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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 758 in total.

Melbourne rail replacement buses

April 11, 2017

When the *%@! hits the fan on Melbourne's rail network, buses have to be caleld in to operate a replacement service for passengers.

Regional Rail Link open days

June 13, 2015

Prior to the opening of Regional Rail Link open days were held at the new stations: Tarneit station on June 13, and Wyndham Vale on June 20.

Workshops Rail Museum

April 13, 2015

Located in the former Queensland Rail railway workshops at Ipswich, the Workshops Rail Museum houses a vast collection of railway related displays, as well as an adjoining workshop for the maintenance and restoration of the QR heritage fleet.

Steamrail - Bendigo, May 2015

May 16, 2015

On May 16, 2015 R761 and K190 lead a heritage train from Melbourne to Bendigo, with K190 being detached at Castlemaine on the return journey, and exchanged with D3 639 from the Victorian Goldfields Railway.

Kew Depot centenary

June 25, 2015

Kew Depot celebrated its centenary on 3 May 2015. W2.431 was on display after being transported by road from the Melbourne Tram Museum at Hawthorn Depot, with W8.946 running shuttle trips to Victoria Gardens, restaurant tram SW6.935 was open for morning tea, with E.6005, C.3031 and A2.283 on display.

Queensland Rail bits

August 20, 2014

Bits and pieces of Queensland Rail trains

Queensland Rail trackwork

August 21, 2014

Trackwork and track machines on the Queensland Rail network

Cairns buses

August 23, 2014

Buses in and around the Queensland city of Cairns.

Whitsunday Transit

August 22, 2014

Whitsunday Transit operates buses in Queensland between the inland town of Proserpine and the coastal communities of Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour.

Queensland Rail Traveltrain

August 21, 2014

Queensland Rail operates a number of long distrance rail services around Queensland, using a mix of locomotive hauled trains, and the electric and diesel tilt trains.

Steamrail - Good Friday Appeal suburban tour 2015

April 03, 2015

On Friday 3 April 2015 K153 and Y112 led a train around the Melbourne suburbs to raise funds for the Good Friday Appeal.

Commercialising commuters

For Melbourne's privatised public transport operators, they don't make money by moving people - they make money selling their captive audiences to advertisers and other commercial outfits.

V/Line via the Albion-Jacana goods line

October 09, 2010

The Albion-Jacana railway line links the Bendigo line near Sunshine to the main North-East line near Broadmeadows via a slow and indirect route. Normally used by freight services, V/Line occasionally diverts Seymour and Shepparton services via the route when the normal route via Essendon is blocked.

V/Line - Regional Rail Link

April 26, 2017

V/Line trains using the new Regional Rail Link tracks that have progressively come into use since December 2013.

Tram Bar at the Arts Centre Melbourne

February 05, 2015

In 2011 retired tram SW6.969 was converted into a bar and setup at the Arts Centre in Melbourne, being removed a number of times, only to return again come summer. In February 2013 it appeared again as 'Tram Bar', which closed for good in January 2015.

707 Operations - Dunolly tour, January 2015

January 24, 2015

On January 24, 2015 B74 and T413 took a train from Melbourne to Dunolly, running via Bacchus Marsh on the way there and via North Geelong on the way home. Carriages PCP294, ACZ255, BZ270, BS205, BRS224, BS212, Avoca, AS11, SJ284, JTA6 were in the consist.

Free Tram Zone

December 02, 2016

In the lead up to the 2014 Victorian state election, Denis Napthine promised to make tram travel free in the Melbourne CBD. The Liberal Government lost the election, but the Labor Party matched the promise, so in January 2015 PTV had to spend a bucketload of money promoting something that cost them even more money.

Bus bits and pieces

More bus related bits and pieces

Bayside Rail Project

In May 2013 Premier Denis Napthine announced the $100 million 'Bayside Rail Project' to upgrade the Frankston railway line, and bring X'Trapolis trains to the route. Two token services run by X'Trapolis trains being introduced just before the 2014 State Election, with the cost of the project blowing out to $115 million.

Steamrail - Link Tours charters 2014

November 28, 2014

A series of charter trains run by Steamrail in the later half of the year for Link Tours, taking party goers from Melbourne of an evening out to the Macedon Ranges, then return

SCT stored and scrapped wagons at Altona

November 18, 2014

SCT Logistics have stored a number of redundant wagons on the ground at their depot in Laverton. Originally placed there in 2008, scrapping started in late 2014.

Galvin crash - August 2014

November 18, 2014

On August 22 2014 an empty VLocity train (VL05-12-39, 7 cars) ran into the rear of a Metro Trains service between Galvin and Paisley on the Werribee line.

Lachlan Valley Railway

Lachlan Valley Railway is based in the New South Wales Central Western town of Cowra, but after the closure of the Demondrille to Cowra line in 2009, their fleet has been moved Cootamundra.

VLocity transfer to Bendigo, November 2014

November 04, 2014

B75 and T386 transferred an accident damaged VLocity set VL12 to Bendigo on November 4, 2014. The set was involved in an incident on August 22 2014, when empty VLocity train (VL05-12-39, 7 cars) ran into the rear of a Metro Trains service between Galvin and Paisley on the Werribee line.