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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,212 in total.

Steamrail - Caulfield-Moorabbin shuttles, November 2017

25 November 2017

On 24 November 2017 Steamrail Victoria steam locomotives A2 986 and K153 hauled the preserved Tait train between Caulfield and Moorabbin.

SRHC - Spirit of Progress 80th Anniversary Tour, 2017

25 November 2017

The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre operated a Spirit of Progress 80th Anniversary Tour, with locomotives B74 and S303 used along with the majority of the original carriage consist. The train ran from Seymour to Ballarat, travelling via Sunshine, Newport and North Shore in both directions.

ARTC trackwork

12 February 2020

Trackwork on the Australian Rail Track Corporation network, that stretches across the country

Connex Melbourne trackwork and works trains

24 November 2009

Trackwork and works trains on the Connex Melbourne suburban network

Sleeper trains

13 December 2009

Sleeper trains move concrete or timber railway sleepers to the worksites where they will be used to build or relay the track.

Rail trains

4 July 2019

Rail trains transport long lengths of rail from the workshops where they are welded together from shorter lengths, to the location where they will be laid.

Steamrail - Mitcham shuttles, April 2010

11 April 2010

On 11 April 2010 K153 and K190 ran suburban shuttles between Camberwell and Mitcham.

Steamrail - South Dynon 2010

17 July 2010

In July 2010 Steamrail stabled locomotives R761, K190 and K153 with a set of carriages at South Dynon for an extended period, due to the railway line between the city and the Steamrail depot at Newport being closed for trackwork.

Steamrail - Good Friday Appeal 2010

2 April 2010

Steamrail ran a train to Southern Cross Station to put on display as part of the Good Friday Appeal fundraiser

SRHC - Traralgon charter, 2008

9 August 2008

On August 09, 2008 SRHC ran a 'Blue Train' charter to Traralgon behind V/Line locomtoive N468

Steamrail - Christmas charters 2017

16 December 2017

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 parting along the way

X'Trapolis transfer, November 2017

22 November 2017

On 22 November 2017 brand new X'Trapolis train 251M-1426T-252M-249M-1425T-250M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T class T363 & SRHC unit T357. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from Bendigo the day before, travelling via Sunshine, Newport and North Geelong.

Melton Highway level crossing removal project

2 June 2019

A road over rail bridge is building built in two stages over the Sunbury line at Sydenham

Melbourne suburban Digital Train Radio System

8 December 2019

The GSM-R based Digital Train Radio System (DTRS) replaced the analogue Urban Train Radio System (UTRS) used for communication on the Melbourne suburban rail network. Approximately 100 base stations make up the system with more than 70 new towers added to cover the network. Work stated in September 2009 and was completed in 2011, with trials of the on train equipment starting in 2012.

Melbourne suburban passenger information displays

14 February 2020

Next train displays at Melbourne suburban railway stations.

Qube Logistics Tocumwal freight

5 December 2018

Since 2012 Qube Logistics (formerly P&O Trans Australia) have operated a container service between North Dynon in Melbourne and Tocumwal, with loading also occasionally being attached / removed at Mooroopna (Shepparton).

Pacific National Maryvale paper train

14 March 2012

Until June 2013 Pacific National operated the Maryvale Paper train that ran from Melbourne to the Australian Paper factory at Maryvale, north of Morwell. The service is now operated by Qube Logistics.

Pacific National Apex quarry train

29 November 2016

The 'Apex' train carries gravel and other quarry products from Kilmore East on the North East line, to Westall in south-eastern Melbourne, Brooklyn in western Melbourne, and North Shore in Geelong. Originally operated by the Victorian Railways, V/Line, Freight Australia then Pacific National, in 2016 Qube Logistics won the contract.

El Zorro Warrnambool freight

26 September 2008

Between April and October 2008 El Zorro opereated the Warrnambool freight, carrying containers between Melbourne and the Westvic depot in Warrnambool, usually running Monday through Friday. The train length is constrained by short crossing loops and often runs during the day on the down trip due to pathing issues beyond Geelong

X'Trapolis transfer, October 2017

25 October 2017

On 25 October 2017 SSR T classes T363 and T381 and power van BVDY52 transferred brand new X'Trapolis train 245M-1423T-246M-247M-1424T-248M from Ballarat to Epping, travelling via North Geelong and Newport.

Steamrail - Rail and Sail to Geelong, October 2017

22 October 2017

K153 led 7 carriages to Geelong and back on 22 October 2017, with passenger having the option to travel one way to/from by boat.

Melbourne Art Trams 2014

14 November 2014

As part of the 2014 Melbourne Festival eight trams have been decorated in designs by eight Melbourne artists: http://2014.festival.melbourne/connect/artist-statements/

Melbourne Art Trams 2017

17 November 2017

As part of the 2017 Melbourne Festival eight trams have been decorated in designs by eight Melbourne artists: https://www.festival.melbourne/2017/events/melbourne-art-trams/

Transdev Melbourne 'quality'

12 September 2019

More quality service from Transdev Melbourne