Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Public Transportation


Trains, Planes and Buses from the Archives

There is no public transport from Sisters Beach to Wynyard but there are buses that go from there to Burnie which I use sometimes. This week however the lady who gives me a ride to Wynyard is on holidays so no outings. Luckily as I love trains, trams and ships I’m sure I’ve got something in the archives.

A jet at Tullamarine airport, Melbourne.
Train at Kings Cross , Sydney
Rivercat Ferry which runs from Sydney to Paramatta.
Light rail -Sydney

A collection of buses old and new.

Taswegian1957

I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.

3 comments

  1. You have public transportation. I grew up in Queens, part of the city of New York, so there were subways and busses everywhere, except where I lived. I had to walk almost a mile to GET to the buses and subways. Jerusalem had great public transport and the Arab buses were better than the Israeli ones because they didn’t bother with bus stops. You just stood along the road and waved them down. NO ONE took their car into Jerusalem unless they had something heavy to transport. Old, old city with narrow, twisting streets that were often more like cobblestone alleys, many so narrow a small car couldn’t squeeze through. They were, after all, made for donkeys and foot traffic.

    But I miss it! It’s funny after more than 30 years in the U.S., I still dream of Jerusalem, though I think it isn’t like it was when I was there.

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    • It wouldn’t be the same. Things change from the way we remember them and sometimes going back can be a little sad. Adelaide has changed so much since I left that it doesn’t feel like the city I grew in any more.
      The bus I used to get from Geeveston had very few designated stops. I would just stand in front of my house and wave it down. Very convenient. I was surprised to hear that you had to walk so far for transport in Queens as I imagined that all of New York was accessible by public transport . Not a whole lot of fun in winter or after a hard day’s work I imagine.

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