Posts Tagged ‘trains’

Level crossing boom barriers – timber or metal?

If you take a close look a level crossing, you might’ve noticed something about the boom barriers used to prevent cars driving onto the tracks. Some are made of metal. Aluminium channel to be specific. And others are made of timber. Two separate pieces, tied together to form a truss. So what gives? The answer […]

Photos from ten years ago: February 2012

February is a short month, and it’s caught me unaware while putting together my photos from ten years ago series – it’s already March and I’ve missed my February 2012 instalment, but here it is anyway. Myki The transition from Metcard to Myki as the ticket to travel on Melbourne public transport was well underway. […]

End of the line for Melbourne’s Comeng trains

They’ve been a familiar sight across the Melbourne rail network for 40 years, but the fleet of Comeng trains are now reaching the end of the line – the first trains having been sent to the scrapyard. The backstory Comeng trains were introduced in 1981 by VicRail to replace the last of the 60-year-old timber […]

Photos from ten years ago: January 2012

Yes, it’s that time again – the January 2012 instalment in my photos from ten years ago series. Chinese New Year Chinese New Year came early in 2012 thanks to the wonders of the lunar calendar, and Melbourne’s Chinatown was the place to be. Pedestrians taking over Little Bourke Street. And the odd little gravel […]

Testing High Capacity Signalling at Epping

A few months ago I headed out to Epping to see something a little different – a new High Capacity Metro Train testing out the even newer High Capacity Signalling system. So what is High Capacity Signalling anyway? ‘High Capacity Signalling‘ is a new technology that is about to be rolled out to Melbourne’s rail […]