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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,296 in total.

Comeng retirement transfer, 4 September 2021

4 September 2021

On 4 September 2021 retired Comeng sets 491M-1096T-492M and 339M-1020T-340M were transferred by P16 and P18 from Newport Workshops to North Shore in Geelong for long term storage.

Mee's Bus Lines

3 September 2021

Mee's Bus Lines operates charter and school bus services in Melbourne.

12 car Comeng train, September 2021

2 September 2021

After a Comeng train 578M-1139T-577M and 598M-1149T-597M failed at Flinders Street on 2 September 2021, 6-car consist 329M-1015T-366M and 371M-1036T-372M coupled up to it to form a 12-car Comeng train to transfer the failed set to the Calder Park sidings. 

Steamrail - Driver training, August 2021

28 August 2021

On 28 August 2021 Steamrail's steam locomotive R761 headed from Melbourne to Ballarat and return on a driver training run, hauling V/Line carriage sets SH34 and SH31.

Comeng retirement transfer, 28 August 2021

28 August 2021

On 28 August 2021 retired Comeng sets 301M-1001T-302M and 303M-1002T-304M were transferred by P16 and P18 from Newport Workshops to North Shore in Geelong for long term storage.

Comeng retirement transfer, 21 August 2021

21 August 2021

On the evening of 18 August 2021 retired Comeng sets 320M-1107T-321M and 363M-1032T-364M were transferred push-pull by T386 and T385 from Newport Workshops, stabling at Tottenham Yard until they were transferred on 21 August to North Shore in Geelong for long term storage.

Elecrail - Tait train testing around Melbourne

15 August 2021

On weekends during August 2021 Elecrail Tait set 381M-208T-230D-317M headed around Melbourne under it's own power for the purposes of testing and driver training.

Steamrail - Driver training, July 2021

31 July 2021

On 31 July 2021 Steamrail's steam locomotive R761 headed from Melbourne to Ballarat and return on a driver training run, hauling V/Line carriage sets SH34 and SH31.

Melbourne Art Trams 2021

As part of the 2019 Rising Melbourne festival six trams have been decorated in designs by six First Peoples artists: https://rising.melbourne/arttrams

Glenroy Road level crossing removal project

29 July 2021

The level crossing on the Craigieburn line at Glenroy Road in Glenroy is being replaced by a rail under road bridge, along with a new Glenroy station.

Qube Logistics Ettamogah freight

25 July 2021

In July 2021 Qube Logistics commenced operating a containerised freight service between the Port of Melbourne and the Ettamogah Rail Hub outside Albury.

Melbourne Airport Rail

29 July 2021

The Melbourne Airport Rail is building a new double track railway branch from Albion station to Melbourne Airport, running parallel to the existing Albion-Jacana freight line as far as Keilor East, then following Airport Drive and Melrose Drive to the terminal area.

Flinders Street Station ballroom

5 July 2021

In June-August 2021 the Flinders Street Station upper levels and ballroom were opened to the public as part of the Rising Melbourne festival, hosting the 'A Miracle Constantly Repeated' exhibition by Patricia Piccinini.

Bendigo Rail Workshops

26 June 2021

The Bendigo Rail Workshops at North Bendigo are used by Southern Shorthaul Railroad to maintain broad gauge rolling stock for Pacific National, V/Line, Metro Trains Melbourne and CFCLA.

Qube Logistics standard gauge steel trains

10 June 2021

In 2020 Qube Logistics won a 10 year contract from Bluescope Steel for the transport of steel products along the east coast, a task previous carried out by Pacific National.

ARTC ballast trains

13 November 2020

Ballast trains across the ARTC standard gauge network are operated by a number of contracted rail operators, using rollingstock owned by ARTC.

Steamrail - Southern Steam Spectacular, 2021

24 May 2021

In May 2021 Cruise Express charted a number of Steamrail Victoria trains to transport passengers to Ballarat, Maryborough, Wycheproof, Sea Lake, Castlemaine, Bendigo and Echucha

E class tram first day in service

4 November 2013

The first new E class trams entered service on Monday 4 November 2013, with E.6001 and E.6002 running on route 96.

Steamrail - Ballarat transfer, May 2021

15 May 2021

On 15 May 2021 Steamrail sent K153, K190 and Y112 from Newport to Ballarat via Werribee and North Geelong for the Ballarat Heritage Festival.

Elecrail - Tait train testing on the Werribee line

15 May 2021

On 15 May 2021 Elecrail Tait set 381M-208T-341T-230D-317M was finally allowed to leave Newport Workshops under it's own power for the first time in 17 years, completing a number of test runs to Laverton and Werribee.

Steamrail - Newport-Sunshine test runs

14 May 2021

In May 2021 Steamrail sent Y112, S313 and D3 639 on test runs between Newport and Sunshine following repairs.

V/Line - Werribee Street driver training

9 May 2021

In May 2021 the broad gauge tracks over the Werribee Street bridge in Werribee were finally opened to trains, with V/Line running driver training runs over it to familiarise trains crews with the new signalling layout.

707 Operations - 'The Grainlander' May 2021

9 May 2021

On the weekend of 7-9 May 2021 707 Operations ran their 'The Grainlander' train to Sea Lake, Wycheproof and Nullawil. A66 led H5 and S306 on the train, made up of D 318, PCP 294, BZ 270, BRS 224, NAM 2336, LAN 2354, Club 1, BK 708, SJ 284, JTA 6, and Wando.

Werribee level crossing removal replacement buses

4 May 2021

During 2020 and 2021 buses have replaced trains on the Werribee line while level crossings were removed at Aviation Road Aircraft, Old Geelong Road Hoppers Crossing, and Werribee Street and Cherry Street in Werribee.