Photos from ten years ago

Photos from February 2004

For this month, I don't have very many great photos of interest, but here goes... We must have been on the way to Marita's house in Footscray. This is the Footscray Road intersection with Citylink, back when there was a level crossing underneath the tollway, where slow freight trains used to run in and out of the port. Cars, buses and trucks would only occasionally have to stop for the infreque

Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from January 2004

Another batch of photos from ten years ago: January 2004. My old kitchen in the house I rented in Carnegie for two years, with the horrible lime green bench tops. Also showing old toaster, the old milk I used to buy, an old land line phone (now plugged into the VOIP modem/router) and the kettle -- at the time, shiny new (I'd got it for Christmas), and still in service. Degraves Street in t

Photos from ten years ago, PTUA, transport

Photos from December 2003

Continuing my series of ten year old photos... The Christmas tram in Flinders Street Grumpy Daniel Next, perhaps the most useless Melbourne public transport map ever produced. It doesn't show the most well-known location, the CBD, and shows very few others. It also has numerous errors, including: Implies Sandringham is next to Clayton. Implies Glen Waverley is east of Clayton (it's a

Photos from ten years ago

Pics from November 2003

Another of my collections of ten year old photos, this from November 2003. This rather striking (I thought) image is from near Seymour. I don't remember the circumstances, but evidently it looked like a storm was coming across the hills. I'm working on a new blog template, to fix some bugs in the current one (yes, including yours Josh) and make it responsive (eg adaptive to different screen siz

Photos from ten years ago

Photos from ten years ago – October 2003

Here is another in my series of old photos from when I first got a digital camera. M>Train (which came after Bayside trains, and before Connex) had a rather nice livery and logo. Here's a Comeng train heading towards the city on the outer stretches of the Upfield line. Myself and Peter, another PTUA bod, had gone out there to look at the spot for the proposed Campbellfield Station... still not

Photos from ten years ago

Photos from ten years ago – September 2003

By September 2003, I was using the digital camera a little more. Yum yum yum -- doughnuts at the Queen Victoria Market One for the gunzels -- trains in the yards outside Spencer Street Station (click here to see it bigger) Here's one showing the old Spencer Street building... I think those who complain about the new station have forgotten just how dumpy it was (though the subway was v

Photos from ten years ago

Ten years ago: Pics from August 2003

Another in my collection of photos from ten years ago... Murrumbeena, in the days of M>Train. I quite liked the logo and slogan ("Moving Melbourne") -- less sure about the colours, and of course the splitting of the network into different operators was silly. 2003 was probably the best fall of snow at Mount Donna Buang that I've ever seen. A 360 degree (and a bit more) pan from the sn

Photos from ten years ago

Photos from July 2003

Continuing my monthly series of photos from ten years ago... By mid-2003 it was almost four years since privatisation of trains and trams, but as you can see from this photo in Swanston Street (at Lonsdale Street), many trams still had The Met liveries. This tram stop (with interchange to many Lonsdale Street buses) has since been deleted. The skyline looking southwest across the CBD. I as

Photos from ten years ago

Pics from June 2003

Continuing my series of posts of 10-year-old photos... The Railway Museum at North Williamstown is closed currently, due to safety issues. As a kid I'd visited many times, and I was able to take my kids there too. Selfie with the kids, from the top of Heavy Harry. Near the museum, parked in a siding was an M>Train Comeng train. This carriage was looking a little the worse for wea