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December 30, 2016 13:27 PM

If you've tried to visit this using using your mobile phone before now, you've probably had to do lots of scrolling around in order to see the photos.

But scroll no more - I've updated the look and feel of this site so it automatically resizes for smaller screens, so that it doesn't matter what device you are using.

Yet another visit to Hong Kong

September 28, 2016 00:00 AM

Time flies as you get older, and for me it is no different - I've just returned from yet another visit to Hong Kong. This time around my young son was also along for the ride, with twelve days spent visiting family and sightseeing around Hong Kong, plus a short stopover on the way back home from somewhere else.

Looking down on the still to be completed West Kowloon Terminus of the Hong Kong Section of Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL)

I still managed to visit a number of new places in Hong Kong - the village of Tai O on Lantau Island, Shek O beach on Hong Kong Island, a visit to the quiet island of Peng Chau, and a night spent in a hotel overlooking Hong (...)

Playing catchup after a trip to New South Wales

November 06, 2015 18:36 PM

In October I spent a week up in New South Wales, and managed to see some trains along the way - the photos of which I have just finished uploading!

8152 and 8169 lead a grain train north out of Cootamundra

As to what I saw:

  • Day 1 and day 2: driving north from Victoria via Albury and Goulburn.
  • Day 3 and day 4: out and about in Sydney.
  • Day 5: Cootamundra, Junee and Harefield.
  • Day 6: Wangaratta, Benalla and Violet Town.

Photos from my 2013 trip to China

October 14, 2015 00:00 AM

It has taken me almost two years, but I have finally finished uploading the photographs I took on my 2013 trip to China.

China Railways high speed trains stabled outside Shanghai Hongqiao railway station

I spent a week on the 'mainland' visiting the cities of Shanghai, Beijing and Xi'an:

  • Day 1: arrive into Shanghai from Melbourne, riding the Maglev from Pudong Airport, and checking out The Bund.
  • Day 2: Visiting Pudong, riding the Shanghai Metro, inspecting the rubber-tyred Translor tram, and watching mainline trains at Shanghai Railway Station.
  • Day 3: Shanghai to Beijing by high-speed train, and exploring the Beijing Metro
  • Day 4: Template of Heaven.
  • (...)

Short trip to the Gold Coast

September 08, 2015 20:15 PM

Last week I paid a short visit to the Gold Coast - you can find my photos from the day here.

Flexity #11 stops at Cavill Avenue station

Trip to Adelaide, plus R707 on the side

July 25, 2015 15:58 PM

I've been busy for the past few weeks, but I've finally caught up with my backlog of photos.

First up - a long weekend featureing Melbourne to Adelaide on The Overland, a day exploring adelaide, and finally catching The Overland back east.

A-City 4013 ready to depart from Seaford

 And I also went out to see R707, R711 and R761 run a triple headed steam special to Seymour the week after.

R707 leads R761 and R711 through Newmarket on the down trip

Final batch of Queensland photos online

June 05, 2015 14:14 PM

It has taken me a while, but my photos from the second half of my Queensland trip are now online.

Aurizon 4123 trails a coal train on the Newlands System

You can find the photos here:

  • April 21: trains and infrastructure between Bowen and Proserpine
  • April 22: more trains and such around Airlie Beach and Proserpine
  • April 24: Brisbane trains from the air

I also have photos from the Workshops Rail Museum and Whitsunday Transit buses.

Brisbane trip photos now online

May 11, 2015 14:08 PM

It has taken a few weeks, but I have finally gotten around to uploading the photos I took my my recent trip to Brisbane.

QR 2158 leads a lightly longer consist out northbound at Normanby

You can find the photos here:

  • April 8: buses at Melbourne Airport and trains in inner Brisbane.
  • April 9: long distance, suburban and freight trains on the Exhibition Loop, as well as a visit to the Port of Brisbane.
  • April 11: suburban trains at Roma Street.
  • April 12: trackworks at Bowen Hills, and diverted trains via the Exhibition Loop.
  • April 13: suburban trains in inner Brisbane.

Still to follow are my photos from further (...)

Back on track after a few weeks off

April 28, 2015 07:25 AM

After a busy few weeks of visiting Queensland, getting married and heading off on my honeymoon, I've finally cleared my backlog of photos taken in Melbourne during April. You can find them in the normal place, on the Recent Uploads page.

Coming up at a future date will be my photos from Queensland!

My backlog finally cleared

October 31, 2014 15:09 PM

After a busy few weeks, I've finally caught up with my backlog of photo uploads. You can find them in the normal place, on the Recent Uploads page.

R711 leads R707 towards Seymour, outside Moonee Ponds