Spend any time in Melbourne, and you'll probably find yourself passing through the Flinders Street Station: Australia's oldest and busiest railway station and one of Melbourne's defining architectural landmarks. The magnificent terminal at Flinders and Swanston dates from 1910, built as a replacement for a clapboard predecessor first erected in the 1850s. The mighty copper dome and clocktower are icons of the cityscape. And if you overhear a Melburnian telling another, "Meet me under the clocks"--as Melburnians have been telling each other for decade upon decade--well, they're talking about the lineup of timekeepers overlooking the main entryway.
A real working steam train, preserved and still running, that has evolved into a living history... Read more