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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,296 in total.

Pacific National - Melbourne standard gauge freight

3 June 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

3 August 2021

Miscellaneous Pacific National broad gauge freight movements 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

3 September 2021

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 July 2021

A look at the lighter side of rail transport

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

3 January 2021

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

Pacific National broad gauge grain

25 July 2021

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

First VLocity Services to Geelong

3 February 2006

On February 3, 2006 the first revenue VLocity services operated to Geelong

V/Line - Geelong carriage yards

4 May 2021

Geelong is one of the busiest V/Line destinations, being a major servicing and stabling operation for their trains. Facilities include a car wash, fuel point and a dedicated Y class shunter

Geelong Rail 150

24 June 2007

A collection of photos of the special trains that ran to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Geelong - Melbourne Railway. Locomotives included R761, R707, D3 658 and diesel T356.

Geelong private carriages

19 July 2007

South Geelong has a collection of carriages privately owned by a ground called 'Rail Experience' located at the down end of the station. In 2007 carriage BS203 was removed by road, with the rest of the carriages moved to Newport Workshops in 2012 to make room for an expanded car park at the station.

Geelong football specials 2008

27 September 2008

Geelong lost to Hawthorn in the 2008 AFL Grand Final at the MCG. V/Line specials for Geelong Cats fans included many push-pull P class operated trains, and a special headboard for grand final day.

Geelong football specials 2007

22 September 2007

Geelong won against Port Adelaide in the 2007 AFL Grand Final at the MCG. V/Line specials for Geelong Cats fans, including many push-pull P class operated trains, and a special headboard for grand final day

Geelong broad gauge freight

4 May 2021

Miscellaneous Pacific National broad gauge freight around Geelong - there is stuff all these days

Flinders Street Station

29 July 2021

Flinders Street Station is the main suburban train station for Melbourne, Victoria

Endeavour and Xplorer railcar transfers to Bombardier Dandenong

26 February 2010

The Endeavour and Xplorer railcars are operated by CityRail and CountryLink in New South Wales. Originally built at Dandenong in Victoria, in 2007-2009 they have been undergoing a refurbishment program at the same plant. To transfer the cars they are gauge converted from standard to broad at South Dynon, then hauled as unbraked wagons down to Dandenong. These transfer trains are being run by Pacific National depot at Geelong, with extra wagons for braking purposes which are stored at North Geelong Yard between runs

IEV100 track evaluation vehicle

19 July 2021

Formerly known as EM100, IEV100 is a track evaluation vehicle that traverses the Victorian railway network to test track quality. Diesel powered, it has both standard and broad gauge bogies.

Dudley Street H set collision, May 2006

19 June 2006

In May 20006 VSH22 and FSH21 were involved in a shunting accident at the Dudley Street carriage yards. BCH122 was pushed into BCH121. The first pics are from about 10pm (the incident happened some time before then) and then the rest are later on at 1pm after the re-railing was complete. The final photos are after the collision repairs.