Official opening of the City Loop
Official opening of the City Loop, 6 December 1981. Parliament and Flagstaff stations would open in 1983 and 1985 respectively.
Melbourne, Australia was the first city to electrify it's suburban railway in 1918
Melbourne, my home town, was the first city in Australia to electrify it's suburban railways, starting in 1918, when the Flemington racecourse line was electrified. suburban services started in the following year, when a service started from Essendon railway station to Sandringham railway station. Following pictures are the first type of electric trains, the Tait trains, built from 1910 and the Swing doors, built from 1888. These trains were originally pulled by steam locomotives, but
Unluckiest Not to Win the Brownlow
I think the point was Keith Greig was a superstar as well. It is like saying what a joke Watson won the Brownlow and Cotchin did not last night. Maybe...
The Little Old Lady Vs. Camberwell Car-park. Mary Anne Campigil, 84, had her house compulsorily acquired by Camberwell Council in 1971 for a car-park expansion. Mary lived in her small weatherboard house for over 20 years and refused to move. Camberwell Council lost the case against Mary in 1974 with the supreme court ruling in her favour. Eventually the Council acquired the property after Mary's passing and sat where the Camberwell Market is held ever Sunday.
OLD MELBOURNE PICTURES!
OLD MELBOURNE PICTURES... 50s signaling device for pedestrians 1923 Ford Ambulance Altona Explosives Pier Alexandra Gardens looking up towards Flinders St railway station 1940 Mountford's parking garage and service station in Bourke St Melbourne Checking the rising level of water across the Snowy River flats at Orbost 1971 An overcrowded East Preston tram in Brunswick Street Fitzroy North back in 1944 Mr Whippy The Sorrento Pier was constructed in 1870 1970's local green grocer Golden Fleece…
Train Crash at Richmond Railway Station - Twisted History | Limelight Tours
On this day …… 18th July 1910 steam engine No. 494 with passenger carriages attached ran into the back of another passenger train at the platform.
Sydney to Melbourne Standard Gauge opening
Title: Sydney to Melbourne Standard Gauge opening Dated: 12/04/1962 Digital ID: NRS21573_2_PR004453_068_c Series: NRS 21573 Glass plate and acetate negatives with ‘PR’ [Public Relations] prefix [State Rail] Rights: No known copyright restrictions www.records.nsw.gov.au/about-us/rights-and-permissions We'd love to hear from you if you use our photos/documents. Many other photos in our collection are available to view and browse on our website.