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Main Title: Victorian Rail Publishing : Newsrail 2020-
Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. : Victorian Rail Publishing,
Collation: Periodicals in box.
Subject: Victorian Railway History Library (formerly ARHS)
Railways
Periodicals
Victoria
Notes:
Formally published by Australian Railway Historical Society Victorian Branch.

Full index for 2020 held electronically
Full index for 2021 held electronically
Full index for 2022 held electronically
Full index for 2023 held electronically

Vol.48 no.8 AUGUST 2020: News and announcement [Overland set to resume, Bendigo and Echuca rail upgrade announced, North Williamstown Station design, Ballarat crossing gates] p232. A mile post [mile posts along Ben Nevis to Navarre Line] p234. The Lal Lal turntable / Mark Cauchi p236. To Yarrawonga in 1956 by Walker 153 hp Railcar / Andrew Blair p238. Preservation [restoration of K183] p256.

Vol.48 no.9 SEPTEMBER 2020: Geelong & Melbourne Railway / Michael Menzies p270. Along the Great Southern Railway / Jim Foley p276.

Vol.48 no.10 OCTOBER 2020: News and announcements [Cheltenham Station, Metro Tunnel progress, Port of Melbourne rail link, Echuca and Swan Hill lines, Vlocity] p296. The Bendigo Locomotive Depot / John Hawthorne p300. The Bendigo Locomotive Depot: a concise history / Mark Cauchi p302. The Bendigo Locomotive Depot: the good old days / Alan Craven p304. The Bendigo Locomotive Depot: apprentice wages / Kell Pell p314.

Vol.48 no.11 NOVEMBER 2020: News and announcements [new Vlocity trains, Shepparton Line upgrades, Warrnambool Line upgrades, Metro tunnel progress] p336. The cross-country line from Horsham to Hamilton one hundred years on / Michael Guiney p338. The cross-country line from Horsham to Hamilton final years before closure p350. Ghost station: Poorneet / Norman Houghton p354. Preservation [H220 Heavy Harry finally protected from the elements] / John Hawthorn p365.

Vol.48 no.12 DECEMBER 2020: News and announcements [Ballarat line upgrade, Glen Huntly Road and Neerim Road level crossings, Lilydale and Mooroolbark level crossing, Bell and Preston level crossing, Evans road level crossing, Cadinia road level crossing, Hallam road level crossing, Glenry road level crossing, Upfield level crossing, Hurstbridge Line upgrade, North Western Line sleeper replacement] p372. Then and now: Emu Station / Norman Houghton p375. Memories of blue and gold over a glass of red and photos in black and white [Spirit of Progress] / John Anderson p380.

Vol.49 no.1 JANUARY 2021: News and announcements [Victorian Budget 2020-2021, Cheltenham-Box Hill leg of Suburban Rail Loop, Airport rail link, Shepparton Line, North East Line, Bendigo Line, Gap Road level crossing] p4. Travelling on an all lines ticket in 1964 / Bob Wilson p8. Photos in focus [40th anniversary of the opening of Museum (Melbourne Central) Station and Burnley and Caulfield group tunnels, last Walker Diesel Railcar] p18.

Vol.49 no.2 FEBRUARY 2021: News and announcements [Overland, Port of Melbourne to Somerton, 15 years of Vlocity Creighton derailment, Hallam level crossing, Coburg and Moreland stations, Kilmore East Station] p36. Sprinter to Albury-Wodonga p40. First passengers board the HCMT p44. Bridges of the Avon River p48. The railway via Bungaree 1879-2020 p50. Preservation [H220 Heavy Harry turns 80] p61.

Vol.49 no.3 MARCH 2021: News and announcements [Overland, Murrary Basin, Ballarat line, Caulfield Station, RideSpace app, Deer Park level crossing, South Geelong to Waurn Ponds, Hurstbridge Line, Norlane derailment at Frankston] p68. Driver training class [Ballarat Line upgrade N Class] p72. Decline, closure and dismantling of the Kew Railway / Mark Cauchi p74.

