Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Rail infrastructure - the nitty-gritty detail


Railways are to freeways what socialism is to capitalism.


In 1855, a standard-gauge, steam-powered railway from Sydney to Granville commenced. The starting point was the old Redfern Station. The Sydney city rail network was electrified from 1926, with the gradual introduction of the city stations in preparation for the expansion of the network once the harbour bridge came online.


9 comments:

Susan Bauer said...

I love your photos, especially the first one with the reflection. You clearly walked amongst the tracks.

Cloudia said...

the romance of rail lives in the details you show so well

Bob Crowe said...

Well, I wouldn't go that far. Ever been on the Shinkansen in Japan or the TGV in France?

Joe said...

One of the advantages of steam trains was the absence of all that overhead equipment.

Julie said...

I have been on the TGV, Bob, but only from Paris to Avignon. It is a lovely service and experience, and I am sure the Japanese "bullet" is even more refined.

However, that does not invalidate my "socialism" analogy. One doesn't need to have the backside out of one's trousers to be a socialist, just to think that life's spoils should be more evenly shared, regardless of who created the "wealth".

Railways are a group experience; roads are an individual experience.

s.c said...

Who true that is. Nice crisp shots and great play of light and dark in the first shot with a good perspective. I like that.

diane b said...

Interesting facts and illustrations. The first one looks like a different kind of train or is it just the light and perspective makes it look different?

Julie said...

It is one of the inter-state trains, Diane. I was at Platforms 4 and 5 ...

William Kendall said...

Good details, Julie!