Posts Tagged ‘electrical power’

Ardeer, Sunshine West and high voltage power lines

Now you see it, now you don’t – this is the story of the high voltage power lines that were planned to pass through Ardeer and Sunshine West, but thanks to community action never came to be. A mystery My story starts in April 2010, when I paid a visit to Ardeer to photograph the […]

Level crossing boom barriers – timber or metal?

If you take a close look a level crossing, you might’ve noticed something about the boom barriers used to prevent cars driving onto the tracks. Some are made of metal. Aluminium channel to be specific. And others are made of timber. Two separate pieces, tied together to form a truss. So what gives? The answer […]

On the trail of a high voltage transmission line

The other day I was reading The Age and saw a photo of scene I swear I’ve seen before, but I couldn’t put my finger on the exact location. So let’s go chase down some high voltage power lines, and see where they take us. Nicole Cleary photo via The Age On the trail The […]

Insulated fences beside electrified railways

On my travels outside Victoria I’ve noticed something curious whenever I see an electrified railways – insulated fences.

Set K82 arrives into Circular Quay on the City Inner track

A history of gas fired power generation in Victoria

The dinosaurs in the Australian fossil fuel industry have been fighting the rise of renewable solar and wind power, with a recent tactic being the promotion of natural gas as a ‘clean’ fuel for the transition from coal. This is the story of how Victoria has used natural gas for the generation of electricity. In […]