Trains

You can find pages and pages of posts about trains here: if that isn’t enough, there is plenty more beyond this site!

Western Bulldogs ride the St Albans line

Back in April 2016 the Western Bulldogs pulled out a rather clever banner for their game against North Melbourne – the rail theme is what caught my eye.

Western Bulldogs banner - "The only place North Melbourne should be ahead of Footscray is on the St Albans line"

Freight trains and Regional Rail Link

Regional Rail Link connects Southern Cross Station to the outskirts of Werribee, allowing V/Line services to Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong to avoid the congested suburban railway tracks. However the new section of track via Wyndham Vale and Tarneit has also found a second use – a diversionary route for freight trains.

BL32 and XR554 lead the Geelong bound 'hospital train' wagon transfer through Truganina

Smartphone zombies in the year 2016

Wherever you go on public transport these days, you’ll see almost every one of your fellow passengers absorbed in their smartphones, so what I saw the other day was a surprise.

Tram full of passengers absorbed in their smartphones

Frankston line works and relocated advertising

The other day at Camberwell railway station I spotted two out of place advertisements – the first for a lawyer located in Highett, and the second for the Sunday market held in Bentleigh. Neither sign seems relevant to people travelling through Melbourne’s eastern suburbs by rail – so how did they end up there?

Frankston line advertising signage at Camberwell station

Hunters & Collectors at St Kilda railway station

I spotted something interesting in a Hunters & Collectors music video the other week – St Kilda railway station.

Hunters & Collectors - Talking To A Stranger video clip, St Kilda railway station 1