Vol.49 no.4 APRIL 2021: A trip on the Balranald railcar p112. A short history of the Balranald Line p123.

Vol.49 no.5 MAY 2021: News and announcements [Anzac Station construction, Airport Rail, Deer Park upgrade, concerns about resleepering of Sea Lake Line, Gippsland Line upgrade, MP campaigns for reopening Shepparton-Dookie Line, V/Line all-female trainee driver group] p140. Centenary of the opening of the line from Tallangatta to Cudgewa / Mark Cauchi p144. Winchelsea Stone & Coal [Geelong to Warrnambool Line] / Norman Houghton p150. Bluebird railcars to Gippsland / John Dare p154.

Vol.49 no.6 JUNE 2021: R: 70 years [R-Class steam engines] p181. 100 years on: the inauguration of Reservoir Line and Inner Circle electric train services / Mark Cauchi p198. Recollections of a special train to North Carlton in 1957 p200. The 1954 Royal Tour: Duke of Edinburgh visits Flinders Naval Base p202. Photo in focus [Early No.19 Tram travelling northbound through Lygon St tramway square in North Carlton, in the 1920s] p211.

Vol.49 no.7 JULY 2021: News and announcements [signalling failure lead to near miss on Seymour Line, plastic sleepers approved by MTM, V/Line, platform concrete poured for new Arden station, Suburban Rail Loop construction begins 2022, new electronic train order for Echuca and Swan Hill lines, new stations for Bendigo] p220. Travelling in dogbox trains on the Heidelberg Line in the 1940s and 1950s / John Anderson p225.

Vol.49 no.8 AUGUST 2021: News and announcements [V/Line restructure, Mount Albert Station to go, new Surrey Hills station to be built, Mooroolbark Station closes, Cranbourne level crossing removal] p256. Future of regional rail freight at risk [A-double High Productivity Freight Vehicles] p258. Victorian Railways shunting locomotives proposals / Phil Dunn p260. Railfans-don't leave it too late [railways in Victoria from 1960s to 1980s that are now gone] / Terry Norton p264. The lighter side of railfanning in the modern era: chasing the shot / Scott Gould p270. Preservation [Walhalla Goldfields Railway] p274.

Vol.49 no.10 OCTOBER 2021: News and announcements [V/Line service cancelled, level crossing removal halted due to COVID. Shepparton Line upgrades, new tram maintenance facility in Maidstone, Sunbury Line upgrade, nine story tower over tracks at Windsor, Mount Albert Station upgrade] p328. Ghost stations: Bet Bet and Havelock / Norman Houghton p332. Rails by the sea [Kilcunda and its railway heritage] / Mark Cauchi p338. Memories of Anderson and Kilcunda p342. Farewell Lilydale Station 1/12/1182-10/09/2021 p345.

Vol.49 no.11 NOVEMBER 2021: News and announcements [Alstom awarded X'Trapolis contract, expressions of interest invited Airport Rail bridge, Warrnambool Line upgrade, new locomotives for Pacific National, Hallam level crossing, Living Heritage Grant given to Puffing Billy's 6A, Cheltenham Station heads to Moorooduc] p364. The fruit railway: Bittern to Red Hill / Michael Guiney p366. Memories of launching place [Lilydale to Warburton Line] p384. Preservation: heritage rail news and projects [K183 main line test run, R707 back on track, ASG 33 restoration progress] p386.

Vol.49 no.9 SEPTEMBER 2021: Ballarat racecourse railway: fifty years since closure p296. Railfans: don’t leave it to late! Part two / Terry Norton p300. Centre spread: R761 crew training p306. Derailment of D2711 [Pinnaroo, South Australia] p308. Preservation: heritage rail news and projects [Tait transverses the Melbourne suburban network once again] p310.

Vol. 49. No12. DECEMBER 2021: News and announcements: a monthly roundup of Victorian rail news and key announcements p404. A trip amongst the apples: Red Hill line opening centenary feature / Trevor Penn and Charles Gavan Duffy p408. Childhood memories of a railway’s son / Wilson Lennard p416. Preservation: heritage rail news and projects [V/Line orange and grey returns] p422. Operations and sightings: an overview of recent operational developments and observations p427. PTV service quality: reliability and punctuality statistics for V/Line, Metro Trains, Yarra Trams p433.

