Archive for 2017

V/Line trains and door faults

A few weeks ago Melbourne newspaper The Age ran a piece titled “‘Distressed’ V/Line passengers open train doors after becoming trapped in Ballarat-line train” – so what is the story here?

Confused passengers try to board an overcrowded V/Line service at Sunshine in evening peak

How far is Myki making you walk?

If you want to catch a tram in Melbourne then you need a Myki, despite the fact you can’t buy one or top it up onboard the tram. In 2017 The Age highlighted the difficulty this can pose for intending tram passengers, in an article on myki “dead zones” – tram stops where the nearest place to top up your myki is at least a kilometre away. Coincidently I started work on an almost identical project years ago but never finished it, so what better time to polish it off?

In the right place at the right time

“In the right place at the right time” is an old saying that applies to many things in life – which for me, also includes railway photography.

8173 and 8160 on a grain train chase a down Sydenham service at West Footscray

Photos from ten years ago: March 2007

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is March 2007.

N467 leads an up push pull outside Little River

Photos from ten years ago: February 2007

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is February 2007.

Alstom Comeng 538M on an up Werribee service at Newport