Posts Tagged ‘then and now’

Photos from ten years ago: April 2006

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – April 2006, which was somehow a very quiet month for me.

88M and 129M at Southern Cross Station

Photos from ten years ago: March 2006

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time March 2006.

4D at the back of the train

Departure side platforms and St Albans station

Recently in the new the idea of ‘departure side platforms’ was floated as a way to reduce traffic congestion at railway station level crossings. So what are they, and where have they been used in Melbourne before?

Arriving into the down platform at Seacliff: the up platform is on the 'other' departure side of the level

Tullamarine Freeway then and now at Flemington

Way back in 1970 the Tullamarine Freeway was officially opened. Running 18 kilometres between Melbourne Airport and the edge of the inner suburbs at Flemington Bridge, this is what it looked like a few months before opening.

Tullamarine Freeway between the Brunswick Road and Flemington Road interchange - 1969 view (SLV Accession: H2004.101/287)
SLV Accession: H2004.101/287

How to make a railway cutting look good

Since plans were released easier this year for the construction of elevated ‘skyrail’ along the Dandenong line, there been plenty of debate as to the the best way to grade separate road and rail. I’ve previous written about how Melbourne’s unsightly trenched railway lines – but what about some more aesthetically pleasing examples?

Alstom Comeng 339M heads through the cutting  towards Footscray with a down Sunbury service