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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.

High Capacity Metro Train testing on the Sandringham line

20 December 2020

High Capacity Metro Trains have been sent to Elsternwick on the Sandringham line to ensure that a misrouted HCMT train would be compatible with existing infrastructure.

HCMT set 4 transfer, 7 June 2020

7 June 2020

On 7 June 2020 HCMT set 4 was transferred from Pakenham East depot to Newport Workshops behind SSR diesel locomotives T385 and P18, and power van BVDY51.

EV120 track and overhead inspection vehicle

19 November 2022

EV120 is a Geismar model RB2214TM locomotive hauled track and overhead inspection vehicle for the Victorian broad gauge rail network, replacing overhead inspection car IEV102 and track inspection vehicle IEV100.

V/Line COVID-19 outbreak disruptions

26 September 2021

In September 2021 V/Line's lacklustre preparations against the COVID-19 pandemic were exposed, when hundreds of V/Line staff were forced into isolation after a train driver tested positive, cancelling train services on Sunday 12 September, and resulting in a skeleton timetable that slowly returned to normal over the next two weeks.

SCT Logistics - Sadleirs Logistics

28 April 2022

On 29 September 2021 SCT Logistics commenced providing rail services to Sadleirs Logistics.

Comeng retirement transfer, 11 September 2021

11 September 2021

On 11 September 2021 retired Comeng sets 325M-1013T-326M and 479M-1090T-480M were transferred by P16 and P18 from Newport Workshops to North Shore in Geelong for long term storage.

Bayside Coaches

15 November 2021

Bayside Coaches operates a fleet of charter coaches around Melbourne.

Nationwide Tours

23 November 2022

Nationwide Tours operates a fleet of charter buses and coaches around Melbourne.

Comeng retirement transfer, 4 September 2021

4 September 2021

On 4 September 2021 retired Comeng sets 491M-1096T-492M and 339M-1020T-340M were transferred by P16 and P18 from Newport Workshops to North Shore in Geelong for long term storage.

Mee's Bus Lines

24 June 2022

Mee's Bus Lines operates charter and school bus services in Melbourne.

12 car Comeng train

2 September 2021

After a Comeng train 578M-1139T-577M and 598M-1149T-597M failed at Flinders Street on 2 September 2021, 6-car consist 329M-1015T-366M and 371M-1036T-372M coupled up to it to form a 12-car Comeng train to transfer the failed set to the Calder Park sidings. You can find a video of the movement here.

Steamrail - Ballarat driver training, August 2021

28 August 2021

On 28 August 2021 Steamrail's steam locomotive R761 headed from Melbourne to Ballarat and return on a driver training run, hauling V/Line carriage sets SH34 and SH31.

Comeng retirement transfer, 28 August 2021

28 August 2021

On 28 August 2021 retired Comeng sets 301M-1001T-302M and 303M-1002T-304M were transferred by P16 and P18 from Newport Workshops to North Shore in Geelong for long term storage.

Comeng retirement transfer, 21 August 2021

21 August 2021

On the evening of 18 August 2021 retired Comeng sets 320M-1107T-321M and 363M-1032T-364M were transferred push-pull by T386 and T385 from Newport Workshops, stabling at Tottenham Yard until they were transferred on 21 August to North Shore in Geelong for long term storage.

Elecrail - Tait train testing around Melbourne 2021

15 August 2021

On weekends during August 2021 Elecrail Tait set 381M-208T-230D-317M headed around Melbourne under it's own power for the purposes of testing and driver training.

Steamrail - Ballarat driver training, July 2021

31 July 2021

On 31 July 2021 Steamrail's steam locomotive R761 headed from Melbourne to Ballarat and return on a driver training run, hauling V/Line carriage sets SH34 and SH31.

Melbourne Art Trams 2021

11 March 2022

As part of the 2021 Rising Melbourne festival six trams have been decorated in designs by six First Peoples artists: https://rising.melbourne/arttrams

Glenroy Road level crossing removal project

30 August 2022

The level crossing on the Craigieburn line at Glenroy Road in Glenroy is being replaced by a rail under road bridge, along with a new Glenroy station.

