Posts Tagged ‘level crossings’

Level crossing screw ups on the Werribee line

In November 2020 the Werribee line was shut down for one week to enable the Level Crossing Removal Authority to work on the removal of the Cherry Street and Werribee Street level crossings in Werribee. However just before the planned reopening date, a “signalling fault” saw the closure extended by one week, and then by […]

Photos from ten years ago: December 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is December 2010. Coming home We start this month in the air, as I flew home after a trip to Hong Kong. Flying over the industrial areas of the western suburbs. And I was lucky enough to spot a freight train […]

The evolution of Sunshine railway station

This is the story of Sunshine station, and how a railway junction created in the 1880s became the meeting point it is today.

A history of ‘Mount Mistake’ in Footscray

Next to the Western Oval in Footscray is ‘Mount Mistake’ – a massive tangle of road overpasses that carries Geelong Road over the railway lines at West Footscray station. This is the tale of how the bridge came to be, and how it gained the nickname. Taking a quick tour Mount Mistake is a tangle […]

Victorian level crossings to nowhere

Across Melbourne the Level Crossing Removal Program is removing conflict points between road and rail vehicles, but elsewhere in Victoria there is something a little stranger -level crossings that lead nowhere. Google Street View In the paddocks of Bacchus Marsh Back in 2006 a level crossing on the recently upgraded Ballarat line outside Bacchus Marsh […]