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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,099 in total.

V/Line diversions on the suburban lines

Since 2015 all V/Line services towards Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo have used the new Regional Rail Link tracks out of Melbourne. An exception to this is major disruptions, when the trains get sent the 'old' way.

Steamrail - Seymour, August 2015

August 22, 2015

On August 22, 2015 Steamrail ran a charter from Southern Cross Station to Seymour and return for the Diamond Valley Railway, featuring D3 639 on a four carriage consist.

Steamrail - Maldon Weekender, July 2015

August 02, 2015

Steamrail headed to Maldon via Castlemaine on the weekend of Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August, with K153 leading T356 on a consist of sleeping carriages.

Rescuing a failed W class tram, July 2015

July 26, 2015

On July 26 tram W6.983 failed while running a City Circle service, and had to be rescued by classmate SW6.961

707 Operations - Seymour, July 2015

July 19, 2015

On July 19, 2015 707 Operations ran a special train to Seymour and return, featuring a trio of R class steam locomotives: R707, R711 and R761

Adelaide Metro ticketing

July 12, 2015

In 2012 Adelaide Metro introduced their new Metrocard smartcard ticketing system, that runs in parallel with the previous Crouzet magnetic stripe system used for single trip tickets.

Murray Bridge

July 11, 2015

Passing through Murray Bridge in South Australia, on the main line between Melbourne and Adelaide

Special trains to Flemington Racecourse and Melbourne Showgrounds

Additional train services are run for major events at Flemington Racecourse and the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Melbourne rail replacement buses

When the *%@! hits the fan on Melbourne's rail network, buses have to be called in to operate a replacement service for passengers.

Regional Rail Link open days

June 20, 2015

Prior to the opening of Regional Rail Link open days were held at the new stations: Tarneit station on June 13, and Wyndham Vale on June 20.

Workshops Rail Museum

April 13, 2015

Located in the former Queensland Rail railway workshops at Ipswich, the Workshops Rail Museum houses a vast collection of railway related displays, as well as an adjoining workshop for the maintenance and restoration of the QR heritage fleet.

Steamrail - Bendigo, May 2015

May 16, 2015

On May 16, 2015 R761 and K190 lead a heritage train from Melbourne to Bendigo, with K190 being detached at Castlemaine on the return journey, and exchanged with D3 639 from the Victorian Goldfields Railway.

Kew Depot centenary

June 25, 2015

Kew Depot celebrated its centenary on 3 May 2015. W2.431 was on display after being transported by road from the Melbourne Tram Museum at Hawthorn Depot, with W8.946 running shuttle trips to Victoria Gardens, restaurant tram SW6.935 was open for morning tea, with E.6005, C.3031 and A2.283 on display.

Queensland Rail bits

April 13, 2015

Bits and pieces of Queensland Rail trains

Queensland Rail trackwork

April 12, 2015

Trackwork and track machines on the Queensland Rail network

Cairns buses

August 25, 2014

Buses in and around the Queensland city of Cairns.

Whitsunday Transit

April 24, 2015

Whitsunday Transit operates buses in Queensland between the inland town of Proserpine and the coastal communities of Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour.

Queensland Rail Traveltrain

April 13, 2015

Queensland Rail operates a number of long distrance rail services around Queensland, using a mix of locomotive hauled trains, and the electric and diesel tilt trains.

Steamrail - Good Friday Appeal suburban tour 2015

April 03, 2015

On Friday 3 April 2015 K153 and Y112 led a train around the Melbourne suburbs to raise funds for the Good Friday Appeal.

Commercialising commuters

July 19, 2019

For Melbourne's privatised public transport operators, they don't make money by moving people - they make money selling their captive audiences to advertisers and other commercial outfits.

V/Line via the Albion-Jacana goods line

October 10, 2010

The Albion-Jacana railway line links the Bendigo line near Sunshine to the main North-East line near Broadmeadows via a slow and indirect route. Normally used by freight services, V/Line occasionally diverts Seymour and Shepparton services via the route when the normal route via Essendon is blocked.

V/Line - Regional Rail Link

July 17, 2019

V/Line trains using the new Regional Rail Link tracks that have progressively come into use since December 2013.

Tram Bar at the Arts Centre Melbourne

February 05, 2015

In 2011 retired tram SW6.969 was converted into a bar and setup at the Arts Centre in Melbourne, being removed a number of times, only to return again come summer. In February 2013 it appeared again as 'Tram Bar', which closed for good in January 2015.

707 Operations - Dunolly tour, January 2015

January 24, 2015

On January 24, 2015 B74 and T413 took a train from Melbourne to Dunolly, running via Bacchus Marsh on the way there and via North Geelong on the way home. Carriages PCP294, ACZ255, BZ270, BS205, BRS224, BS212, Avoca, AS11, SJ284, JTA6 were in the consist.