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Posted 21 Aug 2017 13:21 in Sightings by VRcommando

Sighting of Y161 shunting at Southern Cross yesterday. No doubt it misses the many picturesque branchlines of yesteryear.... ...

Skybus is great for interstate/overseas travellers but for locals the transport options in and around the airport are more or less stuffed. $30 return is not economical on a regular basis... local bus ...

Don't know when they will be back in Melbourne.

B75 noted around the BG turntable at South Dynon on Fri 11th

It was a passenger sketch although I'll dig up the bulletin article and provide some more information.

Reading an old ARHS Bulletin from the 1950's they described a line that ran from Merri Ck Clifton Hill to Darebin Ck along a different alignment to the current line. Does anyone else know anything abo ...

Are there any N class loco's still in VLP Blood and Bone livery?

There was an WW2 Aerodrome at Monomeith, the runways still visible from Google Earth. This would be the most likely site as it is ideally flat.

Posted 12 Sep 2013 00:32 in Victoria by VRcommando

Posted 10 Sep 2013 23:53 in Victoria by VRcommando

Dedicated mid afternoon Melton pass at Melton today. Runs empty cars back to SCS.

Posted 05 Sep 2013 22:49 in Victoria by VRcommando

Posted 05 Sep 2013 22:47 in Victoria by VRcommando

Posted 01 Sep 2013 20:38 in Victoria by VRcommando

Posted 06 Aug 2013 20:38 in Melbourne suburban by VRcommando

Considering that the majority of them had long term stable employment which is quickly fading they can pay through the roof for their transport or stay home. In 20 years they'll all be gone anyway!

No. Be patient!

There is some talk of elecrail and a hitachi but I am not sure of the details. I didn't know until my sources confirmed it today. They are official.

Metro has now retired them. You will not be seeing Hitachi's on the rails again.

Posted 09 Jul 2013 21:19 in Victoria by VRcommando

Pcm - its saved you a trip but cost everyone else a cancelled tour.

Hi all,

There is a new group on Facebook (link below) for those interesting in walking, cycling and

exploring old railways lines. Feel free to join and share your stories and pictures of railway ...

Posted 01 Jan 2013 15:07 in Victoria by VRcommando

S313-B74 arrive into SCS on an SRHC Fireworks special. 31-12-12

Posted 23 Dec 2012 23:57 in Victoria by VRcommando

Push-pull P's approaching Melton. Shot through the station perimeter fence! 21 Dec

Posted 19 Dec 2012 22:29 in Victoria by VRcommando

P11-P15 evening Bacchus Marsh pass. at Deer Park. Mon 17th Dec

Posted 18 Dec 2012 15:26 in Victoria by VRcommando

Bear in mind that Sunbury residents did not have a choice re electrification!

Posted 10 Dec 2012 02:07 in Victoria by VRcommando

EM100 at West Footscray the other day!

Last week I noted more PSO's at North Melbourne Railway Gaol than 'customers'. A sign of the times?  

Push pull still runnin on Bacchus Marsh Line...could

be an additional one also to BM after Sunbury electrification

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