Posts Tagged ‘railfan’

An Adelaide tram at a Melbourne bank

Welcome to Errol Street, North Melbourne. The route 57 tram runs down the middle, linking the city to West Maribyrnong.

Z3.185 southbound on route 57 along Errol Street

Ten hours exploring Melbourne by private tram

Spending ten hours onboard a Melbourne tram might sound like a painful way to spend a day, crawling along in traffic and getting nowhere, all while stopping constantly to allow yet more passengers to cram onboard. However it don’t have to be that bad – if you have your own private tram!

'Private Charter: not taking passengers' notice on the tram doors

Wikipedia and railfan rumours

There is an old railway saying that goes “If you haven’t heard a rumour by lunchtime, then start a new one”. This leads to all kinds of harebrained discussion threads wherever railfans congregate, as well as Wikipedia articles such as a one I found the other day. So how often is there truth to them?

Newspapers using the “wrong” train photos

If you are interested in trains like I am, then you probably spend a lot of time online discussing the latest rail related news stories with fellow railfans. Over the years I have discovered an extremely common thread of discussion – the “wrong photo” complaint.

Victoria Police media release involving the Craigieburn line, featuring an XTrapolis train

Another railfan trip – Swan Hill this time

Yes, yet another trip, this time to Swan Hill, out and back in a day. A mate of mine (Matt Julian) hired out an entire BS carriages and sold tickets for the trip, as these carriages will be taken out of […]