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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,172 in total.

707 Operations - 'Wizarding Academy Express' charter 2019

November 02, 2019

On the weekend of 2 and 3 November 2019 707 Operations ran 'Wizarding Academy Express' charter trains. Running out of Southern Cross Station , passengers were treated to a magic themed train journey that was 100% not infringining the copyright of the poplular 'Harry Power' series of books. R707 and T413 ran the train push pull to Caroline Springs and back, the train made up of PCP 294, BZ 270, Club 1, ACZ 255 and BK 708.

Steamrail Victoria - Geelong 'Rail and Sail' October 2019

October 27, 2019

On October 27, 2019 Steamrail ran a 'Rail and Sail' trip from Melbourne to Geelong and return behind K190. PCP292, Hobsons Bay (269 BZ), 14 BRS, 600 BK, 7 ABE, 38 BE, 25 BE, 17 BE, and 1 BCE made up the train.

Melbourne infrastructure inspection trams

October 24, 2019

Infrastructure inspection equipment fitted to Melbourne trams.

HCMT set 7 transfer, October 2019

October 24, 2019

On the morning of 24 October 2019 the seventh High Capacity Metro Train set was transferred from the Downer facility at Newport Workshops to the future HCMT depot at Pakenham East. Southern Shorthaul Railroad ran the transfer, with P16 and T386, generator van BVDY51, and finally the HCMT set. The braking system has now been certified for mainline use following tests of earlier trains at Pakenham East, so no braking wagons needed to accompany the movement.

Calder Park Sidings

October 20, 2019

The train stabling yard at Calder Park is located north of Watergardens station. The first stage opened in December 2014 was a three road yard large enough to stable six 6-car trains, with a second stage adding another three sidings in 2015. As part of the High Capacity Metro Train project, a light maintenance facility is also being constructed at the site.

707 Operations - Tastes of the Goulburn, 2019

October 19, 2019

707 Operations ran a special train from Melbourne to Seymour and return on 19 October 2018 to transport passengers to the 'Tastes of the Goulburn' festival in Seymour. R707, H5 and T392 led the train, with carriages VAM 1, PCP 294, ACZ 255, BZ 270, BRS 224, CLUB 1, BS 205, BS 212, JTA 6, BK 708, Moorabool and D318 in the consist.

Melbourne Art Trams 2019

November 01, 2019

As part of the 2019 Melbourne Festival eight trams have been decorated in designs by eight Melbourne artists: https://www.festival.melbourne/2019/events/melbourne-art-trams/

Metro Tunnel tram replacement buses

October 14, 2019

Works on the Metro Tunnel at Anzac station have required Yarra Trams services on St Kilda Road to be replaced by buses, while the tram tracks are slewed around the work site.

Steamrail - Warrnambool Westcoaster 2019

October 12, 2019

On 12 October 2019 Steamrail ran their 'Warrnambool Westcoaster' tour from Southern Cross to Warrnambool via Regional Rail Link. Steam locomotive R711 and diesel S313 led the train, made up of carriages PCP 292, 11 AS, 5 AS, Hobsons Bay (269 BZ), Moorabool, 8 AS, 14 BRS, 2 BS, and 600BK.

Caulfield-Dandenong rail replacement buses

Buses have replaced trains on the Pakenham and Cranbourne lines from 2016 and 2018 while work on the Caulfield - Dandenong level crossing removal project was completed.

707 Operations - Geelong and Bellarine Railway, July 2014

On 6 July 2014 707 Operations ran a tour to Geelong with R707, connecting with a bus to Queenscliff for a ride on the Bellarine Railway.

Steamrail - Ride to Pride charter 2014

On 15 November 2014 Steamrail VIctoria ran the 'Ride to Pride' charter from Southern Cross Station to Shapparton, behind heritage diesel locomotives S313 and T364.

High Capacity Corridor Upgrade rail replacement buses

The High Capacity Corridor Upgrade project is upgrading the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines to support the new High Capacity Metro Train (HCMT) fleet. As a result Metro Trains and V/Line rail services have needed to be replaced by buses.

Metro Tunnel rail replacement buses - Caulfield group

Works on the Metro Tunnel portal at South Yarra have required Metro Trains services on the Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston and Sandringham lines to be replaced by buses between Parliament, Caulfield and Elsternwick, as well as V/Line services to Gippsland.

Metro Tunnel rail replacement buses - Northern group

October 16, 2019

Works on the Metro Tunnel portal at South Kensington and turnback platform at West Footscray have required Metro Trains services on the Sunbury and Werribee lines to be replaced by buses between North Melbourne, Sunshine and Newport, as well as V/Line services to Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo.

Furlong Main rail replacement buses

Buses replaced Sunbury line trains from 2015 to 2017 to allow work to be completed on the Furlong Main level crossing removal project, with trains terminating at Sunshine.

Sunbury line disruption, June 2019

Following a fatality on the Sunbury line at Ginifer on the evening of 5 June 2019, train services were replaced by buses beyond Sunshine.

Burnley resignalling rail replacement buses

During 2017 buses replaced Burnley Group trains between Parliament and Camberwell, and Richmond and Darling stations due to signalling works at Burnley, as part of the Richmond to Camberwell Signalling Upgrade Project.

Essendon rail replacement buses

Buses replaced Craigieburn line trains throughout 2018, to allow work to be completed on the Buckley Street level crossing removal project. Trains terminated at Essendon station, connecting with buses towards the city.

Blackburn rail replacement buses

Buses replaced Belgrave and Lilydale line trains throughout 2016 and 2017, to allow work to be completed on the Blackburn Road level crossing removal project. Trains terminated at Blackburn platform 2, with a temporary bridge delivering passengers to the replacement buses.

SCT derailment at Lara

On 2 November 2007 the SCT train suffered a minor derailment between Corio and Lara, with the bogie at one end of a ABFX louvered van needing to be jacked up.

Flooded platform at Ascot Vale

First it leaked, and then it burst - that's what happened to a water main beneath the platform at Ascot Vale station.

Smashed signs at Sunshine station

What happens when you put a road sign right beside a tight corner, on a footpath leading through the Sunshine station car park? Clueless motorists drive over the top of it, over and over again. 

Wolseley, South Australia

October 01, 2019

Wolseley is the first stop on the Melbourne-Adelaide railway once you cross the South Australian side of the border, and is the junction for the mothballed Mount Gambier broad gauge railway.