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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.

Savannahlander

August 23, 2014

The Savannahlander runs from Cairns to Forsayth once per week with a 2000 class rail motor, with the return journey taking 4 days with many stops along the way.

Queensland freight

April 24, 2015

Freight trains from around Queensland

Kuranda Scenic Railway

August 25, 2014

The Kuranda Scenic Railway operates from Cairns to Kuranda and return, with the journey taking around 2 hours, with a stop at 'Freshwater' station for tour buses, and one at Barron Falls to observe the waterfall. A pair of 1720 class locomotives haul each train, with two operating in each direction per day.

Queensland stations and infrastructure

April 22, 2015

Railway stations and other infrastructure around Queensland

The Sunlander

August 22, 2014

The locomotive hauled 'Sunlander' train travels between Brisbane and Cairns a number of times each week, with sleeping and sitting cars in the consist, along with club and dining cars, and a motorail van.

Brisbane buses and busways

April 13, 2015

Buses from Brisbane and South East Queensland

Brisbane stations and infrastructure

April 13, 2015

Railway stations and other infrastructure around Brisbane

Brisbane suburban trains

September 04, 2015

Queensland Rail operates Brisbane's suburban railway service with a variety of electric multiple units.

XPT derailment - July 2014

May 01, 2017

On the morning of July 11, 2014 the Sydney-bound XPT derailed just outside Southern Cross Station, where the dual gauge tracks over the North Melbourne flyover split into separate standard and broad gauge tracks. The newly rebuilt tracks has just opened for service that morning.

Regional Rail Link test trains

December 04, 2014

Testing and works trains on Regional Rail Link before the official commencement of passenger services

Failed Sprinter - June 2014

June 12, 2014

Around 7am outside North Melbourne V/Line service operated by Sprinter railcars and bound for Bacchus Marsh failed. Two Comeng trains ended up behind the failed consist, but didn't appear to assist in the recovery.

Farewell Hitachi Train Tour - April 2014

April 12, 2014

On April 12, 2014 the Elecrail division of Steamrail ran a Farewell Hitachi Train Tour around the Melbourne suburbs with 288M-1979T-287M + 274M-1909T-273M. Starting at Craigieburn, the tour headed into the city via the Northern Loop, out to South Morang via the Clifton Hill Loop, then out to Sunbury and back via the Northern Loop, then finally back to Craigieburn.

Steamrail - Suburban Rambler, April 2014

April 06, 2014

On April 6, 2014 Steamrail took diesel Y164 and steam Y112 for a trip around the Melbourne suburbs

NSW TrainLink regional services

June 11, 2017

NSW TrainLink, formerly CountryLink, is the operator of country passenger services in New South Wales. They also operate their XPT across the border into Victoria and Queensland.

Qube grain trains

July 12, 2017

Rail freight company Qube Logistics operates a handful of grain trains on the standard gauge in Victoria.

Yarra Trams tram replacement buses

January 15, 2017

When tracks replacing, or trams get blocked by road accidents, Yarra Trams has to call in the replacement buses

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

January 24, 2017

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

June 09, 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/