Archive for March, 2016

Revisiting that unlocked gate into the rail corridor

Last year I wrote about how confused sports fans shut down Melbourne’s rail network thanks to an unlocked gate – since then a ‘keep gates locked’ sign has appeared.

'These gates must be locked at all times' notice on an open set of gates

Hey – I recognise those houses!

I was checking up on the Age website the other day, and had a sense of deja vu when I saw a stock photo of suburban houses on a hillside. So where did I recognise it from?

Fairfax stock photo by Paul Rovere: houses in Waurn Ponds, Victoria

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