Wongm's Rail Gallery » Recent albums

Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,095 in total.

Melbourne signal boxes

February 06, 2019

Signal boxes that control trains across Melbourne

PTV Hubs

May 24, 2019

PTV Hubs were created in 2012 following the merger of the Met Shop at Melbourne Town Hall with the Central Pass Office and Myki Discovery Centre at Southern Cross Station.

Cootamundra locomotive depot

Locomotives stabled at the depot in Cootamundra.

Melbourne rail network accessibility

June 17, 2019

A look at how accessible the Melbourne railway network is for people with limited mobility.

Miles, chains and links

March 30, 2019

Railway stations once had their distance from Melbourne chiseled into the platform face, measured in miles, chains and links.

Sunshine-Albion bike path

April 17, 2018

In 2018 the Sunshine and Albion sections of bike paths was finally connected, following the completion of a separated bike path alongside Harvester Road in Sunshine, and the reopening of a disused pedestrian underpass beneath the Hampshire Road off ramp in the Sunshine station forecourt.

Southern Shorthaul Railroad standard gauge grain

June 11, 2019

In August 2017 Southern Shorthaul Railroad commenced operating grain trains on the standard gauge in Victoria.

Melbourne electric multiple unit interiors

Interior views of Melbourne's electric multiple unit trains.

ICE radio equipment

In December 2014 the last of seven analog railway systems used on the ARTC network were switched off, following the completed roll out of the digital, 3G-based National Train Communications System (NTCS) project.

V/Line mobile signal repeaters

In 2017 a mobile signal repeater was installed onboard VLocity train VL55, with the system being rolled out to the rest of the fleet throughout 2018.

Metro Trains Melbourne road fleet

Metro Trains Melbourne has a number of corporate liveried cars for the use of Authorised Officers

VICERS vigilance control system

In 2006 the installation of the Vigilance, Control and Event Recording System (VICERS) commenced on all suburban electric trains in Melbourne. Originally due to be completed by 2010, it took until 2012 for the system to finally be tested and commissioned.

HCMT CCTV testing at Cheltenham

On 19 May 2018 a Comeng train was sent to Cheltenham platform 1 and had multiple CCTV cameras taped to the outside, apparently testing something new as part of the High Capacity Metro Train project.

Rock throwing media conference

On 16 October 2007 Connex Melbourne and V/Line management held a media conference at Flinders Street Station to address the spate of rock throwing indicdents endangering their trains.

City Homicide film shoot at Kensington

On 23 February 2010 Channel 7 crime show 'City Homicide' used the Kensington grain sidings as a filming location.

Metro Trains Melbourne despatch paddles

In 2010 Metro Trains Melbourne introduced 'despatch paddles' - an illuminated beacon for station staff to use to indicate to drivers that the platform was clear for departure. The idea was abandoned by 2012 or so, following the removal of platform staff from many locations

Amskan RFID train identifier tags

At some point in the past Amskan RFID train identifier tags were installed on Melbourne's fleet of Comeng and Hitachi trains, along with readers at Flinders Street Station, and possibly other locations

DSRC level crossing warning technology trial

In 2012 antennas were fitted to two Alstom Comeng trains to trial a Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) based level crossing warning device on the Frankston line, as part of a project by the Centre for Technology Infusion at Latrobe University: https://www.latrobe.edu.au/technology-infusion/innovation/transport/improving-safety-at-level-crossings

707 Operations - Meander to Mernda

January 20, 2019

On 20 January 2019 707 Operations ran their 'Meander to Mernda' tour from Newport to Mernda, Macleod and Showgrounds, travelling via Laverton, Newport and Brooklyn due to an occupation on the normal route via the suburban tracks through Footscray. T413, Y127, H3 and H5 led the push-pull train, along with carriages PCP 294, BK 708, Wando, and BK 700.

Comeng Life Extension project

April 25, 2019

The Comeng Life Extension project commenced in 2017 to update the interior and exterior of Melbourne's fleet of Comeng trains in order to keep them in serivce until 2022-27.

NSW TrainLink road coaches

March 30, 2017

NSW TrainLink coach services throughout New South Wales are operated by a number of private operators under contract to the NSW Government

Chadstone tourist shuttle bus

March 18, 2019

Chadstone Shopping Centre operates a free tourist shuttle bus from Federation Square, making it easy for cashed up visitors to empty their wallets, while avoiding the need to understand the mess of connecting buses operated by PTV.

UGL Spotswood Maintenance Centre

January 20, 2019

UGL Limited operates a locomotive maintenance centre in the Melbourne suburbs of Spotswood, which caters for the heavy maintenance of Pacific National's standard gauge fleet.

Route 82 tram replacement buses

January 29, 2014

During hot weather trams on route 82 between Moonee Ponds and Footscray are replaced by buses, freeing up the non-air conditioned Z3 class trams to fill in for failed air conditioned trams elsewhere on the Yarra Trams network.