Views of both the Broad Gauge Freight Only line and the Standard Gauge between Albion and Jacana, VIC. Also near by is the former ATN sidings and the old Avteq factory, north of McIntyre Loop. (Best access from Cromer Ave, between McIntyre Rd and Rothray Ave) As always, please DO NOT cross any tracks or encroach on the perway at all. Always maintain a safe distance from any tracks.
Good views from the siding of trains in both directions.
A long and winding unsealed road takes you to a level crossing near the old station of Wright. A short walk up the path (approx 100m) takes you to the station itself. Locos work hard climbing this hill when heading towards Belgrave.
On the Gembrook side of Emerald station, good views are afforded of trains leaving Emerald for Gembrook.
On the Belgrave side of Menzies Creek, this location provides excellent views of trains rounding the curve in both directions.
Good views of trains assembling in the QRN yard at North Dynon
Preparation point for all PN standard gauge locos
Enter off Sims Street. Junction for trains heading to North Dynon and South Dynon/Southern Cross station. Western entrance to the Pacific National loco provisioning centre. Location provides good views of trains in both directions, with plenty of signals to give advance warning of approaching trains.
Popular location, facing the city. Covered by one of Railpage's Railcams.
Opened in 1964 by the Victorian Railways, as a replacement for North Melbourne loco depot. South Dynon loco depot is the servicing, maintenance and operations point for the majority of broad and standard gauge diesel locomotives in use in Victoria. EMD powered locomotives are the workshop's core business for maintenance, although ALCo products are occasionally maintained in the site's facilities. Due to privatisation of the rail freight and passenger services in the late 1990's, the site passed into the control of private rail operators and/or maintenance companies. Currently, the main shed at Dynon is occupied by EDi on the southern side, and Bombardier on the northern side. The former Dynon Car Shed is now occupied by Gemco (formerly Rail Technical Support, or RTS), who also perform diesel maintenance for varying customers. Note: New generation United Group built locomotives (NR's, 93's etc.) are serviced at a motive power provisioning facilty near Dock Link Road, and maintained at a specially-built facility in Spotswood, Victoria.