Vol. 50 no. 1 JANUARY 2022: News and announcements: monthly round-up of Victorian rail news and key announcements [Grattan Institute wars on economic risks of high-speed rail, Melbourne Metro 2, Arden Street takes shape, high capacity signalling installation under way, push to use former Yanac line timber bridge for trail use] p.4 Land development in the south-eastern suburbs in the 1920s and 1930s [includes maps showing extent of suburban development] / Ian Jenkin p8. Caulfield station infrastructure [Caulfield station 1908-1935, includes aerial photographs] / Ian Jenkin p15. Memories of Moutajup [Moutajup rail line in the 1960s] / Ian Campbell p18. The kindness of railway staff in Victoria [recollection of acts of kindness author experienced during railfan journeys] / Andrew Blair p20. Preservation: heritage rail news and projects [new visitor centre opens at Puffing Billy railway] p25. Operations and sightings [COVID border closures eased] p27.

Vol.50 no.2 FEBRUARY 2022: News and announcement [Echuca Line, Waurn Ponds Station, City Loop, Williamstown Line and Williamstown Station] p40. Reminiscences of a Warragul railwayman / Ray Johns p44. Bushrangers and hay bales [Northern and Midland branch] / John Dare p56. Preservation [Ballarat Tramways Museum anniversary] p67.

Vol.50 no.3 MARCH 2022: News and announcements [Calls for Albury Line platform at Sunshine connect to Melb Airport, Sunbury Line Upgrade, new metro timetables, track laying metro tunnel to commence mid 2022] p76. The Noojee Line [Warragul to Noojee] p78. Red Hill Line opening centenary addendum: the Grimwade Bullet p94.

Vol.50 no.4 APRIL 2022: News and announcements [Metro Trains fined $100,000 after arc flash injury, Victoria the loser in federal election pork-barrelling: Grattan, Puffing Billy Bill introduced to Parliament, Cranbourne line: upgraded Merinda Park station opens, Kananook signal control centre to expand control to Caulfield, Ballarat station redevelopment, Ringwood's Bedford Road level crossing to go, Sunbury line substations] p112. Rail works p115. Design and testing of H220 p115. Crossing the tracks / Andrew Blair p122. Photo in focus [Swan Street bridge Richmond] p126. AEC rail motor car centenary p128. Rails by the sea - addendum: the remarkable story of Kilcunda's railway history / Mark Cauchi p130. Operations and sightings: an overview of recent operational developments and observations p132. Preservation: heritage rail news and projects [Yarra Glen station yard rebuild] / Andrew Blair p138. Tramways: recent tram sightings and occurrences on the system [rolling stock, operations February to March] p140. PTV service quality: reliability and punctuality statistics for V/Line, Metro Trains and Yarra Trams p141. Taildisc: from the editor / John Hawthorne p143.

