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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,106 in total.

Sleeper trains

December 13, 2009

Sleeper trains move concrete or timber railway sleepers to the worksites where they will be used to build or relay the track.

Rail trains

Rail trains transport long lengths of rail from the workshops where they are welded together from shorter lengths, to the location where they will be laid.

Steamrail - Mitcham shuttles, April 2010

April 11, 2010

On 11 April 2010 K153 and K190 ran suburban shuttles between Camberwell and Mitcham.

Steamrail - South Dynon 2010

July 17, 2010

In July 2010 Steamrail stabled locomotives R761, K190 and K153 with a set of carriages at South Dynon for an extended period, due to the railway line between the city and the Steamrail depot at Newport being closed for trackwork.

Steamrail - Good Friday Appeal 2010

April 02, 2010

Steamrail ran a train to Southern Cross Station to put on display as part of the Good Friday Appeal fundraiser

SRHC - Traralgon charter, 2008

August 09, 2008

On August 09, 2008 SRHC ran a 'Blue Train' charter to Traralgon behind V/Line locomtoive N468

Steamrail - Christmas charters 2017

December 16, 2017

Each year Steamrail runs a series of charter trains in the later half of the year for Dreamscape Tours, taking party goers from Melbourne of an evening out to the Macedon Ranges and return, with plenty of booze and parting along the way

X'Trapolis transfer, November 2017

November 22, 2017

On 22 November 2017 brand new X'Trapolis train 251M-1426T-252M-249M-1425T-250M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T class T363 & SRHC unit T357. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from Bendigo the day before, travelling via Sunshine, Newport and North Geelong.

Melton Highway level crossing removal project

A road over rail bridge is building built in two stages over the Sunbury line at Sydenham

Melbourne suburban Digital Train Radio System

January 20, 2019

The GSM-R based Digital Train Radio System (DTRS) replaced the analogue Urban Train Radio System (UTRS) used for communication on the Melbourne suburban rail network. Approximately 100 base stations make up the system with more than 70 new towered added to cover the network. Work stated in September 2009 and was completed in 2011, with trials of the on train equipment starting in 2012.

Melbourne suburban passenger information displays

August 22, 2019

Next train displays at Melbourne suburban railway stations.

Qube Logistics Tocumwal freight

December 05, 2018

Since 2012 Qube Logistics (formerly P&O Trans Australia) have operated a container service between North Dynon in Melbourne and Tocumwal, with loading also occasionally being attached / removed at Mooroopna (Shepparton).

Pacific National Maryvale paper train

March 14, 2012

Until June 2013 Pacific National operated the Maryvale Paper train that ran from Melbourne to the Australian Paper factory at Maryvale, north of Morwell. The service is now operated by Qube Logistics.

Pacific National Apex quarry train

November 29, 2016

The 'Apex' train carries gravel and other quarry products from Kilmore East on the North East line, to Westall in south-eastern Melbourne, Brooklyn in western Melbourne, and North Shore in Geelong. Originally operated by the Victorian Railways, V/Line, Freight Australia then Pacific National, in 2016 Qube Logistics won the contract.

El Zorro Warrnambool freight

September 26, 2008

Between April and October 2008 El Zorro opereated the Warrnambool freight, carrying containers between Melbourne and the Westvic depot in Warrnambool, usually running Monday through Friday. The train length is constrained by short crossing loops and often runs during the day on the down trip due to pathing issues beyond Geelong

X'Trapolis transfer, October 2017

October 25, 2017

On 25 October 2017 SSR T classes T363 and T381 and power van BVDY52 transferred brand new X'Trapolis train 245M-1423T-246M-247M-1424T-248M from Ballarat to Epping, travelling via North Geelong and Newport.

Steamrail - Rail and Sail to Geelong, October 2017

October 22, 2017

K153 led 7 carriages to Geelong and back on 22 October 2017, with passenger having the option to travel one way to/from by boat.

Melbourne Art Trams 2014

November 14, 2014

As part of the 2014 Melbourne Festival eight trams have been decorated in designs by eight Melbourne artists: http://2014.festival.melbourne/connect/artist-statements/

Melbourne Art Trams 2017

November 17, 2017

As part of the 2017 Melbourne Festival eight trams have been decorated in designs by eight Melbourne artists: https://www.festival.melbourne/2017/events/melbourne-art-trams/

Transdev Melbourne 'quality'

August 19, 2019

More quality service from Transdev Melbourne

Adelaide Rail Revitalisation works trains

July 09, 2010

For the Adelaide Rail Revitalisation project works trains operated between Victoria and Adelaide, brining welded rail from the Anzac Sidings as Spotswood, and concrete sleepers from the Austrak plant via the loading siding at Inverleigh.

Bus depots of Melbourne

August 10, 2019

A look at bus depots from Melbourne and beyond

Melbourne Visitor Shuttle

May 03, 2017

The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle was a tourist-oriented bus service operated by Driver Bus Lines on behalf of the City of Melbourne from March 2006 until August 2017. Originally free and known as the 'Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle', it was renamed 'Melbourne Visitor Shuttle' in 2013, with fares introduced in October 2013

VLocity derailment, September 2017

September 25, 2017

On September 25, 2017 VLocity VL51 derailed at the north end of Southern Cross platform 6. Two bogies ended up off the rails, with jacks being used to get them back onto the rails.