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Murray Bridge

July 11, 2015

Passing through Murray Bridge in South Australia, on the main line between Melbourne and Adelaide

Myki

Photos of bits and pieces to do with the new 'Myki' smartcard ticketing system

Napier Street bridge strike - October 2015

October 01, 2015

The railway bridge that carries the Williamstown and Werribee lines over Napier Street has a long history of being struck by high vehicles - October 1st 2015 was yet another example.

National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide

July 02, 2010

Located on the site of Port Dock railway station in South Australia, it has a collection of narrow, broad and standard gauge locomotives and rolling stock from the SAR, CR, AN and Silverton Tramways, plus a number of other private operators

Newmarket blackout - 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.

Newport Workshops

June 24, 2017

Newport Workshops is the main railway heavy repair and maintenance facility in Melbourne. The eastern side is occupied by EDI Rail and Siemens, while the older buildings in West Block are occupied by heritage operators Steamrail Victoria and 707 Operations. The East Block is used as storage by VicTrack. Photos include some from a tour of the EDI section featuring the loco, bogie and wheel shops.

Newport Workshops 'Rotten Road'

October 30, 2009

'Rotten Road' at the Newport Workshops in Melbourne is located beside the Geelong railway line, and is full of heritage rolling stock stored in the open. In 2008 Victrack has started to scrap the stuff which is falling apart.

Newport Workshops: Steamrail and 707 Operations

January 21, 2012

Steamrail Victoria and 707 Operations have a large rolling stock fleet based at the West Block of Newport Workshops in Melbourne

New V/Line Mk3 livery

February 18, 2016

2007 saw V/Line introduce a new livery for their fleet - the third since 1983. Red, grey and white form the core colours, along with a purple stripe.

FSH25 was the first of V/Line's carriage sets to be repainted in their new corporate livery. It went to Geelong on a test run on September 4th. Sprinter 7007 has also been repainted in it's own new livery. Both trains were launched on September 12th, 2007 at Southern Cross Station. VN12 was the first N set to be repainted, and N468 was the first locomotive.

Since then a number of other carriage sets, locomotives and Sprinters have received modified versions of the new livery.

New V/Line Mk3 VLocity livery

July 22, 2010

VLocity unit 3VL42 was the first VLocity train to receive the red and purple V/Line Mk3 livery. Fresh out of the factory, it looks like a stick of fairy floss!

New V/Line Mk4 livery

May 01, 2017

In conjunction with the launch of a more 'reliable' V/Line Albury service, N457 was repainted into a new PTV branded livery, along with power van PCJ492 and newly refurbished carriage set SN8.

New X'Trapolis EMUs

A second batch of X'Trapolis EMUs are being imported, number from 1M upwards (and 1301T). The first 6 car set arrived in 2009 and underwent testing before being commissioned into service.

North Dynon wagon scrapping

October 09, 2016

Ex-Murraylander carriage BRB86 and diesel locomotive CLF7 were stored dead at North Dynon for years - on 9 October 2016 the cranes arrived to take them away for scrapping.

North East freight

July 13, 2017

Broad and standard gauge freight on the North East line

North Geelong wagon scrapping

May 17, 2017

All kinds of wagons are stored at North Geelong Yard, in early to mid 2008 Pacific National started to scrap a lot of the older wagons. After a lull, work restarting with tank wagons and VHCA cement hoppers in 2010, with more tank wagons being scrapped in March 2011. Scrapping of hopper wagons commenced in late 2014.

North McKinnon Centre level crossing removal project

March 22, 2017

In 2015/16 three level level crossings on the Frankston line were removed - North Road, McKinnon Road, and Centre Road with Ormond, McKinnon and Bentleigh stations also being rebuilt

North Williamstown railway museum

August 17, 2013

Located off Champion Road in North Williamstown, the ARHS operated railway museum was established in 1962, but was closed to public accessing 2010 due to visitor safety concerns.

NSW freight

April 02, 2017

Freight around southern NSW: ranging from grain trains around Junee, cement and flour trains in the Southern Highlands, and a mix of other freight trains in between.

NSW Rail Transport Museum: Ararat 2007

April 25, 2007

Every so often the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum runs their heritage trains across the border and into 'Mexico' - this time 4201 and 4520 lead their Southern Auroa set through Melbourne to Ararat.

NSW Rail Transport Museum: Melbourne Cup Aurora 2011

November 01, 2011

Heritage locomotives 4490 lead 4520 on the 11 carriage train of ex-Southern Aurora carriages from NSW to Melbourne on November 01, 2011.

NSW Rail Transport Museum: Melbourne Cup Aurora 2012

November 06, 2012

Heritage locomotives 44211 lead 4490 on the 10 carriage train of ex-Southern Aurora carriages from NSW to Melbourne on November 06, 2012.

