Melbourne trains and stations on film and TV

 
  18A Chief Commissioner

Location: On the tramway
- The original On The Beach had Harris trains at Flinders St and Frankston. The remake had K183 at Flinders St.
"DavidB"
I think it also had D3 639 in it at a country station

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  silver Locomotive Fireman

Location: Melbourne
The show on Nickelodeon was Eugini P.I. Incorrect spelling but it was made in Melbourne and it no longer showing. Thanks my cousin
"Metlink"
now its back on the ABC
"18A"


IIRC, the first episode also shows some kids talking in the subway at
Oakleigh, and later walking down the stairs on that footbridge near
Kensington(?).
Both times, the camera angles seemed to be set up so that you couldn't
tell that the railway was nearby.
It was a few years ago that I saw that, but that's what I remember.
My daughter didn't like it, so I only saw the first episode.
  Comeng 315M Assistant Commissioner

Actually, Blue Heelers has been known to use the SRV yards...
"Webslave"


There was one really good episode where it was where all these teenagers doing some illegal activity around the Rail Yard.. I can't remember much but there were a N class and a N Set in the so called Mt Thomas station!

Anyway, the yard had a lot of waggons I forgot what type.. but all I can remember is the ending where a kid's dad who try to stop him hanging out with theses 'bad' kids, he end up having his foot jammed between the rails and the concrete footpath... and he ends up being run over by a N?class loco.. or was it a P Confused
"Railfan9949"




The wagons were various old cars, pass mainly i believe they belong to steamrail. the kid was in the path of the train and his dad pushed him out of the way and inturn got his foot stuck etc and was hit by a T class in VR type livery with like 2 or 2 VR liveried BS style coaches in tow.

You may also recall the kid had a trainset?? shown in a few shots - i now own that trainset - i bought it off a fellow Railpage member who acquired it through his model railway club. the best part for me about owning it is that it was on tv, i also ironically have that episode on tape, dont remember recording it but there u go.
  standard_gauge Dr Beeching

Location: Outside the toilet, waiting for Della Bosca to come out !!
sensitive new age criminal, shot at Newport westblock
  Suburban_Soldier Chief Commissioner

Location: Grey Ghost
Actually, Blue Heelers has been known to use the SRV yards...
"Webslave"


There was one really good episode where it was where all these teenagers doing some illegal activity around the Rail Yard.. I can't remember much but there were a N class and a N Set in the so called Mt Thomas station!

Anyway, the yard had a lot of waggons I forgot what type.. but all I can remember is the ending where a kid's dad who try to stop him hanging out with theses 'bad' kids, he end up having his foot jammed between the rails and the concrete footpath... and he ends up being run over by a N?class loco.. or was it a P Confused
"Railfan9949"




The wagons were various old cars, pass mainly i believe they belong to steamrail. the kid was in the path of the train and his dad pushed him out of the way and inturn got his foot stuck etc and was hit by a T class in VR type livery with like 2 or 2 VR liveried BS style coaches in tow.

You may also recall the kid had a trainset?? shown in a few shots - i now own that trainset - i bought it off a fellow Railpage Australia™ member who acquired it through his model railway club. the best part for me about owning it is that it was on tv, i also ironically have that episode on tape, dont remember recording it but there u go.
"Comeng 315M"



that episode was on last week during the classic heelers thing every afternoon on seven. someone said it was made last year it was made in 1996 using a steamrail t class as comeng 315M said before. heelers has used the railways a helluva lot in its storylines over the past ten years since the show's been on air ( no wonder the show's shot in williamstown!) its funny seeing the producers screw up disguising the newport yards as mount thomas, especially when you see signs in the background saying champion rd this way and nth williamstown station 100 metres that way. speaking of blue heelers you also see in the older episodes met signage a lot. hmmm i never knew a country town had 'the met' servicing it. finally i think the pilot of stingers was shot completely at the newport workshops, better check on that one.
  crivens Junior Train Controller

[quote]8A at the old Belgrave station in Come Midnight Monday. The first episode of Homicide was all over Puffing Billy. Puffing Billy also once became the Wandin Valley Railway. [/quote]

Actually it was 12NA (WOMBAT) that was used for Come Midninght Monday!!
  nr_guru Junior Train Controller

You may also recall the kid had a trainset?? shown in a few shots - i now own that trainset - i bought it off a fellow Railpage Australia™ member who acquired it through his model railway club. the best part for me about owning it is that it was on tv, i also ironically have that episode on tape, dont remember recording it but there u go.


i was involed in setting up the layout they filmed in an old house in baccaus marsh very interesting day except for the derailments if you look closly in the background you will see a photo of a S, X, 700, and a T, thats a photo taken from dvr
  The Met Chief Commissioner

Location: 37.55-S /145.01-E
if anybody watched ROVE [live] [5/10/04] If u saw the preview of the new season of Kath n Kim they were in a Siemens at the start.

