Posts Tagged ‘railfan’

Wikipedia and railfan rumours

There is an old railway saying that goes “If you haven’t heard a rumour by lunchtime, then start a new one”. This leads to all kinds of harebrained discussion threads wherever railfans congregate, as well as Wikipedia articles such as a one I found the other day. So how often is there truth to them?

Newspapers using the “wrong” train photos

If you are interested in trains like I am, then you probably spend a lot of time online discussing the latest rail related news stories with fellow railfans. Over the years I have discovered an extremely common thread of discussion – the “wrong photo” complaint.

Victoria Police media release involving the Craigieburn line, featuring an XTrapolis train

Another railfan trip – Swan Hill this time

Yes, yet another trip, this time to Swan Hill, out and back in a day. A mate of mine (Matt Julian) hired out an entire BS carriages and sold tickets for the trip, as these carriages will be taken out of […]

Back on the rails – another railfan trip

What did I get up to the past long weekend – a few hundred kilometres of railway travel, while at the same time being within walking distance of a bar for the majority of it. The Seymour Rail Heritage Centre was […]

Scrapping Melbourne’s 4D train

What is it I hear you ask? The 4D train! Where the 4D stands for "Double Deck Development and Demonstration." It was built in the early 1990’s as a prototype double decker train for Melbourne, based on a Sydney design. It […]