Archive for December, 2020

Photos from ten years ago: December 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is December 2010. Coming home We start this month in the air, as I flew home after a trip to Hong Kong. Flying over the industrial areas of the western suburbs. And I was lucky enough to spot a freight train […]

Dunny drama at Diggers Rest station

This is a tale of big dollars being spent on an upgrade Diggers Rest railway station, and the public toilet that has never been used. The ‘upgrade’ Once upon a time Diggers Rest station was just a wayside stop on the outskirts of Melbourne. Locals were served by V/Line trains headed for Bendigo. Until 2011 […]

Railway station kiosks of Melbourne

Kiosks and news stands have been part of the fabric of Melbourne railway stations for decades. But how many still exist today? PROV image VPRS 12903 P0001/34 The obvious The tacky ‘Red Engine’ kiosks on each platform at Flinders Street Station first come to mind. But they were demolished in 2018. As part of the […]

Drinking water at Melbourne railway stations

Coca Cola branded drink and snack vending machines

Melbourne trains and trams in Lego form

You can build anything in Lego, including Melbourne’s fleet of trams and trains. Here we see a W class tram on the City Circle passing Flinders Street Station. And a B2 class tram. The straddle carrier and gantry cranes used to assemble the ‘Skyrail’ viaduct between Caulfield and Oakleigh. X’Trapolis, Hitachi and 4D suburban trains. […]