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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,252 in total.

Burnley resignalling rail replacement buses

1 December 2017

During 2017 buses replaced Burnley Group trains between Parliament and Camberwell, and Richmond and Darling stations due to signalling works at Burnley, as part of the Richmond to Camberwell Signalling Upgrade Project.

Essendon rail replacement buses

7 September 2018

Buses replaced Craigieburn line trains throughout 2018, to allow work to be completed on the Buckley Street level crossing removal project. Trains terminated at Essendon station, connecting with buses towards the city.

Blackburn Road level crossing removal replacement buses

26 January 2017

Buses replaced Belgrave and Lilydale line trains throughout 2016 and 2017, to allow work to be completed on the Blackburn Road level crossing removal project. Trains terminated at Blackburn platform 2, with a temporary bridge delivering passengers to the replacement buses.

SCT derailment at Lara

2 November 2007

On 2 November 2007 the SCT train suffered a minor derailment between Corio and Lara, with the bogie at one end of a ABFX louvered van needing to be jacked up.

Flooded platform at Ascot Vale

11 March 2014

First it leaked, and then it burst - that's what happened to a water main beneath the platform at Ascot Vale station.

Smashed signs at Sunshine station

17 July 2019

What happens when you put a road sign right beside a tight corner, on a footpath leading through the Sunshine station car park? Clueless motorists drive over the top of it, over and over again. 

Wolseley, South Australia

1 October 2019

Wolseley is the first stop on the Melbourne-Adelaide railway once you cross the South Australian side of the border, and is the junction for the mothballed Mount Gambier broad gauge railway.

Adelaide bus infrastructure

3 October 2019

All kinds of bus infrastructure from Adelaide - bus stops and interchanges

Bordertown, South Australia

4 October 2019

Bordertown is a small town on the Melbourne-Adelaide railway, located 250 kilometres east of the state capital of Adelaide. In February 2019 Shield Resources in partnership with Bowmans Rail, ARTC and Flinders Container Port commenced operating a containerised timber train from a terminal at Bordertown to the Port of Adelaide.

Adelaide tram infrastructure

2 October 2019

Bits and pieces of tramway infrastructure from around the Adelaide Metro network.

Adelaide tram bits

2 October 2019

Photos of bits and pieces on and around Adelaide's trams

Steamrail Dimboola

1 October 2019

Steamrail Victoria maintains a fleet of standard gauge carriages around the turntable at Dimboola.

HCMT set 6 transfer, September 2019

30 September 2019

On the morning of 30 September 2019 the sixth 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 S312 and T385 in the lead, followed by a mix of SSR flat wagons loaded with empty spoil containers, then by P18, P17, generator van BVDY51, and finally the HCMT set. The emergency brake was operational onboard the new train, but the ECP service brake was not, hence additional braking wagons were required to accompany the movement.

V/Line - standard gauge workshops and shunting

19 December 2019

V/Line's fleet of standard gauge trains are maintained at South Dynon, with diesel locomotive P13 retained as a shunter.

Legoland Melbourne

22 September 2019

Legoland Discovery Centre Melbourne is located at Chadstone Shopping Centre, and features many Lego models of Melbourne.

Yarra Trams - football specials

2 January 2021

Yarra Trams operates additional trams to the MCG and Docklands Stadium for football fans.

School Strike for Climate

20 September 2019

On 20 September 2019 trams across the Melbourne CBD were disrupted by the School Strike for Climate march.

X'Trapolis transfer, September 2019

19 September 2019

On 19 September 2019 SSR locomotives P14 and T363 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQJX 2481W led X'Trapolis train 94M-1347T-93M and 129M-1365T-130M from Newport Workshops to Alstom Ballarat via Bacchus Marsh for upgrade works.

HCMT set 5 transfer, September 2019

20 September 2019

On the morning of 20 September 2019 the fifth 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 B75 and T385 in the lead, followed by a mix of SSR flat wagons loaded with empty spoil containers, then by P18, P17, generator van BVDY51, and finally the HCMT set. The emergency brake was operational onboard the new train, but the ECP service brake was not, hence additional braking wagons were required to accompany the movement.

V/Line carriage platform strikes

1 June 2019

V/Line's fleet of carriages have been known to strike platforms while passing through platforms at speed, resulting in scraped paint on the carriage side.

Smashed up Melbourne tram stops

11 December 2020

Melbourne has an endless supply of idiot motorists ready to crash into tram stops.

Level crossing accidents at North Shore, Geelong

29 October 2019

I’m not sure what is in the water down in Geelong, but the boom gates at the North Shore Road / Station Street level crossing next to North Shore station seem to spend more time under cars than stopping them.

Damaged level crossing at Brooklyn

9 June 2020

Clueless truck drivers have a history of destroying the level crossing lights located at the corner of Somerville and McDonald Road in Brooklyn.

Flipped truck under the Flinders Street Viaduct

1 February 2016

On 1 February 2016 an overheight truck attempted to pass under the Flinders Street Viaduct at Spencer Street but failed, ending up sideways.