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Mildura line signalling and infrastructure

February 20, 2010

Infrastructure along the Mildura line, all the way along the line through Dunolly and Maryborough to Ballarat

Miles, chains and links

March 30, 2019

Railway stations once had their distance from Melbourne chiseled into the platform face, measured in miles, chains and links.

Mitcham level crossing removal project

January 07, 2014

In 2013-2014 two level crossings at Mitcham were removed from the Lilydale / Belgrave line, when the railway line was lowered beneath Rooks Road and Mitcham Road, with the station at Mitcham also having to be rebuilt.

Moonee Valley Coaches

May 19, 2016

Moonee Valley Coaches operates two bus routes in Melbourne's inner northern suburbs

Moreland Bus

December 26, 2017

Moreland Bus operates two bus routes in Melbourne's inner north

Mornington Railway

August 26, 2018

The Mornington Railway is a heritage railway on the Mornington Peninsula, operating along the former Mornington rail line.

Motorists delaying trams

June 03, 2019

Wherever you go in Melbourne you are certain to find some moron who doesn't know how to drive, either queuing through an intersection or overhanging a tram lane, resulting in delays to dozens of tram passengers.

Murray Bridge

July 11, 2015

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

Myki

June 01, 2019

Photos of bits and pieces to do with Melbourne's 'Myki' smartcard ticketing system

Myki failures and breakdowns

April 29, 2019

A galley of the many ways that Melbourne's 'Myki' smartcard ticketing system can let passengers down.

Napier Street railway 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 Bus Company

August 29, 2013

Between 1993 and 2013 National Bus Company operated buses on the former Public Transport Corporation network based out of depots located at Doncaster and North Fitzroy.

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

Newport Workshops

October 27, 2018

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

October 27, 2018

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

March 09, 2018

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

April 11, 2018

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.

Night Network Melbourne

February 05, 2018

'Night Network' is the brand name for all night trains and trams across Melbourne on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as a revamped Nightrider bus 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 Victoria stations and infrastructure

Railway stations and other infrastructure on the line north from Seymour towards Albury and the NSW border.

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

April 12, 2018

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 access 2010-2014 due to visitor safety concerns.

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 - 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 Rail Transport Museum - Steam Train Sunday, October 2015

October 25, 2015

On 25 October 2015 NSW Rail Transport Museum steam locomotive 3642 lead a 'Steam Train Sunday' train from Sydney Central to the Sydney Tramway Museum.

NSW Rail Transport Museum Thirlmere

May 13, 2011

New South Wales Rail Transport Museum, located at Thirlmere.

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

May 27, 2019

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.

NSW TrainLink road coaches

March 30, 2017

NSW TrainLink coach services throughout New South Wales are operated by a number of private operators under contract to the NSW Government

Oil shunts

March 06, 2011

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

August 26, 2018

Miscellaneous rail heritage photos

Overhead line electrification

May 30, 2019

Overhead wires used to supply power to electric trains

P&O Trans Australia Melbourne-Adelaide freight

April 30, 2011

P&O Trans Australia operated their own Melbourne-Adelaide freight service between October 2009 and July 2011. You can find the history of the service here.

Pacifc National grain trains

May 14, 2019

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