Qube Logistics Ettamogah freight

25 July 2021

In July 2021 Qube Logistics commenced operating a containerised freight service between the Port of Melbourne and the Ettamogah Rail Hub outside Albury.

Melbourne Airport Rail

22 November 2022

The Melbourne Airport Rail is building a new double track railway branch from Albion station to Melbourne Airport, running parallel to the existing Albion-Jacana freight line as far as Keilor East, then following Airport Drive and Melrose Drive to the terminal area.

Flinders Street Station ballroom

5 July 2021

In June-August 2021 the Flinders Street Station upper levels and ballroom were opened to the public as part of the Rising Melbourne festival, hosting the 'A Miracle Constantly Repeated' exhibition by Patricia Piccinini.

Bendigo Rail Workshops

13 October 2022

The Bendigo Rail Workshops at North Bendigo are used by Southern Shorthaul Railroad to maintain broad gauge rolling stock for Pacific National, V/Line, Metro Trains Melbourne and CFCLA.

Qube Logistics interstate steel trains

4 November 2022

In December 2021 Qube Logistics commenced transporting BlueScope Steel products along the east coast, after winning a 10 year joint contract with SCT Logistics from Pacific National in 2020.

ARTC ballast trains

13 November 2020

Ballast trains across the ARTC standard gauge network are operated by a number of contracted rail operators, using rollingstock owned by ARTC.

Steamrail - Southern Steam Spectacular, 2021

24 May 2021

In May 2021 Cruise Express charted a number of Steamrail Victoria trains to transport passengers to Ballarat, Maryborough, Wycheproof, Sea Lake, Castlemaine, Bendigo and Echucha

E class tram first day in service

4 November 2013

The first new E class trams entered service on Monday 4 November 2013, with E.6001 and E.6002 running on route 96.

Steamrail - Ballarat transfer, May 2021

15 May 2021

On 15 May 2021 Steamrail sent K153, K190 and Y112 from Newport to Ballarat via Werribee and North Geelong for the Ballarat Heritage Festival.

Elecrail - Tait train testing on the Werribee line 2021

15 May 2021

On 15 May 2021 Elecrail Tait set 381M-208T-341T-230D-317M was finally allowed to leave Newport Workshops under it's own power for the first time in 17 years, completing a number of test runs to Laverton and Werribee.

Steamrail - Newport-Sunshine test runs, May 2021

14 May 2021

In May 2021 Steamrail sent Y112, S313 and D3 639 on test runs between Newport and Sunshine following repairs.

V/Line - Werribee Street driver training

9 May 2021

In May 2021 the broad gauge tracks over the Werribee Street bridge in Werribee were finally opened to trains, with V/Line running driver training runs over it to familiarise trains crews with the new signalling layout.

707 Operations - Grainlander to Nullawil, May 2021

9 May 2021

On the weekend of 7-9 May 2021 707 Operations ran their 'The Grainlander' train to Sea Lake, Wycheproof and Nullawil. A66 led H5 and S306 on the train, made up of D 318, PCP 294, BZ 270, BRS 224, NAM 2336, LAN 2354, Club 1, BK 708, SJ 284, JTA 6, and Wando.

Werribee level crossing removal replacement buses

4 May 2021

During 2020 and 2021 buses have replaced trains on the Werribee line while level crossings were removed at Aviation Road Aircraft, Old Geelong Road Hoppers Crossing, and Werribee Street and Cherry Street in Werribee.

Benders Busways

10 April 2012

Benders Busways once operated public transport bus routes in Geelong, as well as school bus and charter services. It was rebranded as CDC Geelong in 2014 after Kefford Corporation was sold to ComfortDelGro Cabcharge (CDC).

CDC Geelong

30 October 2022

CDC Geelong operates public transport bus routes in Geelong, as well as school bus and charter services. It was known as Benders Busways until 2014.

McHarry's Buslines

12 November 2022

McHarry's Buslines operates public transport bus routes in Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast, as well as school bus and charter services.

