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Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,316 in total.

HCMT set 34 delivery transfer, October 2021

18 October 2021

On the evening of 19 October 2021 newly completed HCMT set 34 was transferred from Newport Workshops to the depot at Pakenham East behind hired Steamrail diesel locomotives T395 and T364 and power van BVDY51. The locomotives and power van arrived at Newport the day before.

Stored Comeng trains

21 October 2021

In August 2021 the first Comeng trains were withdrawn from service and placed into storage. The first four 6-car sets were transferred to the North Shore sidings in Geelong for storage, with subsequent sets sent to Tottenham Yard.

Comeng retirement transfer, 9 October 2021

13 October 2021

On 25 September 2021 retired Comeng sets 307M-1004T-308M and 309M-1005T-310M were transferred by T386, T381 and T363 from Newport Workshops to Tottenham Yard via Melbourne Yard for long term storage.

Steamrail - Bendigo driver training, October 2021

9 October 2021

On Saturday 2 October 2021 Steamrail Victoria's A2 986 headed from Melbourne to Bendigo and return on a driver training run, hauling water gin VZVF1 and V/Line carriage sets SH29 and LH32.

Steamrail - K183 test runs, October 2021

15 October 2021

In 2021 Steamrail completed the return to service of steam locomotive K183 following a fatal level crossing accident, with a number of test runs made between Newport and Sunshine.

707 Operations - Ballarat driver training, October 2021

2 October 2021

On Saturday 2 October 2021 707 Operations' recently overhauled steam locomotive R707 headed from Melbourne to Ballarat and return on a driver training run, hauling V/Line carriage sets SH29 and LH32. R707 had been out of service for almost two years, to allow the replacement of the main internal steam pipe, regulator adjustments and repair, fitting of new element tubes and ash pan replacement.

Nuline Charter

2 October 2021

Nuline Charter operates a fleet of charter buses and coaches around Melbourne.

Comeng retirement transfer, 25 September 2021

29 September 2021

On 25 September 2021 retired Comeng sets 408M-1054T-407M and 475M-1088T-476M were transferred by T395 and T364 push-pull from Newport Workshops to Tottenham Yard for long term storage.

HCMT set 1 transfer, September 2021

24 September 2021

After sitting idle for months on end at Pakenham East depot having never run on the mainline under it's own power, on 24 September 2021 HCMT set 1 was returned to Newport Workshops for rectification works to the electrical system.

V/Line - standard gauge VLocity testing

13 October 2021

On 23 September 2021 recently gauge converted VLocity VS93 departed South Dynon for Seymour on standard gauge, in preparation for testing on the North East line.

Victoria Police shut down public transport to inner Melbourne

18 September 2021

On 18 September 2021 Victoria Police requested the shutdown of all public transport to the Melbourne CBD between 8am and 2pm, an attempt to disrupt a planned anti-lockdown protest. Train, tram and bus services all terminated far beyond the inner city, with a token 'Authorised Worker Shuttle' bus service running every 30 minutes express from the terminating locations to the Melbourne CBD. The remainder of the rail network was left without any alternative services.

High Capacity Metro Train testing on the Flemington Racecourse line

High Capacity Metro Trains have been on the Flemington Racecourse line to ensure that a misrouted HCMT train would be compatible with existing infrastructure.

High Capacity Metro Train testing on the Sandringham line

High Capacity Metro Trains have been sent to Elsternwick on the Sandringham line to ensure that a misrouted HCMT train would be compatible with existing infrastructure.

HCMT set 4 transfer, 7 June 2020

On 7 June 2020 HCMT set 4 was transferred from Pakenham East depot to Newport Workshops behind SSR diesel locomotives T385 and P18, and power van BVDY51.

EV120 track and overhead inspection vehicle

28 September 2021

EV120 is a Geismar model RB2214TM locomotive hauled track and overhead inspection vehicle for the Victorian broad gauge rail network, replacing overhead inspection car IEV102 and track inspection vehicle IEV100.

V/Line COVID-19 outbreak disruptions

26 September 2021

In September 2021 V/Line's lacklustre preparations against the COVID-19 pandemic were exposed, when hundreds of V/Line staff were forced into isolation after a train driver tested positive, cancelling train services on Sunday 12 September, and resulting in a skeleton timetable that slowly returned to normal over the next two weeks.

SCT Logistics - Sadleirs Logistics

14 October 2021

On 29 September 2021 SCT Logistics commenced providing rail services to Sadleirs Logistics.

Comeng retirement transfer, 11 September 2021

11 September 2021

On 11 September 2021 retired Comeng sets 325M-1013T-326M and 479M-1090T-480M were transferred by P16 and P18 from Newport Workshops to North Shore in Geelong for long term storage.

Bayside Coaches

10 September 2021

Bayside Coaches operates a fleet of charter coaches around Melbourne.

Nationwide Tours

7 September 2021

Nationwide Tours operates a fleet of charter buses and coaches around Melbourne.

Comeng retirement transfer, 4 September 2021

4 September 2021

On 4 September 2021 retired Comeng sets 491M-1096T-492M and 339M-1020T-340M were transferred by P16 and P18 from Newport Workshops to North Shore in Geelong for long term storage.

Mee's Bus Lines

3 September 2021

Mee's Bus Lines operates charter and school bus services in Melbourne.

12 car Comeng train

2 September 2021

After a Comeng train 578M-1139T-577M and 598M-1149T-597M failed at Flinders Street on 2 September 2021, 6-car consist 329M-1015T-366M and 371M-1036T-372M coupled up to it to form a 12-car Comeng train to transfer the failed set to the Calder Park sidings. 

Steamrail - Ballarat driver training, August 2021

28 August 2021

On 28 August 2021 Steamrail's steam locomotive R761 headed from Melbourne to Ballarat and return on a driver training run, hauling V/Line carriage sets SH34 and SH31.