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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,128 in total.

William Street tram stop crash

A soutbound ute managed to crash into the 'saftey zone' fence on William Street at Bourke Street, destroying it. Thankfully no passengers were there waiting for a tram!

Snookered trams on Swanston Street

Southbound Z2.101 was trying to turn from Swanston into La Trobe Street, blocked by a northbound tram across the intersection, with more northbound trams blocked by a tram shunting through the crossover, which couldn't move because of the tram stuck behind the turning Z2.101!

South Melbourne Depot

South Melbourne Depot was located on the corner of Kings Way and Dorcas Street in South Melbourne. It was replaced by Southbank Depot in 1997.

Glenhuntly Depot

Glenhuntly Depot on Glen Huntly Road, Caulfield South supplies trams to routes 3, 64 and 67.

East Preston Depot

East Preston Depot on Plenty Road, East Preston once supplied trams to routes 11 and 86. It was replaced by the 'New' Preston Depot in April 2016, with the site now used for refurbishing trams.

Malvern Depot

Malvern Depot off Glenferrie Road in Armadale supplies trams to routes 5, 6, 16, 58 and 72.

Southbank Depot

Southbank Tram Depot located on the Port Melbourne light rail line supplies trams to route 12, 30, 35 and 96.

Kew Depot

Kew Depot on at the corner of Barkers Road and High Street, Kew supplies trams to route 48, 78 and 109.

Essendon Depot

Essendon Depot on Mount Alexander Road, Travancore supplies trams to routes 57‎, ‎58‎, ‎59‎, ‎82.

Brunswick Depot

Brunswick Depot off Sydney Road in Brunswick supplies trams to route 1, 6 and 19

Camberwell Depot

Camberwell Depot in Hawthorn East supplies trams to route 70 and 75.

Stabled trams in Royal Park

In February 2014 the tram tracks through Royal Park were used as a temporary stabling location while Essendon Depot was unavailable due to trackwork on Mount Alexander Road. As a result route 55 trams were replaced by buses

Southern Shorthaul Railroad grain wagon transfer

In October 2015 Southern Shorthaul Railroad overhauled a rake of BGGX/BGGY grain hoppers at their Bendigo Workshops and transported them by road to Benalla, were they were placed on standard gauge for the trip north to NSW.

Sunbury Line Upgrade

September 13, 2019

In 2019 work started to upgrade signalling, overhead wiring and platforms to enable High Capacity Metro Trains to operate on the Sunbury line following the completion of the Metro Tunnel.

V/Line - Bacchus Marsh yards

September 04, 2019

Bacchus Marsh is a busy V/Line destination, with a large yard at Maddingley used to stabling trains for weekday commuter trains. This replaced the previous yard at Bacchus Marsh station in 2019, which was needed for construction of a second passenger platform.

Qube Logistics broad gauge cement train

September 09, 2019

In September 2019 Qube Logistics started a new containerised cement service running on broad gauge between Victoria Dock and the Kimberly Clark siding at Dandenong South

Diamond Valley Railway

September 01, 2019

The Diamond Valley Railway is a 7 1⁄4 in (184 mm) ridable miniature railway that extends along a 2 km circuit through Eltham Lower Park in Melbourne, Victoria.

Yarra Trams - industrial action 2019

August 30, 2019

In 2019 the Rail, Tram and Bus Union launched industrial action against Yarra Trams, following the breakdown in negotiations around their new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement. The result was a four hour stopwork on 30 August 2019 between 10am and 2pm.

Steamrail - Hurstbridge Wattle Festival 2019

August 25, 2019

On 25 August 2019 K153 and K190 headed to the Hurstbridge Wattle Festival to run shuttle services between Eltham and Hurstbridge. Carriages 38 BE, 17 BE, 7 ABE, 25 BE, 1 BCE made up the train.

SmartBus PIDS

August 25, 2019

Bus stops on SmartBus routes in Melbourne are provided with real time bus arrival information screens.

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

September 13, 2019

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