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: July 2018

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is July 2018. At North Melbourne station work was continuing on the new concourse, with a massive steel and timber crash deck at the city end of the platforms allowing construction to continue while trains continued running below. While in the […]

Planning upgrades to the Cranbourne line – or lack thereof

At this moment the Cranbourne railway line is a bustling place, with construction underway on two grade separation projects, a short section of track duplication, and construction of a road bridge soon to start. But who is coordinating all of these works? The answer – nobody. Work kicks off In November 2015 the Andrews Labor […]

V/Line trains and antimacassars

The word for today is ‘antimacassar‘ – a piece of cloth placed on the back of a chair to protect the seat fabric from dirt. A decade ago they were a common sight onboard V/Line trains. They were fitted to the seats onboard the Sprinter trains. Photo by Jb17kx, via Wikimedia Commons As well as […]

Metro Tunnel to deliver almost nothing to Melbourne’s west

‘More trains more often’ is one of the line being used by the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority to spruik the benefits of the new rail tunnel being built under the Melbourne CBD – but in reality it is a half-truth. With the tunnel linking the Sunbury line in Melbourne’s north-west to the Pakenham and Cranbourne […]

Photos from ten years ago: June 2018

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is June 2018, and I’m running a little behind schedule!

Ramp from the footbridge down to the Irving / Leeds Street intersection