Strathfield Station Sydney
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.
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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.
GWU009 and G533 head through North Strathfield with 1583 empties for Wee Waa.
A-20, Strathfield, Sydney, September 10th 2014
Immature Ravens - playing tug-of-war
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Night Time Super Highway || THE M4
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Took this one on the way home from work tonight. Shot at about 130am at the western end of the M4 motorway. Got pretty lucky with this as road works trucks were going past on the right side of the road, hence the dotted orange lines.
The M4 Western Motorway, (also known as the M4 Motorway or simply M4) is a motorway in central Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It forms part of Sydney Metroad 4.
The Motorway is mostly 6 lanes wide, and carries constant heavy traffic during daylight hours, seven days a week. Built as a four lane motorway, it was widened to six lanes during 1998 to 2000, but this did little to ease the congestion. Widening the motorway any further would probably not help, as without the M4 East extension (see below), the congestion would just move further east, where traffic is deposited onto surface streets at Strathfield.
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Strathfield Station, Sydney, 2017
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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.
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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!
Locals and Tourists #12 (GTWA #27): Sydney
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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