Posts Tagged ‘train’

V/Line VLocity train emissions

The core of V/Line’s fleet is the VLocity train, the first of which entered service back in 2005. So how dirty are the diesel engines that power them? What’s under the hood? Each train is made up of three carriages, and each carriage has two diesel engines beneath it… A 19-litre Cummins QSK19-R rated at […]

Melbourne trains moving with open doors

Last week The Age published article titled Long delays for justice over teen’s train death – detailing with the aftermath of a 2014 fatality at Heyington station. Initially much has been made of the gap between the train and the sharply curved platform at Heyington. But the real cause was something far more concerning. Moving […]

Metro Trains Melbourne managing overcrowded platforms

As Melbourne grows so has congestion, as public transport infrastructure struggles to keep up. But it isn’t just trains becoming overcrowded – the platforms they stop at are also bursting at the seams – but with much more serious consequences if someone falls onto the tracks. As a result, Metro Trains Melbourne has tried various […]

Google Image Search applying OCR to indexed images

While doing some online research research I found evidence of some new functionality in Google Image Search – when crawling the web, Google is applying OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to the images that it finds, and uses this data in their search index.

V/Line trains and antimacassars

The word for today is ‘antimacassar‘ – a piece of cloth placed on the back of a chair to protect the seat fabric from dirt. A decade ago they were a common sight onboard V/Line trains. They were fitted to the seats onboard the Sprinter trains. Photo by Jb17kx, via Wikimedia Commons As well as […]