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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,106 in total.

V/Line corridor mapping project

August 12, 2019

In August 2019 V/Line locomotive P12 was fitted with GPS, LIDAR and 360 degree camera equipment and sent all over Victoria to collect data about the rail network.

Tottenham Yard wagon scrapping

August 03, 2019

In July 2019 Pacific National started another clean out of the stored wagons at Tottenham Yard. T392 was used to transfer them to North Dynon, where they were located onto trucks to be moved to the scrapyard by road.

Bacchus Marsh Coaches

July 30, 2019

Bacchus Marsh Coaches runs town bus services in the township of Bacchus Marsh.

Fender bender on Elizabeth Street

July 26, 2019

On 26 July 2019 a delivery van tried to turn from Elizabeth Street into Little Collins Street, and was cleaned up by tram B2.2034 headed south on route 59

707 Operations - Cruise Express charter, July 2019

July 21, 2019

On 21 July 2019 707 Operations ran a charter for 'Cruise Express' from Southern Cross to Newport Workshops and Seymour. R707 and Y127 led the first half of the tour, with R707, H3 and H5 taking over to Seymour, with carriages PCP 294, ACZ 255, BRS 224, BS 205, BS 212, Club 1, JTA6, D318 and Dining Car making up the train.

Qube Logistics hay train

July 21, 2019

In June 2019 Qube Logistics commenced a new service conveying containerised hay from Ultima to the Port of Melbourne for export.

Steamrail - Cruise Express charter, July 2019

July 20, 2019

On 20 July 2019 Steamrail Victoria ran a charter train for 'Cruise Express' from Southern Cross to Ballarat, via North Geelong in the morning, and via Bacchus Marsh on the return. A2 986 led the train, with carriages 18 CE, 12AE, 14BRS, 8AS, 600BK, 17BE and water gin VZVF1.

SRHC - Cruise Express charter, July 2019

July 19, 2019

On 19 July 2019 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran a special broad gauge train from Seymour to Southern Cross to convey passengers on a 'Cruise Express' tour. X31 and B74 led the train, along with carriages State Car 4, Mitta Mitta, State Car 5, 30AE, 1BE, 14BE and Yarra.

X'Trapolis transfer, 11 July 2019

On 11 July 2019 SSR locomotives P17 and P18 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQJX 2481W led X'Trapolis train 47M-1324T-48M and 943M-1672T-944M to Alstom Ballarat for upgrade works, travelling via North Geelong, with a run via the suburban lines through Footscray to run around at Melbourne Yard.

P20 transfer to Newport Workshops, 2019

July 09, 2019

On 9 July 2019 P20 was dead transferred between G527 and G536 from the scrap row at South Dynon, to Newport Workshops

X'Trapolis transfer, 9 July 2019

July 09, 2019

On 9 July 2019 SSR locomotives P17 and P18 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQJX 2481W led X'Trapolis train 98M-1349T-97M and 179M-1390T-180M to Alstom Ballarat for upgrade works. The plan was for the train to reach Ballarat via North Geelong, the locomotives to run around the consist at Tottenham Yard, but instead they continued through to Melbourne Yard, running around there, then heading to North Geelong via the Brooklyn goods lines.

707 Operations - Winter School Holiday Steam to Gisborne, 2019

707 Operations ran a school holiday special to Gisborne on 7 July 2019, with R707 leading PCP294, ACZ255, BRS224, Club1, BS205, BS202 and D318. Due to the lack of turntable, the train returned to Melbourne tender first

Steamrail - Northern Weekender, July 2019

Over the June long weekend Steamrail Victoria ran their 'Northern Weekender' tour to Swan Hill and Echuca, with R711 and S313 hauling PCP292, Goulburn, SJ282, Moorabool, 14 BRS, Werribee, Indi, Coliban, Inman,67BW, 68BW, and water gin VZVF1.

K190 transfer to Castlemaine, 2011

On 29 October 2011 Steamrail steam locomotive K190 was transferred from Newport to Castlemaine, to help out over summer at the Victorian Goldfields Railway

SRHC - Cruise Express charter, May 2019

On 31 May 2019 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran a special standard gauge train from Albury to Southern Cross to convey passengers on a 'Cruise Express' tour. T357 and P22 led the train, with 1BS, 11BS, 4AS and Parlor Car in the consist.

Southern Cross Station storm damage, 2010

On March 7, 2010 a storm hit Melbourne with severe wind gusts and hailstones up to 10 centimetres wide. Rail and hail ripped large holes in the roof of Southern Cross Station, leading to its evacuation and forcing metropolitan and country trains to bypass the station. Repair work on was estimated to cost $5 million, with 43 of the 60 air pillows needing replacement, work commencing in April 2010 and lasting 12 to 14 weeks.

Macaulay Light Repair Centre

The Macaulay Light Repair Centre is located off at Upfield line at North Melbourne, and is used for the stabling of trains as well as light repairs.

Rescuing a failed Z3 class tram, October 2013

On 21 October 2013 Z3.212 failed somewhere, so classmate Z3.126 was sent out on a rescue mission to drag the tram home to Essendon Depot.

707 Operations: Seymour, May 2019

On 18 May 2017 707 Operations ran a private charter from Newport to Seymour and return, via Southern Cross Station.  H5 and H3 lead the train, made up of PCP 294, BRS 224, Club Car 'Victoria', BK 708 & Overland sleeper 'Kuldalai' JTA6.

Metro Tunnel works at Parkville

August 03, 2019

A cut and cover station is being constructed beneath Grattan Street in Parkville, to serve the University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital precinct on Royal Parade.

Siemens train recovery, 2019

On May 13, 2019 Siemens train 743M-2522T-744M + 766M-2533T-765M on a down Werribee service encountered damaged overhead wiring outside Laverton, resulting in the train being disabled. The next day N470 and N466 were sent to assist with the recovery of the train to the Newport Workshops, with chains and transition couplers used to join them together. Siemens trains lack a continuous brake pipe through each 3-car set, so a locomotive was needed at each end of the train to allow the consist to move.

707 Operations - Bendigo Heritage Unwrapped, May 2019

On 11 May 2019 R707 led a special train to Bendigo for the 'Heritage Unwrapped Festival' with carriages PCP294, ACZ 255, BRS 224, Club Car 1, BS 205 and BK 708.

Steamrail - Geelong 'Rail and Sail' May 2019

On 5 May 2019 K190 led 17 BE, 38 BE, 14 BRS, Moorabool, 600 BK, 7 ABE, 68 BW and 25 BE from Southern Cross to Geelong and return, travelling along the Regional Rail Link tracks via Tarneit.

High Capacity Metro Train transfer, May 2019

On the morning of 3 May 2019 the second completed High Capacity Metro Train set was transferred from the Downer facility at Newport Workshops to the future HCMT depot at Pakenham East. Unlike the first transfer the train didn't need to be inspected along the way.

Southern Shorthaul Railroad run the transfer, with B75 in the lead, followed by a mix of 22 SSR flat wagons, then by S317, T386, generator van BVDY51, and finally the HCMT set. The emergency brake was operational onboard the new train, but the ECP service brake was not, hence additional braking wagons were required to accompany the movement.