Here is the list of turning facilities we have come up with so far...
Dynon (BG and SG)
Various Metro Triangles - Sims Street, Sunshine etc
Traralgon 70' BG
Geelong Loco 70' BG
Warrnambool 70' BG
Seymour 70' DG
Yarrawonga 70' SG - Booked out - I assume, has it ever turned an SG loco?
Echuca 70' BG
Dimboola 70' SG
Colac 70' BG - currently disconnected
Ararat SG triangle - upon completion of stage 1 of Murray Basin project
Swan Hill 70' BG
Birchip Balloon Loop
Ballarat East 70' BG - Booked out - future uncertain
Albury 75' SG - Booked out - future uncertain
Bendigo 70' BG (inside Railway Workshops)
Castlemaine 70' BG - VGR
Bacchus Marsh 70' BG
St Arnaud 70' BG - Booked out - future uncertain
Warracknabeal SG triangle
Benalla 70' BG - Currently disconnected and gauge isolated
Mildura 70' BG - Booked out - future uncertain
Emerald 53' DG - may be difficult for mainline trains to access
To that list I will add:
Maldon 53' BG - VGR
Newport 70' BG (Probably too obvious, but as nobody else mentioned it, I thought I would)
Wycheproof 70' BG - Booked out? -
when I was last there (albeit Nov 2014) the large Peppercorn tree next to the turntable road had grown well over the line, but there where no Baulks in place.
Korumburra BG - Line all but closed
Nyora BG - Line all but closed
It would be good to be able to add:
Hamilton, Dunkeld or Portland
Shepparton and/or Tocumwal
The facts are we have quite a decent number of places to turn locomotives, we just need to get a few more of them servicable again.
Is there any way of getting the State Government to specifically put some money into this? Probably not but I think it is probably beyond the volunteer based enthusiast groups, and V/Line/Victrack/PTV/DOT seem to have little interest in rehabilitating old railway turntables, some of which seemingly only get used once every 10 or so years.