Trains

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

Then and now at Sunshine station

Time for another instalment of “then and now” – this time a double barrelled collection at Sunshine station. At the station We start in 1960, with Weston Langford standing on platform 2 and 3. Cars still had to use a level crossing, but a timber footbridge allowed pedestrians to avoid waiting for passing trains. Weston […]

Building the Spencer Street Station subway – a history

Last week I went sniffing around Southern Cross Station, on the hunt for the remains of the pedestrian subway that until 2005 was the main access route through the station This week we go digging deeper into the history of Spencer Street Station, and the story behind the subway that ran beneath it. Spencer Street […]

Hunting the remains of the Spencer Street Station subway

The pedestrian subway that once ran beneath Spencer Street Station only closed in 2005, yet in that time it has become shrouded in layers of mystery. So let’s sort fact from fiction, and see what’s left of it beneath today’s Southern Cross Station. Finding the entrances The first remnant of the Spencer Street Station subway […]

Photos from ten years ago: June 2011

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is June 2011. New trains Brand new X’Trapolis trains were still being built – and I found some of the body shells waiting on the wharf at Appleton Dock after being imported from Poland. Production of these trains ended a few […]

Melbourne Airport Rail Link – finally some detail

A few days ago the next round of details was released for the Melbourne Airport Rail Link, including the route that the new rail link will take into Melbourne Airport, and how the works will be delivered.