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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,230 in total.

X'Trapolis transfer, 30 June 2020

On 30 June 2020 SSR locomotives P17 and P18 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 26M-2006T-227M and 224M-1412T-223M from Alstom Ballarat to Newport Workshops after upgrade works. The train ran from Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

Metro Tunnel segment manufacturing facility

26 June 2020

The Metro Tunnel tunnel lining segment manufacturing facility is located at Ravenhall, next door to the Boral quarry and Cleanaway tip. The completed precast concrete segments are then transported by road to the Arden and Domain work sites.

V/Line - 9-car VLocity train testing

21 June 2020

On 21 June 2020 V/Line sent VLocity sets VL07, VL63 and VL23 from Southern Cross Station to Wyndham Vale to test the operation of 9-car VLocity trains, as well as platform fit for the longer trains.

Public transport response to the Coronavirus pandemic

8 July 2020

Follow the response of public transport operators to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Arbory Bar at Flinders Street Station

Arbory Bar operated in 2015 on the site of Flinders Street Station platform 11 after Metro Trains leased out the land, and has been taking over the adjacent platform 10 ever since.

X'Trapolis transfer, 9 June 2020

30 June 2020

On 9 June 2020 SSR locomotives P18 and P17 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 239M-1420T-240M and classmate from Alstom Ballarat to Newport Workshops after upgrade works. The train ran from Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

Heritage A class locomotive transfers

6 June 2020

On 6 June 2020 V/Line heritage allocated locomotives were collected from South Dynon by their new owners - A60 to the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre and A62 to 707 Operations. Both locomotives needed to be transferred between passenger carriages due to the lack of working brake equipment.

HCMT transfer, June 2020

7 June 2020

On 6 June 2020 HCMT set 2 was transferred from Newport Workshops back to the Pakenham East depot, behind SSR diesel locomotives T385 and P18, and power van BVDY51. The same locomotives then transferred HCMT set 4 in the reverse direction on 7 June 2020.

Western NSW freight

Freight in New South Wales from the Blue Mountains and further west.

Pacific National standard gauge grain trains

Grain is a major freight traffic in Victoria, with Pacific National running grain trains from Victorian silos on standard gauge to export export terminals at Melbourne, Geelong and Portland, as well as interstate to NSW.

V/Line VLocity train testing

10 August 2005

VLocity trains under testing before their 2005 entry to V/Line service.

Wyndham Vale driver training

8 April 2020

In April 2020 V/Line ran a fleet of N classes light engine between Wyndham Vale and Sunshine in order to train drivers on altered signalling for the new Wyndham Vale stabling yard. A total of seven N classes were involved: two flights of three locomotives, and one running solo.

X'Trapolis transfer, 18 March 2020

18 March 2020

On 18 March January 2020 SSR locomotives P16 and T363 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 99M-1350M-100M and 895M-1648T-896M from Newport Workshops to Alstom Ballarat for upgrade works. The train ran to Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

X'Trapolis transfer, 17 March 2020

17 March 2020

On 17 March 2020 SSR locomotives P16 and T363 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 886M-1643T-885M and 961M-1681T-962M from Alstom Ballarat to Newport Workshops after upgrade works. The train ran from Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

High Capacity Metro Train testing on the Belgrave line

13 March 2020

On the evening of 12 March 2020 HCMT set 2 was transferred to Upper Ferntree Gully behind P18 and T385 in preparation for brake testing on the Belgrave line, between Upper Ferntree Gully and Upwey.

Steamrail Open Day 2020

9 March 2020

On the Labor Day long weekend in March 2020 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.

Steamrail - Y Class Shunters Tour 2020

8 February 2020

On 8 February 2020 Steamrail Victoria ran their 'Y Class Shunters Tour' around Melbourne. The tour started at Newport, with Y164 being joined by V/Line shunter Y163 at Southern Cross Station, then running to Werribee, Westall and Maddingley, before returning to Southern Cross and Newport.

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 after 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 had 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

13 March 2020

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