Last day of August, so here is the latest in my series of posts of ten year old photos.
We visited the Moorabbin Steam Locomotive Society with the kids. I don’t think the track layout has really changed since I was a kid. The miniature steam engines are really quite amazing.
ACMI had a Pixar exhibition going, with this giant Luxo Junior outside the entrance on Flinders Street (which is no longer used).
16th August: “RUSH HOUR PAIN”! screams the headline. It was an article about train crowding: A passenger boom has seen the overall number of trips spiral from 124
million in 1999 to 182 million this year – but this has not been matched by more services.
I don’t know if mobile billboards have increased or decreased in usage. It seems like a waste of fuel and road capacity to me, but doubly so when the product being advertised is four wheel drives.
At Flagstaff Station, this old Met-era map (with black tape covering up the Port Melbourne and St Kilda lines) was still on display. A number of network extensions are missing, such as Watergardens and Sunbury, as well as the Cranbourne Line. Also missing is Westona (opened 1985), but Werribee (electrified 1983) is included. The separated lines around the City Loop is actually similar to the current maps.