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Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 809 in total.

Bus depots

October 12, 2017

A look at bus depots from Melbourne and beyond

Melbourne Visitor Shuttle

May 03, 2017

The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle was a tourist-oriented bus service operated by Driver Bus Lines on behalf of the City of Melbourne from March 2006 until August 2017.

VLocity derailment, September 2017

September 25, 2017

On September 25, 2017 VLocity VL51 derailed at the north end of Southern Cross platform 6. Two bogies ended up off the rails, with jacks being used to get them back onto the rails.

X'Trapolis transfer, September 2017

September 20, 2017

On 20 September 2017 SSR T classes T363 and T381 and power van BVDY52 headed from Bendigo to Ballarat to collect a brand new X'Trapolis train, travelling via Sunshine, Newport and North Geelong.

Automatic rail lubricators

September 28, 2017

Automatic rail lubricators are used to apply grease to the running rails, avoiding wheel wear on sharp curves. Traditionally mechanical 'grease pots' were used for this purpose, but require frequent maintenance and apply grease in an inaccurate manner. Modern replacements are powered units, which use trackside sensors to pump out grease only when required.

Transdev Melbourne leased buses

In mid September 2017 Transport Safety Victoria and VicRoads completed an audit of the Transdev Melbourne fleet of buses. Initially 33 buses at two depots were removed from service due to defects, with 100+ buses eventually being taken off the road once all depots had been visited. Buses from Dysons Group and Sita Buslines were 'wet leased' to fill the gaps, with Transdev drivers directing drivers on the 'foreign' routes. 'Dry leasing' soon followed, with Transdev drivers in charge of the foreign buses, with Kastoria and Mitchell Transit also supplying vehicles.

Toorak Road West tram diversion

September 18, 2017

To make room for the Melbourne Metro station construction site at Domain Interchange, in June 2017 route 58 (formerly route 8) trams were diverted from Domain Road and Park Street to new tracks along Toorak Road West.

Steamrail - Castlemaine charter, September 2017

September 16, 2017

On 16 September 2017 Steamrail operated a charter from Melbourne to Castlemaine and return with A2 986, with carriages 17BE, 3ABE, 7ABE, 38BE, 1BCE, and water gin VZVF1. K190 was also attached to the down leg of the trip, on transfer to the Victorian Goldfields Railway.

Steamrail - Maldon Experience, September 2017

September 09, 2017

On 9th September 2017 R711 and R761 led a train from Melbourne to Bendigo and return. The carriages were PCP292, 11AS, Hobsons Bay, 14BRS, 9BRS, 7ABE, 3ABE, 38BE, 17BE, 1BCE.

Sydney Trains bits

August 31, 2017

Just bits and pieces of Sydney Trains EMUs, carriages and railcars

Steamrail - Maldon Weekender, August 2017

August 20, 2017

K153 and K190 led T356 on a weekend trip from Southern Cross to Maldon and return, via Castlemaine.

X'Trapolis transfer, August 2017

August 18, 2017

On 18 August 2017 brand new X'Trapolis train 239M-1420T-240M-237M-1419T-238M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T classes T385 & T386. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from Bendigo the day before, travelling via Sunshine, Newport and North Geelong.

Rail Safety Week 2017

August 14, 2017

Rail Safety Week 2017 was launched at Southern Cross Station on August 14 with politicans, railway management and police attending a media event.

Flinders Street Station upgrade

September 18, 2017

In February 2015, the State Government announced a $100 million investment to repair the exterior of the station’s administration building as well as improve access and facilities for commuters. Work started in late 2015 and is due for completion in 2018.

707 Operation - 'Redwood Rattler Tour' August 2017

August 06, 2017

707 Operations ran their 'Redwood Rattler Tour' from Melbourne to Maryborough and return via Bacchus Marsh on August 06, 2017. The train was led by T413 and P14, a replacement for a failed H5, carriages included PCP294, ACZ255, BZ270, BS205, BRS224, BK708, and 'Victoria' Club Car 1.

Steamrail - Snow Train, August 2017

August 06, 2017

On August 6, 2017 Steamrail Victoria headed to Traralgon with R761 and R711 for their annual Snow Train. The carriages included PCP292, 212BS, 11AS, 2BS, 14BRS, Moorabool, 700BK, 46BE, 17BE, 38BE, 9BRS, 7ABE, 3ABE, 1BCE

Southern Shorthaul Railroad grain trains

August 26, 2017

In August 2017 Southern Shorthaul Railroad commenced operating grain trains on the standard gauge in Victoria.

Southern Shorthaul Railroad driver training

August 02, 2017

In July 2017 Southern Shorthaul Railroad commenced operating driver training runs north and west of Melbourne, in preparation for the operation of grain trains on the standard gauge.

Steamrail - Snow Train, July 2017

July 29, 2017

On July 29, 2017 Steamrail Victoria headed to Traralgon with R761 and R711 for their annual Snow Train. The carriages included PCP292, 212BS, 11AS, 2BS, 14BRS, Moorabool, 700BK, 17BE, 38BE, 9BRS, 7ABE, 3ABE, 1BCE

DERMPAV - Colac charter, July 2017

July 29, 2017

On July 29, 2017 DERMPAV took RM58 down to Colac to run shuttles for the Geelong & South Western Rail Heritage Society

Sprinter derailment, July 2017

July 28, 2017

On July 28 2017 Sprinter 7010 derailed at the southern end of Southern Cross platform 6 and 7, with one one axle leaving the rails

Geelong football specials 2011

October 01, 2011

Geelong won against Collingwood in the 2011 AFL Grand Final at the MCG. The V/Line football specials on the Geelong line were mostly VLocity sets, with only a single push-pull train running for the occasion.

Geelong football specials 2006

August 13, 2006

During the 2006 AFL season V/Line ran a number of push-pull P class trains from Geelong to carry Cats fans to the bigger games in Melbourne

Geelong football specials 2010

June 12, 2010

During the 2010 AFL season V/Line ran a number of push-pull P class trains from Geelong to carry Cats fans to the bigger games in Melbourne