Vol.50 no.5 MAY 2022: News and announcements [Federal budget 2022 commits $920M for Outer Metro Ring Rail, advocates push for rail freight corridor via Ballarat as grain traffic moves from rail to road, Union Station named as replacement for Mont Albert and Surrey Hill stations, Sunshine Signal Control Centre, Anzac Station update, a new station for Keon Park, Hallam Station to open 2 May] p148. Rail works [Footscray, Inglewood, Hallam, Lalbert, Meredith, St Albans, Warragul] p151. First look: Buffet facilities for the long-distance VLocity p152. The Piangil Railcar in 1972 / Andrew Blair p154. The Piangil Railcar - addendum / Andrew Blair p160. A fireman's glimpse of Moe in 1940s [a convenient taxi, the tender, the ganger's sleepers] / Neil Tate p162. The inebriated train examiner / Roy McDuff p167. Operations and sightings [the Overland - 93 Class locos stand in for NRs, delays impact PN Warrnambool freight services, Gheringhap - standard guage traffic returns to normal as interstate traffic resumes, SBR Dooen intermodal - steady three days a week operation, Piangil grain trains, Echuca: still no rice!, North Geelong to Ballarat: grain still moving but fewer trains, PN Merbein freight - medium loads and few late trains, sightings at Dunolly, qube Ultima intermodal: a slight increase in treaffic, PN Tocumwai intermodal and grain trains, NE standard gauge: service interruption due to line upgrade, Qube Berrima cement, SSR NSW grain, QUBE Maryvale paper (9475/0476), metropolitan] p168. Preservation - heritage rail news and projects [S303 and T357 make history hauling the 6-th anniversary Souther Aurora from Sydney: flooding at Picton threatens Aurora tour, working through Easter, leaving Melbourne and rescuing 3MC4, the historic run to Melbourne] p174. Tramwats - recent tram sightings and occurrences on the system [rolling stock, operations: March and April] p176. PTV service quality [punctuality and reliability statistics, performance targets, V/Line reliability/punctuality by line] p177. Taildisc p179.

Vol.50 no.6 JUNE 2022: News and announcements [State budget : infrastructure upgrades, rail staff for Metro Tunnel, station upgrades, state budget brings retirement of N sets closer with purchase of 12 additional Vlocity sets, freight rail services set to return to Bairnsdale, recycled plastic railway sleeper production to be expanded, Alstom Ballarat facility upgrade, nine-car VLocity trains for Wyndham Vale services, our next tram: the G class, Seymour line double line block signalling, telegraph lines to go p184. The Danks and Barnes gas motor tram [Clifton Hill to Alphington line, gas tram] p188. Photos in focus [Elgar Road Box Hill] p203. Operations and sightings: an overview of recent operational developments and observations p204. Preservation: heritage rail news and projects p210. Taildisc: reviews, amendments, queries, bits and pieces and the odd spot p215.

Vol.50 no.7 JULY 2022: News and announcements [investigations launched after XPT speeds through 40km/h restriction at over 90km/n, Aulbury Line woes continue with wheel damage to Vlocity fleet, suburban Rail Loop begins construction; East West Link road project "dead in the Water", Auditor-General finds Metro Tunnel overspend; contingency funds almost exhausted, LXRP transparency issues raised in State Parliament, Huntly and Raywood Stations, Cranbourne level crossing] p220. Victorian railways: B CLass diesel-electric seventh anniversary p224. A modern diesel on a steam-era railway p225. "Shut off at the poison tank!" [night shift on the Bendigo Line] p232. A grande trip to Ballarat in 1875 p234. Memories of the Beech Forest Line sixty years after closure p238. Operations and sightings [The Overland - back to normal operation, Warrnambool freight cancelled due to Waurn Ponds work, Bowman's Rail - Murray Basin rail trains, Gheringhap - more busy weeks, SBR Dooen intermodal - steady three days per week operation, Echuca: lots of grain and finally one rice train, North Geelong - Ballarat Line: busy with grain trains, PN Merbein freight, Qube Ultima intermodal - steady operation, PN Tocumwal intermodal, Qube Long Island steel] p240. Preservation [heritage train strikes stanchion, track movement blamed, tourist and Heritage grants, K163 heads home following two-year restoration project p246. Tramways [rolling stock, operation: May and June, 2022 tram survey] p 248. PTV service quality [performance targets, V/Lone reliability/punctuality by line] p249.

