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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,247 in total.

Southern Shorthaul Railroad Bendigo locomotive transfers

Southern Shorthaul Railroad has the maintenance contract for the Pacific National fleet of broad gauge locomotives, running regular transfer runs between Melbourne and Bendigo with their own fleet of locomotives.

North Dynon locomotives

Qube Logistics operates at fuel point at the Footscray end of North Dynon uard, with locomotives also being stabled in common user sidings at the city end.

T400 and S306 transfer to Newport Workshops

On 13 June July 2019 T400 and S306 were dead transferred between G541 and G527 from the scrap row at South Dynon, to Newport Workshops. S306 is now preserved with 707 Operations, but T400 was stripped of parts, then returned to South Dynon for scrapping.

UGL Spotswood locomotive transfers

Light engine moves of the Pacific National's standard gauge locomotive fleet between Dynon and the UGL Limited maintenance centre in the Melbourne suburbs of Spotswood.

Martyrs Bus Service

13 November 2020

Martyrs Bus Service operates the route 683 service in Melbourne's east, along with charter and school bus services.

Lilydale level crossing removal project

13 November 2020

The level crossing at Maroondah Highway, Lilydale is being removed by building a rail bridge over the road, along with a new railway station on the south side of the existing station.

Mooroolbark level crossing removal project

13 November 2020

The level crossing at Manchester Road, Mooroolbark is being removed by building a rail bridge over the road, along with a new railway station.

Transit Systems Victoria

30 November 2020

In April 2019 Transit System acquired Sita Buslines, operator of 19 bus routes in in Melbourne's west. It was rebranded under the Transit Systems Victoria name in October 2020.

Sunbury Line Upgrade replacement buses

20 November 2020

Works on the Sunbury Line Upgrade project have seen Metro Trains and V/Line services to Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo replaced by buses.

Pacific National Bordertown log train

3 November 2020

In August 2020 Pacific National commenced operating a containerised log train from Bordertown in South Australia to the Port of Melbourne.

High Capacity Metro Train testing on the Craigieburn line

1 November 2020

On the morning of 1 November 2020 HCMT set 3 was sent out to Kensington on the Craigieburn line to test the compatibility of the new trains with existing infrastructure.

North Geelong 'hospital' train

24 November 2020

Pacific National operates an irregular 'hospital' train conveying broad gauge wagons between Melbourne and the maintenance facility at North Geelong Yard.

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

5 November 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

19 November 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.