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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,068 in total.

Steamrail - Glen Waverley shuttles 2013

June 30, 2013

This year K153 and K190 were the two locos, working push pull on the shuttles.

Just another tram versus car, June 2013

June 12, 2013

The tram I was on was heading north past peak hour congestion on Flemington Road when I heard a *crunch* - the tram came to a stop, as did the tram behind us. I opened the window and saw a Mercedes with a scratched up front panel pass the tram tooting their horn, while the driver left the cab and went back to talk to the other driver. We caught up to the car at the next set of traffic lights.

DERMPAV - charter to Ballarat, May 2013

May 25, 2013

On May 25, 2013 a private group chartered RM58 for a trip to Ballarat and return, via Bacchus Marsh

Ballarat buses

February 17, 2019

Buses in Ballarat are operated by CDC Ballarat, formerly Davis Bus Lines, part of CDC Victoria.

Unsafe 'safety' zone in Ascot Vale

October 14, 2014

Located on Epsom Road at Flemington Drive in Ascot Vale, stop 30 on route 57 seems to get wiped out by dimwitted drivers a few times a year. Southbound traffic is required to slew sideways to avoid a right turn lane, which seems to be too hard for some drivers, who plow straight into the safety zone fence.

Derailed tram on Elizabeth Street, May 2013

May 23, 2013

On May 18, 2013 tram works were underway on Elizabeth Street in the Melbourne CBD, with a temporary crossover in used just north of La Trobe Street. Z3.229 was headed south over the crossover when the trailing bogie derailed, leaving the tram skewed across the tracks. Once the tram was rerailed the crossover stayed out of use for the rest of the day, while the bolts holding it down were adjusted.

Yarra Trams - Melbourne's southern suburbs

January 04, 2019

Melbourne trams in the southern suburbs: routes 1, 96, 109 and 112.

Yarra Trams - Melbourne's northern suburbs

January 20, 2019

Melbourne trams in the northern suburbs: routes 1, 8, 19, 96, 112 and 86 operated from the Brunswick and East Preston Depots.

Yarra Trams - Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs

February 06, 2019

Melbourne trams in the south-eastern suburbs: routes 3, 5, 6, 8, 64, 67, 78 and 79 operated from the Malvern and Glenhuntly Depots along St Kilda Road.

Yarra Trams - Melbourne's north-western suburbs

November 18, 2018

Melbourne trams in the north-western suburbs: routes 55, 57, 59 and 82 operated from Essendon Depot.

Yarra Trams - Melbourne's eastern suburbs

February 06, 2019

Melbourne trams in the eastern suburbs: routes 48, 70, 75 and 109 operated from Kew and Camberwell depots

Crumbling station building at Newmarket

June 30, 2014

A look at the crumbling citybound station building at Newmarket station on the Craigieburn line, where everything is falling apart. The cantilevered platform verandah was reinforced with acrow props in 2012 and demolished in 2013. As for the piers holding everything up, even bigger acrow props have been installed to counteract the failing concrete piers and beams.

Steamrail - Western Rambler, April 2013

April 27, 2013

On April 27, 2013 Steamrail ran a 'Western Rambler' tour, with K153 leading T413. It ran from Newport to Sunbury via Sunshine, on to Southern Cross via Brooklyn and the Bunbury Street tunnel, up to Broadmeadows, back to Southern Cross then to Flemington Racecourse, and finally up to Upfield then back to Newport.

Metro Trains Melbourne stuffups, April 2013

April 26, 2013

Over five days over the Anzac Day break there was a shutdown for Regional Rail Link related works at Viaduct Junction. April 26 was a normal workday but with limited platforms available at Southern Cross Station, resulting in all kinds of delays.

Steamrail - Williamstown shuttles 2013

April 28, 2013

On April 28, 2013 Steamrail run shuttles from Williamstown to Southern Cross Station, using K153 push-pull with D3 639

V/Line - 'Last' A class services, April 2013

April 26, 2013

With the April 2013 timetable change, V/Line changed their working timetable to remove the need for their A class fleet to haul any passenger trains. The last service was supported to be the up Bacchus Marsh on April 26, 2013 - but both A66 and A70 were brought back into service in 2014, with A66 then allocated a regular weekday return trip to Bacchus Marsh in 2015.

Steamrail - Tocumwal March 2013

March 09, 2013

On March 9, 2013 Steamrail ran a a 11 car train from Melbourne to Tocumwal and return with locomotives S303 and S313. The entire down trip was a few hours late, the train having been timetabled by V/Line into platform 3 at Southern Cross where two S classes cannot fit! After all of the extra shunting was required, V/Line decided that a 40 minute window before the down Shepparton departed was not enough, so we got held until their departure at 0914.

Melbourne tram sidings

November 14, 2015

Around the Melbourne tram network are a small number of sidings that lie off the main running lines, usually used to store trams before and after special events.

Melbourne tram tracks

February 21, 2019

Tram tracks, pointwork, junctions, signals and so on from around the Melbourne tram network.

Melbourne tram stops

March 20, 2019

Tram stops around Melbourne fall into three groups: platform stops, safety zones, and signs beside the road.

Melbourne tram termini

January 05, 2018

Melbourne's tram network consists of 29 regular routes, and quite a number of regular termini!

Melbourne tram depots

January 05, 2018

Trams on the Melbourne network are based out of eight depots: Brunswick, Camberwell, Essendon, Glenhuntly, Kew, Malvern, Preston and Southbank. Additional storage is available at the former North Fitzroy and Hawthorn depots, as well as the Preston Workshops.

Yarra Trams - Melbourne CBD and Docklands

March 20, 2019

Melbourne trams around the CBD and Docklands areas.

City Circle Tram

March 20, 2019

Operating as route 35 and encircling the Melbourne CBD with an extension into Docklands, the City Circle Tram operates free for tourists with W class trams.