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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,302 in total.

Richmond to Camberwell Signalling Upgrade Project

18 February 2017

In 2015-16 new signalling has been installed between Burnley and East Richmond, to replace equipment installed way back in 1966. A new Computer Based Interlocking (CBI) will be installed at Burnley, and the existing panel at the Burnley signal box will be decommissioned, replaced by TCMS at Metrol.

Flinders Street Viaduct

22 February 2020

The Flinders Street Viaduct is made up of six tracks of varying ages, linking Flinders Street Station to Southern Cross Station and forming the main link between the eastern and western parts of the Victorian rail network.

Steamrail - Camperdown April 2016

17 April 2016

On 17 April 2016 Steamrail ran a train from Melbourne to Camperdown and return via Werribee, with T395 and T364 as the motive power.

Footbridges between Flinders Street and Richmond

12 February 2013

Between Flinders Street Station and Richmond a number of footbridges cross the rail corridor.

El Zorro to Morwell, October 2008

22 October 2008

On October 22, 2008 El Zorro ran a test train to the Gippsland Intermodal Freight Terminal at Morwell, as a promotional event for local companies interested in using the terminal. The four container wagons were previously used on the Warrnambool contract: CQOY 2393 and three ZQLXs

Steamrail - Easter special 2016

27 March 2016

On March 27, 2016 Steamrail Victoria ran a special train from Melbourne to Bendigo and return. S313 and A66 were rostered to lead the train, but due to locomotive faults A66 went it alone.

Blackburn Road level crossing removal project

4 November 2018

The railway line at Blackburn will be sunk beneath Blackburn Road, but the existing station is not being rebuilt.

Caulfield - Dandenong level crossing removal project

29 July 2021

In early 2016 it was announced that all nine level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong would be eliminated by the construction of three sections of elevated railway line, now known as 'Skyrail'

Steamrail - Tocumwal, March 2016

19 March 2016

On 19 March 2016 T364 lead a short train from Melbourne to Tocumwal and return.

707 Operations - Leeor Loop and Kaniva Tour, February 2016

27 February 2016

On Saturday 27 February 2016 707 Operations and Steamrail Victoria operated a joint tour from Melbourne to Kaniva. T413 and P16 run push-pull from Melbourne to Ararat on the broad gauge, with TL152 taking the standard gauge train from Ararat to Leeor Loop, dropping off passengers at Kaniva.

Siemens train static inverter issues

17 August 2015

In December 2014 it was discovered that Melbourne's fleet of Siemens trains had been fitted with defective capacitors in the static inverter unit found beneath the train floor, resuling in a number of explosions. As an interim workaround fire blankets and tie down straps were fitted around the equipment boxes to reduce the risk.

V/Line - Werribee line rail cleaning trains

27 June 2015

Following the opening of Regional Rail Link for Geelong line services in June 2015, V/Line commenced operating rail cleaning trains on the old route between Werribee and Little River, in order to keep the rail heads free of rust for correct signal and level crossing operation. These operations stopped soon after, and in October 2015 Metro banned the operation of VLocity and Sprinter DMUs between Werribee and Manor Junction.

707 Operations - Seymour charter, January 2010

8 January 2010

On January 8, 2010 T413 lead carriages PCP294, JTA6, ACZ255 and BRS224 on a charter from Newport to Seymour and return, travelling via the goods lines to Sunshine.

Steamrail - Geelong driver training, October 2009

13 October 2009

On October 13, 2009 K153 headed to Geelong and back with a driver training special.

Steamrail - Geelong driver training, September 2009

27 September 2009

On September 27, 2009 T356 headed to Geelong and back with a driver training special.

SRHC locomotive transfers

7 November 2020

From time to time Seymour Railway Heritage Centre locomotives are transferred light engine to Melbourne, ready for hire to private rail freight operators.

Steamrail - Berwick-Pakenham steam shuttles, April 2010

25 April 2010

On April 25, 2010 Steamrail's K153 and K190 operated steam shuttles between Berwick and Pakenham.

Steamrail - Glen Waverley shuttles, June 2010

26 June 2010

On Sunday 27th June 2010 Steamrail operated steam shuttles between Darling and Glen Waverley to marks 80 years rail services to Glen Waverley. However due to an occupation on the line between the city and Newport, the train was stabled at South Dynon for a few days before the trip itself.

Kensington Racecourse Essendon resignalling

19 March 2016

In 2013-14 new signalling was installed on the Craigieburn and Flemington Racecourse lines, between Kensington and Essendon stations.

Failing rail infrastructure of Melbourne

12 August 2021

Melbourne's railway network is held together with bubblegum and duct tape - here are examples of the way that it is falling apart.

B1 tram farewell tour, January 2016

30 January 2016

On January 30, 2016 tram B1.2001 travelled the Melbourne tram network as part of a farewell tour for the B1 class of trams.

Free Victorian rail travel, January 2009

30 January 2009

Following a week of train cancellations due to extreme heat, the State Government declared that January 30, 2009 would be a day of free travel for train passengers.

V/Line - VLocity train issues, 2016

30 March 2018

In January 2016 a large proportion of the V/Line VLocity fleet was withdrawn from service due to wheel wear issues, and a few days later they were banned from operations on the suburban network due to level crossing activation issues.

707 Operations - Ballarat Beer Festival, January 2016

16 January 2016

On January 16, 2016 T413 and T364 lead a train from Melbourne to Ballarat and return (via North Shore) for the Ballarat Beer Festival.