With its alignment sign-posted as part of a rail trail, the former existence of the Rosstown railway is well known. It ran from Elsternwick station to Oakleigh Station, through Carnegie just to the north of Oakleigh Road, and was built to serve the Rosstown sugar works
“A great source of annoyance and trouble”. “A great many complaints have been made”. “It is just as difficult to get through this gate as ever it was”. Any resident of Carnegie would agree with these comments on the Koornang Road level crossing, even though Continue reading
Four digit post codes were introduced by the Post-Master General’s Department in 1967. Prior to then, from 1928, Melbourne used a system of numbered postal districts based on that used in London, combining a letter or letters indicating direction and a number based on distance from the GPO.
Compare the following views on Shepparson Avenue, looking north towards the railway line. The first dates from 2009, the second from 2014. Continue reading
That’s where the ants went marching … and in a few years’ time that is where you will be catching a train from the new Carnegie station. Continue reading