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Old photos from April 2012

Another in my series of posts of ten year old photos, and this time they’re 100% public transport related. Around the network, Myki was slowly taking over, but some of the Metcard vending machines were still hanging on. One benefit of Myki was that it handled the weekend saver cap automatically. There was a Myki  ... [More]

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Old photos from March 2012

It’s the end of the month – here’s another in my series of posts with photos from ten years ago. When McKinnon station had a level crossing, this was a common and slightly unnerving sight – cars driving across just before the booms went down and citybound trains (two of them) came through. It’s not  ... [More]

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Old photos from February 2012

More photos from ten years ago – this time from February 2012 The Metcard to Myki transition was well underway, and Metcard machines were increasingly being removed and replaced. Some Myki card vending machines however were still not vending cards. This Metcard machine at Flinders Street was presumably in the process of removal. Note the  ... [More]

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Old photos from January 2012

Here’s another in my series of photos from ten years ago: January 2012. Between Southern Cross and North Melbourne, the Regional Rail Link was taking shape. This new bridge on the western side of the tracks was adding capacity to feed into new SoCross platforms 15 and 16. Apologies for the slightly dodgy photo snapped  ... [More]

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Old photos from December 2011

Very busy so not many blog posts recently. Here’s another in my series of photos from ten years ago… December 2011. Flinders Street Station’s rather nice Christmas decorations Here’s the main entrance to the station, the classic Melbourne photo. Remember the confusing old train maps? This one from the City Loop of the Northern group  ... [More]

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Old photos from November 2011

Here’s another post of photos from ten years ago… November 2011. These old tram signs from the corner of Elizabeth and Flinders Streets seem to have disappeared around 2015. On the bright side, the huge number of tram route numbers in use whenever the signs first went up (somewhere between 1943 and 1962) has been  ... [More]

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Old photos from October 2011

It’s the end of October already… so here’s a post of photos from ten years ago: October 2011. Brisbane – we’d gone up to visit my Dad’s memorial bench at University of Queensland and to see relatives. We had a hotel room in central Brisbane. My practice is to try and book something walking distance  ... [More]

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Old photos from September 2011

It’s time for one of my regular posts of photos from ten years ago. Here’s September 2011. Southern Cross Station – exciting new retailers to slow down your path to the trains, coming soon! To be fair, these were mostly not placed in the way. You can find a million and one photos of Hitachi  ... [More]

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Old photos from August 2011

Not many blog posts recently – too busy. So here are some ten year old photos… from August 2011. Queues to exit Flagstaff station. This was an increasing problem as the number of gates was insufficient. Marcus Wong also tracked this issue, and The Age covered the story the following year, and eventually all the  ... [More]

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Old photos from July 2011

I’m a few days late with this, but here are some more old photos from ten years ago: July 2011. Halfway through installing Myki barriers at Southern Cross Station for the V/Line platforms. Also at Southern Cross, in the Myki centre (now the PTV Hub), was this interesting sight. It’s just a Myki Machine isn’t  ... [More]

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