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Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,722 in total.

Victorian public transport response to the Coronavirus pandemic

18 January 2023

Following the response of Victorian public transport operators to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Arbory Bar at Flinders Street Station

22 January 2023

Arbory Bar operated in 2015 on the site of Flinders Street Station platform 11 after Metro Trains leased out the land, and has been taking over the adjacent platform 10 ever since.

X'Trapolis transfer, 9 June 2020

9 June 2020

On 9 June 2020 SSR locomotives P18 and P17 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 239M-1420T-240M and classmate from Alstom Ballarat to Newport Workshops after upgrade works. The train ran from Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

Heritage A class locomotive transfers 2020

6 June 2020

On 6 June 2020 V/Line heritage allocated locomotives were collected from South Dynon by their new owners - A60 to the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre and A62 to 707 Operations. Both locomotives needed to be transferred between passenger carriages due to the lack of working brake equipment.

HCMT set 2 transfer, 6 June 2020

6 June 2020

After completing testing on the Werribee line, HCMT set 2 was transferred from Newport Workshops back to the Pakenham East depot on 6 June 2020, behind SSR diesel locomotives T385 and P18, and power van BVDY51.

Western NSW freight

31 March 2017

Freight in New South Wales from the Blue Mountains and further west.

Pacific National standard gauge grain

20 January 2023

Grain is a major freight traffic in Victoria, with Pacific National running grain trains from Victorian silos on standard gauge to export export terminals at Melbourne, Geelong and Portland, as well as interstate to NSW.

V/Line VLocity train testing

11 November 2005

VLocity trains under testing before their 2005 entry to V/Line service.

V/Line - Wyndham Vale driver training

8 April 2020

In April 2020 V/Line ran a fleet of N classes light engine between Wyndham Vale and Sunshine in order to train drivers on altered signalling for the new Wyndham Vale stabling yard. A total of seven N classes were involved: two flights of three locomotives, and one running solo.

X'Trapolis transfer, 18 March 2020

18 March 2020

On 18 March January 2020 SSR locomotives P16 and T363 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 99M-1350M-100M and 895M-1648T-896M from Newport Workshops to Alstom Ballarat for upgrade works. The train ran to Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

X'Trapolis transfer, 17 March 2020

17 March 2020

On 17 March 2020 SSR locomotives P16 and T363 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 886M-1643T-885M and 961M-1681T-962M from Alstom Ballarat to Newport Workshops after upgrade works. The train ran from Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

High Capacity Metro Train gradient testing on the Belgrave line

14 January 2021

On the evening of 12 March 2020 HCMT set 2 was transferred to Upper Ferntree Gully behind P18 and T385 in preparation for brake testing on the Belgrave line, between Upper Ferntree Gully and Upwey. During January 2021 another testing program was completed on the line, with HCMT sets 3 and 10 testing whether a HCMT set could push and pull a failed classmate up the 1 in 30 grade.

Steamrail Open Day 2020

9 March 2020

On the Labor Day long weekend in March 2020 Steamrail Victoria held their bi-annual open day at the Newport Workshops, with a variety of steam locomotives in operation alongside diesel and electric locomotives.

Steamrail - Y Class Shunters Tour 2020

8 February 2020

On 8 February 2020 Steamrail Victoria ran their 'Y Class Shunters Tour' around Melbourne. The tour started at Newport, with Y164 being joined by V/Line shunter Y163 at Southern Cross Station, then running to Werribee, Westall and Maddingley, before returning to Southern Cross and Newport.

X'Trapolis transfer, January 2020

20 January 2020

On 20 January 2020 SSR locomotives P14 and T363 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 925M-1663T-926M and 89M-1345T-90M from Alstom Ballarat to Newport Workshops after upgrade works. The train ran from Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

Peel Street tram dewirement, January 2020

10 January 2020

On 10 January 2020 a truck took out the tramway overhead on route 58 at Queen Victoria Market, resulting in the route 57 and 58 trams being diverted, and the closure of William, Peel and Dudley Streets.

High Capacity Metro Train high speed testing on the Werribee line

23 October 2021

On the evening of 2 January 2020 HCMT set 2 commenced brake testing runs on the Werribee line, between Newport and Werribee. The train had been delivered to the stabling yard at Newport Workshops a week earlier, hauled by a pair of diesel locomotives.

