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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 798 in total.

X'Trapolis transfer, August 2017

August 17, 2017

On 18 August 2017 brand new X'Trapolis train 239M-1420T-240M-237M-1419T-238M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T classes T385 & T386. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from Bendigo the day before, travelling via Sunshine, Newport and North Geelong.

Rail Safety Week 2017

August 14, 2017

Rail Safety Week 2017 was launched at Southern Cross Station on August 14 with politicans, railway management and police attending a media event.

Flinders Street Station upgrade

August 14, 2017



In February 2015, the State Government announced a $100 million investment to repair the exterior of the station’s administration building as well as improve access and facilities for commuters. Work started in late 2015 and is due for completion in 2018.

707 Operation - 'Redwood Rattler Tour' August 2017

August 06, 2017

707 Operations ran their 'Redwood Rattler Tour' from Melbourne to Maryborough and return via Bacchus Marsh on August 06, 2017. The train was led by T413 and P14, a replacement for a failed H5, carriages included PCP294, ACZ255, BZ270, BS205, BRS224, BK708, and 'Victoria' Club Car 1.

Steamrail - Snow Train, August 2017

August 06, 2017

On August 6, 2017 Steamrail Victoria headed to Traralgon with R761 and R711 for their annual Snow Train. The carriages included PCP292, 212BS, 11AS, 2BS, 14BRS, Moorabool, 700BK, 46BE, 17BE, 38BE, 9BRS, 7ABE, 3ABE, 1BCE

Southern Shorthaul Railroad grain trains

August 12, 2017

In August 2017 Southern Shorthaul Railroad commenced operating grain trains on the standard gauge in Victoria.

Southern Shorthaul Railroad driver training

August 02, 2017

In July 2017 Southern Shorthaul Railroad commenced operating driver training runs north and west of Melbourne, in preparation for the operation of grain trains on the standard gauge.

Steamrail - Snow Train, July 2017

July 29, 2017

On July 29, 2017 Steamrail Victoria headed to Traralgon with R761 and R711 for their annual Snow Train. The carriages included PCP292, 212BS, 11AS, 2BS, 14BRS, Moorabool, 700BK, 17BE, 38BE, 9BRS, 7ABE, 3ABE, 1BCE

DERMPAV - Colac charter, July 2017

July 29, 2017

On July 29, 2017 DERMPAV took RM58 down to Colac to run shuttles for the Geelong & South Western Rail Heritage Society

Sprinter derailment, July 2017

July 28, 2017

On July 28 2017 Sprinter 7010 derailed at the southern end of Southern Cross platform 6 and 7, with one one axle leaving the rails

Geelong football specials 2011

October 01, 2011

Geelong won against Collingwood in the 2011 AFL Grand Final at the MCG. The V/Line football specials on the Geelong line were mostly VLocity sets, with only a single push-pull train running for the occasion.

Geelong football specials 2006

August 13, 2006

During the 2006 AFL season V/Line ran a number of push-pull P class trains from Geelong to carry Cats fans to the bigger games in Melbourne

Geelong football specials 2010

June 12, 2010

During the 2010 AFL season V/Line ran a number of push-pull P class trains from Geelong to carry Cats fans to the bigger games in Melbourne

V/Line - A60 and P16 double headed, June 2009

June 24, 2009

On June 24, 2009 the power van allocated to an A class hauled down South Geelong service failed, so spare locomotive P16 was attached to the train to provide a replacement head end power supply to the carriages.

V/Line - double headed A classes, November 2008

November 27, 2008

On November 27, 2008 A60 and A62 double headed a down South Geelong service, supposedly for some kind of test run.

707 Operations - Farewell to Murrayville Tour, July 2017

July 23, 2017

On Friday 21 July through Sunday 23 July 707 Operations run their 'Farewell to Murrayville' tour from Melbourne to Murrayville and return, as a a farewell tour to the broad gauge Ouyen to Murrayville branch line. T413 and H3 led the train made up of a mix of Victorian, NSW and South Australian joint stock sleeping carriages: PCP294, ACZ255, BRS224, SJ282, SJ284, Club Car Victoria, dining car Avoca, NAM2336, LAN2354, BK708 and VAM1.

X'Trapolis transfer, July 2017

July 20, 2017

On 20 July 2017 brand new X'Trapolis train 234M-1417T-233M+236M-1418T-235M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind T373 and T376

707 Operations - Best of British suburban tour, July 2017

July 16, 2017

On July 16, 2017 707 Operations ran their 'Best of British' tour around the Melbourne suburbs, visiting Aircraft, the Newport-Sunshine goods lines, Caroline Springs, West Tower and the reversing loop, with diesel shunter F208 and mainline steam locomotive R707 running push pull.

707 Operations - Classic Carriage Soiree to South Geelong, July 2017

July 15, 2017

On July 15, 2017 707 Operations is running our restored steam locomotive and vintage train to South Geelong to celebrate their expanded fleet of classic carriages.

Steamrail - Echuca Explorer, July 2017

July 08, 2017

On 8 July 2017 R711 lead a Steamrail train from Southern Cross to Echuca and return, running via Seymour and Toolamba

Crumbling station building at Armadale

July 01, 2017

A look at the crumbling citybound station kiosk at Armadale station on the Frankston/Dandenong lines, where everything is falling apart and ready to fall down onto the platform below.

Poor service from V/Line

July 28, 2017

Clutching failure from the jaws of success - that's the V/Line way.

Steamrail - Steam Spectacular 2017

June 24, 2017

On 25 June 2017 Steamrail ran a triple headed steam special from Melbourne to Ballarat with R761, A2 986 and D3 639, returning via Geelong, with a parallel run between Geelong and Little River.

Stored trams at Newport Workshops

June 24, 2017

With W class trams heritage listed and unable to be scrapped or exported to tram museums overseas, Newport Workshops has become a dumping ground while they wait a final home.