A bit of a visual refresh

May 19, 2013

Every few years Victoria's rail operators decide to rebrand their operations, instead of fixing the things that passengers actually care about, like on time running. Taking a leaf out of their book, I've revamped the look and feel of this site, instead of updating the content you came here to see.

Hopefully I haven't broken anything in the process!

More Regional Rail Link updates

March 16, 2013

Over the weekend I spent a few hours driving the length of the Regional Rail Link project, from North Melbourne to West Werribee, via Footscray, Sunshine, Deer Park, Tarneit and Wyndham Vale. Here are the resulting photos of the RRL works.

Regional Rail Link works, and other project updates

December 28, 2011

In case you haven't noticed, over the past few months I have been uploading a large number of photos related various rail projects going on along the Geelong line. These include:

The Regional Rail Link works will be going for the new few years, the rest of the projects are either complete, or almost done.

Geelong line shutdown in February 2011

March 07, 2011

In late February 2011 V/Line shutdown the Geelong line between Geelong and Warrnambool to enable some major trackworks to be carried out. Works included:

  • 1 in 2 resleepering of the mainline between Geelong and the down side of Marshall with low-profile "partial replacement" concrete sleepers.
  • Relaying the McKilliop Street level crossing
  • Replacing the original 1912-era bridge span over Moorabool Street
  • Pit replacement at South Geelong station, replacing the track of number 1 road with concrete sleepers
  • Disconnecting the loop siding at Geelong Racecourse from the main line
  • Replacing the walkways of the Waurn Ponds Creek bridge
  • Building a new 7-span culvert underneath the railway embankment at Woolscour Lane
  • Pit replacement at Marshall station, replacing the track of number 1 road with concrete sleepers

Photos of the work done can be found in the Gallery - here.

New RSS feeds available

February 10, 2010

I have now created a RSS feed of recent changes to the site - it is available right here, the computer gurus among you can subscribe to it, and be informed when changes are made. I have also made available feeds for the image gallery:

More site issues

December 21, 2009

After another round of issues with the site that I found over the weekend, I have now got it back online. This time I have updated the code to the latest version, instead of just restoring from clean backups.

Some site issues

December 10, 2009

I noticed this evening that some Malware had been inserted into my site's code, which then attempted to exploit holes in visitors web browsers to install nasties onto their computers. I took the site offline for a few hours to restore from backups, and now it is all clean again. Firefox or Google may still flag the site as a 'suspected attack site' but the issue has been fixed.

Major updates for 2009

November 10, 2009

I think this is the first round of updates I have done to the site since April 2008 (about 18 months ago!) Changes include: The Geelong-Ballarat line is very close to being complete.

Winchelsea resignalling photos

February 23, 2009

On February 22, 2009 Winchelsea was decommissioned as a block point, the crossing loop having been removed some months earlier. The up and down semaphore home signals were removed, and the up and down departure colour light signals were converted to LED automatic signals. Photos of the work are here.

More site updates

November 12, 2008

I have done some more site tweaks, the last round I did messed things up to some degree. I think this round has not. A number of locations have been expanded as well.