Where am I Victoria? - Non Cryptic - #3

 
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Cobram?

Sponsored advertisement

  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Not Cobram, this line was closed earlier. Any passenger accommodation on the goods trains was abandoned after 1940 or so.

Cobram ended its days as a passenger only station, I think. (possibility of small grain usage from its bunker but I think it went via Cobram)
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Girgarre?
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
No, the Gigarre branch had the larger town of Stanhope as its intermediate station open until closure. There was also a small siding between Stanhope and Rushworth that closed earlier.

The dairy factory was the main source of traffic for Girgarre, I do not think it even had a grain bunker. The township around this terminus only had 3 or 4 scattered houses and a store that closed many years before the line. Although small, the grain bunker was about the most prominent feature in the landscape.
  T347 Assistant Commissioner

Location: .
Shelbourne?
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Shelbourne is wrong but vaguely fits the picture, really that branch had a very large intermediate station at Maldon that required a reversal. Also two other stations so it is rather different.


Its intermediate station was closed earlier than the terminus but it had no sidings, this terminus had a large set of livestock trucking yards that are still partly in existence and serving local graziers. They are about 6 or 7 km. from the old main line junction.
  brownhillboy Train Controller

Shelbourne is wrong but vaguely fits the picture, really that branch had a very large intermediate station at Maldon that required a reversal. Also two other stations so it is rather different.


Its intermediate station was closed earlier than the terminus but it had no sidings, this terminus had a large set of livestock trucking yards that are still partly in existence and serving local graziers. They are about 6 or 7 km. from the old main line junction.
Rodo

Alexandra?
  T347 Assistant Commissioner

Location: .
Peechelba East?
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Briagolong?

Rick
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
T 347 has it with Peachelba East. The line was open as a grain terminus until about the end of the 1980s.

Briagalong had no grain bunker but there were some out that end of East Gippsland. I think that it had a small intermediate siding without any livestock yards. Of course that line closed so much earlier.
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Come on 347,

Time to post up, I must declare open floor now. I will put one up myself if there is no response by tomorrow.
  T347 Assistant Commissioner

Location: .
Apologies Rodo.  Embarassed

I have had a very busy weekend & can not think of a good quiz question at this time.

Open floor..
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
A junction station of 2 light branches.

A little grain was loaded directly into wagons almost until this station's demise. There never was a grain bunker and the village it was named after was over a mile away.

The shorter branch was the first to close in the late 1970s.  (After being cut back in the fifties)

The longer branch was also cut back and this former junction became the only intermediate siding until all was closed in the late 1980s.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Rushworth?
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
No duttonbay,

Rushworth still has a fair set of grain silos and is located right in the middle of a modest little town.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Everton? (for those not in the know, Everton was on the former Bright Railway Line, and was the junction with the line to Beechworth, later Yackandandah)
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
[color=#333333][size=4][font='Open Sans', Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Gman_86[/font][/size][/color],

Has the authority for the next section. He obviously is familiar with NE. Victoria.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Thanks Rodo!

1st clue: I am a closed station, in my heyday, I had 3 platforms.
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Redesdale Junction perhaps ?
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Carlsruhe?
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
I am not Redesdale Junction or Carlsruhe.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
In the intrests of keeping this thing moving, time for a new clue
1st clue: I am a closed station, in my heyday, I had 3 platforms.
2nd clue:The last regular passenger train to stop here was a 153hp Walker railcar, Today very little evidence of my station remains.

No, I am not:
Redesdale Junction
Carlsruhe
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Can't be sure about the Walker clue, but I'll toss Everton into the pot, seeing as it was a junction.
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Everton only had a main platform and a dock. That cannot make 3 and it never saw Walker rail,  cars excepting a rare excursion.

It has got me tossed, unless Williamstown Racecourse had 3 platforms ? Electric territory there with no regular trains anyway.

I do not think Coleraine Junction had 3 platforms and it was outside Walker territory. I need more clues badly.
  T347 Assistant Commissioner

Location: .
Elaine?

Sponsored advertisement

Display from:   

Quick Reply

We've disabled Quick Reply for this thread as it was last updated more than six months ago.