Posts Tagged ‘rail freight’

Photos from ten years ago: July 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is July 2010. Down on Spencer Street For Melbourne Open House 2010 CitiPower opened ‘JA’ zone substation – a key part of the power supply to the Melbourne CBD. For historical reasons the substation was divided into two – the State […]

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 […]

Photos from ten years ago: February 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is February 2010. Changed scenes Back then the tram stops along Swanston Street were at ground level. The platform stops at Collins, Bourke and La Trobe Street weren’t completed until July 2012. And the Melbourne CBD skyline was much smaller, as […]

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 […]

Moving containerised logs by train

Since the first railways were built in Australia, timber has been moved by train – a traffic that still exists today, but somewhat hidden thanks to the rise of containers. In the old days Timber tramways would transport freshly cut logs to sawmills deep in the forest. Museums Victoria image MM 5821 With the sawn […]