecourse lines, between Kensington and Essendon stations.

Kerrisdale Mountain Railway

November 10, 2012

The Kerrisdale Mountain Railway is a privately owned two-foot (610 mm) narrow gauge railway that zig-zags up a hill in the Tallarook Ranges outside Seymour.

Kew Depot centenary

June 25, 2015

Kew Depot celebrated its centenary on 3 May 2015. W2.431 was on display after being transported by road from the Melbourne Tram Museum at Hawthorn Depot, with W8.946 running shuttle trips to Victoria Gardens, restaurant tram SW6.935 was open for morning tea, with E.6005, C.3031 and A2.283 on display.

Kew line

August 17, 2005

Photos of the remnants of the Kew Line in Melbourne, a two station branch from Hawthorn station that closed in the 1950s.

Kuranda Scenic Railway

August 25, 2014

The Kuranda Scenic Railway operates from Cairns to Kuranda and return, with the journey taking around 2 hours, with a stop at 'Freshwater' station for tour buses, and one at Barron Falls to observe the waterfall. A pair of 1720 class locomotives haul each train with two down services services operating each morning, and two up services in the evening.

Lachlan Valley Railway

March 30, 2017

Lachlan Valley Railway is based in the New South Wales Central Western town of Cowra, but after the closure of the Demondrille to Cowra line in 2009, their fleet has been moved Cootamundra.

Last BS car run July 2006

July 23, 2006

By 2006 there were only three BS type carriages in revenue service with V/Line, and as the year continued all except BS217 were put into storage. By July BS217 was to be taken out of service, with the last run being on a down Albury train, terminated short at Seymour for trackwork. As it turns out, by September 2007 all five BS cars were brought back into service, as set SN7, which didn't get retired until August 9, 2010!

Last days of S302

January 13, 2006

S302 was bought by West Coast Railway soon after they were formed, and ran with them for a number of years. After their demise it was purchased by V/Line, who continued to use it on the midday Warrnambool train, where it was often replaced by an N class. S302 made her last run on January 13, 2006 after which it was put into storage. It was subsequently sold to El Zorro who operate it today

Lithgow Railway Workshops

March 31, 2017

Located in the Blue Mountains on the Main West line at Lithgow, the Lithgow Railway Workshops are used by Southern Southhaul Railroad to maintain their fleet of locomotives and rolling stock

Locomotive bits and pieces

December 11, 2018

Various bits and bobs on locomotives, with nice captions telling you what the @%#$^& they are

Locomotive hauled Sprinter, February 2006

February 27, 2006

Sprinter railcars are self propelled, but can be hauled by locomotives through the use of a special transition coupler. Here two broken down Sprinters were in the platform - 7002 and 7008, along with N453 waiting to take them away. The EDI rail guys had a bit of difficulty getting the transition coupler to fit - necessary because of the different coupler types

Locos, light engines, and lashups

November 28, 2018

As the title suggests: Locos, Light Engines, and Lashups of various freight locos. There is a lot of smoking it up for the camera as well... ;-)

Long Island steel train

November 28, 2018

The Long Island steel train serves the BHP mill at Hastings, south of Frankston. The steel is transferred from broad to standard gauge trains at the Melbourne Freight Terminal at South Dynon. In 2016 this facility replaced the Melbourne Steel Terminal, just west of North Melbourne station.

Lynbrook station construction

January 14, 2012

A new railway station on the Cranbourne line between Dandenong and Merinda Park.

Maffra line

December 10, 2008

Remains of the Maffra line that ran from Traralgon to Stratford

Malvern tram depot centenary

May 30, 2010

Malvern Depot celebrated its centenary on 30 May 2010 when it hosted a function to commemorate the opening of the Prahran and Malvern Tramways Trust on 30 May 1910. Former P&MTT trams 44 and 84 were brought from Bendigo for the occasion with 44 running several special trips between the depot and Dandenong Road.

Manildra sugar train

November 20, 2018

Manildra Group moves sugar by rail from their plant in Grafton in NSW to their sidings at North Dynon in Melbourne. NGGF hopper wagons are used, which are attached to Pacific National intermodal or steel services.

Melbourne 2015 industrial action

September 10, 2015

In 2015 the Rail, Tram and Bus Union has launched industrial action against both Metro Trains and Yarra Trams, following the breakdown in negotiations around their new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.

Melbourne Art Trams 2013

December 24, 2013

As part of the 2013 Melbourne Festival eight trams have been decorated in designs by eight Melbourne artists: http://www.yarratrams.com.au/media-centre/news/articles/2013/exploring-melbourne%27s-art-trams/

Melbourne Art Trams 2014

November 14, 2014

As part of the 2014 Melbourne Festival eight trams have been decorated in designs by eight Melbourne artists: http://2014.festival.melbourne/connect/artist-statements/

Melbourne Art Trams 2017

November 17, 2017

As part of the 2017 Melbourne Festival eight trams have been decorated in designs by eight Melbourne artists: https://www.festival.melbourne/2017/events/melbourne-art-trams/

Melbourne Art Trams 2018

December 06, 2018

As part of the 2017 Melbourne Festival eight trams have been decorated in designs by eight Melbourne artists: https://www.festival.melbourne/2018/events/melbourne-art-trams/