On the radio talking trains with ABC Ballarat

It happened to me earlier this year and it’s just happened again – a missed call from a radio producer wondering whether I was free to chat on air the next morning on the topic of trains.

VLocity train in the platform at Ballarat station

This time around it was ABC Radio Ballarat, who had seen my recent posts on the Ballarat line through Bacchus Marsh and curve easing for faster trains, and thought it would be of interest to their listeners.

I said yes, and so I was up early the next morning jabbering on about the history of the Ballarat line.

We’ve seen a lot of changes to the Ballarat train line over the last couple decades, but it’s only when you piece it all together that you see the sheer scale of the works that have been done.

Marcus Wong is an avid train fan and has been writing about the Ballarat line over the past few weeks on his blog Waking Up in Geelong, unearthing some answers to the strange quirks in how it was built.

You can check me out at the ABC Radio website.

Or listen to it below.

Unfortunately the recording cuts off abruptly at the end, but luckily it’s only the last 30 seconds or so.

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2 Responses to “On the radio talking trains with ABC Ballarat”

  1. Andrew says:

    Good work. You’ll be the go to person for radio stations.

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