Photos from ten years ago: January 2006

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

Melbourne’s Eureka Tower had topped out, but the glass curtain walls were still on the way up.

Topping out Melbourne's Eureka Tower

The new VLocity trains had yet to make a dent in V/Line’s operations, with 3 carriage long trains hauled by diesel locomotives still a common sight.

N451 and N set awaiting departure time at South Geelong

And fifty year old locomotive S302 was still being used on services between Melbourne and Warrnambool – with only one cab it required a spin on the turntable at each end!

S302 awaiting departure from Geelong on the down Warrnambool

The Siemens trains on the Melbourne suburban network were starting to be a common sight, some of them still wearing the livery of M>Train who collapsed in April 2004.

M%3ETrain 'Wave' fronted Siemens arrives into Newport

And finally this photo from outside Flinders Street Station – tram SW6.909 was on City Circle duties while wearing a special Australia Day livery. Note the lack of platform stops at this busy tram stop, and the scaffolding covering the spire at St Paul’s Cathedral.

SW6.909 in Australia Day livery on Flinders Street

Further reading

The full photos from ten years ago series.

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