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September 03, 2011
R711 lead a five car train made up of K and S cars to Seymour and return on September 3, 2011
August 22, 2015
On August 22, 2015 Steamrail ran a charter from Southern Cross Station to Seymour and return for the Diamond Valley Railway, featuring D3 639 on a four carriage consist.
September 05, 2015
On 5 September 2015 R761 led 702BK, 500AK, 14BRS, 2BS, 9BRS, 11AS and PCP292 on a return trip from Melbourne to Shepparton.
July 21, 2013
R761 and R707 lead a 14 car long train from Southern Cross to Traralgon and return, having to run from Newport to Southern Cross via Sunshine and Deer Park due to Regional Rail Link works.
February 28, 2009
On February 28, 2009 Steamrail ran a 'Suburban Mystery Rambler' tour around Melbourne. Starting at Newport it ran via the goods lines to Tottenham and South Kensington, then to Ashburton, back to South Kensington where it went along the goods lines to Albion and Broadmeadows, and finally to Flinders Street, Frankston and Stony Point. From there it went back through Flinders Street to Sunshine, then via Brooklyn to Newport. T395 and T356 were the locomotives, top and tailing 5 cars.
April 06, 2014
On April 6, 2014 Steamrail took diesel Y164 and steam Y112 for a trip around the Melbourne suburbs
August 22, 2009
D3 639 ran this train push pull with T356 and Y164 running from Newport to Cranbourne, Upfield, the reversing loop at Melbourne Yard, Craigieburn, Williamstown via the goods lines, then finally back to Newport
March 19, 2016
On 19 March 2016 T364 lead a short train from Melbourne to Tocumwal and return.
March 09, 2013
On March 9, 2013 Steamrail ran a a 11 car train from Melbourne to Tocumwal and return with locomotives S303 and S313. The entire down trip was a few hours late, the train having been timetabled by V/Line into platform 3 at Southern Cross where two S classes cannot fit! After all of the extra shunting was required, V/Line decided that a 40 minute window before the down Shepparton departed was not enough, so we got held until their departure at 0914.
October 09, 2010
R761 lead R707 to Bendigo with a train 11 car long train, connecting at Castlemaine for a VGR train.
April 27, 2013
On April 27, 2013 Steamrail ran a 'Western Rambler' tour, with K153 leading T413. It ran from Newport to Sunbury via Sunshine, on to Southern Cross via Brooklyn and the Bunbury Street tunnel, up to Broadmeadows, back to Southern Cross then to Flemington Racecourse, and finally up to Upfield then back to Newport.
April 29, 2012
On April 29 Steamrail ran a shuttle train between Williamstown and Flinders Street Station for the 2012 Williamstown Festival. K153 and K190 were used push-pull with a five car train, running four return trips.
April 28, 2013
On April 28, 2013 Steamrail run shuttles from Williamstown to Southern Cross Station, using K153 push-pull with D3 639
October 12, 2008
Steamrail ran a weekender tour from Melbourne to Wycheproof, leaving on Friday night with R761, T356 and S301 and arriving on Saturday morning. The train stabled at Wycheproof station, with S301 taking the train home on Sunday. The train ran early until Maryborough, where it had to wait for the proper departure time. It ran back via the straight, the photos are from Sunday, between Wycheproof and Bacchus Marsh.
August 22, 2010
On August 21 and 22 2010 Steamrail run steam shuttles out of Ballarat, using K153 and Y112 push-pull on a rake of timber bodied BW carriages.
April 16, 2011
T356, Y112 and D3 639 ran shuttles around Geelong on April 16th and 17th. The diesel was only used on the first morning, Y112 having run light engine from Ballarat for the occasion.
November 07, 2015
On November 07, 2015 Y112 was transferred from Ballarat East to Newport Workshops for repairs, traveling via North Geelong and the new Regional Rail Link tracks.
October 29, 2011
R711 headed up to Seymour on Saturday October 29, 2011 - another test and training run after restoration, before she can reenter normal preservation services.
December 04, 2011
Steamranger runs trains trains on the broad gauge Mount Barker - Goolwa - Victor Harbor railway line. The 'Cockle Train' runs regularly on the Goolwa - Victor Harbor section, their main depot is at Mount Barker.
September 21, 2009
On the night of Saturday 12 September 2009 the evening down Warrnambool service hat a pine tree that had fallen over the line, lead loco N452 ended up on it's side and at a 90 degree angle to the line, second loco N456 managed to stay coupled even through it came off the rails. Four out of the five cars came off the rails, the rear two were removed on the Monday, the other three were lifted on Tuesday then taken away by rail on Wednesday.
