Posts Tagged ‘rail freight’

The train that does the job of 50 trucks

Each day a single freight train does the rounds of suburban Melbourne, doing the work of 50 trucks. So how does 1000 tonnes of gravel slip under the radar?

G521 leads the up empty Apex train through Flinders Street

Photos from ten years ago: August 2009

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is August 2009.

Cleared area beside platform 4

Freight trains through Flinders Street Station

Flinders Street Station isn’t just the hub of Melbourne’s suburban network, but also a key route for rail freight. Early in the morning, a load of gravel heads east to the Hanson concrete plant at Westall. After morning peak the train returns, headed back to the quarry a Kilmore East for another load. Just before […]

Road trains carting rubbish across Melbourne

Last week the Monash Freeway was closed for hours thanks to a crash between two massive trucks and four cars, that thankfully resulted in no serious injuries. But for me the interesting part was the truck stuck in the middle of the pile-up – a massive A-double truck operated by Cleanaway. A crash involving two […]

Photos from ten years ago: July 2009

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is July 2009. Remember Connex and Metcards? Here we see the ticket gates at Glenferrie station. Down at North Melbourne station the new concourse at the city end was almost complete. This massive steel deck was required to protect the gas […]