Posts Tagged ‘New South Wales’

Road trip to New South Wales

Rainbow over Byrnes Road, Bomen

New South Wales coal mines undermining road and rail

In New South Wales coal mining is big business, with mines hidden beneath ordinary looking forests extracting millions of tonnes of coal each year. However once the coal is removed, an empty void is left behind – and the resulting land subsidence impacts road and rail networks on the surface. This is an incomplete list […]

Photos from ten years ago: May 2011

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series, but for May 2011 it’s something different – a road trip through New South Wales. Heading east from Melbourne I took the Monash Freeway out of Melbourne, passing the site of the future Lynbrook station on the Cranbourne line. And Cardina Road station on the […]

Backup generators and the 1982 New South Wales power crisis

In Australia power generation has become another front in the culture wars, as backers of coal fired power stations fight the growth of renewable solar and wind power, blaming them for any minor power outage. But back in 1980s New South Wales far worse power restrictions were put into place – and failed coal fired […]

Manildra to Melbourne – the sweetest train of all

There are many cargoes that go by rail, but the sweetest one would be the sugar that that Manildra Group transports from northern NSW to Melbourne. The sugar is refined at the Harwood sugar mill in northern New South Wales, near Grafton, in a plant established in 1989 by the Manildra Group and New South […]