Archive for February, 2024

Farewell to V/Line’s H type carriage sets

On Friday 2 February 2024 V/Line retired the last of their ‘H’ type carriage sets that dated back to the 1980s, so I decided to go for a ride down to Geelong. Some history V/Line’s ‘H’ type carriage sets were originally built as ‘Harris’ suburban trains back in the 1950s. SLV image H31188. Photographer unknown. […]

Sprinter trains and V/Line platform heights

This is a tale of V/Line’s Sprinter trains, platform heights, and how the two no longer work together. In the beginning The story starts in 1993 when V/Line bought 22 new single carriage diesel railcars for use on commuter services – their 130 km/h top speed saw them named ‘Sprinter’ trains. Weston Langford photo Able […]

So where does my green waste go to?

Every fortnight a rubbish truck goes past my house and empties my bin full of green waste. Well I found out a few months ago, when my local council organised a tour of Veolia’s Bulla Organics Facility. Road trip time The Bulla Organics Facility was opened in 2013 at a cost of $15 million by […]