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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.

Geelong - Ballarat Railway 150th

April 10, 2012

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Geelong Ballarat rail line opening, a special charter train ran from Geelong to Ballarat and return on 10th April 2012. Steamrail's T364 led the train, which included carriages 1BCE, 3ABE and 7ABE

V/Line rail replacement buses

January 04, 2017

V/Line has a habit of stuffing things up and needing to call in the buses to get commuters home. (They have an even worse habit of cancelling trains to free up drivers to run football specials, putting the commuters onto buses)

SkyBus Melbourne

July 14, 2017

SkyBus forms the main public transport link between Southern Cross Station and Melbourne Airport. Unlike the other form of public transport in Melbourne it also operates without any government subsidies.

TMSV - Footscray tour 2012

March 24, 2012

On March 24, 2012 the Tramway Museum Society Of Victoria chartered Z3.185 in the Royal Tram livery to run a tram to commemorate the closure of the Footscray tramways.

The route was Brunswick Depot > Lygon Street > Franklin Street > Victoria Street > Royal Park > Showgrounds Loop > Footscray > Moonee Ponds > West Maribyrnong > Ascot Vale > Haymarket > Flagstaff Station > Footscray Road > Melbourne Central Station > Franklin Street > Victoria Street> Sydney Road > Brunswick Depot.

Railway advertising and promotions

May 26, 2017

Railway advertising, promotional items, station posters, signage, and so on

Metcard

March 22, 2017

Equipment and infrastructure for the Metcard automated ticketing system used throughout Melbourne

Town buses around Victoria

May 17, 2017

Buses running public transport services in the various towns around Victoria

Heritage buses

March 05, 2012

Historical buses now preserved by heritage groups

Remnants of the Melbourne cable tramways

August 06, 2014

Engine houses, tram depots, and other pits and pieces remaining of Melbourne's once extensive cable tramway network. The last Melbourne cable tram ceased running on 26th October 1940.

Deniliquin rice train

September 25, 2015

Currently operated by P&O Trans Australia (POTA), the train carries export rice from the Sunrice plant at Deniliquin to the Port of Melbourne.

Deniliquin line signalling and infrastructure

March 04, 2012

Signalling and infrastructure on the line to Deniliquin - despite being in NSW it's all broad gauge and Victorian Railways operated

Geelong buses

January 25, 2017

CDC Geelong (formerly Benders Busways) and McHarry's Buslines operate the bus services in Geelong, Victoria

Metro Trains Melbourne - Infrastructure Evaluation Vehicle IEV102

October 30, 2016

Converted from carriage MTH102 by SSR Bendigo in 2010, as of March 2011 this inspection carriage has been used to check up of the status of the overhead wiring along Melbourne's suburban railway network.

Sorrento steam tramway

February 19, 2012

Opened in 1890 to serve the tourist market in Sorrento, this double track 3'6" (1067mm) narrow gauge tramway lead from the main pier beside the front beach, to a terminus one mile 12 chains away at the back beach. Two 0-4-0ST steam locomotives provided the service, which operated until 1921.

Body bag at Williamstown Beach - February 2012

February 15, 2012

A person died at Williamstown Beach platform 2 on February 15, 2012 sometime before 4pm. The body bag stayed on the platform for at least 30 minutes: trains towards Williamstown ran express through platform 2, but passengers for the city could still wait for trains on the opposite platform, looking over to the body bag.

Tram vs car on Nicholson Street - February 2012

February 08, 2012

On February 8, 2012 a Mercedes headed southbound on Nicholson Street near Elgin Street managed to find it's way onto the tram tracks, with D2.5009 bashing in the entire drivers side of the car. More details at the Herald Sun - "Man, 60, in hospital after car-tram crash"

Adelaide stations and infrastructure

July 13, 2015

Photos of railway infrastructure around the TransAdelaide network in suburban Adelaide - stations, signals, and such

Adelaide Railway Station

July 12, 2015

Located on the edge of the CBD on North Terrace, Adelaide Railway Station is the hub of the TransAdelaide suburban network.

TransAdelaide bits and pieces

July 12, 2015

Photo of all kinds of odds and sods from around the Adelaide suburban network and the TransAdelaide fleet of DMUs.

Great Southern Rail in Adelaide

July 13, 2015

Photos of Great Southern Rail services in Adelaide - The Overland, The Ghan, and the Indian Pacific - operating from Adelaide Parklands Terminal in Keswick.

TransAdelaide visiting the wheel lathe

December 02, 2011

TransAdelaide send their railcars to the Downer EDI operated wheel lathe at Dry Creek motive power centre as  required.

Freight west from Adelaide

December 03, 2011

Freight trains headed west across the plains from Adelaide bound for Perth and Darwin. With no low bridges or tunnels, there is nothing stopping double stack containers and high cube boxvans from operating.

Freight around metropolitan Adelaide

December 07, 2011

Freight trains around suburban Adelaide: the arrive from the north and east, and head for Dry Creek and the Lefevre Peninsula. The majority are standard gauge, the exception being the broad gauge Penrice stone train.

Melbourne tramway traction substations

May 24, 2017

As of 2009 there were 41 traction substations scattered around Melbourne, converting the AC mains power to the 600 V DC required by trams. (a different source in 2008 put it as 46)