Posts Tagged ‘Melbourne’

Photos from ten years ago: January 2008

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is January 2008. We start in the Geelong suburb of North Shore, where I found a Y class locomotive shunting a rake of loaded log wagons into the Midway wood chipping plant. The logs were sourced from native forests in East […]

You have to ‘train’ them young

My son is only just over two years old, but he’s already an experienced trainspotter. Always ready for a few hours out lineside with Dad to see what trains are due next. I wonder how long until he’ll be asking for his own camera – so far he just scrolls through the photos on my […]

Connecting Melbourne Central and Flinders Street Station to Melbourne Metro

A few weeks ago the final station names for the Melbourne Metro project was announced – with ‘CBD North’ now ‘State Library’ and ‘CBD South’ now ‘Town Hall’. So how are these two new stations going to be tied into the existing rail network at Melbourne Central and Flinders Street Station? Flinders Street Station and […]

Photos from ten years ago: December 2007

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is December 2007. We start at Southern Cross Station looking at a very sparse main concourse. The only thing blocking the way was a single Christmas tree, dwarfed by the grand space – quite the contrast to today. Down at a […]

Belt and braces – why Melbourne stations have lifts and ramps

Last week I detailed the accident of history that saw ramps being favoured over stairs on Melbourne’s railway network, despite the absence of any requirement to provide easy access for people with disabilities. So how has the network developed since then, and why have a combination of lifts and ramps become the current standard? Entering […]