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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,230 in total.

707 Operations - Steam over Skyrail to Sale, June 2018

23 June 2018

On 23 June 2018 707 Operations ran their 'Steam over Skyrail to Sale' train from Newport Workshops to Sale and return, being the first steam train to pass over the completed 'skyrail' viaducts between Caulfield and Dandenong. R707 led the train, with H5 and T413 assisting a train made up of PCP 294, SJ 284, Club 1, NAM 2336, LAN 2354, BS 212, BS 205, BK 708, BRS 224, BZ 270, ACZ255.

Bikes at Melbourne stations

29 June 2020

Bike parking or lack thereof at Melbourne railway stations

Axle counter overlays at Melbourne level crossings

27 November 2018

Following issues with VLocity trains being detected by track circuits in suburban Melbourne, in 2016 axle counters have been installed at level crossings to ensure they are reliably activated.

TPWS in suburban Melbourne

9 December 2019

Commencing in 2010 Train Protection & Warning System (TPWS) has been retrofitted to signals across suburban Melbourne.

NSW Rail Transport Museum - Steam Train Sunday, October 2015

25 October 2015

On 25 October 2015 NSW Rail Transport Museum steam locomotive 3642 lead a 'Steam Train Sunday' train from Sydney Central to the Sydney Tramway Museum.

Pacific National standard gauge Mildura freight

3 June 2020

The Mildura freight runs from Merbein (just north of the town) to Melbourne and return for Wakefield Transport. The train is made up of standard and refrigerated containers, and commenced running on standard gauge from mid-2018 folliowing the gauge conversion of the Mildura line.

Steamrail - Northern Weekender, July 2018

11 June 2018

Over the June long weekend Steamrail Victoria ran their 'Northern Weekender' tour to Swan Hill and Echuca, with R711 and T395 hauling PCP292, Goulburn, SJ282, LAN2354, Moorabool, Werribee, Indi, Coliban, Inman, 67BW, 68BW, and water gin VZVF1.

Cobden Miniature Railway

11 October 2008

The Cobden Miniature Railway Park provides miniature train rides, 18 hole mini golf, canteen, a children's playground and barbecue facilities.

Clarkeville Miniature Railway

8 May 2011

The Clarkeville Miniature Railway is a privately operated miniature railway that opens once a month, located in East Gippsland at 440 Lake Victoria Road, Forge Creek, Victoria 3875.

Campbelltown Miniature Railway

3 June 2018

Campbelltown Miniature Railway is a miniature railway located in Narre Warren North, operated by Nancy and Collin Campbell.

Bombardier Dandenong

14 December 2019

The Bombardier plant at Dandenong, Victoria was opened by Commonwealth Engineering in the 1950s, and is still operation today, building VLocity trains for V/Line and E class trams for Yarra Trams.

Hitachi transfer to Bendigo, May 2018

23 May 2018

After a number of failed attempts, on the evening of 22 May 2018 retired Hitachi train 296M + 1994T + 295M was transferred from Newport Workshops to the SSR workshops at Bendigo North behind T386 and T363 running push-pull.

Pakenham East train depot

14 December 2019

A new train depot is being built at Pakenham East as part of the High Capacity Metro Train (HCMT) project. Located between the Princes Freeway (Pakenham Bypass) and Oakview Lane, the depot will require a short extension of electrification from Pakenham station.

South Dynon locomotive depot

6 June 2020

Located between Dynon and Footscray Roads next to Moonee Ponds Creek, the South Dynon locomotive depot is the home of broad and standard gauge diesel locomotives in Victoria.

Steamrail Victoria - Geelong 'Rail and Sail' May 2018

6 May 2018

On May 6, 2018 Steamrail ran a 'Rail and Sail' trip from Melbourne to Geelong and return behind A2 986.

Yarra Trams missed a turn

5 May 2018

This southbound route 96 tram missed the turn from Spring Street into Bourke Street, so Yarra Trams staff directed it 'bang road' back to the points to try again.

Southern Shorthaul Railroad locomotive transfers

9 July 2020

Southern Shorthaul Railroad has the maintenance contract for the Pacific National fleet of broad gauge locomotives, running regular transfer runs between Melbourne and Bendigo with their own fleet of locomotives.

X'Trapolis transfer, May 2018

2 May 2018

On 2 May 2018 brand new X'Trapolis train 265M-1433T-266M and 267M-1434T-268M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T classes T386 and T363. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from South Dynon the day before, travelling via Newport and North Geelong.

Qube Logistics standard gauge cement train

28 April 2020

In April 2018 Qube Logistics started a new service conveying containerised cement between Sydney and Melbourne. The containers are loaded at a cement works in NSW and trucked to the Minto intermodal terminal Minto in Sydney, then railed to Victoria Dock in Melbourne, replacing the Berrima to Somerton cement train once operated by Pacific National.

Skye Road level crossing removal project

26 August 2018

The level crossing on the Frankston line at Skye Road in Frankston will be removed, replaced by an rail over road bridge.

Seaford Road level crossing removal project

24 December 2019

The level crossing on the Frankston line at Seaford Road in Seaford will be removed, replaced by an rail over road bridge.

Carrum level crossing removal project

24 December 2019

The level crossings on the Frankston line at Station Street, Eel Race Road and Mascot Avenue in Carrum will be removed, replaced by an elevated station at Carrum and a redesigned local road network.

Steamrail - Essendon-Broadmeadows shuttles, April 2018

7 April 2018

On 7th and 8th April 2018 Steamrail took their restored Tait set behind steam locomotives Y112 and A2 986 on six return trips between Essendon and Broadmeadows.

Steamrail - Suburban shuttles March 2018

25 March 2018

On March 25, 2018 Steamrail took their restored Tait set behind steam locomotives A2 986 and K153 for a trip around the Melbourne suburbs. A total of six trips were run out of Flinders Street, to Sunshine, Essendon and Caulfield.