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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,062 in total.

Sprinter derailment, July 2017

July 28, 2017

On July 28 2017 Sprinter 7010 derailed at the southern end of Southern Cross platform 6 and 7, with one one axle leaving the rails

Geelong football specials 2011

October 01, 2011

Geelong won against Collingwood in the 2011 AFL Grand Final at the MCG. The V/Line football specials on the Geelong line were mostly VLocity sets, with only a single push-pull train running for the occasion.

Geelong football specials 2006

August 13, 2006

During the 2006 AFL season V/Line ran a number of push-pull P class trains from Geelong to carry Cats fans to the bigger games in Melbourne

Geelong football specials 2010

June 12, 2010

During the 2010 AFL season V/Line ran a number of push-pull P class trains from Geelong to carry Cats fans to the bigger games in Melbourne

V/Line - A60 and P16 double headed, June 2009

June 24, 2009

On June 24, 2009 the power van allocated to an A class hauled down South Geelong service failed, so spare locomotive P16 was attached to the train to provide a replacement head end power supply to the carriages.

V/Line - double headed A classes, November 2008

November 27, 2008

On November 27, 2008 A60 and A62 double headed a down South Geelong service, supposedly for some kind of test run.

707 Operations - Farewell to Murrayville Tour, July 2017

July 23, 2017

On Friday 21 July through Sunday 23 July 707 Operations run their 'Farewell to Murrayville' tour from Melbourne to Murrayville and return, as a a farewell tour to the broad gauge Ouyen to Murrayville branch line. T413 and H3 led the train made up of a mix of Victorian, NSW and South Australian joint stock sleeping carriages: PCP294, ACZ255, BRS224, SJ282, SJ284, Club Car Victoria, dining car Avoca, NAM2336, LAN2354, BK708 and VAM1.

X'Trapolis transfer, July 2017

July 20, 2017

On 20 July 2017 brand new X'Trapolis train 234M-1417T-233M+236M-1418T-235M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind T373 and T376 with generator wagon CFSX125G

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707 Operations - Best of British suburban tour, July 2017

July 16, 2017

On July 16, 2017 707 Operations ran their 'Best of British' tour around the Melbourne suburbs, visiting Aircraft, the Newport-Sunshine goods lines, Caroline Springs, West Tower and the reversing loop, with diesel shunter F208 and mainline steam locomotive R707 running push pull.

707 Operations - Classic Carriage Soiree to South Geelong, July 2017

July 15, 2017

On July 15, 2017 707 Operations ran restored steam locomotive R707 and vintage train to South Geelong to celebrate their expanded fleet of classic carriages.

Steamrail - Echuca Explorer, July 2017

July 08, 2017

On 8 July 2017 R711 lead a Steamrail train from Southern Cross to Echuca and return, running via Seymour and Toolamba

Crumbling station building at Armadale

July 01, 2017

A look at the crumbling citybound station kiosk at Armadale station on the Frankston/Dandenong lines, where everything is falling apart and ready to fall down onto the platform below.

Poor service from V/Line

February 08, 2019

Clutching failure from the jaws of success - that's the V/Line way.

Steamrail - Steam Spectacular 2017

June 24, 2017

On 25 June 2017 Steamrail ran a triple headed steam special from Melbourne to Ballarat with R761, A2 986 and D3 639, returning via Geelong, with a parallel run between Geelong and Little River.

Stored trams at Newport Workshops

May 30, 2018

With W class trams heritage listed and unable to be scrapped or exported to tram museums overseas, Newport Workshops has become a dumping ground while they wait a final home.

Manildra sugar train

November 20, 2018

Manildra Group moves sugar by rail from their plant in Grafton in NSW to their sidings at North Dynon in Melbourne. NGGF hopper wagons are used, which are attached to Pacific National intermodal or steel services.

Steamrail - Northern Weekender, 2017

June 12, 2017

Over the June long weekend Steamrail Victoria ran their 'Northern Weekender' tour to Swan Hill and Echuca, with R711, K190, T365 and T364

Transport Heritage Expo 2017

June 11, 2017

Between 10-12 June 2017 the NSW Transport Heritage Expo was held at Central Station, featuring heritage trains on display, as well as rides on steam, diesel, and electric rolling stock.

Sydney Light Rail extension

June 10, 2017

The CBD and South East Light Rail is a new light rail network for Sydney, currently under construction. The 12km route will feature 19 stops, extending from Circular Quay along George Street to Central Station, through Surry Hills to Moore Park, then to Kensington and Kingsford via Anzac Parade and Randwick via Alison Road and High Street.

Failing infrastructure at Southern Cross Station

February 01, 2019

Southern Cross Station was only finished a decade ago, but the building is already starting to fall apart

Southern Cross Station office towers

November 21, 2018

The 664 Collins Street and 699 Bourke Street office towers have been built atop Southern Cross Station platforms 13 through 16

Spencer Street Station pedestrian subways

March 19, 2017

Until the 2005 redevelopment as Southern Cross Station, passengers at Spencer Street Station used a pedestrian subway to access the platforms, as well as to pass under Spencer Street.

R707 Seymour transfer, June 2017

June 08, 2017

On June 08, 2017 steam locomotive R707 headed light engine from Newport to Seymour via Southern Cross Station, on loan from 707 Operations to run an upcoming Seymour Railway Heritage Centre tour.

Accident damaged SW6.866, May 2017

May 24, 2017

On 24 May 2017 a truck collided with tram SW6.866 at the corner of Flinders and Spencer Street.