Vol.50 no.7 JULY 2022: News and announcements [investigations launched after XPT speeds through 40km/h restriction at over 90km/n, Albury Line woes continue with wheel damage to Vlocity fleet, suburban Rail Loop begins construction; East West Link road project "dead in the Water", Auditor-General finds Metro Tunnel overspend; contingency funds almost exhausted, LXRP transparency issues raised in State Parliament, Huntly and Raywood Stations, Cranbourne level crossing] p220. Victorian railways: B CLass diesel-electric seventh anniversary p224. A modern diesel on a steam-era railway p225. "Shut off at the poison tank!" [night shift on the Bendigo Line] p232. A grande trip to Ballarat in 1875 p234. Memories of the Beech Forest Line sixty years after closure p238. Operations and sightings [The Overland - back to normal operation, Warrnambool freight cancelled due to Waurn Ponds work, Bowman's Rail - Murray Basin rail trains, Gheringhap - more busy weeks, SBR Dooen intermodal - steady three days per week operation, Echuca: lots of grain and finally one rice train, North Geelong - Ballarat Line: busy with grain trains, PN Merbein freight, Qube Ultima intermodal - steady operation, PN Tocumwal intermodal, Qube Long Island steel] p240. Preservation [heritage train strikes stanchion, track movement blamed, tourist and Heritage grants, K163 heads home following two-year restoration project p246. Tramways [rolling stock, operation: May and June, 2022 tram survey] p 248. PTV service quality [performance targets, V/Lone reliability/punctuality by line] p249.

Vol.50 no.8 AUGUST 2022: News and announcements [V/Line confirms no buffet for new broad gauge long-distance Vlocity fleet, group pushes for extension of Cranbourne Line to Koo Wee Rup, Viaduct upgrade, Mildura rail freight upgrade, women on track, Traralgon Station] p256. K Class centenary - a concise history p258. Building and maintaining K Class p264. Driving and firing the K Class p267. Mansfield Line mishaps [a brocken big end] p270. Operations and sightings p274. Preservation p280. Tramways p 282. PTV service quality p283. Rail works p284.

Vol.50 no.9 SEPTEMBER 2022: News and announcements [investigation into level crossing collision at Goornong, Mode Shift incentive scheme, platform screen door testing, Cummins delivers its 300th QSK19 Vlocity engine, Metro Trains recruits 500th female driver, Murry Basin works, Hurstbridge Line duplication, solar panels at tram depot] p292. Rail works p295. Albury line update p296. Runaway train a baptism of fire [two wxperts from Nick Anchen's newly reprinted book "A Railway to Cudgewa"] p298. Remembering Korong Vale p302. Preservation p312.Tramways p314. Operations and sightings p316.

Vol.50 no.10 OCTOBER 2022: News and announcements [investigating into death of loco driver on SCT freight service, Victorian Auditor-General's office finds business cases for Airport Rail, Suburban Rail Loop potentially overstate benefits, upgrade of "slow" track between Sunbury and Kyneton, Port Rail project, Lakesdale Visitor Centre wins prestigious architecture award, duplication works to eliminate Fyans Street level crossing, Preston and Bell Stations] p328. Rail works [Bell-Preston, Donald, Gheringhap, Mooroopna, Pakenham, Tandarra, Toolamba] p331. Travelling to Muncha at the end of the steam era p332. Strengthering Taradale Viaduct p344. The Caribbean Gardens Railway / Mark Cauchi p346. Trams go bush [1920s, 1930s] p350. PTV service quality p351. Tramways p352. Preservation p354. Operations and sightings p356. Taildic p363.

Vol.50 no.11 NOVEMBER 2022: News and announcements [flooding disrupts passenger, freight operation across state, parties present starkly different transport policies ahead of Victorian election, elevated station for Airport, Keilor East to get rail station, charges laid against ARTC, NSW Trains, in relation to XPT derailment at Wallan, derailment of Melbourne to Brisbane services caused by bearing failure: ATSB] p368. Centenary of electrification services [Melbourne electric trains services] p370. Train spotting at Hawthorn in the mid 1930s / Mark Caichi p384. Rail works p390. PTV service quality p391. Tramways p392. Preservation p394. Operations and sightings p396. Taildisc p403.

Vol.50 no.12 DECEMBER 2022: News and announcements [X'Trapolis 2.0 mock-up provides sneak peak of forthcoming fleet, Airport Rail not a priority: infrostructure Australia, milpiple issues with sanding system led to Ballarat Vlocity crash: ATSB, details emerge of forthcoming crossing removals for Frankston Line] p408. Rail works p411. Memories of the Birregurra to Forrest Railways p412. The Hitachi - a Melbourne icon, fifty years on p424. Preservation p430. Tramways p432. PTV service quality p433. Photos in focus p435. Operations and sightings p436. Taildisc p443.

