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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,444 in total.

X'Trapolis transfer, July 2017

20 July 2017

On 20 July 2017 brand new X'Trapolis train 234M-1417T-233M+236M-1418T-235M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind T373 and T376 with generator wagon CFSX125G

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707 Operations - Best of British suburban tour, July 2017

16 July 2017

On July 16, 2017 707 Operations ran their 'Best of British' tour around the Melbourne suburbs, visiting Aircraft, the Newport-Sunshine goods lines, Caroline Springs, West Tower and the reversing loop, with diesel shunter F208 and mainline steam locomotive R707 running push pull.

707 Operations - Classic Carriage Soiree to South Geelong, July 2017

15 July 2017

On July 15, 2017 707 Operations ran restored steam locomotive R707 and vintage train to South Geelong to celebrate their expanded fleet of classic carriages.

Steamrail - Echuca Explorer, July 2017

8 July 2017

On 8 July 2017 R711 lead a Steamrail train from Southern Cross to Echuca and return, running via Seymour and Toolamba

Crumbling station building at Armadale

10 January 2021

A look at the crumbling citybound station kiosk at Armadale station on the Frankston/Dandenong lines, where everything is falling apart and ready to fall down onto the platform below.

Poor service from V/Line

1 April 2022

Clutching failure from the jaws of success - that's the V/Line way.

Steamrail - Steam Spectacular 2017

24 June 2017

On 25 June 2017 Steamrail ran a triple headed steam special from Melbourne to Ballarat with R761, A2 986 and D3 639, returning via Geelong, with a parallel run between Geelong and Little River.

Stored trams at Newport Workshops

9 February 2022

With W class trams heritage listed and unable to be scrapped or exported to tram museums overseas, Newport Workshops has become a dumping ground while they wait a final home.

Manildra sugar train

20 November 2018

Manildra Group moves sugar by rail from their plant in Grafton in NSW to their sidings at North Dynon in Melbourne. NGGF hopper wagons are used, which are attached to Pacific National intermodal or steel services.

Steamrail - Northern Weekender, 2017

12 June 2017

Over the June long weekend Steamrail Victoria ran their 'Northern Weekender' tour to Swan Hill and Echuca, with R711, K190, T365 and T364

Transport Heritage Expo 2017

11 June 2017

Between 10-12 June 2017 the NSW Transport Heritage Expo was held at Central Station, featuring heritage trains on display, as well as rides on steam, diesel, and electric rolling stock.

Sydney Light Rail extension

10 June 2017

The CBD and South East Light Rail is a new light rail network for Sydney, currently under construction. The 12km route will feature 19 stops, extending from Circular Quay along George Street to Central Station, through Surry Hills to Moore Park, then to Kensington and Kingsford via Anzac Parade and Randwick via Alison Road and High Street.

Failing infrastructure at Southern Cross Station

25 April 2022

Southern Cross Station was only finished a decade ago, but the building is already starting to fall apart

Southern Cross Station office towers

2 September 2019

The 664 Collins Street and 699 Bourke Street office towers have been built atop Southern Cross Station platforms 13 through 16

Spencer Street Station pedestrian subways

11 March 2022

Until the 2005 redevelopment as Southern Cross Station, passengers at Spencer Street Station used a pedestrian subway to access the platforms, as well as to pass under Spencer Street.

R707 Seymour transfer, June 2017

8 June 2017

On June 08, 2017 steam locomotive R707 headed light engine from Newport to Seymour via Southern Cross Station, on loan from 707 Operations to run an upcoming Seymour Railway Heritage Centre tour.

Accident damaged SW6.866, May 2017

24 May 2017

On 24 May 2017 a truck collided with tram SW6.866 at the corner of Flinders and Spencer Street.

Poor service from Yarra Trams

27 March 2022

It is hard enough to run a public transport service when sharing the roads with the incompetent motorists of Melbourne, but Public Transport Victoria and Yarra Trams manage to add their own screw ups to the mix

Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade

20 January 2019

The Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade is duplicating the section of single track between Heidelberg and Rosanna, raising the railway line over Lower Plenty Road, and rebuilding Rosanna station.

Steamrail - Rail and Sail to Geelong, May 2017

21 May 2017

K190 led 7 carriages to Geelong and back on 21 May 2017, with passenger having the option to travel one way to/from by boat.

Steamrail - A2 986 'Spirit of Warragul' May 2017

13 May 2017

After sitting in a park in Warragul for years, on 13 May 2017 newly restored steam locomotive A2 986 officially reentered service, running to Warragul where it was named 'Spirit of Warragul'.

Yarra Trams - Anzac Day diversions

25 April 2017

Every Anzac Day special tram services on routes 57, 59 and 19 from the northern suburbs run to the Shine of Remembrance on St Kilda Road via the little used section of track on Victoria Street between Elizabeth and Swanston Streets. In addition, routes 3a, 64 & 67 from the southern suburbs are diverted via Park Street, Kings Way and William Street to the Dudley Street sidings, due to the closure of St Kilda Road and Swanston Street.

Metrol

14 August 2013

Metrol is the main train control centre for the Melbourne suburban rail network

Steam locomotive K183 preserved at Yarragon

25 August 2012

'K183' is statically preserved at Yarragon - but is actually a renumbered K162