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Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,699 in total.

Victorian Touring Coaches

15 August 2019

Victorian Touring Coaches was a Melbourne charter coach operator. The company ceased trading in April 2021, with some buses and school runs sold to Nuline Charter and Bayside Coaches, with the reminder of vehicles disposed of privately.

Victoria Coaches

20 August 2019

Victoria Coaches is a Melbourne charter operator based in in North Melbourne

Jay-Tee Coaches

20 July 2019

Jay-Tee Coaches is a Melbourne charter operator based in in Park Orchards

Grandcity Travel

12 December 2019

Grandcity Travel is a Melbourne-based tour operator running their own fleet of road coaches.

Jinling Coach Tours

22 September 2019

Jinling Coach Tours is a tour operator running their own coaches from a depot in Melbourne's north

Sundancer Buses

17 October 2022

Sundancer is a charter bus and coach operator based in Melbourne's west

Quest Coaches

1 December 2017

Quest Coaches is a Melbourne charter coach operator based in Ferntree Gully

Rockleigh Tours

22 October 2022

Rockleigh Tours is a Melbourne charter bus and coach operator based in Diggers Rest

Sunbury Coaches

17 September 2022

Sunbury Coaches is part of the Donric Group and operates school and charter services to the north of Melbourne.

Melmax Bus Lines

11 September 2022

Melmax is a bus and coach operator based on the Melbourne suburb of Craigieburn.

707 Operations - Grainlander to Nullawil, September 2022

4 September 2022

On the weekend of 2-4 September 2022 707 Operations ran their 'The Grainlander' train to Sea Lake, Wycheproof and Nullawil with R707 leading A66 on the train.

Pacific National derailment at McIntyre, August 2022

21 November 2022

On the morning of Thursday 18 August 2022 a Pacific National standard gauge grain train arriving into #3 road at McIntyre Loop had the tracks split apart beneath the wagons at the rear, leaving their bogies in the dirt. The remaining wagons were shunted clear to clear the tracks, leaving the derailed wagons to be recovered later.

Steamrail - Cruise Express charter 2022

17 August 2022

On Wednesday 17 August 2022 Steamrail Victoria ran a special train from Southern Cross to Geelong and Winchelsea, then back to Newport, transporting passengers on the Cruise Express 'Grand Southern Loop' tour of NSW, South Australia and Victoria. A66 lead the train, made up of PCP292, Moorabool, 14BRS, and two more BS carriages.

SRHC - Cruise Express 'Grand Southern Loop' August 2022

15 August 2022

On Monday 15 August 2022 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran a special train from Stawell to Broadmeadows transporting passengers on the Cruise Express 'Grand Southern Loop' tour of NSW, South Australia and Victoria. N460 lead the train, made up of 1CS, 3AS, 4AS, 11BS, 1BS and Parlor Car.

ARTC works trains

14 August 2022

Works trains across the ARTC network as operated by a number of contracted rail operators.

Gisborne Transit

13 August 2022

Gisborne Transit operates PTV bus services in the town of Gisborne, with Donric Group taking over the contract from GisBus from 1 July 2022.

Calder Park Drive level crossing removal

13 August 2022

The level crossing on the Sunbury line at Calder Park Drive is being replaced by a road over rail bridge.

Comeng scrapping transfer, 12 August 2022

12 August 2022

On Friday 12 August 2022 SSR locomotive T386 hauled retired Comeng sets 553M-1127T-554M and 454M-1077T-453M from Newport Workshops to McIntyre for scrapping.

Preston level crossing removal replacement buses

11 August 2022

During 2022 passengers for Bell and Preston had to catch buses while the stations were closed, due to the level crossings at Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Murray Road in Preston being removed by raising the Mernda line onto an elevated viaduct.

V/Line - standard gauge transfers to Ettamogah

2 August 2022

Following their replacement by the new standard gauge VLocity trains in 2022, V/Line's fleet of standard gauge carriages used on the Albury line were transferred to the SRHC depot in Seymour for storage. On 2 August 2022 six of the stored carriages, along with three recently retired carriages, were transferred by V/Line from Melbourne to Seymour and on to Albury, where they are being put into storage at Ettamogah on behalf of the rail heritage groups they are being handed over to. From north end the consist was ACN45, BN22, BN10, BN7, BRN34, ACN24 (all stripped of livery) then PTV liveried BN5, BRN43 and ACN48.