Sunbury line train stuck at South Kensington, December 2019

30 December 2019

On 30 December 2019 trains on the Werribee line were disrupted due to a power failure, so Metro sent a citybound Sunbury line train across to the platforms at South Kensington station to pick up stranded passengers. Unfortunately the power was also off at there, so the train came to a halt halfway into the platform, blocking both pairs of tracks!

Kananook Train Storage Facility

24 December 2019

A new stabling yard is being constructed north of Kananook station, to offset the loss of stabling sidings at Carrum station as part of the level crossing removal project there.

Cheltenham and Mentone level crossing removal project

23 November 2021

The level crossings on the Frankston line at Park Road and Charman Road in Cheltenham and Balcombe Road in Mentone are being removed by lowering the railway line, with new stations built at both locations.

Toorak Road level crossing removal project

1 February 2023

The Toorak Road, Kooyong level crossing on the Glen Waverley line will be removed by building a rail bridge over Toorak Road

Steamrail - Frankston members special 2019

15 December 2019

On 15 December 2019 Y164 led a special train for Steamrail members from Newport to Frankston via the Brooklyn goods lines. The train was made up of 18 CE, 600 BK, 17 BE, 7 ABE, 25 BE, and 14 CW.

Melbourne tramway overhead

25 April 2022

A web of overhead wires is needed to supply the electricity that powers Melbourne's tram fleet

Tram stop extensions for E class trams

1 January 2021

As part of the preparation for the longer E class trams entering service across Melbourne, tram stops along route 96 and La Trobe were extended to cater for their length.

Melbourne tram stop closures

12 July 2017

In recent years many tram stops in Melbourne have been permantly closed, either replaced by nearby platform stops in an failed effort to speed up services, or due to safety concerns with motorists speeding past stopped trams.

Yarra Trams rail grinders

4 October 2014

Yarra Trams occasionally uses rail grinders on their network to profile the head of tram tracks.

Mount Alexander Road tram works

25 January 2014

In January 2014 the tram tracks along Mount Alexander Road, Travancore were rebuilt between Moonee Ponds Junction and Essensdon Depot

Wellington Parade tram works

9 October 2015

In October 2015 a new platform tram stop was constructed on Wellington Parade at Jolimont station

Elgin Street tram works

29 January 2015

In Jaunary 2015 a new centre island platform tram stop was built on Elgin Street at the Lygon Street corner.

St Kilda Road tram stop works

3 July 2015

In June 2015 new platform tram stops were constructed on platform stops on St Kilda Road at Grant Street and Coventry Street.

Collins and William Street tram stop works

25 June 2015

In June 2015 a new platform tram stop was provided at Collins and William Street, with the tram stops at Queen and King Street being closed.

Victoria and Peel Street tram works

24 June 2012

In June 2012 the route 55 and 57 tramway junction at the intersection of Victoria and Peel Streets was rebuilt.

Ascot Vale tramway overhead works

18 November 2018

In November 2018 the overhead wire at the junction of Union Road and Maribyrnong Road in Ascot Vale was renewed.

Victoria and Nicholson Street tram works

28 April 2014

In April 2014 the route 30, 86 and 96 tramway junction at the intersection of Victoria and Nicholson Streets was rebuilt.

Queensbridge Street tram works

27 May 2015

In May 2015 the tram tracks along Queensbridge Street were rebuilt, with a new platform stop constructed outside Crown Casino.

Flinders Street overpass removal

20 November 2005

In June-November 2005 the Flinders Street Overpass at King Street was demolished and the tram tracks rebuilt, with new platform stops provided at Market, King and Spencer Streets.

Swanston Street tram stop works

19 December 2013

Between May 2011 and July 2012 new platform tram stops were constructed on Swanston Street at Collins, Bourke and La Trobe Street.

Elizabeth Street tram works

16 September 2014

In April 2012 the tram tracks along Elizabeth Street were rebuilt between Collins Street and Victoria Street, followed in October 2013 by the construction of new platform stops at Collins, Bourke and La Trobe Streets.

