Posts Tagged ‘railway stations’

Destroyed heritage at Clunes station

You’d think that in this day and age restoring a heritage station building wouldn’t be that difficult – but in 2010 contractors managed to screw up a job at Clunes station, sending it straight to the tip. The contract for Clunes station was dated 25 September 1874 and the polychrome brickwork station building was completed […]

Then and now at West Richmond station

Time for another railway themed ‘then and now’ post – this time at West Richmond station on the Mernda and Hurstbridge lines, circa 1905. John Henry Harvey photo, SLV image H92.150-302 And today. West Richmond station opened on 21 October 1901, along with the line from Princes Bridge station to Collingwood. However this section of […]

Then and now at North Melbourne station

Today we take a step back to the 1920s and take a walk around North Melbourne railway station, comparing it to what exists today. At the north end of the platforms little has changed. VPRS 12800/P3, item ADV 1607 The only difference I can spot is the removal of the sheltered timber platform seats, replaced […]

Identifying Melbourne railway stations by colour

The other day my 2.5 year old son added a station platform to his train set, and told me “red station is Footscray, green is West Footscray, yellow is Sunshine, and blue is Parliament”. So how does colour get used at Melbourne railway stations? It appears my son has been paying a lot of attention […]

The architects behind Melbourne’s railway stations

In the past decade there has been a flurry of new and upgraded railway stations constructed across Melbourne, designed by a variety of local and international architecture firms. Here is my best effort at compiling a list of the architects behind Melbourne’s railway stations.