Melbourne Art Trams 2022

22 November 2022

As part of the 2022 Rising Melbourne festival six trams have been decorated in designs by six First Peoples artists: https://rising.melbourne/festival-program/first-peoples-melbourne-art-trams-2022

Public Record Office Victoria

30 July 2022

Railway and tramway titbits from the collection of the Public Record Office Victoria

Comeng scrapping transfer, 15 July 2022

15 July 2022

On Friday 15 July 2022 SSR locomotives T386 and T385 hauled retired Comeng sets 403M-1018T-404M and 427M-1052T-487M from Newport Workshops to McIntyre for scrapping.

Surrey Hills level crossing removal replacement buses

9 July 2022

During 2022 the Lilydale and Belgrave lines have been closed between Camberwell and Box Hill, buses replacing trains while the level crossings at Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert and Union Road, Surrey Hills are being removed by lowing the tracks, along with the two stations being replaced by the new 'Union Station' in the middle.

707 Operations - 'The Gracelander' to Bendigo 2022

9 July 2022

On Saturday 9 July 2022 R707 and A66 led 'The Gracelander' train from Southern Cross to Bendigo and return.

Lego Store, Melbourne Central

8 July 2022

The Lego Certified Store at Melbourne Central has a large scale model of a Melbourne W class tram on display, which visitors can walk inside.

Steamrail Victoria - Steam & Tait Parallel Run 2022

3 July 2022

On Sunday 3 July 2022 Steamrail Victoria sent two trains around Melbourne - the Tait set and push-pull steam led by K183 and K100 - running parallel out to Ringwood and Sunshine.

Comeng scrapping transfer, 1 July 2022

1 July 2022

On Friday 1 July 2022 SSR locomotives T386 and T385 lead Comeng set 400M-1050T-331M and 393M-1048T-394M from Newport Workshops to the North Bendigo Workshops for scrapping.

HCMT transfer, June 2022

30 June 2022

On 30 June 2022 SSR locomotives T385 and T386 and power van BVDY51 delivered brand new HCMT set 43 from Newport to Pakenham East.

Steamrail Victoria - Eureka Express, 25 June 2022

25 June 2022

On Sunday 25 June 2022 R711 and K183 led Steamrail Victoria's 'Eureka Express' train from Southern Cross Station to Ballarat, via Bacchus Marsh on the way there, and North Geelong and Tarneit on the way home. The consist was VZVF1, PCP292, 5AS, 8AS, 14BRS, 7ABE, 25BE, 38BE, 46BE, 17BE, 68BW.

Sunshine bus crash

19 June 2022

Some dumbarse driver managed to put their car through the front door of a Transit Systems bus, writing off their car in the process.

Comeng retirement transfer, June 2022

17 June 2022

On 17 June 2022 retired Comeng sets 474M-1087T-473M and 515M-1108T-516M were transferred by SSR locomotives T385 and T386 from Newport Workshops to Tottenham Yard via Brooklyn for long term storage.

Sandringham Coaches

17 June 2022

Part of the Dineen Group, Sandringham Coaches is a tour and coach operator based in Moorabbin, Victoria.

Steamrail Victoria - Eureka Express, 11 June 2022

11 June 2022

On Saturday 11 June 2022 R761 led Steamrail Victoria's 'Eureka Express' train from Southern Cross Station to Ballarat, via Bacchus Marsh on the way there, and North Geelong and Tarneit on the way home. The consist was 25BE - 7ABE - 14BRS - 11AS - 12AE - 38BE.

Steamrail Victoria - Y112 transfer from Geelong 2022

9 June 2022

On 9 June 2022 heritage steam locomotive Y112 returned from Geelong to Newport with open wagon VOAF 9. The train had been stuck in Geelong for repairs after running into trouble after a weekend running shuttles at the Ballarat Heritage Weekend.

Melbourne Airport car park buses

5 June 2022

Australia Pacific Airports Corporation Limited (APAC) operates a small fleet of buses to shuttle passengers and staff between the terminals at Melbourne Airport and the outlying car parks.

