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SCT Logistics trains

January 17, 2018

SCT Logistics got their start running east-west freight trains between Melbourne and Perth via Adelaide, with services to Parkes later added. SCT wagons were also attached to Melbourne-Brisbane QR National/Aurizon services, until the commencement of their own services on the north-south route. SCT has also operated shorter trains to a logistics facility at Barnawartha near Wodonga, and container trains to Dooen near Horsham.

Metro Trains Melbourne - Northern group

January 17, 2018

Metro Trains Melbourne services on the Werribee, Altona, Williamstown, Sunbury, Craigieburn and Upfield lines that make up the Northern group.

V/Line workshops, yards and shunting

January 17, 2018

Pictures of V/Line trains and carriages at the West Melbourne Depot and Dudley Street carriage yards next to Southern Cross Station, Melbourne Yard, and South Dynon.

Melbourne stations and infrastructure

January 15, 2018

Photos of railway infrastructure in suburban Melbourne - stations, signals, and such

Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel preliminary work

January 15, 2018

Preliminary geotechnical investigation work on the Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel commenced in 2015.

Melbourne suburban bits and pieces

January 15, 2018

Photos of bits and pieces on and around Melbourne's suburban trains

Metro Trains Melbourne - Caulfield group

January 13, 2018

Metro Trains Melbourne services on the Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston and Sandringham lines that make up the Caulfield group.

Failing rail infrastructure of Melbourne

January 13, 2018

Melbourne's railway network is held together with bubblegum and duct tape - here are examples of the way that it is falling apart.

Melbourne rail replacement buses

January 13, 2018

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

V/Line - Regional Rail Link

January 12, 2018

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

V/Line at Southern Cross Station

January 12, 2018

Southern Cross Station is the main hub of V/Line passenger services from around the state

Melbourne standard gauge freight

January 12, 2018

Standard gauge lines from Adelaide and New South Wales meet at Melbourne, running via the western suburbs right into the main freight terminals near the Port of Melbourne

Commercialising commuters

January 09, 2018

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.

Southern Cross Station

January 09, 2018

Southern Cross Station is the main interstate and regional station for Melbourne. The full set of photos is at my other site, Rail Geelong.

Failing infrastructure at Southern Cross Station

January 09, 2018

Southern Cross Station was only finished a decade ago, but the building is already starting to fall apart

Metro Trains Melbourne - inner suburban

January 09, 2018

Metro Trains Melbourne services in the inner suburban area, covering Flinders Street Station, Southern Cross Station, the City Loop, North Melbourne and Richmond.

Long Island steel train

January 08, 2018

The Long Island steel train serves the BHP mill at Hastings, south of Frankston. The steel is transferred from broad to standard gauge trains at the Melbourne Freight Terminal at South Dynon. In 2016 this facility replaced the Melbourne Steel Terminal, just west of North Melbourne station.

Pacifc National grain trains

December 29, 2017

Grain is a major freight traffic in Victoria, but drought has cut the level of traffic in recent years. Trains operate on both broad and standard gauges, with the main destinations being export terminals at Melbourne and Geelong, as well as Portland, and a number of domestic flour mills

Poor service from V/Line

December 29, 2017

Clutching failure from the jaws of success - that's the V/Line way.

Metro Trains Melbourne - Clifton Hill group

December 26, 2017

Metro Trains Melbourne services on the South Morang and Hurstbridge lines that make up the Clifton Hill group.

Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade

December 26, 2017

The Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade is duplicating the section of single track between Heidelberg and Rosanna, raising the railway line over Lower Plenty Road, and rebuilding Rosanna station.

Qube Logistics Apex quarry train

December 24, 2017

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 Freight Australia then Pacific National, in 2016 Qube Logistics won the contract.

V/Line around Melbourne

December 23, 2017

Pictures of V/line trains 'under the wires' around Melbourne and surrounding suburbs. V/line has a mix of loco-hauled and DMU-run services.

Metro Trains Melbourne trackwork and works trains

December 22, 2017

Trackwork on the Melbourne suburban rail network. Since taking over the contract to operate and maintain the system, Metro Trains Melbourne have hired wagons and locomotives from CFCLA to operate works trains. Three types of train operate: open top containers mounted to miscellaneous flat wagons for the carriage of spoil, CHOY hoppers to carry ballast, and flat wagons fitted with stanchions to carry rail or concrete sleepers.

City Loop

December 22, 2017

Stations and trains around the Melbourne Underground Rail Loop (Parliament, Melbourne Central, and Flagstaff stations)

Tottenham Yard

December 15, 2017

All sorts of stored and damaged wagons clogging up Tottenham Yard in Melbourne's west, with a few operational ones thrown in for good measure

Myki

December 12, 2017

Photos of bits and pieces to do with the new 'Myki' smartcard ticketing system

Poor service from Metro Trains Melbourne

December 12, 2017

Woeful service from Metro Trains Melbourne is a running joke - here are some examples.

