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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 869 in total.

City Sightseeing Melbourne

February 16, 2018

City Sightseeing Melbourne commenced running a hop-on hop off tourist bus service around the Melbourne CBD in 2013

High Capacity Metro Train mockup at Birrarung Marr

February 16, 2018

In February 2018 the mockup High Capacity Metro Train was placed on public display at Birrarung Marr

Caulfield - Dandenong driver training

February 10, 2018

Driver training trains on the Caulfield - Dandenong rail corridor before the official commencement of passenger services over the new rail viaducts

X'Trapolis transfer, January 2018

January 31, 2018

On 31 January 2018 locomotives T363 and T385 transferred freshly repainted power van BVDY52 from Bendigo to Ballarat for use on an X'Trapolis transfer, travelling via Sunshine, Newport and North Geelong.

Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific

 Great Southern Rail operates the 'Indian Pacific' from Sydney to Perth, via Broken Hill and Adelaide.

Great Southern Rail - The Ghan

Great Southern Rail operates 'The Ghan' from Adelaide to Darwin via Alice Springs

SCT Logistics - Dooen freight

December 12, 2017

SCT Logistics commenced running their Melbourne-Dooen freight service in 2015, which unlike their other trains operates to the Port of Melbourne and only carries container wagons - it doesn't stop at their Altona depot and conveys no boxvans.

SCT Logistics - Melbourne/Perth services

January 28, 2018

SCT Logistics started their Melbourne-Perth rail service in 1995, with V/Line followed by Freight Australia providing hook and pull services until they acquired their own locomotives in 2007.

SCT Logistics - Melbourne/Brisbane services

January 17, 2018

SCT Logistics started their Melbourne-Brisbane service in 2010 with SCT vans attached to Aurizon BM7/MB7 services. They started operating their own services between Melbourne andBarnawartha (outside Wodonga)in 2016, these services being extended through to Brisbane in 2017.

Abbotts Road level crossing removal

January 13, 2018

The level crossing on the Cranbourne line at Abbotts Road in Dandenong South is being replaced by a single track rail over road bridge

Thompsons Road level crossing removal

January 13, 2018

The level crossing on the Cranbourne line at Thompsons Road in Cranbourne North is being replaced by a pair of road over rail bridges as part of a road duplication project

Grange Road level crossing removal

December 26, 2017

The level crossing on the Hurstbridge line at Grange Road in Alphington is being replaced by a rail under road bridge

Qube derailment, December 2017

December 23, 2017

On December 23, 2017 Qube's 6CM7 Harefield to Melbourne service came to a halt at McIntyre Loop, supposedly due to a broken rail. Lead locomotive QBX001 had to be rerailed, and was then taken off the train and stabled at the G&V wagon maintenance yard, while L277 arrived light engine to assist remaining locomotive QBX004 to bring the train into Melbourne.

X'Trapolis transfer, December 2017

December 20, 2017

On 20 December 2017 Southern Shorthaul Railroad locomotives T363 and T385 and power van BVDY52 transferred a brand new X'Trapolis train from Ballarat Workshops to the Epping Workshops in Melbourne. Leading set 255M–1428T–256M was in a plain while livery, while 253M–1427T–254M had the usual Metro livery already applied.

Steamrail - Members special, December 2017

December 17, 2017

On December 17, 2017 Steamrail ran a members special train from Newport to Frankston and return, behind steam locomotive Y112.

SSR track machine transfer, 2016

November 01, 2016

On November 1, 2016 Southern Shorthaul Railroad locomotives 4911 and 4917 transferred a track machine from Dubbo to Melbourne

Pacific National interstate steel trains

December 24, 2017

Pacific National carries raw materials and finished steel product to and from the BlueScope, Arrium and Onesteel plants at Port Kembla, NSW and Westernport, Victoria; with trains running Melbourne-Wollongong-Brisbane and Melbourne-Adelaide-Perth.

SRHC transfer, March 2011

March 14, 2011

On March 14, 2011 T357 and T378 headed light engine from Seymour to Melbourne, returning to El Zorro on hire after hauling that weekend's SRHC special to Maryborough

T376 transfer, December 2008

December 16, 2008

T376 headed light engine from Seymour to Melbourne on 16 December 2008, after being used to transfer carriages to the Seymour Rail Heritage Centre depot

Somerton steel shunt

November 11, 2014

Until 2014 or so Pacific National ran a short trip train from South Dynon to Somerton, converying coil steel for the Tubemakers pipe factory.

El Zorro wagon transfer, 2009

August 01, 2009

On 1 August 2009 El Zorro ran an empty wagon movement from Adelaide to Melbourne, with FL220 and GL109 hauling a train of CFCLA CQWY well wagons and CQMY container wagons.

707 Operations - Manangatang, December 2017

December 15, 2017

On the weekend of 15-17 December 2017 707 Operations ran a train from Melbourne to Manangatang and return, travelling via Bacchus Marsh on the down, and North Shore on the return. T413 & H5 hauled the train, with PCP 294, BS 205, SJ 284, BRS 224, Avoca, Club Car 1, NAM 2336, LAN 2354, VAM 1, and Wando in the consist.

Aurizon standard gauge freight

December 26, 2017

Aurizon commenced operating standard gauge freight services across Australia when precescessor Queensland Rail purchased Interail in 2002, CRT Group in 2005, and Australian Railroad Group in 2006. QR National was rebranded as Aurizon in December 2012. The company withdrew their Melbourne-Brisbane and Melbourne-Perth services in December 2017.

El Zorro Horsham freight

July 25, 2010

For a period during 2009 El Zorro operated a standard gauge freight service between Melbourne and Horsham