Memory is such an unreliable thing. This is not how I remember the train coming out of the Station Hotel in Greville Street, Prahran?
This is the hotel as it was last year. I think it is a posh/trendy place now.
I was doubtful that this is what it looked like, but by checking with Street View, all seems to add up. The house is now part of the hotel. Of course VR stands for Victorian Railways and not my father's mate Victor Richards. My father invented his mate when I asked why there was a VR on one of our teaspoons.
This photo shows the train being removed from the hotel after a private buyer bought it which is much nicer than it going for scrap. Photo from railpage.
The Station Hotel was a somewhat famous music venue, where ACDC and other groups of the day played. Maybe Ann O'Dyne could fill us in? What history is caught in photos. See the train passing? It is in an old livery and when the photo was taken there were pedestrian subways under the railway line that are no longer there.