Posts Tagged ‘Ballarat’

Photos from ten years ago: March 2009

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is March 2009. Remember flip phones? Telstra was flogging the crap out of them at Southern Cross Station in 2009. Elsewhere on the concourse the suburban train displays were finally switched on, after three years of service from the ‘temporary’ screens […]

Photos from ten years ago: September 2008

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is September 2008.

Stored Comeng cars 1109T and 533M at Alstom Ballarat

Photos from ten years ago: May 2008

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is May 2008. ‘Crate Men’ were appearing all over Melbourne – I found this example beside the railway line at Newport. Also at Newport I came across a port shuttle train with a load of containers from the CRT Logistics terminal […]

Esoteric upgrades to the Ballarat railway line

In the 2016/17 Victoria Budget, the State Government has allocated $518 million for upgrade works on the Ballarat line, making the railway system more reliable and marking room for more train services. Track duplication and building additional crossing loops is simple, but some components of the upgrade are a little esoteric.

VLocity 3VL38 departs Ballarat on the down

The not so ‘Happy Hens’ egg world at Meredith

During the 1990s I made many backseat trips along the Midland Highway between Geelong and Ballarat, and one of the sights on the trip was the ‘Happy Hens’ egg farm at Meredith. Misleading named given that thousands of battery hens call it home, even more surprising was the egg themed tourist attraction that once occupied the site.

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Photo by Mattinbgn, via Wikimedia Commons