Where am I Victoria? - Non Cryptic - #3

 
  brownhillboy Train Controller

This station was a terminus for 4 years.
The previous terminus is 42 km (by rail ) to the South-South-East.
In its heyday, the station had a four-track yard, goods shed, and silos.
Goods trains still go through here; a named passenger train used to.
Valvegear

Woomelang?

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  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Woomelang is correct, and the win goes to duttonbay who posted the answer just before brownhillboy.
(The previous terminus was, of course, Birchip.)

Over to duttonbay, who can always be relied upon to set us a challenge.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Thanks Valvegear.

This station controlled access to a private siding, shunted by the company's own motive power
  Bogong Chief Commissioner

Location: Essendon Aerodrome circa 1980
Albion?

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EDIT. Whoops, sorry.

I'm new to this thread and didn't realise it was non metro only. I have another guess, but I've already had my turn.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Not Albion - I believe that station is out of scope for this quiz, which (I think) is non-metro.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
A complete stab is Nowingi.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Nowingi meets the criteria, but is not the station we are seeking.
  Ballast_Plough Chief Commissioner

Location: Lilydale, Vic
Collins Siding?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Not Collins Siding
  brownhillboy Train Controller



This station controlled access to a private siding, shunted by the company's own motive power
duttonbay

Broadford?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

I was just contemplating the nature of my second clue when brownhillboy pounced. Broadford it is. The APM siding at Broadford (but which seemed to be called McDougall) was locked by Annett lock off the Broadford frame.

The Malcolm Moore was best known, seen crossing the Hume Highway in 1970:
[img]http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u23/duttonbay/Odd%20Photos/0673APMMalcolmMoore0-4-0crossingtheHumeHighwayBroadford16May70_zps4491597c.jpg[/img]

but tucked inside the plant was this home made beauty:
[img]http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u23/duttonbay/Odd%20Photos/0674APMhomemaderailtractorBroadford16May70_zpsad7ccfc0.jpg[/img]

Over to brownhillboy
  brownhillboy Train Controller

Thanks for posting those great shots at APM Broadford Duttonbay.

Hopefully this location will provide some interest:

It was a mainline station with a complex yard. Basic loco facilities were provided including a turntable. Perusal of a 1960's Working Timetable shows that separate light engine movements, from other stations in both the up and down direction, were timetabled to run some services from this location.

Where is it?
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Korong Vale?

Rick
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Ararat?
  brownhillboy Train Controller

It was a mainline station with a complex yard. Basic loco facilities were provided including a turntable. Perusal of a 1960's Working Timetable shows that separate light engine movements, from other stations in both the up and down direction, were timetabled to run some services from this location. One of these stations had a major locomotive depot, and provided a light engine once a week to to our mystery location to run a branch line goods.

Not Korong Vale or Ararat

Where is it?
brownhillboy
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Ahh, a loco for a weekly goods. That sounds like Horsham, the loco coming from Dimboola to work the Hamilton via Balmoral goods.
  brownhillboy Train Controller

It was a mainline station with a complex yard. Basic loco facilities were provided including a turntable. Perusal of a 1960's Working Timetable shows that separate light engine movements, from other stations in both the up and down direction, were timetabled to run some services from this location.
One of these stations had a major locomotive depot, and provided a light engine once a week to to our mystery location to run a branch line goods. The other station supplying a light engine had a very small sub-depot. However it provided a locomotive on a daily basis for main line work.

Not Korong Vale, Ararat or Horsham
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Numurkah? Light engine from Shepparton to run the Picola goods, and from Tocumwal to run an up goods from Numurkah.
  brownhillboy Train Controller

It was a mainline station with a complex yard. Basic loco facilities were provided including a turntable. Perusal of a 1960's Working Timetable shows that separate light engine movements, from other stations in both the up and down direction, were timetabled to run some services from this location.
One of these stations had a major locomotive depot, and provided a light engine once a week to to our mystery location to run a branch line goods. The other station supplying a light engine had a very small sub-depot. However it provided a locomotive on a daily basis for main line work.  
The mystery station still has a frequent passenger train service and its substantial station buildings have remained intact.

Not Korong Vale, Ararat Horsham or Numurkah
  Bullucked Assistant Commissioner

Could it be a place that now also has a bit of standard gauge running through it?
  brownhillboy Train Controller

Could it be a place that now also has a bit of standard gauge running through it?
Bullucked

No, the location is entirely broad gauge.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Kerang?
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Birregurra?
  brownhillboy Train Controller

It was a mainline station with a complex yard. Basic loco facilities were provided including a turntable. Perusal of a 1960's Working Timetable shows that separate light engine movements, from other stations in both the up and down direction, were timetabled to run some services from this location.
One of these stations had a major locomotive depot, and provided a light engine once a week to to our mystery location to run a branch line goods. The branch line, now truncated, still sees trains.The other station supplying a light engine had a very small sub-depot. However it provided a locomotive on a daily basis to work a through goods from yet another entirely separate  location. This through goods only operated in the up direction, there was no corresponding down movement, hence the light engine arrangement.
The mystery station still has a frequent passenger train service and its substantial station buildings have remained intact.

Not Korong Vale, Ararat, Horsham, Numurkah, Kerang or Birregurra.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Castlemaine?

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