Posts Tagged ‘train’

Photos from ten years ago: August 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is August 2010. Scenes that are gone The western skyline of the Melbourne CBD was much sparser. Today apartment towers cover the former Spencer Street Power Station, The Age building, and Australia Post sorting facility. The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel was […]

Down the library and another case of deja vu

Over the years I’ve read so many books about trains and taken so many photos of them, that each train starts to blur into each other – but my recent experience at the library was a new one. I was flicking through a copy of “Engineering Marvels of Australia – Australia’s Railways” by Alison Hidek […]

Victorian level crossings to nowhere

Across Melbourne the Level Crossing Removal Program is removing conflict points between road and rail vehicles, but elsewhere in Victoria there is something a little stranger -level crossings that lead nowhere. Google Street View In the paddocks of Bacchus Marsh Back in 2006 a level crossing on the recently upgraded Ballarat line outside Bacchus Marsh […]

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 […]