Posts Tagged ‘scrapping’

End of the line for Melbourne’s Comeng trains

They’ve been a familiar sight across the Melbourne rail network for 40 years, but the fleet of Comeng trains are now reaching the end of the line – the first trains having been sent to the scrapyard. The backstory Comeng trains were introduced in 1981 by VicRail to replace the last of the 60-year-old timber […]

Photos from ten years ago: May 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is May 2010. New construction around Geelong There was plenty of work happening around Geelong, with construction of the stage 4A of the Geelong Ring Road underway at Waurn Ponds Passing over the original 1868 stone bridge built by the Barrabool […]

Scrapping Melbourne’s 4D train

What is it I hear you ask? The 4D train! Where the 4D stands for "Double Deck Development and Demonstration." It was built in the early 1990’s as a prototype double decker train for Melbourne, based on a Sydney design. It […]