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Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,326 in total.

Steamrail - K183 to Gheringhap, November 2021

13 November 2021

On 13 November 2021 K183 completed a test run to Gheringhap and Geelong following a restoration to service, hauling carriages 1BCE, 38BE, 46BE and water gin VZVF 1.

HCMT set 35 delivery transfer, November 2021

13 November 2021

On the evening of 14 November 2021 newly completed HCMT set 35 was transferred from Newport Workshops to the depot at Pakenham East behind SSR diesel locomotives P18 and P16 with power van BVDY51. The locomotives and power van arrived at Newport the day before.

Comeng retirement transfer, 6 November 2021

6 November 2021

On 6 November 2021 retired Comeng sets 336M-1069T-437M and 414M-1057T-413M were transferred by P16 and P18 from Newport Workshops to Tottenham Yard via Brooklyn for long term storage.

707 Operations - Castlemaine transfer, 2021

31 October 2021

On the early morning of Sunday 31 October 2021 707 Operations sent A66 and a freshly repained in V/Line liveried Y127 from Newport Wokrshops to Castlemaine via Sunshine to transfer ex-Bluebird railcar BM 259 to the Victorian Goldfields Railway. 'The Overland' carriages PCP 294 – JTA 6 – CLUB 1 – SJ 284 and CP 35 also came along, being used on a Victorian Goldfields Railway charter run to Maldon later that day, then back to Melbourne that afternoon.

Steamrail - Ballarat East transfer, 2021

31 October 2021

On the weekend of 30 and 31 October 2021 Steamrail Victoria sent S313 and T356 to Ballarat East via North Geelong to collect steam locomotive Y112, with VZVF1, PCP 292, Goulburn, SJ 282 'Tantini' brought along to accommodate the Steamrail crew.

HCMT High Capacity Signalling testing at Epping

25 October 2021

In 2019 work started on the installation of trial High Capacity Signalling equipment between Epping and South Morang stations. A pair of X'Trapolis trains completed the initial testing from September 2020, with High Capacity Metro Trains entering the test program from August 2021.

El Zorro standard gauge grain trains

El Zorro once operated a number of grain trains inside and through Victoria on standard gauges, using a mix of hired locomotives and wagons.

707 Operations - Seymour driver training, October 2021

24 October 2021

On Sunday 24 October 2021 R707 lead a driver training run from Newport Workshops to Seymour via Brooklyn and Sunshine, using carriages PCP 294 - ACZ 255 - BZ 270 - BRS 224 - LAN 2352 - CP 35.

North Williamstown level crossing removal replacement buses

23 October 2021

During 2021 buses have replaced trains on the Williamstown line beyond Newport while the level crossing at Ferguson Street, Williamstown is removed.

Comeng retirement transfer, 23 October 2021

23 October 2021

On 23 October 2021 retired Comeng sets 311M-1006T-312M and 318M-1009T-317M were transferred by T395 and T386 from Newport Workshops to Tottenham Yard via Melbourne Yard for long term storage.

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 at Tottenham Yard and North Shore

13 November 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

6 November 2021

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

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.