Trains

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

COVID-19 related public transport observations

I’ve managed to completely avoid the topic of COVID-19 over the past few months, so here goes – a quick collection of coronavirus related public transport observations. Changes I’ve been lucky enough to be able to work from home since March, but I ventured back in early April to pick up some stuff from the […]

Photos from ten years ago: May 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is May 2010. New construction around Geelong There was plenty of work happening around Geelong, with construction of the stage 4A of the Geelong Ring Road underway at Waurn Ponds Passing over the original 1868 stone bridge built by the Barrabool […]

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 […]