Train leaving Federation Square station

Train leaving Federation Square station

At the end of Russell Street if you cross Flinders Street there is a short road next to The Ian Potter Centre called Russell Street Extension. It doesn’t look worth walking down but it gives this great view west over the train tracks coming out of Flinders Street Railway Station. I would be interested to know where this train was heading, I’d guess and say easterly towards Hawthorn but I could be wrong about that. In the background are the many buildings of the central business district on the north side of Flinders Street. This would be a cool location to practice some light trails at dusk with a number of trains going in and out of central Melbourne. Maybe something for next time.

Maglev Train Shanghai

Maglev Train Shanghai

This is the world’s fastest commercial electric train. Taking me from Pudong International Airport to Longyang Road Station in 7 minutes and 20 seconds. This 30.5km (18.9 miles) journey meant this train topped out at a speed of 431km/h (268mph). Certainly the fastest I have ever travelled on land. I tried to take photos from the train but most of my shots were blurred. Travelling on the train it felt like a pretty normal high-speed train. Apart from when it banked around corners and the loud noise when another train going in the opposite direction blasted past.

Liseberg line museum tram

Liseberg line museum tram

This old street tram dates back to the early 1900’s. It runs between the central station and Liseberg Amusement Park in Gothenburg. It was good to see the variety of different types of trams, trains and buses that the city uses. Seeing this coming along Ostra Hammgatan was a highlight. Exploring the city centre of Gothernburg was one of my favourite things I did in my short trip to Sweden.

English village train station

English village train station

This is the railway station area of the Beamish living museum. The very ornate railway carriage and locomotive in front (almost completely hidden from this angle) pull visitors to another part of the 300 acre site. I wanted to show this side of the station with a clear view along the small platform. Part of the main draw of Beamish is the railway and tramway, in some ways it reminds me of Auckland Museum of Transport but on a larger scale. I was stood on a bridge looking down on the tracks to take this photograph.