NSW Rail Transport Museum: Melbourne Cup Aurora 2015

November 03, 2015

CFCLA locomotives FL220 and HL203 lead a 13 carriage train of ex-Southern Aurora carriages from NSW to Melbourne on November 3, 2015.

NSW Rail Transport Museum Thirlmere

October 25, 2015

New South Wales Rail Transport Museum, located at Thirlmere.

NSWRTM - Southern Aurora 50th anniversary recreation, May 2012

May 26, 2012

On May 26, 2012 the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum ran a special 50th anniversary recreation of the Southern Aurora from Sydney to Melbourne. Heritage locomotives 4490 and 4306 led the train.

NSW stations and infrastructure

June 10, 2017

Photos of stations and stuff from the wacky land up north - mostly in the southern areas.

NSW TrainLink bits

June 11, 2017

Just bits and pieces of NSW TrainLink trains, carriages and railcars

NSW TrainLink intercity services

September 01, 2017

NSW TrainLink operates intercity services approximately 200 kilometres from Sydney, bounded by Dungog in the north. Scone in the north-west, Bathurst to the west, Goulburn in the south-west and Bomaderry to the south. Before the 2013 restructure of RailCorp, these services fell under the CityRail brand

NSW TrainLink in Victoria

NSW TrainLink, formerly CountryLink, is the operator of country passenger services in New South Wales. They also operate their XPT across the border into Melbourne.

NSW TrainLink regional services

August 31, 2017

NSW TrainLink, formerly CountryLink, is the operator of country passenger services in New South Wales. They also operate their XPT across the border into Victoria and Queensland.

Oil shunts

May 02, 2008

Shell Refinery at Corio despatched fuel by rail until early 2008, with the last destinations being Mildura and Shepparton. Before this time Y class locos usually took the wagons to and from North Geelong Yard

Orbost line

May 08, 2011

Other heritage trains

February 27, 2016

Miscellaneous rail heritage photos

Pacifc National grain trains

Grain is a major freight traffic in Victoria, but drought has cut the level of traffic in recent years. Trains operate on both broad and standard gauges, with the main destinations being export terminals at Melbourne and Geelong, as well as Portland, and a number of domestic flour mills

Pacific National Apex quarry train

November 29, 2016

The 'Apex' train carries gravel and other quarry products from Kilmore East on the North East line, to Westall in south-eastern Melbourne, Brooklyn in western Melbourne, and North Shore in Geelong. Originally operated by the Victorian Railways, V/Line, Freight Australia then Pacific National, in 2016 Qube Logistics won the contract.

Pacific National Kensington grain

September 16, 2017

The flour mill Kensington at Kensington is one of the last to be rail served in Victoria, grain wagons are taken there on a regular basis, requiring a convoluted route through the suburban and freight lines, with a reversal in Melbourne Yard. Until November 2017 this service was operated by Pacific National.

Pacific National log trains

December 30, 2011

Until 2009 Pacific National operated trains delivering logs to the Midway export woodchip plant at North Shore in Geelong, with logs sources from Bairnsdale and Wodonga. Y class locos are often used to shunt the wagons at Geelong

Pacific National Maryvale paper train

March 14, 2012

Until June 2013 Pacific National operated the Maryvale Paper train that ran from Melbourne to the Australian Paper factory at Maryvale, north of Morwell. The service is now operated by Qube Logistics.

Pacific National Mildura freight

The Mildura freight runs from Merbein (just north of the town) to Melbourne and return for Wakefield Transport. The train is made up of standard and refrigerated containers, as well as a small amount of cement loading. Until recent years oil tankers, louvre vans and LCL containers were also attached to the train.

Pacific National Tocumwal freight

Pacific National (formerly Patrick PortLink) operate a container service between Appleton Dock in Melbourne and Tocumwal, loading also being attached / removed at Mooroopna (Shepparton).

Pacific National Warrnambool freight

The Warrnambool freight carries containers between Melbourne and the Westvic depot in Warrnambool, usually running Monday through Friday. Operated by Pacific National, except for a period between April and October 2008 when El Zorro took over the contract. The train length is constrained by short crossing loops and often runs during the day on the down trip due to pathing issues beyond Geelong

PCJ van transfer from Ballarat, January 2010

January 23, 2010

Freshly refurbished power van PCJ491 was transferred back from Ballarat Workshops to Melbourne, this time V/Line used their own loco (N467) and crew to bring it home

PCJ van transfers to/from Ballarat, September 2009

September 15, 2009

El Zorro ran a transfer between Melbourne and Ballarat via North Geelong, T357 took V/Line power van PCJ491 to the Ballarat Workshops for refurbishment, bringing back completed van PCJ493 (formerly PCO2). You don't see Bona (engine and a single guards van) moves that often!

Poor service from Metro Trains Melbourne

June 05, 2017

Woeful service from Metro Trains Melbourne is a running joke - here are some examples.

Poor service from V/Line

November 17, 2017

Clutching failure from the jaws of success - that's the V/Line way.