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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.
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.
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.
October 25, 2015
New South Wales Rail Transport Museum, located at Thirlmere.
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.
June 27, 2016
Photos of stations and stuff from the wacky land up north - mostly in the southern areas.
June 27, 2016
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.
June 25, 2016
Just bits and pieces of NSW TrainLink trains, carriages and railcars
March 20, 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 Melbourne.
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
May 08, 2011
February 27, 2016
Miscellaneous rail heritage photos
March 20, 2017
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
August 02, 2016
On the morning of August 02, 2006 N452 failed at Warrnambool when it was supposed to lead the up morning service, so A81 was pulled off the freight and used to rescue the train. A79 was then sent back to Warrnambool to bring the freight back that night.
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
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!
February 17, 2017
Woeful service from Metro Trains Melbourne is a running joke - here are some examples.
January 10, 2009
For a number of years Pacific National stored a large number of standard gauge grain wagons in the harbour sidings at Portland
January 30, 2016
On the corner of St George's Road and Miller Street it was once the main workshops of the M&MTB. Nowdays it seems to be just a dumping ground for W class trams.
December 19, 2012
In the capital of Romania, the Bucharest Metro uses a ticketing system very similar to Metcard, the equipment having been supplied by Prodata - the same company that supplied validators to Melbourne. Magstripe tickets are used for single trips, with smartcards for regular travellers, and the recent introduction of payment via credit card using the contactless Paywave/Paypass technologies
March 25, 2017
Putting Protective Services Officers at each of Melbourne's 200-odd railway stations was the brainchild of Ted Baillieu and his 'OMG the rail network is swarming with evildoers so each station needs two guys with guns' policy of the 2010 State Election. In reality a handful of stations need the riot squad and the rest see no crime, but since when has a politician backed down from their stupid promises?
November 04, 2016
On October 30, 2015 the politicians visited Federation Square to launch PTV' new 'Night Network' - all night trains and trams, as well as a rejigged Nightrider bus service.
September 13, 2014
Photos of the popular narrow gauge heritage railway in the Dandenong Ranges near Melbourne
March 26, 2017
Rail freight company Qube Logistics operates a handful of grain trains on the standard gauge in Victoria.
April 24, 2015
Freight trains from around Queensland
August 20, 2014
Bits and pieces of Queensland Rail trains
August 21, 2014
Trackwork and track machines on the Queensland Rail network
August 21, 2014
Queensland Rail operates a number of long distrance rail services around Queensland, using a mix of locomotive hauled trains, and the electric and diesel tilt trains.
April 22, 2015
Railway stations and other infrastructure around Queensland
July 03, 2011
Photos of all kinds of rail infrastructure and doodads from around Victoria
March 24, 2017
Railway advertising, promotional items, station posters, signage, and so on
June 27, 2016
Photos of the stations around suburban Sydney
December 29, 2015
Metro Trains Melbourne took over operation of the Melbourne suburban rail network from Connex on 30 November 2009, with rebranding of trains and stations commencing right away.
June 13, 2015
Prior to the opening of Regional Rail Link open days were held at the new stations: Tarneit station on June 13, and Wyndham Vale on June 20.
April 24, 2014
For two weeks in July 2011 the railway between Footscray and Sunshine will be closed to allow the first stage of Regional Rail Link works to proceed. Metro's Sydenham line service will be replaced by a bus service between Albion Station and Flemington Racecourse - by the looks of the bus interchanges, this will not be the only series of disruptions.
December 04, 2014
Testing and works trains on Regional Rail Link before the official commencement of passenger services
August 06, 2014
Engine houses, tram depots, and other pits and pieces remaining of Melbourne's once extensive cable tramway network. The last Melbourne cable tram ceased running on 26th October 1940.
October 07, 2013
D2.2009 failed somewhere on the route 986, so classmate D2.5020 was sent out on a rescue mission to drag the tram home to Southbank Depot.
September 25, 2011
On September 24, 2011 D2.5002 damaged it's pantograph at Showgrounds Loop, with D2.5017 being sent out to rescue it. After the pantograph couldn't be tied down low enough, the mechanics cut it off with an angle grinder.
July 26, 2015
On July 26 tram W6.983 failed while running a City Circle service, and had to be rescued by classmate SW6.961
August 31, 2006
After their withdrawal from suburban service in Melbourne, in February 2004 four 3-car Hitachi sets were transferred to the Bendigo North Workshops and stored unsecured in the open. In 2006 stripped of parts, and with broken windows and covered with graffiti, they were moved back to Melbourne by El Zorro using Y145 and S302 in the middle of the night of August 30th. Here they are upon arrival the next morning at Newport Workshops.
August 09, 2016
A windblown concrete monolith from the 1950s with inadequate passenger interchange passageways and narrow platforms
February 18, 2017
In 2015-16 new signalling has been installed between Burnley and East Richmond, to replace equipment installed way back in 1966. A new Computer Based Interlocking (CBI) will be installed at Burnley, and the existing panel at the Burnley signal box will be decommissioned, replaced by TCMS at Metrol.
March 21, 2017
Road coaches from across Australia
September 25, 2011
Back in the 1990s V/Line acquired a single Road Transferable Locomotive, capable of hauling a number of rail wagons, then heading off by road to the next job. Freight Australia repainted it and used it for a number of years, putting it into storage at South Dynon around 2004, and then pulling bits off it by 2009. The rego plate is MVORTL, white on green "Victoria on the Move".
July 11, 2015
Looking underneath freight wagons and passenger carriages at the bits that make them roll along the tracks
August 14, 2009
S302 has been recently repaired by SSR Bendigo for El Zorro, it was also repainted in their orange and grey livery. It was transferred to Seymour via Melbourne with T342