Posts Tagged ‘Melbourne’

When the sun sets over Carlton

To steal a line from the Skyhooks, there is a lot to see when the sun sets over Carlton. 1960s concrete Housing Commission towers. Jeff Kennett’s legacy in the Melbourne Museum ‘blade’. The dome of the Royal Exhibition Building. ICI House and St Patrick’s Cathedral. The east end of the CBD. And finally, the west […]

‘Something, Say Something’ at Flagstaff station

A week or two ago, Flagstaff station was blanketed in yellow posters reading “If You See Something, Say Something”. It is part of a Victorian Government scaremongering campaign, which was launched after the national terrorism alert level was raised to “high” last month. As a regular reader of my blog, you should know that that […]

Motorail – loading cars onto a train

‘Motorail’ is a service provided on a handful of long distance trains in Australia, allowing passengers to bring their car along for the ride. So how do they get the cars on and off the train? Great Southern Rail Great Southern Rail offers a motorail service on all three of their services – Indian Pacific, […]

Melbourne’s Windsor Hotel from all angles

Normally Melbourne’s Windsor Hotel is viewed from the front entrance on Spring Street. Where trams trundle past on their loop of the city. You might look at it from the south-east corner, where Little Collins and Spring Streets meet. Or from the steps of Parliament House, where numerous skyscrapers loom large overhead. However the side […]

First aiders at Melbourne railway stations

For a number of years major Melbourne railway stations have had first aiders specially assigned to them. So what benefit does a rail operator get from spending money on something that at first glance, has nothing to do with running trains.

St Johns Ambulance first aider on standby at North Melbourne station during morning peak