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V/Line to Bacchus Marsh

July 26, 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.

Failing infrastructure at Southern Cross Station

July 25, 2017

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

V/Line at Southern Cross Station

July 25, 2017

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

Metro Trains Melbourne - inner suburban

July 25, 2017

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

V/Line workshops, yards and shunting

July 25, 2017

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.

V/Line - Regional Rail Link

July 25, 2017

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

Failing rail infrastructure of Melbourne

July 25, 2017

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

Metro Trains Melbourne - Northern group

July 25, 2017

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

Apex quarry train

July 23, 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.

Melbourne broad gauge freight

July 23, 2017

Miscellaneous broad gauge freight traffic through Melbourne - there isn't much these days...

Long Island steel train

July 23, 2017

The Long Island steel train serves the BHP mill at Hastings, south of Frankston. Steel is transferred from standard gauge trains at the Melbourne Steel Terminal, just west of North Melbourne station

Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel preliminary work

July 22, 2017

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

Melbourne suburban bits and pieces

July 22, 2017

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

Metro Trains Melbourne trackwork

July 21, 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.

Melbourne standard gauge freight

July 20, 2017

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

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

Metro Trains Melbourne - Clifton Hill group

July 20, 2017

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

Melbourne stations and infrastructure

July 20, 2017

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

SCT Logistics trains

July 20, 2017

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 QRNational/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.

Pacifc National grain trains

July 20, 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

V/Line around Melbourne

July 18, 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.

Commercialising commuters

July 14, 2017

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.

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.

Flinders Street Station

July 08, 2017

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

Kensington grain

July 08, 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

Poor service from V/Line

July 07, 2017

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

Myki

July 07, 2017

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

Metro Trains Melbourne - Caulfield group

July 01, 2017

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

Southern Cross Station

June 26, 2017

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

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.

Newport Workshops

June 24, 2017

Newport Workshops is the main railway heavy repair and maintenance facility in Melbourne. The eastern side is occupied by EDI Rail and Siemens, while the older buildings in West Block are occupied by heritage operators Steamrail Victoria and 707 Operations. The East Block is used as storage by VicTrack. Photos include some from a tour of the EDI section featuring the loco, bogie and wheel shops.

Stored trams at Newport Workshops

June 24, 2017

With W class trams heritage listed and unable to be scrapped or exported to tram museums overseas, Newport Workshops has become a dumping ground while they wait a final home.

IEV100 track evaluation vehicle

June 24, 2017

Formerly known as EM100, IEV100 is a track evaluation vehicle that traverses the Victorian railway network to test track quality. Diesel powered, it has both standard and broad gauge bogies.

Great Southern Rail - The Overland

June 24, 2017

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

North Dynon

June 21, 2017

Located between the main passenger lines at South Kensington and Dynon Roads, along with Moonee Ponds Creek and the Maribyrnong River, the North Dynon precinct includes the Agency Sidings and the P&O Trans Australia container terminal at 'T' gate.

City Loop

June 16, 2017

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

Furlong Main level crossing removal project

June 12, 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.

Steamrail - Northern Weekender, 2017

June 12, 2017

Over the June long weekend Steamrail Victoria ran their 'Northern Weekender' tour to Swan Hill and Echuca, with R711, K190, T365 and T364

R707 Seymour transfer, June 2017

June 08, 2017

On June 08, 2017 steam locomotive R707 headed light engine from Newport to Seymour via Southern Cross Station, on loan from 707 Operations to run an upcoming Seymour Railway Heritage Centre tour.

Poor service from Metro Trains Melbourne

June 05, 2017

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

Heatherdale grade separation project

June 03, 2017

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

Sadleirs Logistics

June 01, 2017

Sadleirs Logistics move freight by rail with their fleet of RLSY louvre vans, attached to Pacific National intermodal services.

Accident damaged SW6.866

May 24, 2017

On 24 May 2017 a truck collided with tram SW6.866 at the corner of Flinders and Spencer Street.

Steamrail - Rail and Sail to Geelong May 2017

May 21, 2017

K190 led 7 carriages to Geelong and back on 21 May 2017, with passenger having the option to travel one way to/from by boat.

Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade

May 20, 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.

Tottenham Yard

May 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

PTV Night Network launch and promotions

May 09, 2017

On October 30, 2015 the politicians visited Federation Square to launch PTV' new 'Night Network' - all night trains and trams, as well as a rejigged Nightrider bus service.

Tocumwal freight

April 30, 2017

Container service between Appleton Dock in Melbourne and Tocumwal, loading also being attached / removed at Mooroopna (Shepparton). Originally operated by Pacific National / Patrick PortLink, in recent years Qube Logistics have also operated a parallel service.

South Dynon

April 20, 2017

Located between Dynon and Footscray Roads, along with Moonee Ponds Creek and the Maribyrnong River, the South Dynon precinct includes the Pacific National operated Melbourne Freight Terminal and Melbourne Operations Terminal, plus the South Dynon Locomotive Depot.