Archive for March, 2016

Got queues? Just add more myki readers!

Is your local railway station suffering from queues thanks to chumps trying to touch off their myki? Just add more myki readers!

Queue of Myki users blocking the single exit at Newmarket station

How Surrey Hills residents kept their level crossing

This is the story of the Union Road level crossing in the eastern Melbourne suburb of Surrey Hills, and the local residents that fought the government to prevent a grade separation project from taking place there.

X'Trapolis 107M trails an up train departing Surrey Hills

Summer and winter by the Barwon River

Summer and winter by the Barwon River in Geelong.

3VL23 and classmate crosses the Barwon River bound for Marshall

Tours of the Snowy Mountains Scheme

A few years back I went on a road trip between Melbourne and Sydney, and took a detour via the Great Divide to check out the Snowy Mountains Scheme, where I toured the Murray 1 power station. So what is there to see?

Carpark at Murray 1 Power Station

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