Archive for March, 2023

Farewell to Melbourne’s CBD street kiosks

For many years street kiosks have been scattered around the Melbourne CBD, selling newspapers, cigarettes, soft drinks, and snacks. Flowers. And even fruit. Tracking down the kiosks These kiosks are permanent structures designed, built, owned and maintained by the City of Melbourne, and fall into four categories. Flower kiosks: • Swanston Street, outside the Melbourne […]

‘Mad as Hell’ on location at Newport

The other night I was watching an episode of Shaun Micallef’s ‘Mad as Hell’ on ABC TV, and came across a familiar looking scene. I swear I’ve seen that tin shed before. And the next scene clinched it. It’s the main gate to the Newport Railway Workshops. Google Street View Located off Champion Road in […]

Two trains in one platform at Camperdown

Camperdown station on the Warrnambool line only has a single platform, in the middle of a long section of single track railway – but until December 2022 every morning the Melbourne-bound and Warrnambool-bound V/Line services would cross there. The answer is a “reverse cross” – but how did it work? The “reverse cross” The V/Line […]