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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,300 in total.

Tram vs car on Nicholson Street, February 2012

8 February 2012

On February 8, 2012 a Mercedes headed southbound on Nicholson Street near Elgin Street managed to find it's way onto the tram tracks, with D2.5009 bashing in the entire drivers side of the car. More details at the Herald Sun - "Man, 60, in hospital after car-tram crash"

Adelaide stations and infrastructure

4 October 2019

Photos of railway infrastructure around the Adelaide Metro rail network in suburban Adelaide - stations, signals, and such

Adelaide Railway Station

4 October 2019

Located on the edge of the CBD on North Terrace, Adelaide Railway Station is the hub of the Adelaide Metro suburban network.

Adelaide Metro train bits and pieces

4 October 2019

Photo of all kinds of odds and sods from the Adelaide Metro fleet of DMUs.

Great Southern Rail in Adelaide

4 October 2019

Great Southern Rail is based out of the Adelaide Parklands Terminal in Keswick, and is home to their maintenance depot and repair workshops.

Adelaide Metro visiting the wheel lathe

2 December 2011

Adelaide Metro send their railcars to the Downer EDI operated wheel lathe at Dry Creek motive power centre as required.

Freight west from Adelaide

3 December 2011

Freight trains headed west across the plains from Adelaide bound for Perth and Darwin. With no low bridges or tunnels, there is nothing stopping double stack containers and high cube boxvans from operating.

Freight around metropolitan Adelaide

2 October 2019

Freight trains around suburban Adelaide: the arrive from the north and east, and head for Dry Creek and the Lefevre Peninsula. The majority are standard gauge, the exception being the broad gauge Penrice stone train.

Melbourne tramway traction substations

17 January 2021

As of 2009 there were 41 traction substations scattered around Melbourne, converting the AC mains power to the 600 V DC required by trams. (a different source in 2008 put it as 46)

Melbourne tram works

5 July 2021

Trackwork and maintenance work from around the Yarra Trams network in Melbourne

V/Line in South Australia

4 December 2011

Yes, V/Line does run into South Australia (well, buses not trains, but that is beside the point)

Adelaide's O-Bahn Busway recovery truck

1 December 2011

With the O-Bahn Busway in Adelaide they need a special double ended tow truck to rescue buses stranded on the concrete guideway. It also seems to be used to move normal buses.

Adelaide's O-Bahn Busway

2 October 2019

The weirdest mode of public transport in Adelaide is the O-Bahn - a concrete guideway that lets buses run at 100 km/h, and the driver don't need to steer.

Semaphore to Fort Glanville Tourist Railway

3 October 2019

Running along the foreshore in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, this two kilometre long narrow gauge railway runs between Semaphore Jetty and Fort Glanville.

Seaford rail extension

7 December 2011

A 5.7 kilometre railway extension in South Australia, from Noarlunga Centre Railway Station to Seaford. It's kinda like the croweater version of the South Morang project...

Adelaide Rail Revitalisation project

3 December 2011

As part of the preparation for the electrification of Adelaide's suburban network, the various railway lines are being ripped up and relaid.

Metro Trains Melbourne works trains

21 October 2020

On taking over the contract to operate and maintain the Melbourne suburban rail system in 2010, Metro Trains Melbourne have hired wagons and locomotives from CFCLA to operate works trains. Three types of train operate: open top containers mounted to miscellaneous flat wagons for the carriage of spoil, CHOY hoppers to carry ballast, and flat wagons fitted with stanchions to carry rail or concrete sleepers. The arrangement ended in 2017, with works trains instead being operated by Qube Logistics and Southern Shorthaul Railroad.

V/Line - West Footscray derailment, November 2011

12 December 2011

November 26, 2011 locomotive N470 and carriage set SN1 derailed at West Footscray when passing through a crossover. The loco ended up split between two tracks, but everything stayed upright.

NSW Rail Transport Museum - Melbourne Cup Aurora 2011

1 November 2011

Heritage locomotives 4490 lead 4520 on the 11 carriage train of ex-Southern Aurora carriages from NSW to Melbourne on November 01, 2011.

Steamrail - R711 test run to Seymour, October 2011

29 October 2011

R711 headed up to Seymour on Saturday October 29, 2011 - another test and training run after restoration, before she can reenter normal preservation services.

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

3 August 2021

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 July 2021

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.