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Poor service from Yarra Trams

November 17, 2017

It is hard enough to run a public transport service when sharing the roads with the incompetent motorists of Melbourne, but Public Transport Victoria and Yarra Trams manage to add their own screw ups to the mix

Portland stored grain wagons

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

Preston Workshops

May 24, 2017

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.

Prodata ticketing equipment on the Bucharest Metro

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

Protective Services Officers

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?

PTV Night Network launch and promotions

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.

Puffing Billy

Photos of the popular narrow gauge heritage railway in the Dandenong Ranges near Melbourne

Qube Logistics Apex quarry train

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 Freight Australia then Pacific National, in 2016 Qube Logistics won the contract.

Qube Logistics Deniliquin rice train

September 25, 2015

Currently operated by Qube Logistics (formerly P&O Trans Australia) the train carries export rice from the Sunrice plant at Deniliquin to the Port of Melbourne.

Qube Logistics grain trains

Rail freight company Qube Logistics operates a handful of broad and standard gauge grain trains in Victoria.

Qube Logistics Maryvale paper train

Photos of the Qube Logistics operated Maryvale Paper train that runs from Melbourne to the Australian Paper factory at Maryvale, north of Morwell

Qube Logistics Tocumwal freight

April 30, 2017

Since 2012 Qube Logistics (formerly P&O Trans Australia) have operated a container service between North Dynon in Melbourne and Tocumwal, with loading also occasionally being attached / removed at Mooroopna (Shepparton).

Queensland freight

April 24, 2015

Freight trains from around Queensland

Queensland Rail bits

April 13, 2015

Bits and pieces of Queensland Rail trains

Queensland Rail trackwork

April 12, 2015

Trackwork and track machines on the Queensland Rail network

Queensland Rail Traveltrain

April 13, 2015

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.

Queensland stations and infrastructure

April 22, 2015

Railway stations and other infrastructure around Queensland

R707 Seymour transfer, June 2017

June 08, 2017

On June 08, 2017 steam locomotive R707 headed light engine from Newport to Seymour via Southern Cross Station, on loan from 707 Operations to run an upcoming Seymour Railway Heritage Centre tour.

Rail infrastructure

July 13, 2017

Photos of all kinds of rail infrastructure and doodads from around Victoria

Rail Safety Week 2017

August 14, 2017

Rail Safety Week 2017 was launched at Southern Cross Station on August 14 with politicans, railway management and police attending a media event.

Railway advertising and promotions

November 17, 2017

Railway advertising, promotional items, station posters, signage, and so on

Railway stations of suburban Sydney

September 01, 2017

Photos of the stations around suburban Sydney

Rebranding Connex to Metro Trains Melbourne

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.

Regional Rail Link open days

June 20, 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.

Regional Rail Link rail replacement services

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.

Regional Rail Link test trains

December 04, 2014

Testing and works trains on Regional Rail Link before the official commencement of passenger services

Remnants of the Melbourne cable tramways

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.

Rescuing a failed D2 class tram, September 2012

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.

Rescuing a failed D2 class tram - October 2012

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.

Rescuing a failed W class tram - July 2015

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

Return of the Bendigo Hitachis, August 2006

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.

Richmond station

August 09, 2016

A windblown concrete monolith from the 1950s with inadequate passenger interchange passageways and narrow platforms

Richmond to Camberwell Signalling Upgrade Project

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.

Road coaches

November 17, 2017

Road coaches from across Australia

Road Transferable Locomotive

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".

Rollingstock bits and pieces

July 11, 2015

Looking underneath freight wagons and passenger carriages at the bits that make them roll along the tracks

S302 transfer, August 2009

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

Sadleirs Logistics

June 01, 2017

Sadleirs Logistics move freight by rail with their fleet of RLSY louvre vans, attached to Pacific National intermodal services.

Savannahlander

August 23, 2014

The Savannahlander runs from Cairns to Forsayth once per week with a 2000 class rail motor, with the return journey taking 4 days with many stops along the way.

Scienceworks Victoria

June 05, 2011

Scienceworks is a science museum located in the Melbourne suburb of Spotswood. There are a small number of railway related items in the collection.

SCT Logistics trains

SCT Logistics got their start running east-west freight trains between Melbourne and Perth via Adelaide, with services to Parkes later added. SCT wagons were also attached to Melbourne-Brisbane QRNational/Aurizon services, until the commencement of their own services on the north-south route. SCT has also operated shorter trains to a logistics facility at Barnawartha near Wodonga, and container trains to Dooen near Horsham.

SCT stored and scrapped wagons at Altona

November 18, 2014

SCT Logistics have stored a number of redundant wagons on the ground at their depot in Laverton. Originally placed there in 2008, scrapping started in late 2014.

Seaford rail extension

December 07, 2011

A 5.7 kilometre railway extension in South Australia, from Noarlunga Centre Railway Station to Seaford. It's kinda like the croweater version of the South Morang project...

Second Merri Creek bridge at Clifton Hill

October 26, 2008

Clifton Hill is the junction of the Epping and Hurstbridge lines in inner Melbourne, with a new bridge being built in 2008 across Merri Creek to duplicate the Hurstbridge line tracks.

SEC Railway

March 06, 2010

Photos of the SEC electric locomotive and coal hoppers preserved at PowerWorks in Morwell, used in the Yallourn open cut and the Interconnecting Railway. Diagrams can be found at http://raildocs.wongm.com/sec-railway/.

Semaphore to Fort Glanville Tourist Railway

December 03, 2011

Running along the foreshore in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, this two kilometre long narrow gauge railway runs between Semaphore Jetty and Fort Glanville.

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre depot

October 27, 2015

The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre restores and manages a fleet of heritage locomotives and rolling stock. Their depot is at Seymour station beside the locomotive depot

Shunter training rig

May 23, 2009

Originally situated under the Melbourne Yard 'Hump' it was used for training shunters in coupling wagons, it was moved to outside the Melbourne Steel Terminal and repainted in 2008