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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,913 in total.

Gillicks Buslines

Friday 3 May 2024

Gillicks Buslines is a school and charter bus operator based in Bairnsdale, Victoria.

Australiner

Friday 3 May 2024

Australiner is a school and charter coach operator based in Oakleigh South.

Steamrail - Mernda shuttles, 2024

Sunday 28 April 2024

On Sunday 28 April 2024 K183 and the Tait train led a day of steam shuttles between Reservoir and Mernda.

Executive Coach Travel

Sunday 28 April 2024

Executive Coach Travel is a charter coach operator based in the Melbourne suburb of Oakleigh.

707 Operations - Tastes of the Goulburn, 2024

Saturday 27 April 2024

On Saturday 27 April 2024 707 Operations ran a special standard gauge train train from Melbourne to Seymour and return for the 'Tastes of the Goulburn' festival. N451 and T357 led the five car N set along with power van PCJ493.

Station Street, Officer level crossing removal

Saturday 27 April 2024

The level crossing on Station Street near Officer station is being closed in May 2024, traffic being diverted to cross the railway at the existing Siding Avenue and Brunt Road bridges either side, pending completion of a planned road overpass at the up end included in the Officer Precinct Structure Plan.

Port of Echuca branch

Following the opening of the railway to Melbounre the Port of Echuca became the second largest port in Victoria. Today it is a museum, with the rail connection having been removed.

Metro Trains Melbourne football specials

Saturday 20 April 2024

Metro Trains Melbourne operates extra trains to take football fans to and from games at Docklands Stadium and the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

V/Line - Stored H set carriages at Echuca

Saturday 20 April 2024

In late 2023 V/Line retired their H set carriages from service, putting them into storage at Echuca. There are now five 6-car sets in storage there - two opposite the station platform, and three in the south end of the yard.

Elmore Miniature Railway

Saturday 20 April 2024

Elmore Miniature Railway is a miniature railway beside the mainline railway in Elmore.

Echuca Moama Transit

Saturday 20 April 2024

Newtons Bus Service operates a town bus service in Echuca and Moama as 'Echuca Moama Transit'.

Melbourne station phone chargers

Mobile phone charging kiosks were installed at Melbourne railway statioons as part of a $350,000 election promise made in 2018. In the years since the majority have been vandalised, leaving them useless.

707 Operations - Sound Tracks music festival, 2024

Sunday 21 April 2024

On the weekend of 19-21 April 2024 the 'Sound Tracks' music festival travelled to Echuca and Rochester on a 707 Operations train made up of sleeping carriages and club cars.

ARTC track machine transfer, 2024

Friday 26 April 2024

In April 2024 ARTC sent Plasser 09-3X Dynamic Tamper Stabiliser TDX100 and BX100 Plasser SSP-305 ballast regulator from Goulburn to Western Victoria to tamp the mainline between Tooli Loop and Lubeck.

Cardinia Road level crossing removal

Sunday 7 April 2024

The Cardinia Road level crossing over the Pakenham line in Pakenham was removed in December 2020, with a new road over rail bridge constructed.

Carrison

Sunday 7 April 2024

Carrison is a school and charter bus operator based in Bairnsdale, Victoria.

Station Street, Beaconsfield level crossing removal

Sunday 7 April 2024

The Station Street level crossing in Beaconsfield is bring replaced by a road over rail bridge south of the railway station in 2023-24.

Brunt Road level crossing removal

Saturday 27 April 2024

The Brunt Road level crossing on the Pakenham Line at Beaconsfield is being replaced by a road over rail bridge in 2023-24.

Progress Street level crossing removal

Sunday 7 April 2024

The Progress Street level crossing on the Pakenham line at Dandenong South is being closed in 2024, with a replacement road to the south retaining access to the local area.

Dysons Bus Services, Bairnsdale

Sunday 7 April 2024

Dysons Bus Services operates school and charter services from their depot in Bairnsdale, as well as V/Line coach services, and town services for Public Transport Victoria.

Kew school buses

Monday 14 September 2015

The Met, National Bus, Transdev and now Kinetic have operated the 150-160 series of bus routes to schools in Kew, which were renumbered as K50-K60 after the 150-series route numbers were reallocated to new routes created in the Wyndham area in 2015.

HCMT transfer, April 2024

Tuesday 2 April 2024

On 2 April 2024 SSR locomotives T363 and T386 with power van BVDY51 delivered the final brand new HCMT set 70 from Newport to Pakenham East.

Steamrail - Bendigo Easter Festival 2024

Sunday 31 March 2024

On Sunday 31 March 2024 Steamrail Victoria ran a train to the Bendigo Easter Festival, with R711 leading T364 and recently activated diesel locomotive S301.

Keon Parade level crossing removal replacement buses

Sunday 31 March 2024

During 2023-24 Keon Park station was closed for level crossing removal works at Keon Parade, with a shuttle bus operating between Ruthven and Thomastown stations.

V/Line - H set retirement

Tuesday 2 April 2024

In July 2023 V/Line commenced retiring their fleet of H sets carriages, initially transferring them to Shepparton and later Echuca for storage.

