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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 881 in total.

Skye Road level crossing removal

April 12, 2018

The level crossing on the Frankston line at Skye Road in Frankston will be removed, replaced by an rail over road bridge.

Seaford Road level crossing removal

April 12, 2018

The level crossing on the Frankston line at Seaford Road in Seaford will be removed, replaced by an rail over road bridge.

Carrum level crossing removal

April 12, 2018

The level crossings on the Frankston line at Station Street, Eel Race Road and Mascot Avenue in Carrum will be removed, replaced by an elevated station at Carrum and a redesigned local road network.

Steamrail - Essendon-Broadmeadows shuttles, April 2018

April 07, 2018

On 7th and 8th April 2018 Steamrail took their restored Tait set behind steam locomotives Y112 and A2 986 on six return trips between Essendon and Broadmeadows.

Steamrail - Suburban shuttles March 2018

On March 25, 2018 Steamrail took their restored Tait set behind steam locomotives A2 986 and K153 for a trip around the Melbourne suburbs. A total of six trips were run out of Flinders Street, to Sunshine, Essendon and Caulfield.

Bendigo Tramways

The Bendigo Tramways operates a tourist service using a varied fleet of heritage trams along eight kilometres of track, from Central Deborah Gold Mine to the Joss House at the North Bendigo, with a depot to the north of the CBD.

Bendigo buses

Buses in Bendigo are operated by Christians Bus Co, McIvor Transit, and Whitmore Group.

X'Trapolis transfer, March 2018

On 14 March 2018 repaired X'Trapolis set 928M-1664T-927M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T classes T385 and T363. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from South Dynon the day before, travelling via Newport and North Geelong.

X'Trapolis transfer, February 2018

On 28 February 2018 brand new X'Trapolis train 261M–1431T–262M + 263M–1432T–264M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T classes T363 & T385. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from South Dynon the day before, travelling via Newport and North Geelong.

707 Operations - Dash to Deniliquin, February 2018

On Saturday 17 707 Operations ran their 'Dash to Deniliquin' tour from Newport to Deniliquin, running via Bendigo on the down, and Toolamba and Seymour on the up. T413 and H5 led the train, made up of PCP 294, BS 205, SJ 284, SJ 282, BRS 224, Avoca, Club 1, BK 708, NAM 2336, LAN 2354 and Wando.

City Sightseeing Melbourne

City Sightseeing Melbourne commenced running a hop-on hop off tourist bus service around the Melbourne CBD in 2013

High Capacity Metro Train mockup at Birrarung Marr

In February 2018 the mockup High Capacity Metro Train was placed on public display at Birrarung Marr

Caulfield - Dandenong driver training

Driver training trains on the Caulfield - Dandenong rail corridor before the official commencement of passenger services over the new rail viaducts

X'Trapolis transfer, January 2018

On 31 January 2018 locomotives T363 and T385 transferred freshly repainted power van BVDY52 from Bendigo to Ballarat for use on an X'Trapolis transfer, travelling via Sunshine, Newport and North Geelong.

Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific

 Great Southern Rail operates the 'Indian Pacific' from Sydney to Perth, via Broken Hill and Adelaide.

Great Southern Rail - The Ghan

Great Southern Rail operates 'The Ghan' from Adelaide to Darwin via Alice Springs

SCT Logistics - Dooen freight

December 12, 2017

SCT Logistics commenced running their Melbourne-Dooen freight service in 2015, which unlike their other trains operates to the Port of Melbourne and only carries container wagons - it doesn't stop at their Altona depot and conveys no boxvans.

SCT Logistics - Melbourne/Perth services

SCT Logistics started their Melbourne-Perth rail service in 1995, with V/Line followed by Freight Australia providing hook and pull services until they acquired their own locomotives in 2007.

SCT Logistics - Melbourne/Brisbane services

SCT Logistics started their Melbourne-Brisbane service in 2010 with SCT vans attached to Aurizon BM7/MB7 services. They started operating their own services between Melbourne and Barnawartha (outside Wodonga) in 2016, these services being extended through to Brisbane in 2017.

Abbotts Road level crossing removal

January 13, 2018

The level crossing on the Cranbourne line at Abbotts Road in Dandenong South is being replaced by a single track rail over road bridge

Thompsons Road level crossing removal

January 13, 2018

The level crossing on the Cranbourne line at Thompsons Road in Cranbourne North is being replaced by a pair of road over rail bridges as part of a road duplication project

Grange Road level crossing removal

December 26, 2017

The level crossing on the Hurstbridge line at Grange Road in Alphington is being replaced by a rail under road bridge

Qube derailment, December 2017

December 23, 2017

On December 23, 2017 Qube's 6CM7 Harefield to Melbourne service came to a halt at McIntyre Loop, supposedly due to a broken rail. Lead locomotive QBX001 had to be rerailed, and was then taken off the train and stabled at the G&V wagon maintenance yard, while L277 arrived light engine to assist remaining locomotive QBX004 to bring the train into Melbourne.

X'Trapolis transfer, December 2017

December 20, 2017

On 20 December 2017 Southern Shorthaul Railroad locomotives T363 and T385 and power van BVDY52 transferred a brand new X'Trapolis train from Ballarat Workshops to the Epping Workshops in Melbourne. Leading set 255M–1428T–256M was in a plain while livery, while 253M–1427T–254M had the usual Metro livery already applied.