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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 764 in total.

Poor service from Yarra Trams

It is hard enough to run a public transport service when sharing the roads with the incompetent motorists of Melbourne, but Public Transport Victoria and Yarra Trams manage to add their own screw ups to the mix

Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade

May 20, 2017

The Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade is duplicating the section of single track between Heidelberg and Rosanna, raising the railway line over Lower Plenty Road, and rebuilding Rosanna station.

Steamrail - Rail and Sail to Geelong May 2017

May 21, 2017

K190 led 7 carriages to Geelong and back on 21 May 2017, with passenger having the option to travel one way to/from by boat.

Steamrail - A2 986 'Spirit of Warragul' May 2017

May 13, 2017

After sitting in a park in Warragul for years, on 13 May 2017 newly restored steam locomotive A2 986 officially reentered service, running to Warragul where it was named 'Spirit of Warragul'.

Yarra Trams - Anzac Day diversions

April 25, 2017

Every Anzac Day special tram services on routes 57, 59 and 19 from the northern suburbs run to the Shine of Remembrance on St Kilda Road via the little used section of track on Victoria Street between Elizabeth and Swanston Streets. In addition, routes 3a, 64 & 67 from the southern suburbs are diverted via Park St, Kings Way and William Street to the Dudley Street sidings.

Metrol

August 14, 2013

Metrol is the main train control centre for the Melbourne suburban rail network

Steam locomotive K183 preserved at Yarragon

'K183' is statically preserved at Yarragon - but is actually a renumbered K162

New V/Line Mk4 livery

May 01, 2017

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.

NSW TrainLink intercity services

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

Yass Railway Museum

A small railway museum in the NSW town of Yass, located off the Main South line

Goulburn Railway Workshops

Located in the city of Goulburn on the Main South line, the Railway Workshops are used by CFCLA to maintain their fleet of locomotives and wagons

Lithgow Railway Workshops

Located in the Blue Mountains on the Main West line at Lithgow, the Lithgow Railway Workshops are used by Southern Southhaul Railroad to maintain their fleet of locomotives and rolling stock

A Tram to the Park - March 2017

March 19, 2017

On 19 March 2017 tram A2.300 lead the 'A Tram to the Park' tour across Melbourne.

V/Line - Pacific National rescue failed a Warrnambool service, August 2006

On the morning of August 02, 2006 N452 failed at Warrnambool when it was supposed to lead the up morning service, so A81 was pulled off the freight and used to rescue the train. A79 was then sent back to Warrnambool to bring the freight back that night.

Bayswater level crossing removal project

In 2016/17 two level level crossings on the Belgrave line were removed - Mountain Highway and Scoresby Road, with Bayswater station also being rebuilt

Gauge converting PHAY wagons

In December 2016 Qube Logistics obtained a number of PHAY hopper wagons from South Australia for use on the Apex quarry train in Victoria. Originally running on standard gauge, bogies from WGSY grain wagons were used to convert them to broad gauge.

Portland stored grain wagons

January 10, 2009

For a number of years Pacific National stored a large number of standard gauge grain wagons in the harbour sidings at Portland

Rollingstock bits and pieces

July 11, 2015

Looking underneath freight wagons and passenger carriages at the bits that make them roll along the tracks

Grounded wagons and carriages

March 30, 2013

Photos of retired freight wagons and passenger carriages now on solid ground minus bogies

Sadleirs Logistics

May 21, 2017

Sadleirs Logistics move freight by rail with their fleet of RLSY louvre vans, attached to Pacific National intermodal services.

Rebranding Connex to Metro Trains Melbourne

December 29, 2015

Metro Trains Melbourne took over operation of the Melbourne suburban rail network from Connex on 30 November 2009, with rebranding of trains and stations commencing right away.

Metro Trains Melbourne - Northern group

May 21, 2017

Metro Trains Melbourne services on the Werribee, Altona, Williamstown, Sunbury, Craigieburn and Upfield lines that make up the Northern group.

Metro Trains Melbourne - Burnley group

April 19, 2017

Metro Trains Melbourne services on the Belgrave, Lilydale, Alamein and Glen Waverley lines that make up the Burnley group.

Metro Trains Melbourne - Caulfield group

Metro Trains Melbourne services on the Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston and Sandringham lines that make up the Caulfield group.