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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,274 in total.

707 Operations - 'The Grainlander' May 2021

7 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.

Benders Busways

Benders Busways once operated public transport bus routes in Geelong, as well as school bus and charter services. It was rebranded as CDC Geelong in 2014 after Kefford Corporation was sold to ComfortDelGro Cabcharge (CDC).

CDC Geelong

4 May 2021

CDC Geelong operates public transport bus routes in Geelong, as well as school bus and charter services. It was known as Benders Busways until 2014.

McHarry's Buslines

4 May 2021

McHarry's Buslines operates public transport bus routes in Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast, as well as school bus and charter services.

Steamrail Victoria - Geelong 'Rail and Sail' May 2021

2 May 2021

On 2 May 2021 Steamrail ran a 'Rail and Sail' trip from Melbourne to Geelong and return behind R761 and K190. 1 BCE, 25 BE, 46 BE, 17 BE, 14 BRS, 7 ABE, 600 BK, 700 BK, 38 BE made up the train.

Steamrail - 'Eureka Express' to Ballarat, April 2021

24 April 2021

On 24 April 2021 R711 & A2 986 led a double headed train to Ballarat via Bacchus Marsh in the morning, and North Geelong and Tarneit on the return.

SRHC - Royal Train charter to Warrnambool, April 2021

10 April 2021

On 27 March 2021 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran a charter train from Melbourne to Warrnambool on behalf of Captain's Choice tours, who were running a six day regional Victoria and silo art tour. The train was stabled the night before at McIntyre, running via the GEB silos at Sunshine.

Stony Point line transfers

2 May 2006

Trains running the diesel shuttle service on the Stony Point line run empty cars between Frankston and Southern Cross for maintenance on a weekly basis.

SRHC - Royal Train charter to Warrnambool, March 2021

27 March 2021

On 27 March 2021 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran a charter train from Warrnambool to Melbourne on behalf of Captain's Choice tours, who were running a six day regional Victoria and silo art tour. The train was transferred the night before via Melbourne Yard and Sunshine.

Steamrail - whY not Suburban Tour 2021

21 March 2021

On 21 March 2021 Y112 was finally able to lead the 'whY not Suburban Tour' that was first attempted back in 2019. Timetabled to run from Newport via the goods lines to Southern Cross Station, Sunshine, Somerton, Essendon and Westall, the down leg to Sunshine via the Bunbury Street Tunnel was dropped for an express run via the suburban tracks due to late running, and issues with Y112 saw the leg from Somerton to Westall dropped for a direct return to Newport via the goods lines. T356 then took the over train from Newport to Southern Cross and return.

Cranbourne Line Upgrade project

14 March 2021

The Cranbourne Line Upgrade project is removing level crossings at Evans Road, Lyndhurst and Greens Road, Dandenong South, duplicating 8 kilometres of single track between Dandenong and Cranbourne, and rebuilding the station at Merinda Park.

Warragul Bus Lines

13 March 2021

Warragul Bus Lines operates 12 bus routes from Warragul to Drouin, Noojee, Poowong, Pakenham and Traralgon.

Steamrail - S313 60th Birthday tour to Seymour

6 March 2021

On 6 March 2021 Steamrail Victoria took S313 to Seymour to mark the 60th birthday of the locomotive. Due to no turntable at Southern Cross Station, T356 led the empty car move from Newport Workshops.

707 Operations - Grainlander to Quambatook, March 2021

7 March 2021

On 6-7 March 2021 707 Operations ran their 'Grainlander' weekend sleeping train tour to Quambatook, with A66 leading S307.

Southern Cross Station trackwork 2019

On the weekend of 19-23 October 2019 Southern Shorthaul Railroad operated works trains to Southern Cross Station, carrying ballast, rail, sleepers and everything else needed to replace two double compounds in the yard at the north end of platforms 3 and 4.

El Zorro wagon transfers

El Zorro wagon transfers between freight terminals in Melbourne.

V/Line - Newport-Sunshine driver training

6 February 2021

On 6 February 2021 V/Line sent N467 between Sunshine, Tottenham and Newport to train heritage train crews on the route via Brooklyn.

Ballarat Line Upgrade driver training

31 January 2021

During the commissioning of the final stage of the Ballarat Line Upgrade project, V/Line sent five N classes light engine to Ballarat each day to assist with driver training on the new stations and crossing loops between Bacchus Marsh and Wendouree.

High Capacity Metro Train test running

19 January 2021

High Capacity Metro Trains have been running between the depot at Pakenham East and the Melbourne CBD as part of the testing program, with each train needing to run 4,000 km before being accepted, with 2,000km of that running without incident in simulated passenger service.

High Capacity Metro Train testing at Rushall

21 January 2021

In January 2021 a number of High Capacity Metro Trains were sent on the Mernda line as far as Reservoir, in order to test how the new trains would handle the curve at Rushall, the sharpest on Melbourne's rail network.

Preston level crossing removal

17 January 2021

The level crossings at Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Murray Road in Preston are being removed by raising the Mernda line onto an elevated viaduct, with new stations to be constructed at Preston and Bell.

Surrey Hills and Mont Albert level crossing removals

12 January 2021

The level crossings at Union Road, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert are being removed by lowing the railway line, with Surrey Hills Station and Mont Albert Station consolidated into a single station midway between the two.

High Capacity Metro Trains enter service

27 December 2020

On 27 December 2020 the first High Capacity Metro Train carried passengers, HCMT set 11 did the honours running a single service from Pakenham to Flinders Street Station and return. The day was low key, with no special ceremonies to mark the occasion and little media attention, the train full of the families of those who built the train, and a gaggle of railfans who found out that the train was running.