Melbourne tram stop platform rebuilds

26 May 2016

In 2014 it was discovered that existing platform stops across the Melbourne tram network were of a non-compliant height, so Yarra Trams had to go back and raise the surface of each one to current standards.

HCMT set 8 delivery transfer, December 2019

9 December 2019

On the morning of 9 December 2019 the eighth High Capacity Metro Train set was transferred from the Downer facility at Newport Workshops to the future HCMT depot at Pakenham East. Southern Shorthaul Railroad ran the transfer, with P16 and P17, generator van BVDY51, and finally the HCMT set. The transfer left Newport after the last train of the evening, so there was no need for buses to replace trains on the Werribee line, like previous transfers.

Journey Beyond Rail - Great Southern

25 January 2023

The 'Great Southern' is a luxury rail cruise train operated by Journey Beyond Rail between Adelaide and Brisbane via Melbourne and Sydney. The train commenced running in 2019 using carriage stock usually used on The Ghan.

Steamrail - Christmas charters 2019

6 December 2019

Each year Steamrail runs a series of charter trains in the later half of the year for Dreamscape Tours, taking party goers from Melbourne of an evening out to the Macedon Ranges and return, with plenty of booze and partying along the way.

SRHC - Santa’s Express to Bendigo 2019

1 December 2019

On 1 December 2019 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran the Santa’s Express train from Seymour to Bendigo via SOuthern Cross. X31, B74 and T378 led the train, made up of State Car 4, State Car 5, 3BS, Dining Car, Mitta Mitta, 1BE, 5ABE, 30AE, and parlor car Yarra.

X'Trapolis transfer, 29 November 2019

29 November 2019

On 29 November 2019 SSR locomotives T363 and P14 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 170M-1385T-169M and 236M-1418T-235M to Alstom Ballarat for upgrade works. The train ran from Newport to Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Southern Cross Station platform 8.

X'Trapolis transfer, 26 November 2019

26 November 2019

On 26 November 2019 SSR locomotives T363 and P14 with the usual power van BVDY52 and transition wagon BQHX 2447 led X'Trapolis train 953M-1677T-954M and 139M-1370T-140M to Alstom Ballarat for upgrade works. The train ran from Newport to Ballarat via the suburban lines and North Geelong, the locomotives having run around the consist at Melbourne Yard.

Ballarat Line Upgrade consolidation trains

27 November 2019

As part of the Ballarat Line Upgrade works that have duplicated the railway between between Caroline Springs and Melton, on 27 November 2019 a pair of heavy freight trains ran across the newly commissioned track for 24 hours, consolidating the recently laid ballast before normal services commenced on the line.

Qube's train was made up of B76, T373 and T376 push-pull with G512, container wagons from the Maryvale service, and cement tanktainers from the Dandenong service. Southern Shorthaul Railroad's train was made up of B75, S312, P17 and P18 push-pull with S302 and S317 on the Kensington grain consist.

William Street tram works

2 January 2020

During November-December 2019 the tram tracks along William Street between Market Street and Dudley Street are being relaid, and new platform stops constructed at Bourke Street and Flagstaff Station / La Trobe Street.

Regional Rail Link consolidation trains

6 July 2014

Between 3 July and 7 July 2014 a loaded ballast train operated over the new Regional Rail Link tracks between Deer Park Junction and Manor Junction at a maximum of 80 km per hour, until 100,000 tonnes of load are put onto them. The more weight they put onto it, the quicker it will be ready for normal services - the alternative is speed restrictions until the new track is bedded in.

707 Operations - Geelong Revival Motoring Festival, November 2019

24 November 2019

On 24 November 2019 707 Operations ran a steam hauled heritage train from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station to Geelong for the 2019 Geelong Revival Motoring Festival. The train via via Altona and Werribee on the down and Wyndham Vale on the up, with R707 and T392 hauling a train made up of carriages PCP294, JTA6, ACZ255, BZ270, CLUB1, BS205 and BK708.

SRHC - Spirit of Progress to Albury, November 2019

23 November 2019

On 23 November 2019 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran a standard gauge tour from Southern Cross Station to Albury and return. T357 and P22 led the train, made up of carriages 1 BS, 11 BS, 4 AS and Parlor Car.