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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,211 in total.

X'Trapolis transfer, January 2020

20 January 2020

On 20 January 2020 SSR locomotives P14 and T363 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 925M-1663T-926M and 89M-1345T-90M from Alstom Ballarat to Newport Workshops afer upgrade works. The train ran from Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

Peel Street tram dewirement

10 January 2020

On 10 January 2020 a truck took out the tramway overhead on route 58 at Queen Victoria Market, resulting in the route 57 and 58 trams being diverted, and the closure of William, Peel and Dudley Streets.

High Capacity Metro Train testing on the Werribee line

3 January 2020

On the evening of 2 January 2020 HCMT set 2 commenced brake testing runs on the Werribee line, between Newport and Werribee. The train hd been delivered to the stabling yard at Newport Workshops a week earlier, hauled by a pair of diesel locomotives.

Sunbury line train stuck at South Kensington

30 December 2019

On 30 December 2019 trains on the Werribee line were disrupted due to a power failure, so Metro sent a citybound Sunbury line train across to the platforms at South Kensington station to pick up stranded passengers. Unfortunately the power was also off at there, so the train came to a halt halfway into the platform, blocking both pairs of tracks!

Kananook Train Storage Facility

24 December 2019

A new stabling yard is being constructed north of Kananook station, to offset the loss of stabling sidings at Carrum station as part of the level crossing removal project there.

Cheltenham and Mentone level crossing removal project

24 December 2019

The level crossings on the Frankston line at Park Road and Charman Road in Cheltenham and Balcombe Road in Mentone are being removed by lowering the railway line, with new stations built at both locations.

Toorak Road level crossing removal project

25 December 2019

The Toorak Road, Kooyong level crossing on the Glen Waverley line will be removed by building a rail bridge over Toorak Road

Steamrail - Members special, December 2019

15 December 2019

On 15 December 2019 Y164 led a special train for Steamrail members from Newport to Frankston via the Brooklyn goods lines. The train was made up of 18 CE, 600 BK, 17 BE, 7 ABE, 25 BE, and 14 CW.

Melbourne tramway overhead

A web of overhead wires is needed to supply the electricity that powers Melbourne's tram fleet

Tram stop extensions for E class trams

16 January 2020

As part of the preparation for the longer E class trams entering service across Melbourne, tram stops along route 96 and La Trobe were extended to cater for their length.

Melbourne tram stop closures

In recent years many tram stops in Melbourne have been permantly closed, either replaced by nearby platform stops in an failed effort to speed up services, or due to safety concerns with motorists speeding past stopped trams.

Yarra Trams rail grinders

Yarra Trams occasionally uses rail grinders on their network to profile the head of tram tracks.

Mount Alexander Road tram works

In January 2014 the tram tracks along Mount Alexander Road, Travancore were rebuilt between Moonee Ponds Junction and Essensdon Depot

Wellington Parade tram works

In October 2015 a new platform tram stop was constructed on Wellington Parade at Jolimont station

Elgin Street tram works

In Jaunary 2015 a new centre island platform tram stop was built on Elgin Street at the Lygon Street corner.

St Kilda Road tram stop works

In June 2015 new platform tram stops were constructed on platform stops on St Kilda Road at Grant Street and Coventry Street.

Collins and William Street tram stop works

In June 2015 a new platform tram stop was provided at Collins and William Street, with the tram stops at Queen and King Street being closed.

Victoria and Peel Street tram works

In June 2012 the route 55 and 57 tramway junction at the intersection of Victoria and Peel Streets was rebuilt.

Ascot Vale tramway overhead works

In November 2018 the overhead wire at the junction of Union Road and Maribyrnong Road in Ascot Vale was renewed.

Victoria and Nicholson Street tram works

In April 2014 the route 30, 86 and 96 tramway junction at the intersection of Victoria and Nicholson Streets was rebuilt.

Queensbridge Street tram works

In May 2015 the tram tracks along Queensbridge Street were rebuilt, with a new platform stop constructed outside Crown Casino.

Flinders Street overpass removal

In June-November 2005 the Flinders Street Overpass at King Street was demolished and the tram tracks rebuilt, with new platform stops provided at Market, King and Spencer Streets.

Swanston Street tram stop works

Between May 2011 and July 2012 new platform tram stops were constructed on Swanston Street at Collins, Bourke and La Trobe Street.

Elizabeth Street tram works

In April 2012 the tram tracks along Elizabeth Street were rebuilt between Collins Street and Victoria Street, followed in October 2013 by the construction of new platform stops at Collins, Bourke and La Trobe Streets.