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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,372 in total.

Farewell Hitachi Train Tour, April 2014

12 April 2014

On April 12, 2014 the Elecrail division of Steamrail ran a Farewell Hitachi Train Tour around the Melbourne suburbs with 288M-1979T-287M + 274M-1909T-273M. Starting at Craigieburn, the tour headed into the city via the Northern Loop, out to South Morang via the Clifton Hill Loop, then out to Sunbury and back via the Northern Loop, then finally back to Craigieburn.

Steamrail - Suburban Rambler, April 2014

6 April 2014

On April 6, 2014 Steamrail took diesel Y164 and steam Y112 for a trip around the Melbourne suburbs

NSW TrainLink regional services

31 August 2017

NSW TrainLink, formerly CountryLink, is the operator of country passenger services in New South Wales. They also operate their XPT across the border into Victoria and Queensland.

Qube Logistics standard gauge grain

3 August 2021

Rail freight company Qube Logistics operates a standard gauge grain trains into Victoria from New South Wales.

Yarra Trams tram replacement buses

When tracks replacing, or trams get blocked by road accidents, Yarra Trams has to call in the replacement buses

707 Operations - Ballarat Beer Festival, January 2014

18 January 2014

On January 18, 2014 707 Operations ran a train from Melbourne to Ballarat via Geelong for a beer festival, with T413 hauling PCP294, ACZ255, BZ270, BRS224, BK708, BS212. With the country platforms at Southern Cross unavailable, the train ran around at Oakleigh (!)

Yarra Trams - tennis specials

6 February 2021

Every year for Australian Open patrons Yarra Trams operates additional trams between Melbourne Park and Flinders Street, with also results in routes 70 and 75 getting cut back to much smaller A class trams

Yarra Trams road fleet

11 June 2021

Yarra Trams operates a variety of cars and trucks to support the operation of Melbourne's tramway network.

Steamrail - Geelong driver training August 2006

27 August 2006

R761 on a driver training run to Geelong

Steamrail - Link Tours charters 2008

20 December 2008

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

Steamrail - Geelong Rail and Sail, November 2013

10 November 2013

On November 10, 2013 Steamrail ran a 'Rail and Sail' trip to Geelong and back. With the sail part of the train cancelled due to weather, the train was built up to 11 carriages to carry the additional passengers.

Steamrail - Maldon Experience, October 2013

26 October 2013

On October 26, 2013 Steamrail Victoria ran a through train from Southern Cross to Maldon, swapping locomotives at Castlemaine and Maldon. R761 and K190 led the down trip, with J515 replacing the R class on the branch. With a number of photostops along the way, J515 swapped with J549 at Muckleford, with the return trip from Maldon using J549 and D3 639. R761 and D3 639 took the train back to Melbourne, the swapping over the K and D3 being the original reason for the trip.

Melbourne Art Trams 2013

24 December 2013

As part of the 2013 Melbourne Festival eight trams have been decorated in designs by eight Melbourne artists: http://www.yarratrams.com.au/media-centre/news/articles/2013/exploring-melbourne%27s-art-trams/

W8 class tram trials

21 October 2013

In 2013 work the first two refurbished W class trams arrived in Melbourne - W8.946 and W8.959. Fitted with modernised traction, braking and suspension systems, the trams form a new class - W8.

Sydney buses

1 September 2017

Buses around Sydney

Rescuing a failed D2 class tram, October 2013

7 October 2013

On 7 October 2013 D2.2009 failed somewhere on route 96, so classmate D2.5020 was sent out on a rescue mission to drag the tram home to Southbank Depot.

Motorists delaying trams

19 May 2021

Wherever you go in Melbourne you are certain to find some moron who doesn't know how to drive, either queuing through an intersection or overhanging a tram lane, resulting in delays to dozens of tram passengers.

E class tram testing

8 May 2019

The E class tram are three-section, four-bogie articulated trams built by Bombardier. The first two trams spent a number of months in testing around the Melbourne tram network.

Wild winds delay Ascot Vale trams, October 2013

1 October 2013

On the night of September 30 strong winds blew the roof from an apartment block in Maribyrnong Road in Ascot Vale, blocking trams on routes 57 and 82 until the wreckage was removed.

Blackout at Newmarket railway station, September 2013

26 September 2013

On September 26, 2013 a tree took out the mains power supply to Newmarket station, plunging the platforms into darkness, but not affecting traction power to trains or signalling systems.

North Williamstown railway museum

17 August 2013

Located off Champion Road in North Williamstown, the ARHS operated railway museum was established in 1962, but was closed to public access 2010-2014 due to visitor safety concerns.

Yarra Trams - Flemington Racecourse and Melbourne Showgrounds specials

5 November 2019

Yarra Trams operates additional tram services for major events at Flemington Racecourse and the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Collins Street power failure, January 2013

30 January 2013

Power went out in the section due to a truck taking out the overhead at Collins and King Street, with recovery vehicle R10 needing to rescue the stranded trams

Yarra Trams - Grand Prix specials

6 March 2020

Each year for the Australian Grand Prix special trams are operated by Yarra Trams from the Melbourne CBD to the circuit at Albert Park.