January 04, 2014
The Stony Point line is an orphan on the Melbourne suburban network, being an isolated shuttle service without electrification. A class diesel locomotives hauling MTH carriages were the usual consist for a decade, until replaced by Sprinter railcars in 2008. Trains running the service run empty cars between Frankston and Southern Cross for maintenance
April 22, 2015
Across Far North Queensland multiple networks of 2 foot gauge tramways cross the countryside, linking sugar cane farms to sugar mills in nearby towns. Along the way they cross the main North Coast railway via diamond crossings and drawbridges.
May 09, 2015
Electrification of the Bendigo line between Sydenham and Sunbury started in 2008, and was completed in 2012. Diggers Rest and Sunbury stations were upgraded, a new stabling yard built at the end of the line, overhead wires were installed above the tracks, and four new traction substations were built.
June 24, 2006
Swan Hill station yard and facilities, plus a few bits from other places along the line
July 18, 2012
Around Sydney there are a number of unfinished underground railway stations: St James, Central and Redfern
June 26, 2016
Buses around Sydney
November 15, 2014
Now known as the 'Metro Light Rail', a fleet of 7 Variotrams operate between Central Station and the inner suburb of Lilyfield along the former alignment of the former Darling Harbour Goods Line.
March 24, 2013
Opened in 1988 as a 3.6 kilometres loop around the Sydney CBD and Darling Harbour, it was initially operated by TNT Harbourlink but is today known as the Metro Monorail. The last day of operations will be 30 June 2013.
June 27, 2016
Sydney Trains, formerly CityRail, operates the passenger rail service covering suburban Sydney, as well as the interurban services to the surrounding region
June 27, 2016
Trackwork and maintenance on the Sydney suburban railway network.
July 22, 2012
Located south of Sydney at Loftus, the museum has an extensive collection of trams from Sydney, other cities in Australia, plus a few from elsewhere in the world. It operates two lengths of track: one heading 1.5 km towards Sutherland, the other heading 2 km into the Royal National Park.
July 04, 2010
Once an important railway town, now the yard is full of stored wagons, the main action being the attachment of bank engines to trains about to tackle the Adelaide Hills.
December 16, 2016
The lighter side of railways...
August 22, 2014
The locomotive hauled 'Sunlander' train travels between Brisbane and Cairns a number of times each week, with sleeping and sitting cars in the consist, along with club and dining cars, and a motorail van.
June 27, 2016
Sydney uses a disparate collection of ticketing systems to collect fare on public transport: uses magstripe tickets, the multi-modal MyZone system covers much of the network, but each mode also issue their own tickets. T-Card was the first attempt at replacing it was a Smartcard system but failed, with the Opal system currently being introduced.
March 24, 2012
On March 24, 2012 the Tramway Museum Society Of Victoria chartered Z3.185 in the Royal Tram livery to run a tram to commemorate the closure of the Footscray tramways.
The route was Brunswick Depot > Lygon Street > Franklin Street > Victoria Street > Royal Park > Showgrounds Loop > Footscray > Moonee Ponds > West Maribyrnong > Ascot Vale > Haymarket > Flagstaff Station > Footscray Road > Melbourne Central Station > Franklin Street > Victoria Street> Sydney Road > Brunswick Depot.
February 16, 2017
Container service between Appleton Dock in Melbourne and Tocumwal, loading also being attached / removed at Mooroopna (Shepparton). Originally operated by Pacific National / Patrick PortLink, in recent years Qube Logistics have also operated a parallel service.
April 12, 2009
At Torrumbarry (on the Murray west of Echuca) are privately owned T375 and Hitachi cars 4M, 97M, 1921T and 133M. There is also a tank across the road
March 05, 2017
Buses running public transport services in the various towns around Victoria
February 29, 2016
Pictures of ballast tampers, ballast plows, sleeper wagons, rail layers, overhead wiring trucks, rail grinders and other trackwork machinery and trains
February 05, 2015
In 2011 retired tram SW6.969 was converted into a bar and setup at the Arts Centre in Melbourne, being removed a number of times, only to return again come summer. In February 2013 it appeared again as 'Tram Bar', which closed for good in January 2015.
July 03, 2015
Bits and pieces of tramway infrastructure from around the Yarra Trams network in Melbourne
November 05, 2015
The network of overhead wires used to power trams are divided into multiple electrical sections, so that faults can be isolated and maintenance work completed in safety. However if a tram stops with the pantograph resting in the middle of a section insulator, getting the tram moving again is hard work!