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Old photos from January 2010

Continuing my long-running series of old photos from ten years ago… In January 2010 we took a short break in Inverloch, south Gippsland. The South Gippsland Tourist Railway no longer runs – it suspended operations in December 2015 apparently due to a lack of funds. Here are some snaps from when we visited. Back in […]

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Old photos from December 2009

And so we say farewell to 2019. I think I’d rather say Good Riddance. We lost my uncle in June. But he wasn’t the only one. Too many leaves have fallen from the tree this year. As the Queen remarked of 1992, this is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted […]

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Old photos from November 2009

Here’s another of my posts of old photos from ten years ago – this time from November 2009. Let’s start with some art. …and now some art on the train. (I think a few of us with an interest in railways know the Bromage family.) Flinders Street Station’s Elizabeth Street entrance used to close at […]

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Old photos from October 2009

Here’s another in my series of old photos out of the vault from ten years ago. We went to Bendigo for a couple of days, so here are a couple of snaps from that trip. The only time I saw Powderfinger live was this “surprise” gig in Federation Square. (A surprise except a lot of […]

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Myki ten years on, and photos from the test centre

This is part two of my ten year old photos from September 2009. At the time, Myki had been launched in regional cities, and was about to start in Melbourne. Ahead of the wider rollout, I got to look around the Myki test centre, which was fascinating. Around the place were lots of test cards […]

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Old photos from September 2009

Oops, I managed to miss posting ten year old photos in September. Better late than never, here they are – at least here is part one – I’ve got a special part two coming up soon. Centre Place, always lovely. I notice the sign about when it’s closed to vehicles – it’d be a brave […]

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Old photos from August 2009

It’s nearly the end of the month, so here’s another in my series of photos from ten years ago. Yarraville one afternoon. This hasn’t changed much at all. In Swanston Street, a quirky display of old public benches. Every few years, the tram/train level crossing at Glen Huntly needs renewal. Of course during the renewal, […]

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Old photos from July 2009

Another in my series of photos from ten years ago. This month: July 2009. Then-metropolitan train operator Connex was advertising the addition of more station staff around the network. Frankston station. I think the construction was an upgrade to the bus interchange… which was all replaced again in 2018. Mordialloc station (I think) Richmond station, […]

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Old photos from June 2009

Here (just a few hours late) is another in my series of ten year old photos: this time, it’s June 2009. Already the subject of a blog post, was this confusing ad on the side of a bus. Does it mean it’s flexible or not? Don’t you wish you were not packed into a train […]

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Old photos from May 2009

It’s the end of May, so it’s time for a batch of photos from ten years ago. I quite liked this ad for iiNet in Flinders Street Station: I was snapping photos for Tony’s web site “Our Fading Past” (currently offline, but the Google Map is up), highlighting old signs around Melbourne. This classic is […]