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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,229 in total.

Rescuing a failed D2 class tram, September 2012

25 September 2011

On September 24, 2011 D2.5002 damaged it's pantograph at Showgrounds Loop, with D2.5017 being sent out to rescue it. After the pantograph couldn't be tied down low enough, the mechanics cut it off with an angle grinder.

Melbourne railway traction substations

29 June 2020

Scattered around Melbourne's suburban railway network, 68 traction substations convert 22,000V AC power supplied by electricity companies to the 1500V DC used by trains. The extension of suburban trains to South Morang and Sunbury will add four more. (a different source put the number in 2008 at 67 substations and 23 tie stations)

V/Line to Bacchus Marsh

26 June 2020

Photos of the V/Line services that run to Bacchus Marsh, taken between there and the end of the wires back at Sunshine. As well as boring old VLocities and Sprinters, loco hauled trains with A, P and N classes are also used in peak times.

Steamrail - Double R class to Bendigo, September 2011

17 September 2011

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. The train ran arrived back in Melbourne an hour early, skipping the timetabled crosses after V/Line cancelled most of their trains due to a power failure in Melbourne.

Steamrail - R711 to Seymour, September 2011

3 September 2011

R711 lead a five car train made up of K and S cars to Seymour and return via the Albion-Jacana goods lines on September 3, 2011

DERMPAV - Melbourne suburban trip, August 2011

27 August 2011

On August 27, 2011 the Diesel Electric Rail Motor Preservation Association of Victoria took RM58 from Southern Cross to Upfield, Alamein, Belgrave and Lilydale.

South Morang rail extension project

20 January 2019

Extension of the Epping line a few kilometres to South Morang, as well as the duplication of the existing line between Keon Park and Epping.

Comeng pushing a Sprinter, July 2011

27 July 2011

On the morning of July 27, 2011 an up Geelong service operated by Sprinter 7021 ran out of fuel at Footscray station. The passengers were taken off the train, then a 6-car Comeng set led by 372M pushed the Sprinter to Flinders Street Station. One crew were in the front of the disabled Sprinter to sight the signals and controled the brakes for the combined train, while a second crew drove the Comeng.

Buses in the snow

9 May 2011

Buses operating in Australia's snow fields

V/Line - Standard gauge to Albury

7 June 2020

On July 2011 V/Line ran their first standard gauge service to Albury, after almost 3 years of bus replacements, and countless months wasted of back and forth between the different parties involved.

Regional Rail Link rail replacement buses

24 April 2014

For two weeks in July 2011 the railway between Footscray and Sunshine will be closed to allow the first stage of Regional Rail Link works to proceed. Metro's Sydenham line service will be replaced by a bus service between Albion Station and Flemington Racecourse - by the looks of the bus interchanges, this will not be the only series of disruptions.

Melbourne tram bits and pieces

6 June 2020

Photos of bits and pieces on and around Melbourne's trams

Scienceworks Victoria

5 June 2011

Scienceworks is a science museum located in the Melbourne suburb of Spotswood. There are a small number of railway related items in the collection.

Orbost line

8 May 2011

Following the remains of the railway that ran east though Gippsland from Bairnsdale to Orbost.

Lynbrook station construction

14 January 2012

A new railway station on the Cranbourne line between Dandenong and Merinda Park.

Cardinia Road station construction

25 August 2012

A new railway station on the Pakenham line between Officer and Pakenham stations

Incomplete Maldon - Dombarton railway bridge

10 June 2017

A partially completed bridge over the Cordeaux River near Maldon, New South Wales. It forms part of the Maldon - Dombarton railway line that commenced construction in the 1980s and was cancelled soon after.

Southern NSW freight

2 April 2017

Freight around southern NSW: ranging from grain trains around Junee, cement and flour trains in the Southern Highlands, and a mix of other freight trains in between.

NSW Rail Transport Museum Thirlmere

13 May 2011

New South Wales Rail Transport Museum, located at Thirlmere.

Skitube

9 May 2011

A standard gauge track electric rack railway in the Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales, serving the ski fields during winter time.

Steamrail - Y112 Geelong shuttles, April 2011

17 April 2011

T356, Y112 and D3 639 ran shuttles around Geelong on April 16th and 17th. The diesel was only used on the first morning, Y112 having run light engine from Ballarat for the occasion.

X'Trapolis transfer, April 2011

2 April 2011

Y168 and power van ZVDY 52 transferred brand new X'Trapolis set 81-82M and 83M-84M from Ballarat to Newport via North Geelong, one of the newly assembled sets at the United Group Rail workshops. Y168 is the current Ballarat Workshops shunter, having taken over from Y145 a few weeks earlier.

Steamrail - Ballarat East depot

26 March 2011

Stored trains at the Ballarat East locomotive depot