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Trains being worked on in the workshops

B64 transfer by road

December 16, 2010

B64 was stored for a number of years at Ballarat East for / by Steamrail Victoria. In 2008 it was purchased by El Zorro and moved to Avteq to be rebuilt and recommissioned. For an unknown reason it was moved to the old FCL shed at South Dynon by road, coincidentally this shed has a number of container-mounted gensets with the El Zorro name on them. Two new ZDXF type container flats were also moved here and placed on the ground minus bogies.

Ballarat Workshops

January 25, 2016

Currently operated by United Group they carry out work for Metro Trains Melbourne, Great Southern Rail and a number of other operators

Geelong V/Line carriage yards

April 16, 2017

Geelong is one of the busiest V/Line destinations, being a major servicing and stabling operation for their trains. Facilities include a car wash, fuel point and a dedicated Y class shunter

Goulburn Railway Workshops

Located in the city of Goulburn on the Main South line, the Railway Workshops are used by CFCLA to maintain their fleet of locomotives and wagons

Lithgow Railway Workshops

Located in the Blue Mountains on the Main West line at Lithgow, the Lithgow Railway Workshops are used by Southern Southhaul Railroad to maintain their fleet of locomotives and rolling stock

Melbourne tram depots

January 30, 2016

Trams on the Melbourne network are based out of eight depots: Brunswick, Camberwell, Essendon, Glenhuntly, Kew, Malvern, Preston and Southbank. Additional storage is available at the former North Fitzroy and Hawthorn depots, as well as the Preston Workshops.

Newport Workshops

August 17, 2013

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.

Newport Workshops 'Rotten Road'

October 30, 2009

'Rotten Road' at the Newport Workshops in Melbourne is located beside the Geelong railway line, and is full of heritage rolling stock stored in the open. In 2008 Victrack has started to scrap the stuff which is falling apart.

Newport Workshops: Steamrail and 707 Operations

January 21, 2012

Steamrail Victoria and 707 Operations have a large rolling stock fleet based at the West Block of Newport Workshops in Melbourne

Preston Workshops

January 30, 2016

On the corner of St George's Road and Miller Street it was once the main workshops of the M&MTB. Nowdays it seems to be just a dumping ground for W class trams.

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre depot

October 27, 2015

The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre restores and manages a fleet of heritage locomotives and rolling stock. Their depot is at Seymour station beside the locomotive depot

Siemens train braking issues

February 21, 2011

A number of Melbourne's Siemens trains were withdrawn from service in 2007 due to braking issues. The Werribee line between Newport and Laverton was used to test the affected sets. The test procedure involved spraying soapy water onto the rails to confirm the operation of the brakes. By 2010 it was decided the solution to the problem was to install sandboxes to the middle four bogies of each 3-car set.

TransAdelaide visiting the wheel lathe

December 02, 2011

TransAdelaide send their railcars to the Downer EDI operated wheel lathe at Dry Creek motive power centre asĀ  required.

V/Line workshops, yards and shunting

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.

X'Trapolis test run to Craigieburn

January 20, 2011

After the last train on 19 January 2011, set 33M-34M + 35M-36M headed slowly to Craigieburn in order to clear the route for X'Trapolis trains.

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