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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 781 in total.

Napier Street bridge strike - October 2015

October 01, 2015

The railway bridge that carries the Williamstown and Werribee lines over Napier Street has a long history of being struck by high vehicles - October 1st 2015 was yet another example.

Furlong Main level crossing removal project

June 12, 2017

In 2014 work commenced on the grade separation of the Main Road level crossing at St Albans station, with the Ginifer Road level crossing at Ginifer station later being added to the project scope.

V/Line - Failed H set doors

April 26, 2013

V/Line's fleet of H set carriages have power operated doors - closed and held shut by a compressed air powered door motor, and manually opened by passengers. In August 2014 special instructions were issued after a spate of trains having the doors open while in transit.

Steamrail - Members special to Castlemaine, September 2015

September 26, 2015

On September 26, 2015 Steamrail Victoria ran a members special from Newport Workshops to Maldon and return, via Castlemaine and Southern Cross. R711 and K153 ran the train, with K153 being left at Maldon for use over the summer period at the Victorian Goldfields Railway.

Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel preliminary work

June 27, 2017

Preliminary geotechnical investigation work on the Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel commenced in 2015.

Poor service from Metro Trains Melbourne

June 05, 2017

Woeful service from Metro Trains Melbourne is a running joke - here are some examples.

Steamrail - Shepparton September 2015

September 05, 2015

On 5 September 2015 R761 led 702BK, 500AK, 14BRS, 2BS, 9BRS, 11AS and PCP292 on a return trip from Melbourne to Shepparton.

Melbourne industrial action

September 10, 2015

In 2015 the Rail, Tram and Bus Union has launched industrial action against both Metro Trains and Yarra Trams, following the breakdown in negotiations around their new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.

Hitachi transfer, September 2015

October 10, 2015

After being withdrawn from service and stored at Macaulay, the trio of Hitachi trains have been reactivated and transferred to Newport Workshops awaiting their final fate

End to End, Collingwood

September 05, 2015

Best known for the trio of Hitachi trains located on the rooftop, 'End to End' is a three story development located at 48 Easey Street, Collingwood. Easey's Burgers is located in one of the trains.

Gold Coast Light Rail

September 04, 2015

G:link, also known as the Gold Coast Light Rail, is a 13-kilometre long 16-station light rail system serving the Gold Coast in Queensland

Gold Coast buses

September 04, 2015

Buses on Queensland's Gold Coast

V/Line diversions on the suburban lines

August 21, 2015

Since 2015 all V/Line services towards Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo have used the new Regional Rail Link tracks out of Melbourne. An exception to this is major disruptions, when the trains get sent the 'old' way.

Steamrail - Seymour, August 2015

August 22, 2015

On August 22, 2015 Steamrail ran a charter from Southern Cross Station to Seymour and return for the Diamond Valley Railway, featuring D3 639 on a four carriage consist.

Steamrail - Maldon Weekender July 2015

August 02, 2015

Steamrail headed to Maldon via Castlemaine on the weekend of Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August, with K153 leading T356 on a consist of sleeping carriages.

Rescuing a failed W class tram - July 2015

July 26, 2015

On July 26 tram W6.983 failed while running a City Circle service, and had to be rescued by classmate SW6.961

707 Operations - Seymour, July 2015

July 19, 2015

On July 19, 2015 707 Operations ran a special train to Seymour and return, featuring a trio of R class steam locomotives: R707, R711 and R761

Adelaide Metro ticketing

July 12, 2015

In 2012 Adelaide Metro introduced their new Metrocard smartcard ticketing system, that runs in parallel with the previous Crouzet magnetic stripe system used for single trip tickets.

Murray Bridge

July 11, 2015

Passing through Murray Bridge in South Australia, on the main line between Melbourne and Adelaide

Special trains to Flemington Racecourse and Melbourne Showgrounds

September 27, 2014

Additional train services are run for major events at Flemington Racecourse and the Melbourne Showgrounds.

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 20, 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.