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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,444 in total.

High Capacity Metro Train gradient testing on the Belgrave line

14 January 2021

On the evening of 12 March 2020 HCMT set 2 was transferred to Upper Ferntree Gully behind P18 and T385 in preparation for brake testing on the Belgrave line, between Upper Ferntree Gully and Upwey. During January 2021 another testing program was completed on the line, with HCMT sets 3 and 10 testing whether a HCMT set could push and pull a failed classmate up the 1 in 30 grade.

Steamrail Open Day 2020

9 March 2020

On the Labor Day long weekend in March 2020 Steamrail Victoria held their bi-annual open day at the Newport Workshops, with a variety of steam locomotives in operation alongside diesel and electric locomotives.

Steamrail - Y Class Shunters Tour 2020

8 February 2020

On 8 February 2020 Steamrail Victoria ran their 'Y Class Shunters Tour' around Melbourne. The tour started at Newport, with Y164 being joined by V/Line shunter Y163 at Southern Cross Station, then running to Werribee, Westall and Maddingley, before returning to Southern Cross and Newport.

X'Trapolis transfer, January 2020

20 January 2020

On 20 January 2020 SSR locomotives P14 and T363 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 925M-1663T-926M and 89M-1345T-90M from Alstom Ballarat to Newport Workshops after upgrade works. The train ran from Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

Peel Street tram dewirement, January 2020

10 January 2020

On 10 January 2020 a truck took out the tramway overhead on route 58 at Queen Victoria Market, resulting in the route 57 and 58 trams being diverted, and the closure of William, Peel and Dudley Streets.

High Capacity Metro Train high speed testing on the Werribee line

23 October 2021

On the evening of 2 January 2020 HCMT set 2 commenced brake testing runs on the Werribee line, between Newport and Werribee. The train had been delivered to the stabling yard at Newport Workshops a week earlier, hauled by a pair of diesel locomotives.

Sunbury line train stuck at South Kensington, December 2019

30 December 2019

On 30 December 2019 trains on the Werribee line were disrupted due to a power failure, so Metro sent a citybound Sunbury line train across to the platforms at South Kensington station to pick up stranded passengers. Unfortunately the power was also off at there, so the train came to a halt halfway into the platform, blocking both pairs of tracks!

Kananook Train Storage Facility

24 December 2019

A new stabling yard is being constructed north of Kananook station, to offset the loss of stabling sidings at Carrum station as part of the level crossing removal project there.

Cheltenham and Mentone level crossing removal project

23 November 2021

The level crossings on the Frankston line at Park Road and Charman Road in Cheltenham and Balcombe Road in Mentone are being removed by lowering the railway line, with new stations built at both locations.

Toorak Road level crossing removal project

14 August 2021

The Toorak Road, Kooyong level crossing on the Glen Waverley line will be removed by building a rail bridge over Toorak Road

Steamrail - 2019 members special to Frankston

15 December 2019

On 15 December 2019 Y164 led a special train for Steamrail members from Newport to Frankston via the Brooklyn goods lines. The train was made up of 18 CE, 600 BK, 17 BE, 7 ABE, 25 BE, and 14 CW.

Melbourne tramway overhead

25 April 2022

A web of overhead wires is needed to supply the electricity that powers Melbourne's tram fleet

Tram stop extensions for E class trams

1 January 2021

As part of the preparation for the longer E class trams entering service across Melbourne, tram stops along route 96 and La Trobe were extended to cater for their length.

Melbourne tram stop closures

12 July 2017

In recent years many tram stops in Melbourne have been permantly closed, either replaced by nearby platform stops in an failed effort to speed up services, or due to safety concerns with motorists speeding past stopped trams.

Yarra Trams rail grinders

4 October 2014

Yarra Trams occasionally uses rail grinders on their network to profile the head of tram tracks.

Mount Alexander Road tram works

25 January 2014

In January 2014 the tram tracks along Mount Alexander Road, Travancore were rebuilt between Moonee Ponds Junction and Essensdon Depot

Wellington Parade tram works

9 October 2015

In October 2015 a new platform tram stop was constructed on Wellington Parade at Jolimont station

Elgin Street tram works

29 January 2015

In Jaunary 2015 a new centre island platform tram stop was built on Elgin Street at the Lygon Street corner.

St Kilda Road tram stop works

3 July 2015

In June 2015 new platform tram stops were constructed on platform stops on St Kilda Road at Grant Street and Coventry Street.

Collins and William Street tram stop works

25 June 2015

In June 2015 a new platform tram stop was provided at Collins and William Street, with the tram stops at Queen and King Street being closed.

Victoria and Peel Street tram works

24 June 2012

In June 2012 the route 55 and 57 tramway junction at the intersection of Victoria and Peel Streets was rebuilt.

Ascot Vale tramway overhead works

18 November 2018

In November 2018 the overhead wire at the junction of Union Road and Maribyrnong Road in Ascot Vale was renewed.

Victoria and Nicholson Street tram works

28 April 2014

In April 2014 the route 30, 86 and 96 tramway junction at the intersection of Victoria and Nicholson Streets was rebuilt.

Queensbridge Street tram works

27 May 2015

In May 2015 the tram tracks along Queensbridge Street were rebuilt, with a new platform stop constructed outside Crown Casino.