Experimenting with Leica M7
Strathfield, sydney, austrlia
Added to the Cream of the Crop pool as Personal Favorite
Future freight underpass approach
Having crossed from the freight line to the Down Main at Concord West rather than Rhodes, 7MB4 Superfreighter is accelerating as it passed the newly laid track for the North Strathfield Rail Underpass Project.
072474 1 Feb 2015
The Sydney Train Race
June Long Weekend in Sydney is traditionally a time when the heaviest rain of the year falls. June Long Weekend also plays host to The Sydney Great Train Weekend when Heritage Express (NSWRTM) bring a selection of carriages to Sydney for display, whilst operating steam shuttles between Central and Clyde (in Western Sydney).
During 2014, Lachlan Valley Railway joined the festivities with locomotive 5917 replacing Powerhouse Museum owned 3265 (a 113 year old locomotive, and the problem keeping it from running trains was a one year old radio...). As well as running the traditional push-pull shuttles between Sydney and Clyde, 3642 and 5917 would race between Sydney and Strathfield at the culmination of the weekend.
Seen here almost neck and neck approaching Burwood, the crews of both locomotives are giving it their all as they come into the home stretch. Hanging off the whistles as these two stalwarts roared through the inner western suburbs of Sydney, they were greeted at every platform, every overpass and every track-side vantage point by adoring fans who braved the wind and rain to see what was once an everyday occurrence.
Considering just how many trains use both the main and suburban tracks between Central and Strathfield, it was an amazing achievement by Transport Heritage NSW to put on this spectacle for the passengers and spectators alike. Full marks to the crew for operating their steeds in the worst weather conditions.
Now a precedent has been set, bring on 2015. Heritage in NSW keeps going from strength to strength!
Approaching Sydney Central
The approaches to Sydney Central railway station, just a few metres north of Redfern station.
This is a frame grab from a 1080i video shot on a Nokia Lumia smartphone on 1 August 2013.
The full 16-minute video, Strathfield to Redfern, will be posted online within the next 72 hours.
G leading 4190
072613 2 May 2015
SD Set, Strathfield, Sydney, NSW
Scanned from Slide. Taken Sept 1989
Recently made a visit to the main JJ Richards Sydney depot to pick up a truck, couldn’t resist a quick photo while doing the loop on the way out. They are mostly Blue Mountains machines from both the previous and current contracts, but also a Burwood Strathfield unit, three from Hawkesbury and of course that forked beast on the other end. Hadn’t been in this place for 10 years, very different fleet from what I recall, hopefully more visits to be had for a closer look at it all.
The once departure time
XP2018 and 6 XPT cars with XP2013 on the tail wait alongside Central Station's Platform 1 for 16:12 to come around and depart towards Brisbane on service NT31.
On the 20th October 2013, new timetables came into action for public transport across NSW. These timetables have had a devastating effect on passengers who use this service to Roma Street station in Brisbane.
Under the new timetable, this service now departs Sydney Central shortly after 2pm and arrives into Brisbane at the inconvenient time of 4am. The return service also leaves Queensland an hour earlier causing a change off the tilt train from Northern Queensland impossible without a 14-hour wait.
The changes to this service have been caused by the Queensland government requesting the XPT to operate in and out of Brisbane without affecting their local peak hour trains. It now appears that the Queensland government wants nothing to do with this service as they no longer sell NSW TrainLink tickets in Queensland.
Central station, Sydney, NSW.
Saturday 9 February 2013.
Hinchcliff Wool Store - Sydney
I have long wanted to capture an image of this building but it is obscured by the leaves on the tree for most of the year and busses that park in front of it every evening. An early morning winter visit was required.
John Hinchcliff was a woolbroker of the City business A. Hinchcliff & Sons, which was started by his father Andrew. The Hinchcliff woolstore survives today and is located at 5-7 Young St Sydney, now the Marist Chapel and International School near Circular Quay. This building is heritage listed and classified by the National Trust. Hinchliff was appointed as a Director of the Commercial Union Assurance Company (now CGU insurance) in 1880.
Unfortunately, the long economic boom between 1860 and 1890 came to an abrupt end plunging Australia into economic depression. One of the industries hardest hit was the wool industry. In 1895 John Hinchcliff died at Mount Royal, heavily in debt.
Source: Strathfield Heritage website
More information can be found at:
A-17, Strathfield, Sydney, September 10th 2014
V28 at Croydon
V28 whistles through Croydon with an Sydney Terminal bound Intercity service from The Blue Mountains (having originated at Mt Victoria or Lithgow). All Intercity services to The Blue Mountains and The Central Coast were operating via the up and down local lines due to a possession on the up and down main and suburban lines between Redfern and Strathfield.
A-20, Strathfield, Sydney, September 10th 2014
iPhone 4 + hipstamatic
North Strathfield SSR
059099 23 Dec 2012 - LS05
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Strathfield Train Station
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Strathfield, Sydney, Australia
Strathfield, Sydney, Australia
Saturday morning steam
072190 25 Oct 2014
April 1 cabshift
Sunset - Strathfield South, Sydney
Sunset, from our hotel at Strathfield South, Sydney N.S.W...
South Strathfield - Sydney, NSW.
071045 13 July 2014