Trains

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

Playing spot the difference with Metro Trains Melbourne

Ready for the world’s lamest game of spot the difference? Ready, steady, go! My favourite answer so far? 22. Footnote Both trains are members of the fleet of Comeng trains operated by Metro Trains Melbourne. The yellow stickers read ‘We’re deep-cleaning and disinfecting this vehicle every day’ while the open gangways between carriages are a […]

Photos from ten years ago: November 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is November 2010. Like most months we start down at Geelong, where I paid a visit to Marshall station. There I found a locomotive hauled train running around the carriage set, ready to form a new service back to Melbourne. And […]

The evolution of Sunshine railway station

This is the story of Sunshine station, and how a railway junction created in the 1880s became the meeting point it is today.

Spot the difference in Footscray

A game of spot the difference – this time outside Footscray. Can you spot it? The biggest change is the number of tracks – the first photo from 2012 shows the four track alignment in place since 1976, the second photo from 2014 shows the six track corridor following the completion of Regional Rail Link, […]

Photos from ten years ago: October 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is October 2010. Down in Docklands We start down in the windswept streets of Docklands. Where I had a look over the last remaining part of Melbourne Yard – the heritage listed No. 2 Goods Shed completed in 1889. And looked […]