Posts Tagged ‘mystery’

Do you know the way to Moonee Vale?

Each morning on William Street in the CBD, there are a handful of route 55 trams that display a destination of ‘Moonee Vale’. There are a number of Melbourne suburbs with similar sounding names, along with a racecourse and local government area called ‘Moonee Valley’ – but is Moonee Vale a real place, or just a typo?

Z3.122 on a route 55a shortworking to 'Moonee Vale'

Finding the Maldon – Dombarton bridge to nowhere

South of Sydney there is a bridge to nowhere, built in the 1980s as part of the never-completed Maldon – Dombarton railway line. Intended to cross the Nepean River near the township of Maldon, only the approach spans on each side of the gorge were built before the project was cancelled, where they remain today. So how did I go about seeing the bridge for myself?

Bridge to nowhere

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?