Sydney Trains – Now and Then


This afternoon I spent some time scanning all the photos from our 1985 holiday. I’ve already shared some pictures of Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

After we returned from Alice Springs on the Ghan we went to Sydney for a few days. I really enjoyed looking at the old photos again but it also made me think about the subject matter of our photographs.

Our choice of subjects has not changed a lot over the years and so I discovered that I had a couple of “now and then” pictures. The angles are not the same but here are two photos of Sydney’s St James Station. One from 1985 and one from 2012. The Chateau Tanunda signage is still in place above the stairs but I miss the news stand. I think that Hubby probably took the 1985 photo as it was taken with a 35mm camera and as I explained previously I was using my Instamatic for most of that holiday. I didn’t particularly like the old Paxette so David used it. It was after that trip that we bought our first Zenit EM.

Exterior of St James Station in 1985.

 Above: Exterior of St James Station in 1985. Photo by David Jensen

 

Entrance to St James Station, Sydney

Entrance to St James Station, Sydney in 2012. Photo by me.

We can’t resist taking pictures at railway stations. Look at these two taken at Sydney’s Central Station.

 

 

Here are some of the urban or interurban railcars being used in 1985.

Above are some of the urban or interurban rail cars being used in 1985. Photo by David Jensen

 

 

 

Sydney Interurban railcar set -December 2012.

Sydney Interurban railcar set at Central  in December 2012. Photo by me.

I will be looking through our old photos for more “Now and Then” pictures in future. Maybe you have some as well!

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