Posts Tagged ‘then and now’

Upgrading Melbourne’s railway network in the 1970s

Recently I came across a 1973 Bureau of Transport Economics report titled “Review of Public Transport Investment Proposals for Australian Capital Cities“, which listed 16 upcoming public transport projects for Melbourne. But five decades later, how many of these projects actually went ahead? South Kensington – Footscray railway quadruplication In 1973 work on this project […]

Then and now at Flinders Street Station

Flinders Street Station is over 100 years old, with the building much the same despite both the trains and the city around it being quite different. West of Elizabeth Street is a cobblestone ramp leading up to the ‘Milk Dock‘ – the western end of Platform 1 that handled milk and parcels. PROV image VPRS […]

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 […]

Essendon Airport then and now

Here we are at Essendon Airport back in 1969, when jet planes were only just new, and Ansett and TAA were your options for domestic air travel. Photo from The Age archives And here is the same spot in 2013. Pole 18 might still be there, but plenty of things have changed. Melbourne Airport replaced […]

The evolution of Sunshine railway station

This is the story of Sunshine station, and how a railway junction created in the 1880s became the meeting point it is today.