Cycle Against the Beast – Day 11 (rest day) – A little wander around Albury

I decided that today would be a rest day. Which was probably a good idea, as it’s been raining all day. I decided to go walkabout, for a couple of hours, and take a few photos.

Just down from the motel, where I’m staying, is the local SS&A (Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen) Club (it’s like an RSL Club). As it was Memorial Day, in the US, this past weekend, I decided to drop by and pay my respects at the memorial.

War memorial at the local SS&A (Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen) Club, Albury
War memorial at the local SS&A (Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen) Club, Albury

Being a bit of a train spotter, it didn’t take long for the gravitational pull, of Albury railway station, to pull me in.

N class, N473 (City of Warragul), at Albury.
N class, N473 (City of Warragul), at Albury.

Albury used to be the the station where everyone used to have to change trains. This was due to the railways of both New South Wales and Victoria having different track gauges. New South Wales operated on the 4′ 8½” (1435mm) standard gauge, whereas Victoria used the 5′ 3″ (1600mm) broad gauge. In fact, before Federation, in 1901, there were customs checks. It wasn’t until 1962, when standard gauge tracks, from Sydney, reached Melbourne, before you could remain on the same train between the two state capitals.

Changing trains at Albury
Changing trains at Albury

Albury railway station
Albury railway station

After hanging around at the station, for a bit, I decided to head back to my nice, cozy, hotel room. On the way, I passed by the Regent Cinema. Internally, it’s probably undergone much modernisation. However, externally, its kept its old facade. I wish more cinemas did this.

>Regent Cinema, Albury
Regent Cinema, Albury

Tomorrow, I’m back on the bike and making my way to Corowa – in much better weather!

[Click here to donate at the fundraising page]


Date 30th May, 2017
Distance 0 km – Rest Day

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November cycling challenge for Fight MND

After completing my recent Sydney to Melbourne bicycle ride, I’m back on my bike for FightMND!

During the month of November, I will be putting in as many kilometres as possible, taking part in a virtual bicycle ride from Sydney to Perth. I hope my small contribution will get the peloton across the country!

To donate, or more information, click here!

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