Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is April 2007.
Plenty of trains again this month – starting with a 8-car long V/Line special departing Geelong, loaded with cats fans headed for the MCG.
There were also a number of special tour trains running. I captured Steamrail Victoria running a diesel-hauled school holiday special train from Melbourne to Geelong.
The Seymour Railway Heritage Centre also visited town, with a train south to Warrnambool.
And even a train operated by the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum, who took their ‘Southern Auroa’ consist from NSW through to the western Victoria city of Ararat.
I also captured some more everyday workings, like this Warrnambool bound V/Line service in the southern Geelong suburb of Grovedale.
Along with a Waurn Ponds cement train.
And this Genesee & Wyoming Australia operated grain train.
Something unexpected was this power failure at Geelong station, which shut down V/Line rail services.
Trains could still keep keep on running, thanks to the redundant power supplies that feed the railway signals, but the lack of station lighting was considered a safety hazard for passengers.
Finally I paid a visit to the tin shed at Avalon that passes for an airport. The air traffic control is located opposite the terminal.
With passengers using portable stairs to access the aircraft.
Here you can find the rest of my ‘photos from ten years ago‘ series.