Posts Tagged ‘rail freight’

Rail replacement trucks for the Frankston line

During May and June 2018 no trains are running on the Frankston line beyond Carrum due to level crossing removal works, with passengers being transported on rail replacement buses. But they aren’t the only ones being disrupted – freight trains are also being replaced by road transport. Twice a day a 40 wagon long train […]

Photos from ten years ago: April 2008

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is April 2008. On April 2 a dust storm hit Victoria – here was my view on the train home to Geelong. The storm also brought down trees, stopping trains passing through Glenferrie station. Opposite Southern Cross Station, work on the […]

Photos from ten years ago: February 2008

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is February 2008. For something completely different, was start with something else I enjoy photographing – aircraft. At Melbourne Airport I spotted something different – a blue painted Virgin Blue jet. A decade ago Virgin Australia was called Virgin Blue and […]

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 […]