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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,212 in total.

Steamrail - Geelong December 2005

18 December 2005

Steamrail ran a "Santa Special" from Caulfield to Geelong (via. Newport) on Sunday December 18th 2005. K153 was the loco, with a mix of wooden and steel cars

Steamrail - Geelong April 2007

1 April 2007

T356 was the loco, and the train ran through to South Geelong to run around due to football specials taking up space at the usual destination of Geelong. I didn't notice until my way home...

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre depot

27 October 2015

The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre restores and manages a fleet of heritage locomotives and rolling stock. Their depot is at Seymour station beside the locomotive depot

Locomotive hauled Sprinter, February 2006

27 February 2006

Sprinter railcars are self propelled, but can be hauled by locomotives through the use of a special transition coupler. Here two broken down Sprinters were in the platform - 7002 and 7008, along with N453 waiting to take them away. The EDI rail guys had a bit of difficulty getting the transition coupler to fit - necessary because of the different coupler types

V/Line hired locomotives

13 March 2017

Occasionally V/Line has motive power shortages or failures, and need to hire locomotives from other operators for use on their own trains. In the photos here it is Freight Australia / Pacific National as the hirer

V/Line special carriages

9 August 2007

V/Line once had a special fleet of carriages that could be hired out and attached to ordinary services, including Club Car Victoria and Parlor Car Norman. Carriages managed by heritage operators have also appeared on special trains. In recent years these cars have been stored or passed to heritage operators and the carriages have appeared less frequently

Southern Cross Station works trains

18 August 2006

During the Southern Cross Station redevelopment works short trains operated between the station and the Creek Sidings at North Melbourne, carrying spoil, asphalt, and other materials. CFCLA and SSR T classes were the usual motive power

Southern Cross Station

7 February 2020

Southern Cross Station is the main interstate and regional station for Melbourne. The full set of photos is at my other site, Rail Geelong.

Siemens train braking issues

15 January 2018

A number of Melbourne's Siemens trains were withdrawn from service in 2007 due to braking issues. The Werribee line between Newport and Laverton was used to test the affected sets. The test procedure involved spraying soapy water onto the rails to confirm the operation of the brakes. By 2010 it was decided the solution to the problem was to install sandboxes to the middle four bogies of each 3-car set.

Flemington Racecourse line

5 November 2019

The Flemington Racecourse line is a short branch off the Broadmeadows line in the inner north-west of Melbourne. It is used for special events at the Flemington racecourse and the showgrounds.

Last days of S302

13 January 2006

S302 was bought by West Coast Railway soon after they were formed, and ran with them for a number of years. After their demise it was purchased by V/Line, who continued to use it on the midday Warrnambool train, where it was often replaced by an N class. S302 made her last run on January 13, 2006 after which it was put into storage. It was subsequently sold to El Zorro who operate it today

Newport Workshops 'Rotten Road'

30 October 2009

'Rotten Road' at the Newport Workshops in Melbourne is located beside the Geelong railway line, and is full of heritage rolling stock stored in the open. In 2008 Victrack has started to scrap the stuff which is falling apart.

I can't believe it's not...

28 September 2006

Photoshops and such

Oil shunts

6 March 2011

Shell Refinery at Corio despatched fuel by rail until early 2008, with the last destinations being Mildura and Shepparton. Before this time Y class locos usually took the wagons to and from North Geelong Yard

NSW Rail Transport Museum - Ararat 2007

25 April 2007

Every so often the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum runs their heritage trains across the border and into 'Mexico' - this time 4201 and 4520 lead their Southern Auroa set through Melbourne to Ararat.

North Geelong wagon scrapping

17 May 2017

All kinds of wagons are stored at North Geelong Yard, in early to mid 2008 Pacific National started to scrap a lot of the older wagons. After a lull, work restarting with tank wagons and VHCA cement hoppers in 2010, with more tank wagons being scrapped in March 2011. Scrapping of hopper wagons commenced in late 2014.

Pacific National - North East freight

13 July 2017

Pacific National standard gauge intermodal freight services on the Victorian North East line

Newport Workshops: Downer Group and Siemens Rail

19 September 2019

Newport Workshops is the main railway heavy repair and maintenance facility in Melbourne. The eastern side is occupied by EDI Rail and Siemens, while the older buildings in West Block are occupied by heritage operators Steamrail Victoria and 707 Operations. The East Block is used as storage by VicTrack. Photos include some from a tour of the EDI section featuring the locomotive, bogie and wheel shops.

Myki

14 February 2020

Photos of bits and pieces to do with Melbourne's 'Myki' smartcard ticketing system

Melbourne stations and infrastructure

22 January 2020

Photos of railway infrastructure in suburban Melbourne - stations, signals, and such

Pacific National - Melbourne standard gauge freight

8 February 2020

Pacific National standard gauge intermodal services from Adelaide and New South Wales meet at Melbourne, running via the western suburbs into the Melbourne Freight Terminal at South Dynon.

Melbourne freight terminals

Freight terminals in Melbourne include the Melbourne Steel Terminal, Creek Sidings, and the remains of Melbourne Yard west of Moonee Ponds Creek; as well as North and South Dynon on the western side. Further afield are SCT Laverton and CRT Altona, and Austrack Somerton

Melbourne broad gauge freight

8 February 2020

Miscellaneous broad gauge freight traffic through Melbourne - there isn't much these days...

Melbourne by night

25 January 2007

A look at Melbourne after the trains stop running...