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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,254 in total.

Kananook Train Storage Facility

24 December 2019

A new stabling yard is being constructed north of Kananook station, to offset the loss of stabling sidings at Carrum station as part of the level crossing removal project there.

Cheltenham and Mentone level crossing removal project

24 December 2019

The level crossings on the Frankston line at Park Road and Charman Road in Cheltenham and Balcombe Road in Mentone are being removed by lowering the railway line, with new stations built at both locations.

Toorak Road level crossing removal project

13 March 2020

The Toorak Road, Kooyong level crossing on the Glen Waverley line will be removed by building a rail bridge over Toorak Road

Steamrail - Members special, December 2019

15 December 2019

On 15 December 2019 Y164 led a special train for Steamrail members from Newport to Frankston via the Brooklyn goods lines. The train was made up of 18 CE, 600 BK, 17 BE, 7 ABE, 25 BE, and 14 CW.

Melbourne tramway overhead

9 March 2020

A web of overhead wires is needed to supply the electricity that powers Melbourne's tram fleet

Tram stop extensions for E class trams

1 January 2021

As part of the preparation for the longer E class trams entering service across Melbourne, tram stops along route 96 and La Trobe were extended to cater for their length.

Melbourne tram stop closures

12 July 2017

In recent years many tram stops in Melbourne have been permantly closed, either replaced by nearby platform stops in an failed effort to speed up services, or due to safety concerns with motorists speeding past stopped trams.

Yarra Trams rail grinders

4 October 2014

Yarra Trams occasionally uses rail grinders on their network to profile the head of tram tracks.

Mount Alexander Road tram works

25 January 2014

In January 2014 the tram tracks along Mount Alexander Road, Travancore were rebuilt between Moonee Ponds Junction and Essensdon Depot

Wellington Parade tram works

9 October 2015

In October 2015 a new platform tram stop was constructed on Wellington Parade at Jolimont station

Elgin Street tram works

29 January 2015

In Jaunary 2015 a new centre island platform tram stop was built on Elgin Street at the Lygon Street corner.

St Kilda Road tram stop works

3 July 2015

In June 2015 new platform tram stops were constructed on platform stops on St Kilda Road at Grant Street and Coventry Street.

Collins and William Street tram stop works

25 June 2015

In June 2015 a new platform tram stop was provided at Collins and William Street, with the tram stops at Queen and King Street being closed.

Victoria and Peel Street tram works

24 June 2012

In June 2012 the route 55 and 57 tramway junction at the intersection of Victoria and Peel Streets was rebuilt.

Ascot Vale tramway overhead works

18 November 2018

In November 2018 the overhead wire at the junction of Union Road and Maribyrnong Road in Ascot Vale was renewed.

Victoria and Nicholson Street tram works

28 April 2014

In April 2014 the route 30, 86 and 96 tramway junction at the intersection of Victoria and Nicholson Streets was rebuilt.

Queensbridge Street tram works

27 May 2015

In May 2015 the tram tracks along Queensbridge Street were rebuilt, with a new platform stop constructed outside Crown Casino.

Flinders Street overpass removal

20 November 2005

In June-November 2005 the Flinders Street Overpass at King Street was demolished and the tram tracks rebuilt, with new platform stops provided at Market, King and Spencer Streets.

Swanston Street tram stop works

19 December 2013

Between May 2011 and July 2012 new platform tram stops were constructed on Swanston Street at Collins, Bourke and La Trobe Street.

Elizabeth Street tram works

16 September 2014

In April 2012 the tram tracks along Elizabeth Street were rebuilt between Collins Street and Victoria Street, followed in October 2013 by the construction of new platform stops at Collins, Bourke and La Trobe Streets.

Melbourne tram stop platform rebuilds

26 May 2016

In 2014 it was discovered that existing platform stops across the Melbourne tram network were of a non-compliant height, so Yarra Trams had to go back and raise the surface of each one to current standards.

HCMT set 8 transfer, December 2019

9 December 2019

On the morning of 9 December 2019 the eighth High Capacity Metro Train set was transferred from the Downer facility at Newport Workshops to the future HCMT depot at Pakenham East. Southern Shorthaul Railroad ran the transfer, with P16 and P17, generator van BVDY51, and finally the HCMT set. The transfer left Newport after the last train of the evening, so there was no need for buses to replace trains on the Werribee line, like previous transfers.

Journey Beyond Rail - Great Southern

11 January 2020

The 'Great Southern' is a luxury rail cruise train operated by Journey Beyond Rail between Adelaide and Brisbane via Melbourne and Sydney. The train commenced running in 2019 using carriage stock usually used on The Ghan.

Steamrail - Christmas charters 2019

6 December 2019

Each year Steamrail runs a series of charter trains in the later half of the year for Dreamscape Tours, taking party goers from Melbourne of an evening out to the Macedon Ranges and return, with plenty of booze and parting along the way.