Trains

You can find pages and pages of posts about trains here: if that isn’t enough, there is plenty more beyond this site!

Photos from ten years ago: October 2008

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is October 2008. As usual we start down at Geelong, were I paid a visit to the future Geelong Ring Road interchange at Waurn Ponds. This interchange opened in June 2009 as the terminus of stage 3, with the freeway extended […]

Adventures of a retired level crossing boom gate

This is the story of the boom gate that once protected the Furlong Road level crossing on the Sunbury line, and the adventures it has had since it was made redundant by grade separation. The boom gate was there to prevent motorists from driving into the level crossing – but motorists still ended up on […]

Footy fans, special trains and sore losers

It’s AFL Grand Final week so what better time to take a look at the planning behind the special trains that transport fans to and from games. Throughout the AFL season V/Line runs additional trains between Geelong and Melbourne, transporting Cats fans to Etihad Stadium and the MCG. Geelong made it into both the 2009 […]

Photos from ten years ago: September 2008

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is September 2008.

Stored Comeng cars 1109T and 533M at Alstom Ballarat

Melbourne Airport rail and the diversification of SkyBus

If you want to see how likely it is that Melbourne Airport will see a rail link built, just take a look at the recent business decisions made by SkyBus – the operator of the only public transport link between it and the Melbourne CBD. The history of Melbourne’s SkyBus SkyBus commenced operations in 1978, […]