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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 979 in total.

Grange Road level crossing removal project

November 21, 2018

The level crossing on the Hurstbridge line at Grange Road in Alphington is being replaced by a rail under road bridge

Qube derailment, December 2017

December 23, 2017

On December 23, 2017 Qube's 6CM7 Harefield to Melbourne service came to a halt at McIntyre Loop, supposedly due to a broken rail. Lead locomotive QBX001 had to be rerailed, and was then taken off the train and stabled at the G&V wagon maintenance yard, while L277 arrived light engine to assist remaining locomotive QBX004 to bring the train into Melbourne.

X'Trapolis transfer, December 2017

December 20, 2017

On 20 December 2017 Southern Shorthaul Railroad locomotives T363 and T385 and power van BVDY52 transferred a brand new X'Trapolis train from Ballarat Workshops to the Epping Workshops in Melbourne. Leading set 255M–1428T–256M was in a plain while livery, while 253M–1427T–254M had the usual Metro livery already applied.

Steamrail - Members special, December 2017

December 17, 2017

On December 17, 2017 Steamrail ran a members special train from Newport to Frankston and return, behind steam locomotive Y112.

SSR track machine transfer, 2016

November 01, 2016

On November 1, 2016 Southern Shorthaul Railroad locomotives 4911 and 4917 transferred a track machine from Dubbo to Melbourne

Pacific National locomotive provisioning centre

November 27, 2018

Pacifc National's fleet of standard gauge locomotives is refuelled and maintained at the Locomotive Provisioning Centre at South Dynon.

Pacific National interstate steel trains

October 28, 2018

Pacific National carries raw materials and finished steel product to and from the BlueScope, Arrium and Onesteel plants at Port Kembla, NSW and Westernport, Victoria; with trains running Melbourne-Wollongong-Brisbane and Melbourne-Adelaide-Perth.

SRHC transfer, March 2011

March 14, 2011

On March 14, 2011 T357 and T378 headed light engine from Seymour to Melbourne, returning to El Zorro on hire after hauling that weekend's SRHC special to Maryborough

T376 transfer, December 2008

December 16, 2008

T376 headed light engine from Seymour to Melbourne on 16 December 2008, after being used to transfer carriages to the Seymour Rail Heritage Centre depot

Somerton steel shunt

November 11, 2014

Until 2014 or so Pacific National ran a short trip train from South Dynon to Somerton, converying coil steel for the Tubemakers pipe factory.

El Zorro wagon transfer, 2009

August 01, 2009

On 1 August 2009 El Zorro ran an empty wagon movement from Adelaide to Melbourne, with FL220 and GL109 hauling a train of CFCLA CQWY well wagons and CQMY container wagons.

707 Operations - Manangatang, December 2017

December 15, 2017

On the weekend of 15-17 December 2017 707 Operations ran a train from Melbourne to Manangatang and return, travelling via Bacchus Marsh on the down, and North Shore on the return. T413 & H5 hauled the train, with PCP 294, BS 205, SJ 284, BRS 224, Avoca, Club Car 1, NAM 2336, LAN 2354, VAM 1, and Wando in the consist.

Aurizon standard gauge freight

May 18, 2018

Aurizon commenced operating standard gauge freight services across Australia when precescessor Queensland Rail purchased Interail in 2002, CRT Group in 2005, and Australian Railroad Group in 2006. QR National was rebranded as Aurizon in December 2012. The company withdrew their Melbourne-Brisbane and Melbourne-Perth services in December 2017.

El Zorro Horsham freight

July 25, 2010

For a period during 2009 El Zorro operated a standard gauge freight service between Melbourne and Horsham

QR National grain wagon transfer, 2011

April 02, 2011

In April 2011 QR National diesel locomotives LZ3101, LQ3122, DC2206, LZ3103 and 45 AGWF grain hoppers were transferred via Melbourne from Western Australia to New South Wales to begin a new grain contract.

P&O Trans Australia Melbourne-Adelaide freight

April 30, 2011

P&O Trans Australia operated their own Melbourne-Adelaide freight service between October 2009 and July 2011. You can find the history of the service here.

Qube Logistics Horsham freight

January 18, 2012

Qube Logistics and predecessor P&O Trans Australia operated container services between Melbourne and Horsham. They commenced operating in August 2011 following the end of the MA2/AM2 service, and ended in mid-2012.

Pacific National Horsham freight

May 02, 2008

Until July 2008 Pacific National operated a standard gauge Melbourne to Horsham freight service

Qube Logistics Harefield freight

July 01, 2018

Qube Logistics operates a train conveying containerised paper products between Melbourne and Harefield in southern NSW. The first services ran in 2012-14, before being diverted to Port Botany in NSW, then returned to Melbourne regularly in 2017.

Buckley Street level crossing removal project

September 29, 2018

The level crossing on the Craigieburn line at Buckley Street in Essendon is planned to be replaced by a road under rail bridge

Gold Coast Light Rail infrastructure

December 10, 2017

Infrastructure of the Gold Coast Light Rail, a 13-kilometre long 16-station light rail system serving the Gold Coast in Queensland

Steamrail - Caulfield-Moorabbin shuttles, November 2017

November 25, 2017

On 24 November 2017 Steamrail Victoria steam locomotives A2 986 and K153 hauled the preserved Tait train between Caulfield and Moorabbin.

SRHC - Spirit of Progress 80th Anniversary Tour, 2017

November 25, 2017

The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre operated a Spirit of Progress 80th Anniversary Tour, with locomotives B74 and S303 used along with the majority of the original carriage consist. The train ran from Seymour to Ballarat, travelling via Sunshine, Newport and North Shore in both directions.

ARTC trackwork

December 10, 2018

Trackwork on the Australian Rail Track Corporation network, that stretches across the country