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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 925 in total.

Bikes at Melbourne stations

June 15, 2018

Bike parking or lack thereof at Melbourne railway stations

Axle counter overlays at Melbourne level crossings

Following issues with VLocity trains being detected by track circuits in suburban Melbourne, in 2016 axle counters have been installed at level crossings to ensure they are reliable activated.

TPWS in suburban Melbourne

Commencing in 2010 Train Protection & Warning System (TPWS) has been retrofitted to signals across suburban Melbourne.

NSW Rail Transport Museum - Steam Train Sunday, October 2015

On 25 October 2015 NSW Rail Transport Museum steam locomotive 3642 lead a 'Steam Train Sunday' train from Sydney Central to the Sydney Tramway Museum.

Pacific National standard gauge Mildura freight

June 13, 2018

The Mildura freight runs from Merbein (just north of the town) to Melbourne and return for Wakefield Transport. The train is made up of standard and refrigerated containers, and commenced runnong on standard gauge from mid-2018 folliowing the gauge conversion of the Mildura line.

Steamrail - Northern Weekender, July 2018

June 11, 2018

Over the June long weekend Steamrail Victoria ran their 'Northern Weekender' tour to Swan Hill and Echuca, with R711 and T395 hauling PCP292, Goulburn, SJ282, LAN2354, Moorabool, Werribee, Indi, Coliban, Inman, 67BW, 68BW, and water gin VZVF1.

Cobden Miniature Railway

October 11, 2008

The Cobden Miniature Railway Park provides miniature train rides, 18 hole mini golf, canteen, a children's playground and barbecue facilities.

Clarkeville Miniature Railway

The Clarkeville Miniature Railway is a privately operated miniature railway that opens once a month, located in East Gippsland at 440 Lake Victoria Road, Forge Creek, Victoria 3875.

Campbelltown Miniature Railway

June 03, 2018

Campbelltown Miniature Railway is a minature railway located in Narre Warren North, operated by Nancy and Collin Campbell.

Bombardier Dandenong

May 24, 2018

The Bombardier plant at Dandenong, Victoria was opened by Commonwealth Engineering in the 1950s, and is still operation today, building VLocity trains for V/Line and E class trams for Yarra Trams.

Hitachi transfer to Bendigo, May 2018

May 23, 2018

After a number of failed attempts, on the evening of 22 May 2018 retired Hitachi train 296M + 1994T + 295M was transferred from Newport Workshops to the SSR workshops at Bendigo North behind T386 and T363 running push-pull.

Pakenham East train depot

May 12, 2018

A new train depot is being built at Pakenham East as part of the High Capacity Metro Trains Project. Located between the Princes Freeway (Pakenham Bypass) and Oakview Lane, the depot will require a short extension of electrification from Pakenham station.

South Dynon locomotive depot

Located between Dynon and Footscray Roads next to Moonee Ponds Creek, the South Dynon locomotive depot is the home of broad and standard gauge diesel locomotives in Victoria.

Steamrail Victoria - Geelong 'Rail and Sail' May 2018

On May 6, 2018 Steamrail ran a 'Rail and Sail' trip from Melbourne to Geelong and return behind A2 986.

Yarra Trams missed a turn

This southbound route 96 tram missed the turn from Spring Street into Bourke Street, so Yarra Trams staff directed it 'bang road' back to the points to try again.

Southern Shorthaul Railroad locomotive transfers

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.

X'Trapolis transfer, May 2018

May 02, 2018

On 2 May 2018 brand new X'Trapolis train 265M-1433T-266M and 267M-1434T-268M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T classes T386 and T363. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from South Dynon the day before, travelling via Newport and North Geelong.

Qube Logistics containerised cement train

June 21, 2018

In April 2018 Qube Logistics started a new service conveying containerised cement between Sydney and Melbourne. The containers are located at the Maldon cement works and trucked to the Minto intermodal terminal Minto in Sydney, then railed to Victoria Dock in Melbourne, replacing the Berrima to Somerton cement train once operated by Pacific National.

Skye Road level crossing removal

The level crossing on the Frankston line at Skye Road in Frankston will be removed, replaced by an rail over road bridge.

Seaford Road level crossing removal

The level crossing on the Frankston line at Seaford Road in Seaford will be removed, replaced by an rail over road bridge.

Carrum level crossing removal

April 12, 2018

The level crossings on the Frankston line at Station Street, Eel Race Road and Mascot Avenue in Carrum will be removed, replaced by an elevated station at Carrum and a redesigned local road network.

Steamrail - Essendon-Broadmeadows shuttles, April 2018

On 7th and 8th April 2018 Steamrail took their restored Tait set behind steam locomotives Y112 and A2 986 on six return trips between Essendon and Broadmeadows.

Steamrail - Suburban shuttles March 2018

On March 25, 2018 Steamrail took their restored Tait set behind steam locomotives A2 986 and K153 for a trip around the Melbourne suburbs. A total of six trips were run out of Flinders Street, to Sunshine, Essendon and Caulfield.

Bendigo Tramways

The Bendigo Tramways operates a tourist service using a varied fleet of heritage trams along eight kilometres of track, from Central Deborah Gold Mine to the Joss House at the North Bendigo, with a depot to the north of the CBD.