Vol.51 no.1 JANUARY 2023: News and announcements [Maryvale paper mill operation in doubt following Supreme Court ruling against VicForest, design released for Keon Parade level crossing removal, Qube ceases Dandenong cement train operation, BIS Oxford Economics: rail construction and maintenance activity to average &14.4B per anum over next five years, skills shortage in rail industry forecast to hit 70,000 in 2923: Australian Railway Association] p4. Rail works p4. A short history of Echuca Bridge p15. Dismantling the Strathmerton to Cobram Line p25. Tramways p28. PTV service quality p29. Preservation p30. Taildisc p35.

Vol.51 no.2 FEBRUARY 2023: news and announcements [business case submitted for upgrade of Portland Line, Ararat-Maryborough Line reopens with 21 TAL capacity. Melbourne CBD tram stop to receive green roof installations, Anzac Station opens for trams, Caulfield separation, proposal to future demolish No.2 Goods shed refused] p40. Rail works p43. Comeng sets - going, going... p44. If anything can go wrong - it will [the chain of events on the first day of work in 1965] / David Watson p46. Photos in focus p51. The D class 4-4-0 p53. Operations and sightings p60. Preservation p66. Tramways p68. PTV service quality p69. Taildisk p71.

Vol.51 no.3 MARCH 2023: News and announcements [XPT replacement years behind schedule, $1 billion over budget, screen doors now being installed at Metro Tunnel stations, Hurstbridge Line: trains every ten minutes from Montmorency but scope of duplication reduced, review into Inland Rail project received - but not yet published - as works kick off in Victoria, arrivals and departures, Somerton Intermodal Terminal possible Inland Rail endpoint commences construction, new train stabling facility at Waurn Ponds completed] p76. The Lalamein accident / Mark Cauchi p80. At least B61 stayed on the rails! / Graham Chrichton p82. The one-third-scale model of locomotive B60 / Chris Banger p84. The Warburton Line 1957-1963 p86. Tourist and heritage rail p94. Operations and sightings p96. Rail works p102. PTV service quality p105. Taildisc p107.


Vol.51 no.4 APRIL 2023: News and announcements [ATSB releases preliminary report into Inverleigh derailment, contract extension for Metro Trains Melbourne, recent data reveals Coronavirus impact on suburban train patronage, Mont Albert Station removed as Union Station works proceed, new design for Croydon Station, developer appeals Heritage Victoria decision on Goods Shed] p112. Rail works p115. The Spring Vale Cemetery Line: a concise history p116. Royal Trains p121. Genesis of the E Class p122. Tourist and heritage rail p128. Operations and sightings p133. PTV service quality p139. Tramways: recent tram sightings and occurrences on the system p140. Taildisc p143.

Vol.51 no.5 MAY 2023: News and announcements [Track laying in Metro Tunnel now complete, Victoria Budget 2023: major cuts to rail projects?, PTUA sanguine about the possible demise of 'Geelong Slightly Faster Rail', independent review of Inland Rail finds ARTC inadequately skilled to run project advises cost could blow out to $32 billion, Pakenham level crossings, rebuild Glenhuntly Station to revert to Glen Huntly name] p148. Rail works p151. Echuca's days of steam p152. The Woodside Line - a developmental railway / Mark Cauchi p170. Tourist and heritage rail p176. Operations and sightings p178. Tramways p184. PTV service quality p185. Taildisc p187.


Vol.51 no.6 JUNE 2023: News and announcements [new Glenroy Station wins multiple awards in international design competition, driver charged over 2021 near-miss on Seymour Line, ATSB to investigate fatal South Geelong level crossing incident, capped V/Line fare structure attracts new ridership, new rail bridge at Kilmany a first for Victoria, NTT loses ticketing contract; smartphones, bank cards set to replace myki cards, Deer Park Station sees first-ever structural use of recycled plastic in concrete mix, , Hurstbridge Line Upgrade] p192. Tourist and heritage rail p196. Hildebrandt Crescent - the abandoned level crossing [Kew Line]- / Michael Guiney and Mark Cauchi p198. Powering the Inner Circle Line / Ian Cook p202. Operations and sightings p214. Tramways p220. PTV service quality p221. Taildisc p223.


