Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
Today is Australia Day so let's celebrate with some of our historic railway silliness.
Here is the very impressive Albury Railway Station. It gets even more impressive at the platform which is really really long ... the longest in New South Wales.
Albury is on the border of New South Wales and Victoria. Victoria had broad gauge lines and New South Wales standard gauge so at this point all the people and cargo had to be transferred between trains. This went on until 1962 when the standard gauge line was extended to Melbourne.
It was also a major transport hub for troop movements during World War II. My Dad's war diaries often refer to transfers at Albury.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
I have a love affair with railway stations and the romance of railways. Here is the historic railway station at Gundagai. It is just so typical of the timber railway stations dotted throughout rural New South Wales ... tomorrow something altogether different in railway stations.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Posted for no reason other than I liked it. I am always rather thankful for the lovely old trees (usually exotic varieties) found in caravan parks ... someone a long time ago thought to plant them. It was hot, shade and soft green grass were welcome.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Gundagai has these wonderful old timber bridges stretching across the river flats - one a road bridge and other a railway bridge. The caravan park is nestled between them.
You can see the bridges in the image below, taken from the local lookout. The road bridge was part of the Hume Highway until 1976 when it was replaced by the first Sheahan Bridge ... I will show you that tomorrow.