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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,286 in total.

ICE radio equipment

9 March 2020

In December 2014 the last of seven analog railway systems used on the ARTC network were switched off, following the completed roll out of the digital, 3G-based National Train Communications System (NTCS) project.

V/Line mobile signal repeaters

9 August 2018

In 2017 a mobile signal repeater was installed onboard VLocity train VL55, with the system being rolled out to the rest of the fleet throughout 2018.

Metro Trains Melbourne road fleet

19 January 2021

Metro Trains Melbourne has a number of corporate liveried cars for the use of Authorised Officers

VICERS vigilance control system

16 February 2015

In 2006 the installation of the Vigilance, Control and Event Recording System (VICERS) commenced on all suburban electric trains in Melbourne. Originally due to be completed by 2010, it took until 2012 for the system to finally be tested and commissioned.

HCMT CCTV testing at Cheltenham

19 May 2018

On 19 May 2018 a Comeng train was sent to Cheltenham platform 1 and had multiple CCTV cameras taped to the outside, apparently testing something new as part of the High Capacity Metro Train project.

Rock throwing media conference

16 October 2007

On 16 October 2007 Connex Melbourne and V/Line management held a media conference at Flinders Street Station to address the spate of rock throwing indicdents endangering their trains.

City Homicide film shoot at Kensington

23 February 2010

On 23 February 2010 Channel 7 crime show 'City Homicide' used the Kensington grain sidings as a filming location.

Metro Trains Melbourne despatch paddles

13 March 2014

In 2010 Metro Trains Melbourne introduced 'despatch paddles' - an illuminated beacon for station staff to use to indicate to drivers that the platform was clear for departure. The idea was abandoned by 2012 or so, following the removal of platform staff from many locations

Amskan RFID train identifier tags

5 July 2021

At some point in the past Amskan RFID train identifier tags were installed on Melbourne's fleet of Comeng and Hitachi trains, along with readers at Flinders Street Station, and possibly other locations

DSRC level crossing warning technology trial

1 August 2012

In 2012 antennas were fitted to two Alstom Comeng trains to trial a Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) based level crossing warning device on the Frankston line, as part of a project by the Centre for Technology Infusion at La Trobe University: https://www.latrobe.edu.au/technology-infusion/innovation/transport/improving-safety-at-level-crossings

707 Operations - Meander to Mernda

20 January 2019

On 20 January 2019 707 Operations ran their 'Meander to Mernda' tour from Newport to Mernda, Macleod and Showgrounds, travelling via Laverton, Newport and Brooklyn due to an occupation on the normal route via the suburban tracks through Footscray. T413, Y127, H3 and H5 led the push-pull train, along with carriages PCP 294, BK 708, Wando, and BK 700.

Comeng Life Extension project

8 April 2021

The Comeng Life Extension project commenced in 2017 to update the interior and exterior of Melbourne's fleet of Comeng trains in order to keep them in service until 2022-27.

NSW TrainLink road coaches

30 March 2017

NSW TrainLink coach services throughout New South Wales are operated by a number of private operators under contract to the NSW Government

Chadstone tourist shuttle bus

17 February 2020

Chadstone Shopping Centre operates a free tourist shuttle bus from Federation Square, making it easy for cashed up visitors to empty their wallets, while avoiding the need to understand the mess of connecting buses operated by PTV.

UGL Spotswood Maintenance Centre

5 February 2021

UGL Limited operates a locomotive maintenance centre in the Melbourne suburbs of Spotswood, which caters for the heavy maintenance of Pacific National's standard gauge fleet.

Route 82 tram replacement buses

29 January 2014

During hot weather trams on route 82 between Moonee Ponds and Footscray are replaced by buses, freeing up the non-air conditioned Z3 class trams to fill in for failed air conditioned trams elsewhere on the Yarra Trams network.

Melbourne Museum

19 January 2019

Melbourne Museum is a natural and cultural history museum located in the Carlton Gardens in Melbourne, Australia.

V/Line road coaches

23 May 2021

V/Line coach services throughout Victoria are operated by a number of private operators under contract to the State Government

Ballarat broad gauge freight

10 April 2012

Until 2008 freight trains actually stopped at Ballarat - container wagons loaded and unloaded in the goods yard at Ballarat then attached onto the Pacific National service that ran between Mildura and Melbourne, and grain trains from Dunolly served the Bunge grain silos at Ballarat North.

Pacific National locomotive scrapping at Dynon

19 May 2021

In January 2019 Pacific National commenced the scrapping of stored A class locomotives A73, A77, A81 and A85 at South Dynon. These units had been put into storage in late 2014 after seeing little use for many months. In April the scrapping of stored X class locomotives X41 and X42 commenced, followed in May by X39 and A79. In January 2020 scrapping of standard gauge locomotives commenced, with ex-Westrail N class diesel 1872 moved to North Dynon, followed by H1 and Y152.

X'Trapolis transfer, January 2019

9 January 2019

On 9 January 2019 T386 and T381 led X'Trapolis train 163M-1382T-164M and 933M-1667T-934M from Newport Workshops to Alstom Ballarat via Sunshine and Bacchus Marsh for upgrade work. Along with the usual power van BVDY52, freshly overhauled flat wagon AFGF 3Q was added to compensate between the lower than normal coupler on the X'Trapolis EMU and the higher than normal coupler on the BVDY power van.

Night Network Melbourne

10 February 2020

'Night Network' is the brand name for all night trains and trams across Melbourne on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as a revamped Nightrider bus service.

CDC Melbourne

29 July 2021

CDC Melbourne is the brand name for buses operated by CDC Victoria out of their Oakleigh, Sunshine, Truganina and Tullamarine depots.

Cranbourne Transit

14 December 2019

Cranbourne Transit operates bus services in Melbourne;'s outer south-eastern suburbs