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Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade

January 20, 2019

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

ICE radio equipment

In December 2014 the last of seven analog railway systems used on the ARTC network were switched off, following the completed roll out of the digital, 3G-based National Train Communications System (NTCS) project.

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.

K190 transfer to Castlemaine

On 29 October 2011 Steamrail steam locomotive K190 was transferred from Newport to Castlemaine, to help out over summer at the Victorian Goldfields Railway

Kastoria Bus Lines

May 11, 2019

Kastoria Bus Lines operates bus services in Melbourne's north-west and western suburbs

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

Level crossings

February 18, 2017

Level crossings lights, boom barriers and gates from around Melbourne and the rest of Victoria

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

January 20, 2019

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

Locomotives, light engines, and lashups

June 17, 2019

As the title suggests: Locomotives, 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

June 12, 2019

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.

Macaulay Light Repair Centre

The Macaulay Light Repair Centre is located off at Upfield line at North Melbourne, and is used for the stabling of trains as well as light repairs.

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.

McKenzie's Tourist Services

July 17, 2010

McKenzie's Tourist Services operates buses in Melbourne's outer east

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

May 17, 2019

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/

Melbourne broad gauge freight

July 07, 2018

Miscellaneous broad gauge freight traffic through Melbourne - there isn't much these days...

Melbourne Bus Link

April 25, 2013

Melbourne Bus Link operated nine bus routes in Melbourne's inner west and south-east between 1998 and 2013, that were once part of the government operated Met Bus.

Melbourne by night

January 25, 2007

A look at Melbourne after the trains stop running...

Melbourne electric multiple unit interiors

Interior views of Melbourne's electric multiple unit trains.

Melbourne freight terminals

Freight terminals in Melbourne include the Melbourne Steel Terminal, Creek Sidings, and the remains of Melbourne Yard west of Moonee Ponds Creek; as well as North and South Dynon on the western side. Further afield are SCT Laverton and CRT Altona, and Austrack Somerton

Melbourne Museum

January 19, 2019

Melbourne Museum is a natural and cultural history museum located in the Carlton Gardens in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne rail network accessibility

June 17, 2019

A look at how accessible the Melbourne railway network is for people with limited mobility.

Melbourne rail replacement buses

June 08, 2019

When the *%@! hits the fan on Melbourne's rail network, buses have to be called in to operate a replacement service for passengers.

Melbourne railway traction substations

June 08, 2019

Scattered around Melbourne's suburban railway network, 68 traction substations convert 22,000V AC power supplied by electricity companies to the 1500V DC used by trains. The extension of suburban trains to South Morang and Sunbury will add four more. (a different source put the number in 2008 at 67 substations and 23 tie stations)

Melbourne Royal Tram 2018

October 18, 2018

On 18 October 2018 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle headed to South Melbourne to ride a Melbourne tram as part of their Australian tour.