Our November edition, another 40-page special, celebrates the 150th anniversary of the opening of the North East Line to Wodonga with a wonderful cover photo by Vicki Wangman of the SRHC-operated commemorative special.
We mark the sesquicentenary of the line with an article on a notable aspect of its operation that is often overlooked: its introduction of the Train Staff and Ticket safeworking system to Victoria. Introduced to ensure safe operation of trains on a single-track railway, the system has been a feature of Victorian rail operations for a century and a half, and is still in use on V/Line’s Bairsdale and Ararat passenger routes.
We conclude our epic two-part article on Melbourne’s E Trains. Part Two explores the use of Swing Door electric passenger cars to haul freight around the Melbourne suburban network, some accidents and incidents involving the trains, as well as the commemorative runs that followed the end of E Train operations.
Our News section reports on the commencement of train operations using High Capacity Signalling between South Yarra and Clayton.
Our tourist and heritage rail column features a report from Newport Railway Museum’s Nick Hewitt on the extension of its main roof canopy, which will soon enable another seven exhibits to be protected from the elements.
Our other regular sections are there:
- General works
- Operations and sightings
- PTV service quality
- Where is it?