Posts Tagged ‘railfan minutiae’

V/Line versus Metro at Southern Cross platform 8

You might assume that a railway station platform is just a place for passengers to board a train, and the type of train doesn’t matter. But at Southern Cross Station platform 8 this is not the case – there is a convoluted process applied every time that usual use V/Line hands it over to Metro […]

All aboard the 5.27pm Craigieburn *trains*

Head down to Flinders Street Station of an evening, and there is something odd on the screens – two 5.27pm trains to Craigieburn. The first one leaves platform 5 and is the 5.27pm train from Flinders Street platform 5 to Craigieburn via the City Loop. The second is the 5.27pm train from Flinders Street platform […]

Photographing the same bus, different place

When you take as many photos as I do, lots of strange things start to happen – like accidentally photographing the same bus twice on the same day. But having that happen with two different buses on the same day – what are the odds? I photographed Transdev bus #369 0369AO departing Footscray station on […]

Perils of design when rebranding a train

In August 2009 the Victorian Government was announced that Connex Melbourne would be dumped as the operator of the Melbourne suburban rail network, replaced by Metro Trains Melbourne. Rolling out a new look The government released a flashy video alongside the media release, featuring an X’Trapolis train bearing the new Metro corporate image. Back in […]

In the right place at the right time

“In the right place at the right time” is an old saying that applies to many things in life – which for me, also includes railway photography.

8173 and 8160 on a grain train chase a down Sydenham service at West Footscray