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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,203 in total.

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

10 December 2019

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

Melbourne stations and infrastructure

8 December 2019

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

Pacific National - Melbourne standard gauge freight

11 December 2019

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

17 November 2019

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...

Pacific National log trains

30 December 2011

Until 2009 Pacific National operated trains delivering logs to the Midway export woodchip plant at North Shore in Geelong, with logs sources from Bairnsdale and Wodonga. Y class locos are often used to shunt the wagons at Geelong

Locomotives, light engines, and lashups

9 December 2019

As the title suggests: Locomotives, Light Engines, and Lashups of various freight locos. There is a lot of smoking it up for the camera as well... ;-)

The lighter side of...

29 November 2019

The lighter side of railways...

El Zorro's final Warrnambool freight, October 2008

17 October 2008

17 October 2008 was the last time El Zorro operated the Warrnambool freight, the locos were CFLCA liveried T377, VR liveried T378 and SSR liveried T376. Photos from Marshall through to Warrnambool, then back to Winchelsea - it sure was a long chase!

Last BS car run July 2006

23 July 2006

By 2006 there were only three BS type carriages in revenue service with V/Line, and as the year continued all except BS217 were put into storage. By July BS217 was to be taken out of service, with the last run being on a down Albury train, terminated short at Seymour for trackwork. As it turns out, by September 2007 all five BS cars were brought back into service, as set SN7, which didn't get retired until August 9, 2010!

Kew line

17 August 2005

Photos of the remnants of the Kew Line in Melbourne, a two station branch from Hawthorn station that closed in the 1950s.

Preserved and heritage carriages

6 December 2019

Photos of carriages operated by various heritage railway groups.

Great Southern Rail - The Overland

23 November 2019

Great Southern Rail operates 'The Overland' from Melbourne to Adelaide, via Geelong, Ararat and the Western standard gauge

Pacifc National grain trains

4 November 2019

Grain is a major freight traffic in Victoria, but drought has cut the level of traffic in recent years. Trains operate on both broad and standard gauges, with the main destinations being export terminals at Melbourne and Geelong, as well as Portland, and a number of domestic flour mills