Vol.51 no.7 JULY 2023: News and announcements [budget allocation for 23 new Vlocity trains brings retirement of V/Line Classic Fleet closer, Metro rail and tram funding, Frankston train to return to City Loop, concerns raised about myki tender process and project cost, more trains for Geelong, Maidstone tram facility update, Union Station opens, Sunbury Line bridge] p228. Rail works p230. My memories of The Warburton Trains / David Parsons p232. David Bardsley Parsons 1928-2023 p236. The Steeple-Cabs [Centenary of electrification series, locomotives 1100 and 1101] p240. Women up front - they paved the way / Peter N. Medlin p247. Tourist and heritage rail p248. Operation and signalings p250. Tramways p256. PTY service quality p257. Taildisc p259.

Vol.51 no.8 AUGUST 2023: News and announcements [first train run in Metro Tunnel, V/Line patronage contuinues to boom, new services added, South Australia renews funding for The Overland, Talgo expresses interest in high speed Overland replacement, further level crossing removal project details announced] p264. Rail works p266. Recollection of a Track Repairer p268. Photos in focus p275. The Glenhuntly Goods Yard p276. Tourist and heritage rail p282. Operations and sightings p286. PTV service quality p293. Taildisc p295.


Vol.51 no.9 SEPTEMBER 2023: News and announcements [v/line offers N Class locos to broad gauge freight operators, A70 to SSR, CLF1 to scrap?, Driver involved in near-collision at Seymour fined $20,000, Vlocity maintenance facility at South Dynon, Sunbury Line upgrade complete, Glen Huntly Station opens to passengers ]p300. ATSB Wallan derailment report: a concise summary of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau report and its key findings p302. NA Class 125th Anniversary: the events that led to the procurement of the two locomotives that became the tourist icons for Victoria on the Puffing Billy Railway / John Hawthorne p306. The inland aircraft fuel depot at Violet Town: during the early years of WW2 a network of 31 Inland Aircraft Fuel Depots (IAFD) was established to provide a fuel reserve for the aircraft operated by the RAAF and the USAF /Chris Banger p314. Bitumen By Rail in Victoria in the mid 1980s /Ken Russell p316.


Vol.51 no.10 OCTOBER 2023: News and announcements [130km/h Albury Line service speeds under threat in stoush over maintenance funding, Echuca Line upgrade complete faster services by late 2023, Overland, Ghan, Indian-Pacific owner Journey Beyond for sale, Women now make up one third of Metro train drivers, Disruptions to Shepparton Line as upgrade works continue, Somerton Freight Terminal, Contracts awarded for Inland rail] p340. Rail works p342. PTV service quality p343. Melbourne's E-Trains [and the use of electric motor cars for special haulage] / Mark Cauchi, Ray Ryan, Des Jowett p344. The Mickey pauses for an artist [double-ended Swing Door motor] / Jim Foley p361. Tourist and heritage rail p363. Operations and sightings p366. Tramways p372. Taildisc p375.

Vol.51 no.11 NOVEMBER 2023: News and announcements [Premier Allan vows to proceed with Suburban Rail Loop, but may reconsider Airport Rail, ministerial appointments, High Capacity Signalling now in used on Dandenong corridor, HCMT coming to Sunbury Line, Preston Station wins award, Story Point Line is Metro's worst-performing service] p380. Rail works p383. PTV service quality p383. Melbourne's E trains p384. 150 years of the Train Staff and Ticket safeworking system in Victoria p398. Tourist and heritage rail p403. Operations and sighting p406. Tramways p412. Taildisc p415.