Repainting the Flinders Street Viaduct

15 November 2021

During 2020 -2021 the four tracks of the original Flinders Street Viaducts were progressively closed so that the steel plate girders could be repainted.

Rail Motor Society - Tri State tour 2022

30 May 2022

In May 2022 the Rail Motor Society, Paterson ran a 10 day grand tour using 620/720 railcars NPF621 & NTC721 across three states - from Sydney west to Broken Hill and Adelaide, back east through Murray Bridge and Horsham to Melbourne, then back north via Albury and Wagga Wagga.

SRHC - Wimmera Weekender 2022

21 May 2022

In May 2022 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran their standard gauge 'Wimmera Weekender' tour from Seymour to Murtoa and north along the Hopetoun line. S303, T357 and P22 hauled the train, made up of 1CS, 11BS, 1BS, 3AS, 4AS, and Parlor Car.

Comeng retirement transfer, 20 May 2022

20 May 2022

On 20 May 2022 retired Comeng sets 439M-1070T-440M and 517M-1117T-529M were transferred by SSR locomotives P18 and P16 from Newport Workshops to Tottenham Yard via Brooklyn for long term storage.

Southern Shorthaul Railroad launch train to Bairnsdale

17 May 2022

On Tuesday 17 May 2022 Southern Shorthaul Railroad ran a short empty container train from Melbourne to Bairnsdale for the public launch of the new Fenning Intermodal Freight Terminal (FIFT) at the former Bosworth Road log sidings, returning to Melbourne on Thursday 19 May.

707 Operations - Castlemaine charter, May 2022

15 May 2022

On Sunday 15 May 2022 R707 lead a short train from Newport Workshops to Castlemaine via Brooklyn for a private charter. The train was made up of PCP 294 – BK 708 – CLUB 1 – BRS 224 – CP 35.

707 Operations - Grainlander to Nullawil, May 2022

8 May 2022

Friday 6 May 2022 R707, H3 and H5 led the 707 Operations 'Grainlander' weekender train to Sea Lake, Wycheproof and Nullawil, returning to Melbourne on Sunday 8 May 2022. The consist was VOAF 100 - PCP 294 - ACZ 255 - BZ 270 - BRS 224 - BK 708 - JTA 6 - Club 1 - SJ 284 - NAM 2336 - LAN 2354 - LAN 2352 - Wando.

Comeng scrapping transfer, 6 May 2022

6 May 2022

In the early hours of 6 May 2022 SSR locomotives T385, T386 and T381 lead burnt out Comeng set 491M-1096T-492M and 339M-1020T-340M from storage at North Shore to the McConnell Dowell yard at McIntyre for scrapping. Due to the fire damage to carriage 492M, the push-pull transfer traveled at a maximum speed of 30 km/h for the entire trip, travelling via Werribee, Newport and Sunshine.

Comeng retirement transfer, 6 May 2022

6 May 2022

On 6 May 2022 retired Comeng sets 459M-1080T-460M and 330M-1025T-350M were transferred by SSR locomotives T385, T386 and T381 from Newport Workshops to Tottenham Yard via Brooklyn for long term storage.

Christian's Bus Company

17 June 2022

Christian's Bus Company is a tour and coach operator in Victoria.

Steamrail Victoria - Geelong 'Rail and Sail' April 2022

24 April 2022

On 24 April 2022 Steamrail ran a 'Rail and Sail' trip from Melbourne to Geelong and return behind K183.

St James Rail - Southern Aurora 60th anniversary 2022

24 April 2022

In April 2022 St James Rail operated a special six day rail cruise from Sydney to Melbourne and return to make the 60th anniversary of the Southern Aurora. Heritage locomotives S303, P22 and T357 led the train

South Coast Bus

14 April 2021

South Coast Bus operates charter and school bus services, as well as V/Line and public route bus services around Phillip Island, Wonthaggi and South Gippsland.

Dysons Bus Services, Kyneton

13 October 2022

Dysons Bus Services operates school and charter services from their depot in Kyneton, as well as a number of route services on behalf of Public Transport Victoria.