Broadmeadows station

The girls traveled up to Sydney on the XPT. We spent the night before double checking the details. Kirsten had been told that there was regional rail track works and the trip from Southern Cross to Broadmeadows would be by bus and therefore we had to be at southern cross 40 minutes earlier . . . → Read More: Broadmeadows station

Observation Tuesdays – Travelling Backwards

A difference between Melbourne and Sydney: on the trains

People in Melbourne are used to sitting facing backwards to to direction of travel and think nothing of it. People in Sydney hate traveling backwards and make a huge fuss about it. It even threatens governments. . . . → Read More: Observation Tuesdays – Travelling Backwards

Today’s train saga

Arrive on time at parliament station. As I do so, the announcement states that the next train will be the Alamein and the Glen Waverley has been cancelled. Look at the departures board. The next train is my Lilydale train. Suspect – things are stuffed up.

Departure board keeps resetting, but the trains do . . . → Read More: Today’s train saga

Other Things Wednesdays – 2011 June 29

Kalorama to Melbourne Airport Travel Options

There are 4 ways that I can see to get from Five Ways in Kalorama to the airport when using public transport. They vary from the very quick and expensive to the very slow and cheap and the journey gets cheaper the longer it takes. . . . → Read More: Other Things Wednesdays – 2011 June 29

A day at Kerrisdale

We the day started out with plenty of time, I knew we’d need it, and really I did not allow enough. I was up early enough to see the garbage truck. I hooked up the trailer and took the car down to park in 5 ways as there is not enough space on . . . → Read More: A day at Kerrisdale

Abercrombie Caves and home

I stopped in at the Abercrombie caves to see what they were like and if we would be able to get a camp site at Easter. It seems that the caves are easy to get to and camp sites are plentiful. It would be a great camp site, but we were not to . . . → Read More: Abercrombie Caves and home

Travelling back to Sydney

Well, I started out at Upwey Station as that was convenient to where we had been in Belgrave. I caught the Metlink train to Ringwood and then the Wandering bus from Ringwood to Melbourne airport and then flew back to Sydney.

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Jungle Railway

The whole reason for going to Gua Musang was to catch the Jungle Railway. The express trains travelled through in the middle of the night. To catch the local train from Kota Bharu meant getting the train at 4AM. So I had decided that the civilised way to travel was to catch the . . . → Read More: Jungle Railway

Overnight in Gua Musang

I had decided that the best way to catch the jungle train in the day time was to use the local train from Gua Musang to Jerantut. So I arrived in Gua Musang by bus form Kota Bharu. I arrived a bit after midday. I wanted to get off the bus when we . . . → Read More: Overnight in Gua Musang

train dream

This dream occurred in the morning. I woke up at the end of it.

I was wandering the corridor of a train. The train was quite modern, perhaps with decor from the 60’s or 70’s. I passed the dining car. A waitress, perhaps in her 30’s or 40’s tried to get . . . → Read More: train dream