Station residences in the Melbourne built-up area

 
  RedEyeExpress Junior Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
Does anyone know whether any railway stations in the Greater Melbourne built-up area have or had residences for stationmasters or other rail staff? They could be incorporated into the station complexes or adjacent to them.

The question came up in an off-Railpage discussion where we've been speculating about the intended use of the upper-level UP (Peel Street side) buildings at Windsor.



Any help would be appreciated!

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  historian Deputy Commissioner

Does anyone know whether any railway stations in the Melbourne built-up area have or had residences for stationmasters or other rail staff? They could be incorporated into the station complexes or adjacent to them.

The question came up in an off-Railpage discussion where we've been speculating about the intended use of the upper-level UP (Peel Street side) buildings at Windsor.
RedEyeExpress

It was a post and telegraph office.

Flinders St station had a residence for a caretaker - for the VRI.

The integration of the residence for the SM into the station building ceased very early in Victoria. Few suburban station buildings date from this period, and I can't think of any that had an integrated residence. I suspect the last was probably the old Broadmeadows building, and this had been extensively modified before being flattened.

The provision of a separate Department Residences (DR) for station staff was a completely different thing, and was common in what is now the middle and outer suburbs. A few still exist.

(Note the links, when displayed by Railpag,e show the aerial view of the suburb, but if they are directly pasted into a browser without the leading hash seem to display the correct streetview.)

This one, for example, at Hurstbridge #https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-37.6402208,145.1922785,3a,75y,271.19h,90.37t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sNsNETWoc1FSYPkN51bRa3w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

and this one at Canterbury:
#https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-37.8255892,145.0800737,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sR0_NvGAsQf2ul5t1iYzumg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

and this former gatehouse at Carlton North
#https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-37.779859,144.9628434,3a,75y,90h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1svZVYG6Nfo7ejk0-3x81tAw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  HardWorkingMan Chief Commissioner

Location: Echuca
Does anyone know whether any railway stations in the Greater Melbourne built-up area have or had residences for stationmasters or other rail staff? They could be incorporated into the station complexes or adjacent to them.

The question came up in an off-Railpage discussion where we've been speculating about the intended use of the upper-level UP (Peel Street side) buildings at Windsor.



Any help would be appreciated!
RedEyeExpress
In the 1990's there were still departmental residences in Belgrave but while the houses are still there I am not sure if they are still railway owned/operated.  When you enter the carpark from they lined a street that came off on the left and paralleled the Belgrave-Gembrook road like a 2 way service road.

There were some still at Upper Ferntree Gully in the same time frame but they have been either demolished or sold off.  Their frontage was Burwood Highway and the backed onto the railway line on the UP side of the station.
  Crossover Train Controller

Location: St. Albans Victoria
Does anyone know whether any railway stations in the Greater Melbourne built-up area have or had residences for stationmasters or other rail staff? They could be incorporated into the station complexes or adjacent to them.

The question came up in an off-Railpage discussion where we've been speculating about the intended use of the upper-level UP (Peel Street side) buildings at Windsor.



Any help would be appreciated!
In the 1990's there were still departmental residences in Belgrave but while the houses are still there I am not sure if they are still railway owned/operated.  When you enter the carpark from they lined a street that came off on the left and paralleled the Belgrave-Gembrook road like a 2 way service road.

There were some still at Upper Ferntree Gully in the same time frame but they have been either demolished or sold off.  Their frontage was Burwood Highway and the backed onto the railway line on the UP side of the station.
HardWorkingMan
Within the last 2 years two DRs were at St Albans on the Western side of the line opposite the site of the 1st St Albans station on the northern side of Main Road .
  RedEyeExpress Junior Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
Thanks historian, HardWorkingMan and Crossover - some good information there particularly about the departmental residences. And historian, that clears it up about Windsor - have PM-ed you.
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

There are still old railway houses at Wandin and two in Warburton.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
There was a DR at Strathmore (concrete block type of construction IIRC) and several at Merlynston (timber 'kit/prefab' construction I think).

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