On track of history

On track of history

The first photograph he took from his Horseshoe Bridge vantage point in 1971 shows the Kalgoorlie Express travelling into Perth, just before the train was replaced by the Prospector.

He then took a photograph from the same spot in 1988 of an empty suburban coach coming into the station, which turns 120 this month.

His following shots portray a familiar outlook from Horseshoe Bridge, with the most recent highlighting the new Perth City Link.

Mr Pusenjak, who is a member of the Bus Preservation Society, said that while the transport developments fascinated him, the photographs also revealed how other areas of Perth had changed.

‘You start looking at all the other things in the image, how the roads have been widened, the buildings around and the fashions of the time,’ he said.

‘There was a time when everything that came into Perth went through this area, but it will get to a stage where the outlook from Horseshoe Bridge will be just of a piazza.

‘Today’s photograph can become tomorrow’s history almost overnight.’