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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,216 in total.

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

27 January 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

6 April 2019

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

21 March 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.

Bendigo Tramways

19 March 2018

The Bendigo Tramways operates a tourist service using a varied fleet of heritage trams along eight kilometres of track, from Central Deborah Gold Mine to the Joss House at the North Bendigo, with a depot to the north of the CBD.

Bendigo buses

19 March 2018

Buses in Bendigo are operated by Christians Bus Co, McIvor Transit, and Whitmore Group.

X'Trapolis transfer, March 2018

14 March 2018

On 14 March 2018 repaired X'Trapolis set 928M-1664T-927M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T classes T385 and T363. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from South Dynon the day before, travelling via Newport and North Geelong.

X'Trapolis transfer, February 2018

28 February 2018

On 28 February 2018 brand new X'Trapolis train 261M–1431T–262M + 263M–1432T–264M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T classes T363 & T385. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from South Dynon the day before, travelling via Newport and North Geelong.

707 Operations - Dash to Deniliquin, February 2018

17 February 2018

On Saturday 17 707 Operations ran their 'Dash to Deniliquin' tour from Newport to Deniliquin, running via Bendigo on the down, and Toolamba and Seymour on the up. T413 and H5 led the train, made up of PCP 294, BS 205, SJ 284, SJ 282, BRS 224, Avoca, Club 1, BK 708, NAM 2336, LAN 2354 and Wando.

City Sightseeing Melbourne

5 February 2020

City Sightseeing Melbourne commenced running a hop-on hop off tourist bus service around the Melbourne CBD in 2013

High Capacity Metro Train mockup at Birrarung Marr

1 October 2019

In February 2018 the mockup High Capacity Metro Train (HCMT) was placed on public display at Birrarung Marr

Caulfield - Dandenong driver training

12 January 2019

Driver training trains on the Caulfield - Dandenong rail corridor before the official commencement of passenger services over the new rail viaducts

X'Trapolis transfer, January 2018

31 January 2018

On 31 January 2018 locomotives T363 and T385 transferred freshly repainted power van BVDY52 from Bendigo to Ballarat for use on an X'Trapolis transfer, travelling via Sunshine, Newport and North Geelong.

Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific

6 December 2011

 Great Southern Rail operates the 'Indian Pacific' from Sydney to Perth, via Broken Hill and Adelaide.

Great Southern Rail - The Ghan

2 December 2011

Great Southern Rail operates 'The Ghan' from Adelaide to Darwin via Alice Springs