The more things change…

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Australian War Memorial image #126587 - Miss Peace Harber, one of the first women railway employees, changing the indicator clocks at the Degraves Street entrance of Flinders Street Station.

1946

Miss Peace Harber, one of the first women railway employees, changing the indicator clocks at the Degraves Street entrance of Flinders Street Station. (Australian War Memorial image #126587)

Today they need one to adjust the settings of a misaligned LCD screen

2009

Anonymous maintenance contractor adjusts the settings of a misaligned LCD display at Southern Cross.

It seems that even today a long stick is a key part of finding out where your train is.

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One Response to “The more things change…”

  1. Leigh says:

    I always wondered how those screens were controlled! When 21st century technology fails, we can always rely on the good old fashioned stick.

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