Posts Tagged ‘train’

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

Photos from ten years ago: June 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is June 2010. A different skyline The skyline west end of the Melbourne CBD was much emptier. Melbourne Star observation wheel still in pieces. Nothing behind Southern Cross Station. Or Docklands Stadium. Worries of flammable cladding yet to come. The asbestos […]

Track gangs and passing trains

It might surprise you, but plenty of work happens on Melbourne’s railway network while trains are still running. Work crews stepping off the tracks when trains approach. And then get back to work inspecting the tracks once they’ve passed. But trains have continued running through bigger projects – like the 2009 rebuilding of Laverton station. […]

Ten years since Connex left Melbourne

Remember when Connex ran suburban trains in Melbourne? November 30 marks ten years since they left Melbourne, and Metro Trains Melbourne took over the operation of the suburban rail network. The fall For years the state government had been underinvesting in rail infrastructure, leading to debacles such as the 2008 Oaks Day failure: Connex did […]

The train that does the job of 50 trucks

Each day a single freight train does the rounds of suburban Melbourne, doing the work of 50 trucks. So how does 1000 tonnes of gravel slip under the radar?

G521 leads the up empty Apex train through Flinders Street