Steamrail Victoria - Geelong 'Rail and Sail' May 2021

2 May 2021

On 2 May 2021 Steamrail ran a 'Rail and Sail' trip from Melbourne to Geelong and return behind R761 and K190. 1 BCE, 25 BE, 46 BE, 17 BE, 14 BRS, 7 ABE, 600 BK, 700 BK, 38 BE made up the train.

Steamrail - 'Eureka Express' to Ballarat, April 2021

24 April 2021

On 24 April 2021 R711 & A2 986 led a double headed train to Ballarat via Bacchus Marsh in the morning, and North Geelong and Tarneit on the return.

SRHC - Captain's Choice charter to Warrnambool, April 2021

10 April 2021

On 7 April 2021 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran a charter train from Melbourne to Warrnambool on behalf of Captain's Choice tours, who were running a six day regional Victoria and silo art tour. The train was stabled the night before at McIntyre, running via the GEB silos at Sunshine.

Stony Point line transfers

19 January 2021

Trains running the diesel shuttle service on the Stony Point line run empty cars between Frankston and Southern Cross for maintenance on a weekly basis.

SRHC - Captain's Choice charter to Warrnambool, March 2021

27 March 2021

On 27 March 2021 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran a charter train from Warrnambool to Melbourne on behalf of Captain's Choice tours, who were running a six day regional Victoria and silo art tour. The train was transferred the night before via Melbourne Yard and Sunshine.

Steamrail - whY not Suburban Tour 2021

21 March 2021

On 21 March 2021 Y112 was finally able to lead the 'whY not Suburban Tour' that was first attempted back in 2019. Timetabled to run from Newport via the goods lines to Southern Cross Station, Sunshine, Somerton, Essendon and Westall, the down leg to Sunshine via the Bunbury Street Tunnel was dropped for an express run via the suburban tracks due to late running, and issues with Y112 saw the leg from Somerton to Westall dropped for a direct return to Newport via the goods lines. T356 then took the over train from Newport to Southern Cross and return.

Cranbourne Line Upgrade project

25 February 2022

The Cranbourne Line Upgrade project is removing level crossings at Evans Road, Lyndhurst and Greens Road, Dandenong South, duplicating 8 kilometres of single track between Dandenong and Cranbourne, and rebuilding the station at Merinda Park.

Warragul Bus Lines

13 March 2021

Warragul Bus Lines operates 12 bus routes from Warragul to Drouin, Noojee, Poowong, Pakenham and Traralgon.

Steamrail - S313 60th Birthday tour to Seymour 2021

6 March 2021

On 6 March 2021 Steamrail Victoria took S313 to Seymour to mark the 60th birthday of the locomotive. Due to no turntable at Southern Cross Station, T356 led the empty car move from Newport Workshops.

707 Operations - Grainlander to Quambatook, March 2021

7 March 2021

On 6-7 March 2021 707 Operations ran their 'Grainlander' weekend sleeping train tour to Quambatook, with A66 leading S306.

Southern Cross Station trackwork 2019

23 October 2019

On the weekend of 19-23 October 2019 Southern Shorthaul Railroad operated works trains to Southern Cross Station, carrying ballast, rail, sleepers and everything else needed to replace two double compounds in the yard at the north end of platforms 3 and 4.

El Zorro wagon transfers

2 November 2010

El Zorro wagon transfers between freight terminals in Melbourne.

V/Line - Newport-Sunshine driver training

6 February 2021

On 6 February 2021 V/Line sent N467 between Sunshine, Tottenham and Newport to train heritage train crews on the route via Brooklyn.

V/Line - Ballarat Line Upgrade driver training

30 January 2021

During the commissioning of the final stage of the Ballarat Line Upgrade project, V/Line sent five N classes light engine to Ballarat each day to assist with driver training on the new stations and crossing loops between Bacchus Marsh and Wendouree.

High Capacity Metro Train test running

10 November 2022

From 2020 High Capacity Metro Trains have been running between the depot at Pakenham East and the Melbourne CBD as part of the testing program, with each train needing to run 4,000 km before being accepted, with 2,000km of that running without incident in simulated passenger service.