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Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,010 in total.

Victorian Goldfields Railway

Running between Castlemaine and Maldon, this tourist operates a number of J and K class steam locomotives, as well as diesels

V/Line splitting the points, June 2009

June 23, 2009

Sometime on the afternoon of June 23, 2009 carriage set VN12 was being shunted around at Southern Cross, and the BTN carriage managed to split the points. The ACN and BRN were taken off the east end, leaving the other three cars there this evening

Long Island steel train

November 28, 2018

The Long Island steel train serves the BHP mill at Hastings, south of Frankston. The steel is transferred from broad to standard gauge trains at the Melbourne Freight Terminal at South Dynon. In 2016 this facility replaced the Melbourne Steel Terminal, just west of North Melbourne station.

ETM devices

April 28, 2017

ETM -> 'End of Train Marker' devices are on modern trains used instead of a guards van. Simple types are just a flashing lamp, while fancier devices connect to the brake pipe, and report the air pressure via radio back to a display unit in the cab

El Zorro mineral sands train

June 18, 2011

The mineral sands train was operated by El Zorro and runs on an irregular basis between Melbourne and Portland, to transport titanium and zircon mineral sands processed by Iluka Resources at Hamilton

Shunter training rig

May 23, 2009

Originally situated under the Melbourne Yard 'Hump' it was used for training shunters in coupling wagons, it was moved to outside the Melbourne Steel Terminal and repainted in 2008

B64 transfer by road to South Dynon

December 16, 2010

B64 was stored for a number of years at Ballarat East for / by Steamrail Victoria. In 2008 it was purchased by El Zorro and moved to Avteq to be rebuilt and recommissioned. For an unknown reason it was moved to the old FCL shed at South Dynon by road, coincidentally this shed has a number of container-mounted gensets with the El Zorro name on them. Two new ZDXF type container flats were also moved here and placed on the ground minus bogies.

707 Operations - Geelong May 2009

May 17, 2009

R707 led 3 carriages, a PCP van and T413 to Geelong and return on May 17, 2009

V/Line trackwork and maintenance

December 28, 2018

Trackwork on the V/Line network that stretches across Victoria

Richmond station

November 04, 2018

A windblown concrete monolith from the 1950s with inadequate passenger interchange passageways and narrow platforms

Steamrail - 'Ballarat Discoverer' May 2009

May 02, 2009

R761 lead a 5 car train from Melbourne to Ballarat and return, via Bacchus March both ways.

Connex - Damaged pantograph and overhead, April 2009

April 25, 2009

Comeng 532M-T-531M + 542M-T-M (the prototype seating set) became dewired from the overhead on the up side of South Kensington, destroying all 4 pantographs and pulling down a fair chunk of overhead. Passengers from the rear set had to be detrained via the tracks. An N class later picked up the damaged train.

Torrumbarry T class and carriages

April 12, 2009

At Torrumbarry (on the Murray west of Echuca) are privately owned T375 and Hitachi cars 4M, 97M, 1921T and 133M. There is also a tank across the road

Pacific National broad gauge Mildura freight

The Mildura freight runs from Merbein (just north of the town) to Melbourne and return for Wakefield Transport. The train is made up of standard and refrigerated containers, as well as a small amount of cement loading. Until recent years oil tankers, louvre vans and LCL containers were also attached to the train. With gauge conversion of the Mildura line, in late 2017 the service was rerouted to serve a temporary freight terminal at Manangatang on the parallel Robinvale line, with a standard gauge service taking over in mid 2018.

Road Transferable Locomotive

September 25, 2011

Back in the 1990s V/Line acquired a single Road Transferable Locomotive, capable of hauling a number of rail wagons, then heading off by road to the next job. Freight Australia repainted it and used it for a number of years, putting it into storage at South Dynon around 2004, and then pulling bits off it by 2009. The rego plate is MVORTL, white on green "Victoria on the Move".

Bacardi Express 2009

March 27, 2009

In March 2009 the Bacardi company chartered the Southern Aurora consist from the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum to run a special train between Melbourne and Sydney, with a number of concerts along the way.

707 Operations - Colac March 2009

March 22, 2009

On 22 March, 707 Operations took T413 and Steamrail's T356 from Newport to Colac and return. The carriages were a PCP power van, BRS, BZ and ACZ.

V/Line 2009 Avalon Airshow specials

March 15, 2009

V/Line again ran special trains from Melbourne and Geelong to Lara. Push pull N and P classes with 8 carriages featured, as well as 7 car N sets

Steamrail - Suburban Mystery Rambler, February 2009

February 28, 2009

On February 28, 2009 Steamrail ran a 'Suburban Mystery Rambler' tour around Melbourne. Starting at Newport it ran via the goods lines to Tottenham and South Kensington, then to Ashburton, back to South Kensington where it went along the goods lines to Albion and Broadmeadows, and finally to Flinders Street, Frankston and Stony Point. From there it went back through Flinders Street to Sunshine, then via Brooklyn to Newport. T395 and T356 were the locomotives, top and tailing 5 cars.

AK track recording cars

October 10, 2018

The AK cars are a set of three specially equipped ex-NSWGR carriages fitted out for track inspection and testing purposes. They are operated by the Australian Rail Track Corporation over their standard gauge lines behind hired motive power on a regular basis

SRHC - Hills to the Bay tour January 2009

January 25, 2009

On January 25, 2009 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran their 'Hills to the Bay' tour from Seymour to Geelong and return via Melbourne Southern Cross, with a sidetrip from Geelong to Melbourne and return. V/Line's N464 'City of Geelong' was the locomotive, with five red 'E' and five blue 'S' carriages in the consist, including the 'Yarra' parlor car, State Car 4, and Dining Car.

Hitachi transfer, January 2009

January 18, 2009

El Zorro took CFCLA liveried T369 out light engine from Dynon to Ballarat to pick up a refurbished Hitachi set from Alstom's North Ballarat Workshops. The set was 23M-2007T-233M + 9M-1919T-144M and was taken to Newport Workshops

SRHC - Spirit of Progress 70th Anniversary Tour

November 25, 2007

The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre operated a Spirit of Progress 70th Anniversary Tour, with locomotives B74 and S303 used along with the majority of the original carriage consist. The train ran from Seymour to Albury and return via Southern Cross Station, with a side trip from Albury to the turntable at Wodonga to turn Parlor Car and the locomotives.

SRHC - Tocumwal December 2008

On Saturday 13, 2008 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran their picnic train from Seymour to Tocumwal, the locos were V/Line's N460 and N461