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Playing catchup after a trip to New South Wales

6 November 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

14 October 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

8 September 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

25 July 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

5 June 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

11 May 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,┬ásuburban 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

28 April 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

31 October 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

My photos are now four times the size!

9 October 2014 14:54 PM

After years of uploading photos that were only 1024 by 683 pixels in size, I have now switched to the much larger 1920 by 1280 resolution - the same size as 'high definition' video. Hopefully this makes viewing my photos better for anyone using a larger screen.

A trip to Queensland

30 August 2014 12:16 PM

In late August I headed up to Queensland for a few days, so I could travel on The Sunlander up to Cairns. I'm slowly getting around to uploading the photos from that trip!

EMU40 about to depart Roma Street on a Cleveland bound service