Posts Tagged ‘Sydney’

Photos from ten years ago: July 2012

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is July 2012. Off to Sydney We start this month at Melbourne Airport, where the terminal was in disarray on July 18. But staff shortages weren’t to blame this time – but a power outage. Leaving the split-flap display board in […]

Insulated fences beside electrified railways

On my travels outside Victoria I’ve noticed something curious whenever I see an electrified railways – insulated fences.

Set K82 arrives into Circular Quay on the City Inner track

Footy fans, special trains and sore losers

It’s AFL Grand Final week so what better time to take a look at the planning behind the special trains that transport fans to and from games. Throughout the AFL season V/Line runs additional trains between Geelong and Melbourne, transporting Cats fans to Etihad Stadium and the MCG. Geelong made it into both the 2009 […]

When high voltage transmission line cross over

Out on the western edge of Sydney I came across a curious sight – not one, but two sets of high voltage transmission lines crossing over each other. They were located either side of Luddenham Road in the semi-rural suburb of Orchard Hills. One set to the east, the other to the west. This is […]

Buying an Opal card – why so difficult?

I recently spent a long weekend in Sydney and tried to buy an Opal card – their public transport smartcard – an exercise that was much harder than I expected.

Tangara set T60 arrives into Central in afternoon peak