Southern Cross StationPhotos of redevelopment work and trains at the main station in Melbourne, Southern Cross. Metro Trains Melbourne, V/Line, NSW TrainLink and Great Southern Rail all operate from the station
March 27, 2009
In March 2009 the Bacardi company chartered the Southern Aurora consist from the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum to run a special train between Melbourne and Sydney, with a number of concerts along the way.
June 19, 2006
In May 20006 VSH22 and FSH21 were involved in a shunting accident at the Dudley Street carriage yards. BCH122 was pushed into BCH121. The first pics are from about 10pm (the incident happened some time before then) and then the rest are later on at 1pm after the re-railing was complete. The final photos are after the collision repairs.
December 22, 2005
December 22nd 2005 was the entry of V/Line's new VLocity trains into revenue service. I managed to catch the 1406 service to Ballarat, and the 1629 service from Ballarat. In this collection I've got pictures of the VLocity arriving at Southern Cross Station, for the first time with paying passengers on board, as well as the services that I travelled on.
February 13, 2011
The very expensive rail cruise operated by Great Southern Rail, running on various routes around Australia a few times a year.
January 13, 2006
S302 was bought by West Coast Railway soon after they were formed, and ran with them for a number of years. After their demise it was purchased by V/Line, who continued to use it on the midday Warrnambool train, where it was often replaced by an N class. S302 made her last run on January 13, 2006 after which it was put into storage. It was subsequently sold to El Zorro who operate it today
Sprinter railcars are self propelled, but can be hauled by locomotives through the use of a special transition coupler. Here two broken down Sprinters were in the platform - 7002 and 7008, along with N453 waiting to take them away. The EDI rail guys had a bit of difficulty getting the transition coupler to fit - necessary because of the different coupler types
September 27, 2008
2007 saw V/Line introduce a new livery for their fleet - the third since 1983. Red, grey and white form the core colours, along with a purple stripe.
FSH25 was the first of V/Line's carriage sets to be repainted in their new corporate livery. It went to Geelong on a test run on September 4th. Sprinter 7007 has also been repainted in it's own new livery. Both trains were launched on September 12th, 2007 at Southern Cross Station. VN12 was the first N set to be repainted, and N468 was the first locomotive.
Since then a number of other carriage sets, locomotives and Sprinters have received modified versions of the new livery.
NSW TrainLink, formerly CountryLink, is the operator of country passenger services in New South Wales. They also operate their XPT across the border into Melbourne.
During the Southern Cross Station redevelopment works short trains operated between the station and the Creek Sidings at North Melbourne, carrying spoil, asphalt, and other materials. CFCLA and SSR T classes were the usual motive power
December 31, 2010
S303 and B74 lead a special train for SRHC members between Seymour and Melbourne on New Years Eve.
January 25, 2009
On January 25, 2009 the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran their 'Hills to the Bay' tour from Seymour to Geelong and return via Melbourne Southern Cross, with a sidetrip from Geelong to Melbourne and return. V/Line's N464 'City of Geelong' was the locomotive, with five red 'E' and five blue 'S' carriages in the consist, including the 'Yarra' parlor car, State Car 4, and Dining Car.
November 04, 2006
The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre ran their "Hills to the Bay" tour from Seymour to Geelong and return. T320 and T357 were the locos.
December 01, 2009
S303 and B74 ran a private charter from Melbourne to Kyneton and return, the four car train was made up of 'Mitta Mitta', two BRS carriages, and Parlor Car
December 11, 2010
On December 11, 2010 SRHC ran their "picnic train" consist from Seymour to Maryborough via Melbourne, North Geelong and Ballarat.
November 25, 2007
The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre operated a Spirit of Progress 70th Anniversary Tour, with locomotives B74 and S303 used along with the majority of the original carriage consist
September 27, 2007
D3 658 was the loco on a train of wooden cars, bound for Bacchus Marsh
July 04, 2008
K190 was the loco with a train of wooden carts, the photos are at Southern Cross before departure
September 24, 2009
K153 lead 7 cars to Geelong and back for a school holiday special
April 19, 2017
Southern Cross Station is the main hub of V/Line passenger services from around the state
May 19, 2014
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.
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