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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.

707 Operations - Ballarat Beer Festival, January 2014

January 18, 2014

On January 18, 2014 707 Operations ran a train from Melbourne to Ballarat via Geelong for a beer festival, with T413 hauling PCP294, ACZ255, BZ270, BRS224, BK708, BS212. With the country platforms at Southern Cross unavailable, the train ran around at Oakleigh (!)

Yarra Trams - tennis specials

Every year for Australian Open patrons Yarra Trams operates additional trams between Melbourne Park and Flinders Street, with also results in routes 70 and 75 getting cut back to much smaller A class trams

Yarra Trams road fleet

April 24, 2017

Yarra Trams operates a variety of cars and trucks to support the operation of Melbourne's tramway network.

Steamrail - driver training August 2006

August 27, 2006

R761 on a driver training run to Geelong

Steamrail - Link Tours charters 2008

December 20, 2008

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

Steamrail - Geelong Rail and Sail, November 2013

November 10, 2013

On November 10, 2013 Steamrail ran a 'Rail and Sail' trip to Geelong and back. With the sail part of the train cancelled due to weather, the train was built up to 11 carriages to carry the additional passengers.

Steamrail - Maldon Experience, October 2013

October 26, 2013

On October 26, 2013 Steamrail Victoria ran a through train from Southern Cross to Maldon, swapping locomotives at Castlemaine and Maldon. R761 and K190 led the down trip, with J515 replacing the R class on the branch. With a number of photostops along the way, J515 swapped with J549 at Muckleford, with the return trip from Maldon using J549 and D3 639. R761 and D3 639 took the train back to Melbourne, the swapping over the K and D3 being the original reason for the trip.

Melbourne Art Trams

November 14, 2014

As part of the 2013 Melbourne Festival eight trams have been decorated in designs by eight Melbourne artists: http://www.yarratrams.com.au/media-centre/news/articles/2013/exploring-melbourne%27s-art-trams/

W8 class tram trials

October 21, 2013

In 2013 work the first two refurbished W class trams arrived in Melbourne - W8.946 and W8.959. Fitted with modernised traction, braking and suspension systems, the trams form a new class - W8.

Sydney buses

Buses around Sydney

Rescuing a failed D2 class tram - October 2012

October 07, 2013

D2.2009 failed somewhere on the route 986, so classmate D2.5020 was sent out on a rescue mission to drag the tram home to Southbank Depot.

Motorists delaying trams

Wherever you go in Melbourne you are certain to find some moron who doesn't know how to drive, either queuing through an intersection or overhanging a tram lane, resulting in delays to dozens of tram passengers.

E class tram testing and first day

March 22, 2016

The E class tram are three-section, four-bogie articulated trams built by Bombardier. The first two trams spent a number of months in testing around the Melbourne tram network, before they entered service on Monday November 04, 2013.

Wild winds - October 2013

October 01, 2013

On the night of September 30 strong winds blew the roof from an apartment block in Maribyrnong Road in Ascot Vale, blocking trams on routes 57 and 82 until the wreckage was removed.

Newmarket blackout - September 2013

September 26, 2013

On September 26, 2013 a tree took out the mains power supply to Newmarket station, plunging the platforms into darkness, but not affecting traction power to trains or signalling systems.

North Williamstown railway museum

August 17, 2013

Located off Champion Road in North Williamstown, the ARHS operated railway museum was established in 1962, but was closed to public accessing 2010 due to visitor safety concerns.

Yarra Trams - Flemington Racecourse and Melbourne Showgrounds specials

October 01, 2014

Yarra Trams operates additional tram services for major events at Flemington Racecourse and the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Collins Street power failure - January 2013

January 30, 2013

Power went out in the section due to a truck taking out the overhead at Collins and King Street, with recovery vehicle R10 needing to rescue the stranded trams

Yarra Trams - Grand Prix specials

March 13, 2015

Each year for the Australian Grand Prix special trams are operated by Yarra Trams from the Melbourne CBD to the circuit at Albert Park.

Yarra Trams - diverted and out of place

Usually Melbourne's trams stick to a home depot and set of usual routes, but when disruptions occur, trams can be sent along alternate routes in order to maintain a limited service.

Steamrail - Snow train, July 2013

July 21, 2013

R761 and R707 lead a 14 car long train from Southern Cross to Traralgon and return, having to run from Newport to Southern Cross via Sunshine and Deer Park due to Regional Rail Link works.

Steamrail - Glen Waverley shuttles 2013

June 30, 2013

This year K153 and K190 were the two locos, working push pull on the shuttles.

Just another tram versus car - June 2013

June 12, 2013

The tram I was on was heading north past peak hour congestion on Flemington Road when I heard a *crunch* - the tram came to a stop, as did the tram behind us. I opened the window and saw a Mercedes with a scratched up front panel pass the tram tooting their horn, while the driver left the cab and went back to talk to the other driver. We caught up to the car at the next set of traffic lights.

DERMPAV - charter to Ballarat, May 2013

May 25, 2013

On May 25, 2013 a private group chartered RM58 for a trip to Ballarat and return, via Bacchus Marsh