Wongm's Rail Gallery » Recent albums

Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,258 in total.

Southern Cross Station trackwork 2019

On the weekend of 19-23 October 2019 Southern Shorthaul Railroad operated works trains to Southern Cross Station, carrying ballast, rail, sleepers and everything else needed to replace two double compounds in the yard at the north end of platforms 3 and 4.

El Zorro wagon transfers

El Zorro wagon transfers between freight terminals in Melbourne.

V/Line - Newport-Sunshine driver training

6 February 2021

On 6 February 2021 V/Line sent N467 between Sunshine, Tottenham and Newport to train heritage train crews on the route via Brooklyn.

Ballarat Line Upgrade driver training

31 January 2021

During the commissioning of the final stage of the Ballarat Line Upgrade project, V/Line sent five N classes light engine to Ballarat each day to assist with driver training on the new stations and crossing loops between Bacchus Marsh and Wendouree.

High Capacity Metro Train test running

19 January 2021

High Capacity Metro Trains have been running between the depot at Pakenham East and the Melbourne CBD as part of the testing program, with each train needing to run 4,000 km before being accepted, with 2,000km of that running without incident in simulated passenger service.

High Capacity Metro Train testing at Rushall

21 January 2021

In January 2021 a number of High Capacity Metro Trains were sent on the Mernda line as far as Reservoir, in order to test how the new trains would handle the curve at Rushall, the sharpest on Melbourne's rail network.

Preston level crossing removal

17 January 2021

The level crossings at Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Murray Road in Preston are being removed by raising the Mernda line onto an elevated viaduct, with new stations to be constructed at Preston and Bell.

Surrey Hills and Mont Albert level crossing removals

12 January 2021

The level crossings at Union Road, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert are being removed by lowing the railway line, with Surrey Hills Station and Mont Albert Station consolidated into a single station midway between the two.

High Capacity Metro Trains enter service

27 December 2020

On 27 December 2020 the first High Capacity Metro Train carried passengers, HCMT set 11 did the honours running a single service from Pakenham to Flinders Street Station and return. The day was low key, with no special ceremonies to mark the occasion and little media attention, the train full of the families of those who built the train, and a gaggle of railfans who found out that the train was running.

Qube Logistics broad gauge grain

24 March 2017

Rail freight company Qube Logistics operates a handful of broad gauge grain trains in Victoria.

High Capacity Metro Train compatibility testing

20 December 2020

High Capacity Metro Trains have been sent to Flemington Racecourse, Burnley Sidings on the Glen Waverley line, and Elsternwick on the Sandringham line to ensure that a misrouted HCMT train would be compatible with existing infrastructure.

Southern Shorthaul Railroad Bendigo locomotive transfers

23 February 2021

Southern Shorthaul Railroad has the maintenance contract for the Pacific National fleet of broad gauge locomotives, running regular transfer runs between Melbourne and Bendigo with their own fleet of locomotives.

North Dynon locomotives

22 October 2017

Qube Logistics operates a fuel point at the Footscray end of North Dynon Yard, with locomotives also being stabled in common user sidings at the city end.

T400 and S306 transfer to Newport Workshops

On 13 June July 2019 T400 and S306 were dead transferred between G541 and G527 from the scrap row at South Dynon, to Newport Workshops. S306 is now preserved with 707 Operations, but T400 was stripped of parts, then returned to South Dynon for scrapping.

UGL Spotswood locomotive transfers

Light engine moves of the Pacific National's standard gauge locomotive fleet between Dynon and the UGL Limited maintenance centre in the Melbourne suburbs of Spotswood.

Martyrs Bus Service

13 November 2020

Martyrs Bus Service operates the route 683 service in Melbourne's east, along with charter and school bus services.

Lilydale level crossing removal project

13 November 2020

The level crossing at Maroondah Highway, Lilydale is being removed by building a rail bridge over the road, along with a new railway station on the south side of the existing station.

Mooroolbark level crossing removal project

13 November 2020

The level crossing at Manchester Road, Mooroolbark is being removed by building a rail bridge over the road, along with a new railway station.

Transit Systems Victoria

25 February 2021

In April 2019 Transit Systems acquired Sita Buslines, operator of 19 bus routes in in Melbourne's west. It was rebranded under the Transit Systems Victoria name in October 2020.

Sunbury Line Upgrade replacement buses

27 February 2021

Works on the Sunbury Line Upgrade project have seen Metro Trains and V/Line services to Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo replaced by buses.

Pacific National Bordertown log train

3 November 2020

In August 2020 Pacific National commenced operating a containerised log train from Bordertown in South Australia to the Port of Melbourne.

High Capacity Metro Train testing on the Craigieburn line

18 December 2020

On the morning of 1 November 2020 HCMT set 3 was sent out to Kensington on the Craigieburn line to test the compatibility of the new trains with existing infrastructure.

North Geelong 'hospital' train

24 November 2020

Pacific National operates an irregular 'hospital' train conveying broad gauge wagons between Melbourne and the maintenance facility at North Geelong Yard.

Qube Logistics works trains

5 June 2019

From 2018 Qube Logistics commenced operating works trains on the Melbourne suburban rail network on behalf of Metro Trains Melbourne.