Vol.51 no.12 DECEMBER 2023: News and announcements [Melbourne Airport Rail retains federal funding as Geelong Fast Rail and other projects axed, airport rail faces stoushes over funding, station design, Baxter electrification is shelved, longest-ever train on the V/Line network runs to Merbein, MTM driver numbers top 1200, 550 are female, Camms Road crossing closes] p420. Rail works p433. PTV service quality p423. The New A Class 4-4-0 locomotive p424. The Victorian Railways locomotive designs of Edward Alexander Jeffreys p432. My time as the Birregurra Station Master [Ross Rowley] p437. Tourist and heritage rail p444. Operations and sightings p446. Tramways p452. Taildisc p455.


Vol.52 no.1 JANUARY 2024: News and announcements [Ombudsman's Report reveals significant questions about SRL as Premier inks first contract, V/Line Metro Tunnel enters new testing phase, V/Line faces industrial action, ATSB announces investigation into tram collision] p4. Rail works p6. PTV service quality p7. Last loco-hauled Bacchus Marsh trains p8. School for Tom Train p10. Tourist and heritage rail p28. Operations and sightings p30. Tramways p36. Taildisc p39.

Vol.52 no.2 FEBRUARY 2024: News and announcements [Arden station completes, Alstom wins $1.5 billion V/Line maintenance contract, V/Line extends Albury Line reservation-only seating trial, new Belgrave Station car park include EV charging facility, Victoria enjoys a bumper grain harvest, Victorian Government releases Rail Freight Capability Statement, defibrillators on V/Line trains] p44. Exploring the Outer Circle Railway / Charles Gavan Duffy p45. Photo in focus p58. Trouble on the Lancefield rest job p60. Tourist and heritage rail p62. Rail works p64. PTV service quality p65. Operations and sightings p66. Tramways p72. Taildisc p75.

Vol.52 no.3 MARCH 2024: News and announcements [Swifties/Taylor Swift fans go by train and tram, ATSB identifies fatigue as key contributor to fatal crash, V/Line uses road coaches to manage Albury Line crowding, new designs for Beaconsfield, last train from Croydon Station] p80. Vale Geoff Oliver [photographer] p82. The Ballarat Cattle Yards Redan Line p85. Tourist and heritage rail p102. PTV service quality p103. Rail works p104. Operations and sightings p 106. Tramways p112. Taildisc p115.

Vol.52 no.4 APRIL 2024: News and announcements [X'Trapolis 2.0 construction starts, ONRSR to investigate near miss on Belgrave Line, RTBU launches petition to save sleeping cars on Melbourne to Sydney overnight trains, Shepparton Line upgrades, new Melton Station to include four platforms but no timeline given for electrification, bus replacement through May as tunnel testing continues] p120. The 1940 Altona Line accident p123. The Victorian Railways Y Class [MrJeffrey's main line goods engine] p125. Early Victorian rail enthusiast-chartered tours / Mark Cauchi p135. Tourist and heritage rail p140. Rail works p144. PTV service quality p145. Operations and sightings p146. Tramways p152. Taildisc p155.


Vol.52 no.5 MAY 2024: News and announcements [rail hauls an extra 500,000 tonnes of grain this season, work starts on new Vlocity sets, Metro Tunnel testing continues amid news of construction delays, newly-rebuilt Narre Warren Station opens] p160. Rail works p162. PTV service quality p163. Tourist and heritage rail p164. Last days of Outer Circle Line to East Kew p166. Photo in focus [Swing Door rolling stock in the Jolimont rail yards - looking northwards] p176. The Inkerman Street railway gates [crossing removal] p178. Railway stories p184. Operations and sightings p186. Tramways p192. Taildisk p194.

Vol.52 no.6 JUNE 2024: News and announcements [capped fares help boost V/Line patronage to pre-Covid level, State Budget defers Airport Rail funds Geelong Tunnel upgrade, journey beyond announces new date structure for The Overlander, new bridges at Diggers Rest, Lilydale Line updates] p200. Rails work p202. PTV service quality p203. Tourist and heritage rail p204. The Victorian Railways: new R Class goods locomotive p205. The Ballarat Cattle Yeards/Redan Line p214. Operations and sightings p222. Tramways p228. Taildisc p231.

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