Categories Photos transport Mural Post date Wed 8 December 2004 8 Comments on Mural Mural, Canterbury Street, Yarraville. (Hands up who remembers the red rattler trains?) Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInReddit 8 Comments on Mural By Daniel Bowen Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek. Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia. Opinions on this blog are all mine. View Archive → ← Amusing → HP and cards 8 replies on “Mural” But what is the man with the mallot doing? Bet you don’t know that. [Hint: he’s playing a game] I do. And I see them every day on the way home in the holding yards going through Newport. I do know… it has been explained to me… but I can’t quite remember what it’s called right now, dammit. Is he playing croquet? I definitely wouldn’t have gotten that without the clue though Ooh! Is it Truego? That may be spelt wrong… Ten points to Jean. It is indeed Trugo (a game developed by railway workers in the Newport railyards in the 1920s). They even have a website http://home.vicnet.net.au/~vtrugo/title.htm [The only reason I know all this is because I know someone who lives next door to one of the clubs] Yep, old enough to remember red rattlers. They were a proper train, on which you took a proper train journey and boy, did you know you were on a train. And when you were supposed to sit in the train forever in the Flinders St shunting yards, you could escape at least. I am developing the above entry in Wikipedia. Did you photograph the mural? If so can I have it for the Wikipedia entry? Comments are closed.