"The Brush Off" [Channel 7]featured much of melbournes transport and there was also one "Stiff" which featured quite alot of Melbournes transport aswell.
  Ben-P19 Chief Commissioner

Location: Greensborough, Vic
if anybody watched ROVE [live] [5/10/04] If u saw the preview of the new season of Kath n Kim they were in a Siemens at the start.
"The Met"

Yes, that episode of Kath and Kim is on next week, I saw the preview after last night's episode. They go to the races, it's also the one with dick(head)o in it.
  18A Chief Commissioner

Location: On the tramway
Todays episode of Eugini Sandler P.I. (just happened to be on when iwas around) featured what looked like steamrails yards at newport.  ie lots of old carridges rusting and rotting away.  IIRC it had burnt out 30BE in it when it still had part of the wooden strusture left before it got cut down.
  oz1235 Junior Train Controller

I remeber about 14 years ago on Neighbours  that had a sense where one of there character jumped off the Sandown Park Platform and go across the railway line and  street.

They filmed it from the Greyhound Track side.
  crittcrud Junior Train Controller

In the video clip of Joel Turner's new single "These Kids", two actors playing bums seem to snuggle into a sleeping bad on the top of the elevators, Elizabeth St side of Melb Central (there were Bovis construction signs in the background). I'm sure many other train locations were caught in that clip, and Joel Turner himself turns away at the end of the clip, leaving us with a view of tram tracks. All this i found amusing considering Joel is from Queensland.

14 years ago on Neighbours? Dang....I woulda been just a tiny tot.
  Nexas The Ghost of George Stephenson

In the video clip of Joel Turner's new single "These Kids", two actors playing bums seem to snuggle into a sleeping bad on the top of the elevators, Elizabeth St side of Melb Central (there were Bovis construction signs in the background). I'm sure many other train locations were caught in that clip, and Joel Turner himself turns away at the end of the clip, leaving us with a view of tram tracks. All this i found amusing considering Joel is from Queensland.
"crittcrud"


Yep. I noticed this in the video as well and was wondering the same thing.
  Ben-P19 Chief Commissioner

Location: Greensborough, Vic
I remeber about 14 years ago on Neighbours  that had a sense where one of there character jumped off the Sandown Park Platform and go across the railway line and  street.

They filmed it from the Greyhound Track side.
"oz1235"


Also I remember when Toadie picked up his cousin Tad from a train station about 5 or 6 (or 7 or 8?) years ago.

Then there was the episode where Billy Kenedy left to go to Queensland with Anne Wilkinson. They showed him stepping off the train when he arrived in "Queensland". The only problem with that was that it was actually Stony Point, which is no where near Queensland.

I've been watching Neighbours since 1987... tragic I know.
  Somebody in the WWW Banned

Location: Banned
If u saw the preview of the new season of Kath n Kim they were in a Siemens at the start.
"The Met"


I saw the preview of Kath n Kim on ABC "going to the races" one, and to me it looked like they were in a M->Comeng (it was Comeng shape, and had "M>Train  -  Moving Melbourne" on the side of it).
  ShaunDXB Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Crustacean
If u saw the preview of the new season of Kath n Kim they were in a Siemens at the start.
"The Met"


I saw the preview of Kath n Kim on ABC "going to the races" one, and to me it looked like they were in a M->Comeng (it was Comeng shape, and had "M>Train  -  Moving Melbourne" on the side of it).
"Somebody-in-the-WWW"

I think there were two shots involving trains, one showing the outside of a M>Comeng, and another with the two of them inside a Siemens.
  The Met Chief Commissioner

Location: 37.55-S /145.01-E
well that would be funny if a Comeng had the inside of a Siemens train...!
  Somebody in the WWW Banned

Location: Banned
well that would be funny if a Comeng had the inside of a Siemens train...!
"The Met"


It had a breif interior shot (I couldn't tell if it was a Siemens or Comeng... never seen a Siemens interior, I've only even been on unref. comengs, M->Comengs, connex comengs, 4D when still operated by The Met and Hitachis), maybe they showed a M>Comeng on the outside "shot", and when they were inside they showed a Siemens?

