Posts Tagged ‘mystery’

Waurn Ponds trains skipping Marshall station

With the opening of the new Waurn Ponds railway station back in October 2014, V/Line had to modify their Geelong line timetable so that trains could actually serve the new station. It is on this new timetable that I found an oddity – two early morning trains bound for Waurn Ponds that stop at every station except for Marshall. So what is the reason for this move?

V/Line Geelong line timetable - Waurn Ponds train runs express through Marshall station

Melway still beats Google Maps?

The other day the publishers of Melbourne’s Melway street directory boasted that their maps were more up to date than Google Maps, which reminded me of an experience I had the other month when trying to find my way in Footscray.

Footscray's Fordham Reserve on a Melway map

News Limited and the ‘sslcam’ redirect

Recently I was in the middle of researching a blog post, when my internet connection crapped out, leaving me at an odd looking URL. The middle bit of it made sense – www.theaustralian.com.au – but what is up with the sslcam.news.com.au domain name?

Trams and the cycle of sand

When travelling on a Melbourne tram, you might have noticed a little window of sand next to your seat. So what’s the story?

Sand box indicator in the saloon of a D2 class tram

When a fire hose crosses the railway track

Earlier in April a photo did the rounds of social media, which showed a fire hose passing over a railway crossing, with plastic humps put over the top in an attempt to allow trains to pass by. So what is the story behind it?

Fire hose over railway tracks (by Tom Bongaerts)