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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,258 in total.

Steamrail - Tocumwal March 2013

9 March 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

14 November 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

9 December 2020

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

Melbourne tram stops

20 January 2021

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

Melbourne tram termini

11 December 2020

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

North Fitzroy Depot

17 January 2021

North Fitzroy Depot on Nicholson Street, North Fitzroy closed in 1993, but reopened in 2008/09 to stable W class trams used on the City Circle while Southbank depot was undergoing refurbishment.

Yarra Trams - Melbourne CBD and Docklands

3 February 2021

Melbourne trams around the CBD and Docklands areas.

City Circle Tram

13 January 2021

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.

Prodata ticketing equipment on the Bucharest Metro

19 December 2012

In the capital of Romania, the Bucharest Metro uses a ticketing system very similar to Metcard, the equipment having been supplied by Prodata - the same company that supplied validators to Melbourne. Magstripe tickets are used for single trips, with smartcards for regular travellers, and the recent introduction of payment via credit card using the contactless Paywave/Paypass technologies

Steamrail - Link Tours charters 2012

7 December 2012

A series of charter trains run by Steamrail in the later half of the year for Link Tours, taking party goers from Melbourne of an evening out to the Macedon Ranges, then return

707 Operations - Seymour December 2012

1 December 2012

Just before the summer fire bans kicked in, R707 lead a train from Melbourne to Seymour and return on December 01, 2012

Car crash and tram delays on Maribyrnong Road, December 2012

30 November 2012

One downside of trams sharing road space with cars: when dimwit motorists get caught up in a three car pileup on a road with trams, everybody else gets held up.

Kerrisdale Mountain Railway

10 November 2012

The Kerrisdale Mountain Railway is a privately owned two-foot (610 mm) narrow gauge railway that zig-zags up a hill in the Tallarook Ranges outside Seymour.

NSW Rail Transport Museum - Melbourne Cup Aurora 2012

6 November 2012

Heritage locomotives 44211 lead 4490 on the 10 carriage train of ex-Southern Aurora carriages from NSW to Melbourne on November 06, 2012.

Keep clear of the tram tracks- October 2012

25 October 2012

Where trams turn corners, there are yellow lines painted along the road so that cars know to keep clear. This bloke at the corner of Victoria and Errol Streets in North Melbourne didn't pay attention to them, which resulted in Z3.205 ripping off the rear quarter panel off his van.

Steamrail - Bendigo Line 150th tour

21 October 2012

On October 21, 2012 Steamrail relaunched steam locomotive R711 into service, hauling a seven car to Bendigo for the 150th anniversary of the line opening. T364 went along push-pull for the empty cars ride between Newport and Southern Cross, reversing at Sunshine due to an occupation on the line via Yarraville

X'Trapolis transfer, October 2005

25 October 2005

The Connex X'Trapolis EMU fleet required a number of modifications that were carried out at the Ballarat Workshops. Set 925M-1663T-926M + 919M-1660T-920M was transferred from Ballarat to Bayswater (via Geelong) with T377 as the motive power, with power van ZVDY 52 attached to the rear

V/Line carriage interiors

9 March 2020

A look inside V/Line carriage stock

Steamrail - Double R class to Bendigo, September 2012

8 September 2012

R707 and R761 lead a 10 car train from Melbourne to Bendigo and return, connecting with a special train on the Victorian Goldfields Railway at Castlemaine. Along the way we were overtaken by a trio of PN locos headed towards Elphinstone to rescue a failed grain train.

Steamrail - Hurstbridge Wattle Festival 2012

26 August 2012

On August 26th Steamrail took K153 and K190 along with five carriages up to Hurstbridge to run shuttle trips from there to Eltham for the annual Wattle Festival.

Sydney Tramway Museum

22 July 2012

Located south of Sydney at Loftus, the museum has an extensive collection of trams from Sydney, other cities in Australia, plus a few from elsewhere in the world. It operates two lengths of track: one heading 1.5 km towards Sutherland, the other heading 2 km into the Royal National Park.

Australian Technology Park, Sydney

24 July 2012

Located on the side of the former Eveleigh Workshops at Redfern, south of the Sydney CBD

Ticketing systems of Sydney

10 June 2017

Sydney uses a disparate collection of ticketing systems to collect fare on public transport: uses magstripe tickets, the multi-modal MyZone system covers much of the network, but each mode also issue their own tickets. T-Card was the first attempt at replacing it was a Smartcard system but failed, with the Opal system currently being introduced.

Underground stations of Sydney

11 June 2017

Visiting the underground railway stations of Sydney: the 1920s stations of the City Circle, the 1970s stations of the Eastern Suburbs Railway, and the modern stations of the Epping to Chatswood rail link