Melton Highway level crossing removal project

December 08, 2017

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

Melbourne suburban passenger information displays

December 04, 2017

Next train displays at Melbourne suburban railway stations.

Furlong Main level crossing removal project

December 04, 2017

In 2014 work commenced on the grade separation of the Main Road level crossing at St Albans station, with the Ginifer Road level crossing at Ginifer station later being added to the project scope.

Transdev Melbourne leased buses

December 04, 2017

In mid September 2017 Transport Safety Victoria and VicRoads completed an audit of the Transdev Melbourne fleet of buses. Initially 33 buses at two depots were removed from service due to defects, with 100+ buses eventually being taken off the road once all depots had been visited. Buses from Dysons Group and Sita Buslines were 'wet leased' to fill the gaps, with Transdev drivers directing drivers on the 'foreign' routes. 'Dry leasing' soon followed, with Transdev drivers in charge of the foreign buses, with Kastoria and Mitchell Transit also supplying vehicles.

Metro Trains Melbourne - Infrastructure Evaluation Vehicle IEV102

November 24, 2017

Converted from carriage MTH102 by SSR Bendigo in 2010, as of March 2011 this inspection carriage has been used to check up of the status of the overhead wiring along Melbourne's suburban railway network.

V/Line to Bacchus Marsh

November 06, 2017

Photos of the V/Line services that run to Bacchus Marsh, taken between there and the end of the wires back at Sunshine. As well as boring old VLocities and Sprinters, loco hauled trains with A, P and N classes are also used in peak times.

Flinders Street Station

October 31, 2017

Flinders Street Station is the main suburban train station for Melbourne, Victoria

New X'Trapolis EMUs

October 25, 2017

A second batch of X'Trapolis EMUs are being imported, number from 1M upwards (and 1301T). The first 6 car set arrived in 2009 and underwent testing before being commissioned into service.

Steamrail - Rail and Sail to Geelong, October 2017

October 22, 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.

Puffing Billy

October 14, 2017

Photos of the popular narrow gauge heritage railway in the Dandenong Ranges near Melbourne

Pacific National Kensington grain

September 16, 2017

The flour mill Kensington at Kensington is one of the last to be rail served in Victoria, grain wagons are taken there on a regular basis, requiring a convoluted route through the suburban and freight lines, with a reversal in Melbourne Yard. Until November 2017 this service was operated by Pacific National.

Yarra Valley Tourist Railway

September 03, 2017

The Yarra Valley Tourist Railway operates out of Healesville, and are progressivly restoring the railway line back to Yarra Glen, Coldstream and Lilydale.

Waurn Ponds cement train

August 27, 2017

Since the 2000s the main cement traffic in Victoria is from the Blue Circle Southern works at Waurn Ponds, outside Geelong. The major destination of the traffic was Lyndhurst in the south-east, which last saw a train in 2009, and Mildura and Somerton which saw the cement traffic end in December 2015.

V/Line diversions on the suburban lines

August 22, 2017

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.

X'Trapolis transfer, August 2017

August 18, 2017

On 18 August 2017 brand new X'Trapolis train 239M-1420T-240M-237M-1419T-238M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind SSR T classes T385 & T386. The two locomotives and power van BVDY52 arrived at Ballarat from Bendigo the day before, travelling via Sunshine, Newport and North Geelong.

Great Southern Rail - The Overland

July 29, 2017

Great Southern Rail operates 'The Overland' from Melbourne to Adelaide, via Geelong, Ararat and the Western standard gauge

X'Trapolis transfer, July 2017

July 20, 2017

On 20 July 2017 brand new X'Trapolis train 234M-1417T-233M+236M-1418T-235M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind T373 and T376

Manildra sugar train

July 14, 2017

Manildra Group moves sugar by rail from their plant in Grafton in NSW to their sidings at North Dynon in Melbourne. NGGF hopper wagons are used, which are attached to Pacific National intermodal or steel services.

Blackburn Road level crossing removal project

July 08, 2017

The railway line at Blackburn will be sunk beneath Blackburn Road, but the existing station is not being rebuilt.

Metro Trains Melbourne - Burnley group

July 08, 2017

Metro Trains Melbourne services on the Belgrave, Lilydale, Alamein and Glen Waverley lines that make up the Burnley group.

Crumbling station building at Armadale

July 01, 2017

A look at the crumbling citybound station kiosk at Armadale station on the Frankston/Dandenong lines, where everything is falling apart and ready to fall down onto the platform below.

Steamrail - Steam Spectacular 2017

June 24, 2017

On 25 June 2017 Steamrail ran a triple headed steam special from Melbourne to Ballarat with R761, A2 986 and D3 639, returning via Geelong, with a parallel run between Geelong and Little River.