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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.

Steamrail - Mitcham to Mooroolbark shuttles, September 2009

20 September 2009

K153 on the Melbourne end was push pull with K190 and five wooden carriages

Stonyford derailment -September 2009

21 September 2009

On the night of Saturday 12 September 2009 the evening down Warrnambool service hat a pine tree that had fallen over the line, lead loco N452 ended up on it's side and at a 90 degree angle to the line, second loco N456 managed to stay coupled even through it came off the rails. Four out of the five cars came off the rails, the rear two were removed on the Monday, the other three were lifted on Tuesday then taken away by rail on Wednesday.

PCJ van transfers to/from Ballarat, September 2009

15 September 2009

El Zorro ran a transfer between Melbourne and Ballarat via North Geelong, T357 took V/Line power van PCJ491 to the Ballarat Workshops for refurbishment, bringing back completed van PCJ493 (formerly PCO2). You don't see Bona (engine and a single guards van) moves that often!

707 Operations - Ballarat September 2009

13 September 2009

R707 lead a 7 car train push-pull with T413 from Melbourne to Ballarat and back, via North Geelong

Steamrail - Ballarat driver training September 2009

13 September 2009

Recently repaired R761 took 5 cars on a driver training run from Melbourne to Ballarat - via Geelong on Saturday 12th, and back via Bacchus Marsh on Sunday 13th

North East Victoria stations and infrastructure

Railway stations and other infrastructure on the line north from Seymour towards Albury and the NSW border.

Daylesford Spa Country Railway

9 November 2019

Located in the highlands town of Daylesford, the railway specialises in the operational  preservation of Victorian Railways railmotors.

X'Trapolis transfer, August 2009

29 August 2009

T357 hauled 6-car X'Trapolis 893M/894M and 955M/956M from Newport Workshops to the United Group workshops at Ballarat for upgrades to the 'Public Address, Passenger Information System & Closed Circuit Television' (PAPIS-CCTV) system that will allow it to operate in revenue service with the new 2nd series X'Trapolis trains. Generator fitted guards van ZVDY 52 also going along to power the auxiliaries of the suburban set, with T357 and Y145 had brought the van to Melbourne the night before.

Steamrail - Suburban Rambler, August 2009

22 August 2009

D3 639 ran this train push pull with T356 and Y164 running from Newport to Cranbourne, Upfield, the reversing loop at Melbourne Yard, Craigieburn, Williamstown via the goods lines, then finally back to Newport

GWA grain services

1 May 2019

Genesee & Wyoming Australia have operated a number of standard gauge grain services through Victoria, usually with hoppers hired from CFCLA

Pacific National Kensington grain

16 September 2017

The flour mill Kensington at Kensington is one of the last to be rail served in Victoria, grain wagons are taken there on a regular basis, requiring a convoluted route through the suburban and freight lines, with a reversal in Melbourne Yard. Until November 2017 this service was operated by Pacific National.

El Zorro grain trains

6 March 2013

El Zorro operates a number of grain trains inside and through Victoria, on both broad and standard gauges, using a mix of hired locomotives and wagons

S302 transfer, August 2009

14 August 2009

S302 has been recently repaired by SSR Bendigo for El Zorro, it was also repainted in their orange and grey livery. It was transferred to Seymour via Melbourne with T342

707 Operations - Geelong August 2009

2 August 2009

With R707 out of action for maintenance, Steamrail kindly provided K153 for use on this trip, with T413 bringing up the rear

Victorian Goldfields Railway

1 June 2019

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

23 June 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

27 January 2020

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 2015 this facility replaced the Melbourne Steel Terminal, just west of North Melbourne station.

ETM devices

6 July 2020

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

Speed restriction signage

8 February 2020

Trackside signage is used to indicate to train drivers the presence of speed restrictions

Platform faces

10 January 2009

Various styles of platform faces from around Victoria

El Zorro mineral sands train

18 June 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

23 May 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

16 December 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

17 May 2009

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