Posts Tagged ‘then and now’

Then, now and in between on Bell Street, Coburg

I’ve done a few “then, now and in between” posts in recent months, and here is another one – the Bell Street level crossing in Coburg. PROV image VPRS 12800/P0003, ADV 0478 We start off in the 1960s, when hand operated gates were still in place to separate motorists and trains. PROV image VPRS 12800/P0001 […]

Then, now and in between at Footscray station

Here’s a special “then an now” comparison for you – four different scenes at Footscray, featuring the olden days, 1990s malaise, the short lived “Colander Bridge“, and today. Step inside We start at the main entrance to the station, where a steep ramp once directed passengers down to the intersection of Irving and Leeds Street. […]

Then, now and in between the Toorak Road level crossing

Then, now and in between – let’s take a look at the Toorak Road level crossing on the Glen Waverley line near Kooyong. In the early years the level crossing was protected by a set of hand gates, opened and closed by a staff member for every passing train, and spending their downtime in the […]

Then and now at Sunshine station

Time for another instalment of “then and now” – this time a double barrelled collection at Sunshine station. At the station We start in 1960, with Weston Langford standing on platform 2 and 3. Cars still had to use a level crossing, but a timber footbridge allowed pedestrians to avoid waiting for passing trains. Weston […]

A history of segregated tram lanes in Melbourne

Melbourne’s trams are among the slowest in the world, spending much of their time stuck behind slow moving cars instead of flying past with full loads of passengers. Giving tram their own dedicated road space would fix this – and this is a history of Early years The first tram routes predominately followed the main […]