SSR N class transfer, 2024

Friday 15 March 2024

On Friday 15 March 2024 surplus V/Line N class locomotives N464, N455, N466 and N463 were transferred from South Dynon to Tottenham Yard, where they were handed over to Southern Shorthaul Railroad on hire to run freight services.

Steamrail Open Day 2024

Monday 11 March 2024

On the Labor Day long weekend in March 2024 Steamrail Victoria held their bi-annual open day at the Newport Workshops, with a variety of steam locomotives in operation alongside diesel and electric locomotives.

707 Operations - The Riverlander, March 2024

Friday 8 March 2024

On the weekend of Friday 8 to Sunday 10 March 2024 707 Operations ran their 'The Riverlander' train to Swan Hill and Piangil behind V/Line locomotives N462 and N468.

Napier Street railway bridge strike, March 2024

Sunday 3 March 2024

The railway bridge that carries the Williamstown and Werribee lines over Napier Street has a long history of being struck by high vehicles - 3 March 2024 was yet another example.

Sightseeing Tours Australia

Friday 16 February 2024

Sightseeing Tours Australia runs coach tours around Australia.

Go West Tours

Friday 16 February 2024

Go West Tours operates a fleet of minibuses on small group tours out of Melbourne.

MyBus Geelong

Saturday 10 February 2024

MyBus Geelong is a charter minibus operator based in Geelong.

Melbourne University tram terminus upgrade

Friday 9 February 2024

In February 2024 the tram sidings at the Melbourne University tram terminus were dug up and replaced.

University of Melbourne autonomous bus

Friday 9 February 2024

Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES) at the University of Melbourne have a EasyMile EZ10 battery-powered autonomous electric bus which has been used around the Parkville campus.

Manildra Group locomotive transfers

Tuesday 6 February 2024

In January 2024 Manildra Group acquired stored broad gauge locomotives T388, T399, T402 and Y119 from Ettamogah Rail Hub and had them transferred to the SSR workshops in Bendigo to be reactivated for use as shunters in NSW.

V/Line - last H set, February 2024

Friday 2 February 2024

On Friday 2 February 2024 the last H type carriage set ran in V/Line service. Set SLH33 ran an up service from Geelong and then back again in the evening, followed by an unplanned outing for carriage set SLH32 from Melbourne to Waurn Ponds that evening.

V/Line - Sprinter train door testing

Monday 29 January 2024

Following changes to platform height standards which were implemented at Deer Park station, in January 2024 V/Line modified Sprinter railcar 7014 to reduce the height of the plug doors to prevent them from becoming stuck on the platform when opened.

Bedford Road level crossing removal

Friday 26 January 2024

The Bedford Road level crossing on the Belgrave line at Ringwood is being replaced with a rail under road bridge.

707 Operations - The Winelander to Inverleigh, 2024

Friday 26 January 2024

On 26 January 2024 707 Operations ran their first standard gauge tour from Melbourne to Inverleigh and return, with T387 and N469 leading retired V/Line carriages ACN45, BN22, BN5, BRN43, ACN48 and power van PCJ493.

HCMT transfer, January 2024

Thursday 25 January 2024

On 25 January 2024 SSR locomotives P17 and T386 with power van BVDY51 delivered brand new HCMT set 68 from Newport to Pakenham East.

SRHC - The Cunarder, 2024

Wednesday 10 January 2024

On Wednesday 10 January 2024 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran 'The Cunarder' charter for Cruise Express from Albury to Southern Cross with S307 and C501.

Pacific National diverted freight via Melbourne

Monday 8 January 2024

During disruptions to the usual Sydney-Perth freight route via Broken Hill, Pacific National have diverted these freight trains via Melbourne instead.

Siemens train recovery, 2024

Monday 8 January 2024

On the morning of Monday 8 January 2024 a Siemens train on a down Sandringham service encountered an issue with the overhead at Richmond Junction, destroying all four pantographs on the train. The Sandringham line was shut down from the day due to the train blocking the line. That evening V/Line shunting locomotive Y156 was despatched from Southern Cross Station to assist in the recovery. It entered the section and coupled up to the Siemens train using a transition coupler, first removing set 749M-2525T-750M and taking it to Flinders Street track 9a, then returning to remove set 772M-2536T-771M from the site as well.

Bus & Coach Sales, Seaford

Saturday 12 August 2023

Bus & Coach Sales sells second hand buses and coaches from their yard in Seaford.

V/Line road fleet

Sunday 31 December 2023

V/Line operates a variety of cars and trucks to support the operation of Victoria's railway network.

Christian's Bus Company Ararat

Monday 1 January 2024

Christian's Bus Company is a school and charter operator with a depot in Ararat, who also operates three town bus routes in Ararat and four routes to surrounding towns on behalf of Public Transport Victoria.

Lions' Train Park, Donald

Friday 29 December 2023

The local Lions' club maintains steam locomotive J524 and a collection of retired freight and passenger rollingstock in a park near Donald station.

Whitmore Group

Friday 29 December 2023

Whitmore Group operates town bus services in Castlemaine and Maryborough.