Posts Tagged ‘Footscray’

Then, now and in between at Footscray station

Here’s a special “then an now” comparison for you – four different scenes at Footscray, featuring the olden days, 1990s malaise, the short lived “Colander Bridge“, and today. Step inside We start at the main entrance to the station, where a steep ramp once directed passengers down to the intersection of Irving and Leeds Street. […]

Spot the difference in Footscray

A game of spot the difference – this time outside Footscray. Can you spot it? The biggest change is the number of tracks – the first photo from 2012 shows the four track alignment in place since 1976, the second photo from 2014 shows the six track corridor following the completion of Regional Rail Link, […]

Photos from ten years ago: September 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is September 2010. In the city Trams on Swanston Street still stopped in the middle of the road, leaving anyone with limited mobility out in the cold. The current platform stops were completed between May 2011 and July 2012. At Richmond […]

Confused in the skies of Sunshine

Here I go down another rabbit hole – aerial photos on the State Library of Victoria labelled ‘Sunshine’ but which I couldn’t place the location of – and for good reason! My first mystery The first series of photos is from the Harold Paynting Collection, and is captioned “Aerial views of Sunshine, Victoria (between 1950 […]

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 […]