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: April 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is April 2010. Building everywhere The new footbridge at Footscray station was finally finished. But the ‘roof’ was anything but – perforated panels let water through every time it rained! In 2013 the bridge was partially demolished to make room for […]

Track gangs and passing trains

It might surprise you, but plenty of work happens on Melbourne’s railway network while trains are still running. Work crews stepping off the tracks when trains approach. And then get back to work inspecting the tracks once they’ve passed. But trains have continued running through bigger projects – like the 2009 rebuilding of Laverton station. […]

So you’ve dropped something onto the tracks

So you’ve dropped something onto the railway tracks – your hat perhaps? Umbrella? Footy scarf? Bottle of Passion Pop? ‘Caution wet floor’ sign? ‘P’ trap? Collection of Formplex weatherboard samples? Well – don’t run across the tracks. Chase down station staff. They’ve got a long grabby arm. Ready to fish it back up. Footnote I […]

Photos from ten years ago: March 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is March 2010. Build it up Work on the $48.5 million Kororoit Creek Road duplication project in Altona North had just kicked off. Including the replacement of the Werribee line level crossing with a road overbridge. Work on the project was […]

Photos from ten years ago: February 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is February 2010. Changed scenes Back then the tram stops along Swanston Street were at ground level. The platform stops at Collins, Bourke and La Trobe Street weren’t completed until July 2012. And the Melbourne CBD skyline was much smaller, as […]