Or the producers could have bribed Connex into making a M>Comeng real clean for them Laughing
  ShaunDXB Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Crustacean
well that would be funny if a Comeng had the inside of a Siemens train...!
"The Met"


It had a breif interior shot (I couldn't tell if it was a Siemens or Comeng... never seen a Siemens interior, I've only even been on unref. comengs, M->Comengs, connex comengs, 4D when still operated by The Met and Hitachis), maybe they showed a M>Comeng on the outside "shot", and when they were inside they showed a Siemens?

Or the producers could have bribed Connex into making a M>Comeng real clean for them Laughing
"Somebody-in-the-WWW"

The interior shot was without doubt a Siemens. The outside shot was most likely a M>Comeng still in M>Livery, but they only had a brief shot of that.
  The Met Chief Commissioner

Location: 37.55-S /145.01-E
you could sorta tell
two by two seating MAY give us a clue,
The surrounding also looked very much like a Siemens and you could see the Crack [if you like to call it that] between the window sections
and you could just [just,] see that difference in the windbreakers...
  G516 Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere at Steamrail
Newport Workshops is a famous place on TV, lots & lots of shows have used it a fair few times.

Blue Heeler's is always there, when there in the station. Newport Workshops was where Maggie Doyle was shot dead in Blue Heelers too.

I saw an Episode of Eugini Sandler PI & it had a bit where Eugini & her friend were at Newport Workshops, i could tell because there were lots of old carriages & an old water tower.
  18A Chief Commissioner

Location: On the tramway
I saw an Episode of Eugini Sandler PI & it had a bit where Eugini & her friend were at Newport Workshops, i could tell because there were lots of old carriages & an old water tower.
"G516"
I think that was last fridays episode IIRC
  Isaac Mangang Beginner

Location: Blackburn
I know it's not strictly 'suburbia', but night-time scenes were shot at the Bellarine Peninsula (steam) Railway's Queenscliff Station in 1986 for The Lighthorsemen - a WWI Australian cavalry-themed film starring Peter Phelps and Jon Blake, amongst others. I know because my old Sea Scouts hut was next door and we watched the whole thing. The place looked rather mad with all these soldiers and floodlit smoke around the place.



'Tis a reasonable film too, if my memory serves me correctly. Not a classic, but quite watchable.

Oh, and John Safran did his backwards-talking Ozzy Osbourne skits (from his 2002 Music Jamboree SBS series) on the platforms at Richmond Station. Popular station for film crews, that.

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  hot_dogma Train Controller

Location: Manly ferry
I remeber about 14 years ago on Neighbours  that had a sense where one of there character jumped off the Sandown Park Platform and go across the railway line and  street.

They filmed it from the Greyhound Track side.
"oz1235"


Also I remember when Toadie picked up his cousin Tad from a train station about 5 or 6 (or 7 or 8?) years ago.

Then there was the episode where Billy Kenedy left to go to Queensland with Anne Wilkinson. They showed him stepping off the train when he arrived in "Queensland". The only problem with that was that it was actually Stony Point, which is no where near Queensland.

I've been watching Neighbours since 1987... tragic I know.
"Ben-P19"


Over the years Erinsborough Station has been Caulfield and Belgrave. Nunawading Down Platform was a station in India for Let The Blood Run Free.
  hot_dogma Train Controller

Location: Manly ferry
After posting my last reply in the "most loved/hated suburban station" thread I thought this would make an interesting topic on it's own.

As mentioned, a scene from Jackie Chan's Mr. Nice Guy was filmed on the escalators at Parliament station. (It may have been Melbourne Central) Other films, tv shows video clips and advertisments have also been filmed at Parliament station.

"Ben-P19"


The best scene ever shot for a TV show was at Parliament. I cannot remember the name of the program (Special Agent? c1983) where a guy rode an XR Honda Trailbike down the escalators and into a Comeng!  LaughingLaughing

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