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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 758 in total.

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

April 19, 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)

Melbourne tram works

Trackwork and maintenance work from around the Yarra Trams network in Melbourne

V/Line in South Australia

December 04, 2011

Yes, V/Line does run into South Australia (well, buses not trains, but that is beside the point)

Adelaide's O-Bahn Busway recovery truck

December 01, 2011

With the O-Bahn Busway in Adelaide they need a special double ended tow truck to rescue buses stranded on the concrete guideway. It also seems to be used to move normal buses.

Adelaide's O-Bahn Busway

December 07, 2011

The weirdest mode of public transport in Adelaide is the O-Bahn - a concrete guideway that lets buses run at 100 km/h, and the driver don't need to steer.

Semaphore to Fort Glanville Tourist Railway

December 03, 2011

Running along the foreshore in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, this two kilometre long narrow gauge railway runs between Semaphore Jetty and Fort Glanville.

Seaford rail extension

December 07, 2011

A 5.7 kilometre railway extension in South Australia, from Noarlunga Centre Railway Station to Seaford. It's kinda like the croweater version of the South Morang project...

Adelaide rail revitalisation

December 03, 2011

As part of the preparation for the electrification of Adelaide's suburban network, the various railway lines are being ripped up and relaid.

Metro Trains Melbourne trackwork

April 20, 2017

Trackwork on the Melbourne suburban rail network. Since taking over the contract to operate and maintain the system, Metro Trains Melbourne have hired wagons and locomotives from CFCLA to operate works trains. Three types of train operate: open top containers mounted to miscellaneous flat wagons for the carriage of spoil, CHOY hoppers to carry ballast, and flat wagons fitted with stanchions to carry rail or concrete sleepers.

V/Line - West Footscray derailment 2011

December 12, 2011

November 26, 2011 locomotive N470 and carriage set SN1 derailed at West Footscray when passing through a crossover. The loco ended up split between two tracks, but everything stayed upright.

NSW Rail Transport Museum: Melbourne Cup Aurora 2011

November 01, 2011

Heritage locomotives 4490 lead 4520 on the 11 carriage train of ex-Southern Aurora carriages from NSW to Melbourne on November 01, 2011.

Steamrail R711 Seymour - October 2011

October 29, 2011

R711 headed up to Seymour on Saturday October 29, 2011 - another test and training run after restoration, before she can reenter normal preservation services.

Rescuing a failed D2 class tram, September 2012

September 25, 2011

On September 24, 2011 D2.5002 damaged it's pantograph at Showgrounds Loop, with D2.5017 being sent out to rescue it. After the pantograph couldn't be tied down low enough, the mechanics cut it off with an angle grinder.

Melbourne railway traction substations

Scattered around Melbourne's suburban railway network, 68 traction substations convert 22,000V AC power supplied by electricity companies to the 1500V DC used by trains. The extension of suburban trains to South Morang and Sunbury will add four more. (a different source put the number in 2008 at 67 substations and 23 tie stations)

V/Line to Bacchus Marsh

Photos of the V/Line services that run to Bacchus Marsh, taken between there and the end of the wires back at Sunshine. As well as boring old VLocities and Sprinters, loco hauled trains with A, P and N classes are also used in peak times.

Steamrail - Double R class to Bendigo - September 2011

September 17, 2011

R707 and R761 lead a 10 car train from Melbourne to Bendigo and return, connecting with a special train on the Victorian Goldfields Railway at Castlemaine. The train ran arrived back in Melbourne an hour early, skipping the timetabled crosses after V/Line cancelled most of their trains due to a power failure in Melbourne.

Steamrail - R711 to Seymour, September 2011

September 03, 2011

R711 lead a five car train made up of K and S cars to Seymour and return on September 3, 2011

DERMPAV - Melbourne suburban trip, August 2011

August 27, 2011

On August 27, 2011 the Diesel Electric Rail Motor Preservation Association of Victoria took RM58 from Southern Cross to Upfield, Alamein, Belgrave and Lilydale.

South Morang rail extension project

June 16, 2012

Extension of the Epping line a few kilometres to South Morang, as well as the duplication of the existing line between Keon Park and Epping.

Comeng pushing a Sprinter - July 2011

July 27, 2011

On the morning of July 27, 2011 an up Geelong service operated by Sprinter 7021 ran out of fuel at Footscray station. The passengers were taken off the train, then a 6-car Comeng set led by 372M pushed the Sprinter to Flinders Street Station. One crew were in the front of the disabled Sprinter to sight the signals and controled the brakes for the combined train, while a second crew drove the Comeng.