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Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 953 in total.

X'Trapolis transfer, October 2018

October 03, 2018

On 3 October 2018 brand new X'Trapolis train 281M-1441T-282M + 283M-1442T-284M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T classes T386 & T385. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from South Dynon the day before, travelling via Newport and North Geelong.

Photoshopped three car VLocity trains

November 10, 2006

V/Line announced the construction of centre cars for the two-car long VLocity units in 2006 - here are photo-manipulations of what these trains could look like.

Avalon Airshow 2011 buses

Shuttle buses operate between Lara station and Avalon Airport to transport patrons to the Avalon Airshow. This year Kastoria, Sita and Mitchell Transit supplied the buses.

Avass electric bus

September 13, 2018

Avass is a company based out of Avalon Airport that manufactures electric buses.

Steamrail - Maldon Experience, September 2018

September 08, 2018

On 8 September 2018 Steamrail ran their 'Maldon Experience' tour from Melbourne to Bendigo, connecting with a Victorian Goldfields Railway train to Maldon at Castlemaine. R761 and R711 led the train, made up of carriages 18CE, 12AE, 14BRS, 600BK, 68BW, 3ABE, 17BE, 38BE and 1BCE

Portarlington Bayside Miniature Railway

September 02, 2018

The Portarlington Bayside Miniature Railway is a miniature railway located on eight hectares of parklands overlooking Port Phillip Bay at Point Richards. The dual 7.25 and 5 inch gauge track forms a single loop around the site, with a four road yard with full semaphore signalling pneumatically controlled by an elevated signal box, a six road engine shed in the centre, and an elevated turntable and locomotive stabling yard to one side.

V/Line - A66 transfer to Bendigo

September 01, 2018

On 1 September 2018 A66 was transferred light engine from Melbourne to the SSR Workshops at Bendigo for long term storage

Steamrail - Cruise Express to Castlemaine, September 2018

September 01, 2018

On 1 September 2018 Steamrail operated a charter train for 'Cruise Express' from Southern Cross to Castlemaine with A2 986 & K153.

Mornington Railway

August 26, 2018

The Mornington Railway is a heritage railway on the Mornington Peninsula, operating along the former Mornington rail line.

707 Operations - Steam and Streamliner, August 2018

August 26, 2018

707 Operations ran their 'Steam and Streamliner' tour from Newport to Berwick and Stony Point on 26 August 2018, featuring steam locomotive R707 and recently retired V/Line diesel locomotive A66.

Steamrail - Maldon Weekender, August 2018

August 19, 2018

K153 and K190 led T395 on a weekend trip from Southern Cross to Maldon and return, via Castlemaine.

Steamrail - Snow Train, August 2018

August 05, 2018

On August 5, 2018 R711 and R761 led Steamrail's annual Snow Train from Southern Cross to Traralgon and return. The consist was PCP292, 11AS, 2BS, 9BRS, Moorabool, 600BK, 25BE, 12AE, 68BW, 17BE, 38BE, 14BRS, 46BE, 1BCE.

707 Operation - 'Redwood Rattler Tour' August 2018

August 05, 2018

707 Operations ran their 'Redwood Rattler Tour' from Melbourne to Maryborough and return via Bacchus Marsh on August 5, 2018. The train was led by H5 and P12, a replacement for a failed T413, carriages included PCP294, ACZ255, BZ270, BS205, BRS224, BK708 and Club Car 1.

Steamrail - Snow Train, July 2018

July 28, 2018

On 28 July 2018 R711 and R761 led Steamrail's annual Snow Train from Southern Cross to Traralgon and return. The consist was PCP292, 11AS, 2BS, 9BRS, Moorabool, 600BK, 25BE, 12AE, 3ABE, 17BE, 38BE,14BRS, 46BE and 1BCE.

707 Operations - Seymour transfer, July 2018

July 28, 2018

On 28 July 2018 T413 and H5 worked a train made up of PCP294, NAM2336, Club Car 'Victoria', BS216, Avoca, BS219 and VAM1 from Newport Workshops to Seymour, the BS carriages earmarked for restoration at the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre. The train returned a day later, with F202 and H3 in the consist and minus a few carriages.

SRHC - B74 65th Birthday Tour to Geelong, July 2018

July 21, 2018

On July 21, 2018 SRHC ran a special train from Seymour to Geelong and return to celebrate the 65th birthday of diesel locomotive B74. T357 and X31 also came along for the ride.

DERMPAV - Colac trip, July 2018

July 21, 2018

On July 21, 2018 diesel electric railcar RM58 headed from Southern Cross to Colac and return. After failing near Winchelsea station N470 was sent light engine to assist, returning the railcar to Newport via Southern Cross.

X'Trapolis transfer, July 2018

July 18, 2018

On 18 July 2018 brand new X'Trapolis train 273M-1437T-274M and 275M-1438T-276M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T classes T381 and T363. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from South Dynon the day before, travelling via Newport and North Geelong.

High Capacity Metro Trains at Newport Workshops

September 28, 2018

The new High Capacity Metro Train (HCMT) fleet is being assembled by Downer at the Newport Workshops in Melbourne's west, with the body shells assembled by CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles in China.

Myki failures and breakdowns

September 20, 2018

A galley of the many ways that Melbourne's 'Myki' smartcard ticketing system can let passengers down.

Cranbourne Pakenham Line Upgrade project

August 26, 2018

The Cranbourne Pakenham Line Upgrade project is being delivered by the Level Crossing Removal Authority to support the new High Capacity Metro Train (HCMT) fleet. The work includes track duplication on the Cranbourne line at Dandenong South, minor platform extensions, and the replacement of signalling, overhead wires and traction substations along the Cranbourne and Pakenham railway lines.

Stored locomotives at North Geelong Yard

February 07, 2010

In 2009 Pacific National started putting their older P, T, H and Y class locomotives into storage at North Geelong Yard, the units redundant following the downturn in broad gauge traffic and the availability of newer and more powerful XR and G class units. In 2010 more locomotives arrived, taking the collection to Y119, T399, H2, T388, P21, P23, T402, Y171, H3, H5 and Y174. In 2015 the locomotives were sold to Ettamogah Rail Hub, and transferred dead attached to the SRHC depot in Seymour for reactivation.

Transfer of accident damaged NR51

April 26, 2010

In April 2010 accident damaged diesel locomotive NR51 was transferred to the UGL workshops at Spotswood, after being damaged in a February 2009 derailment on the Trans-Australian line. The prime mover inside had been removed, the brakes piped through, and the cab shrink wrapped with plastic. The first stage of the transfer was dead attached to PW4 freight, with the final leg from South Dynon to Spotswood requiring eight other NR classes to assist.

Gemco Rail, South Dynon

February 03, 2018

Gemco Rail operates out of the former South Dynon carriage sheds where they maintain, repair and upgrade broad and standard gauge diesel locomotives for a variety of rail operators.