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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,234 in total.

Qube Logistics works trains

From 2018 Qube Logistics commenced operating works trains on the Melbourne suburban rail network on behalf of Metro Trains Melbourne.

Bell to Moreland level crossing removal replacement buses

24 October 2020

During late 2020 the Upfield line was closed north of Anstey station, buses replaing trains while the level crossings at Bell Street, Munro Street and Reynard Street in Coburg, and Moreland Road in Brunswick are being removed by raising the tracks, along with new elevated stations at Coburg and Moreland.

Bell to Moreland level crossing removal

24 October 2020

The level crossings at Bell Street, Munro Street and Reynard Street in Coburg, and Moreland Road in Brunswick are being removed by raising the tracks, along with new elevated stations at Coburg and Moreland.

Southern Shorthaul Railroad works trains

24 October 2020

Since August 2019 Southern Shorthaul Railroad has been operating works trains on the Melbourne suburban rail network on behalf of Metro Trains Melbourne.

Donric Group

4 October 2020

Donric Group is the parent company of Sunbury Bus Service, and has recently acquired a dedicated rail replacement bus fleet.

High Capacity Metro Train testing on the Sunbury line

1 October 2020

In September 2020 the testing of HCMT trains commenced on the Sunbury line. Early movements were at night to allow testing of platform clearances, with testing between revenue services commencing on September 30.

X'Trapolis transfer, 30 June 2020

On 30 June 2020 SSR locomotives P17 and P18 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 26M-2006T-227M and 224M-1412T-223M from Alstom Ballarat to Newport Workshops after upgrade works. The train ran from Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

Metro Tunnel segment manufacturing facility

26 June 2020

The Metro Tunnel tunnel lining segment manufacturing facility is located at Ravenhall, next door to the Boral quarry and Cleanaway tip. The completed precast concrete segments are then transported by road to the Arden and Domain work sites.

V/Line - 9-car VLocity train testing

21 June 2020

On 21 June 2020 V/Line sent VLocity sets VL07, VL63 and VL23 from Southern Cross Station to Wyndham Vale to test the operation of 9-car VLocity trains, as well as platform fit for the longer trains.

Public transport response to the Coronavirus pandemic

24 October 2020

Follow the response of public transport operators to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Arbory Bar at Flinders Street Station

Arbory Bar operated in 2015 on the site of Flinders Street Station platform 11 after Metro Trains leased out the land, and has been taking over the adjacent platform 10 ever since.

X'Trapolis transfer, 9 June 2020

30 June 2020

On 9 June 2020 SSR locomotives P18 and P17 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 239M-1420T-240M and classmate from Alstom Ballarat to Newport Workshops after upgrade works. The train ran from Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

Heritage A class locomotive transfers

6 June 2020

On 6 June 2020 V/Line heritage allocated locomotives were collected from South Dynon by their new owners - A60 to the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre and A62 to 707 Operations. Both locomotives needed to be transferred between passenger carriages due to the lack of working brake equipment.

HCMT transfer, June 2020

7 June 2020

On 6 June 2020 HCMT set 2 was transferred from Newport Workshops back to the Pakenham East depot, behind SSR diesel locomotives T385 and P18, and power van BVDY51. The same locomotives then transferred HCMT set 4 in the reverse direction on 7 June 2020.

Western NSW freight

Freight in New South Wales from the Blue Mountains and further west.

Pacific National standard gauge grain trains

29 October 2020

Grain is a major freight traffic in Victoria, with Pacific National running grain trains from Victorian silos on standard gauge to export export terminals at Melbourne, Geelong and Portland, as well as interstate to NSW.

V/Line VLocity train testing

10 August 2005

VLocity trains under testing before their 2005 entry to V/Line service.

Wyndham Vale driver training

8 April 2020

In April 2020 V/Line ran a fleet of N classes light engine between Wyndham Vale and Sunshine in order to train drivers on altered signalling for the new Wyndham Vale stabling yard. A total of seven N classes were involved: two flights of three locomotives, and one running solo.

X'Trapolis transfer, 18 March 2020

18 March 2020

On 18 March January 2020 SSR locomotives P16 and T363 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 99M-1350M-100M and 895M-1648T-896M from Newport Workshops to Alstom Ballarat for upgrade works. The train ran to Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

X'Trapolis transfer, 17 March 2020

17 March 2020

On 17 March 2020 SSR locomotives P16 and T363 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 886M-1643T-885M and 961M-1681T-962M from Alstom Ballarat to Newport Workshops after upgrade works. The train ran from Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

High Capacity Metro Train testing on the Belgrave line

13 March 2020

On the evening of 12 March 2020 HCMT set 2 was transferred to Upper Ferntree Gully behind P18 and T385 in preparation for brake testing on the Belgrave line, between Upper Ferntree Gully and Upwey.

Steamrail Open Day 2020

9 March 2020

On the Labor Day long weekend in March 2020 Steamrail Victoria held their bi-annual open day at the Newport Workshops, with a variety of steam locomotives in operation alongside diesel and electric locomotives.

Steamrail - Y Class Shunters Tour 2020

8 February 2020

On 8 February 2020 Steamrail Victoria ran their 'Y Class Shunters Tour' around Melbourne. The tour started at Newport, with Y164 being joined by V/Line shunter Y163 at Southern Cross Station, then running to Werribee, Westall and Maddingley, before returning to Southern Cross and Newport.

X'Trapolis transfer, January 2020

20 January 2020

On 20 January 2020 SSR locomotives P14 and T363 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 925M-1663T-926M and 89M-1345T-90M from Alstom Ballarat to Newport Workshops after upgrade works. The train ran from Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.