Where am I Victoria? - Non Cryptic - #3

 
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf Line
Thanks F D ...Its been a long time between drinks so for me so ding ding ..

If you travelled on a train from Southern Cross you would have to change trains to get to my platform.

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  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
That's food for thought!

[Ruminates]  It's not clear whether the constraint imposed is just a matter of timetabling (such as in the case of branch lines or the outer sections of main lines generally serviced by shuttle services), whether a through service is impractical because a turnout is at the up end of a junction, or whether there is a mechanical obligation, such as would occur with a break of gauge.

Nor is it clear whether the situation that imposes this obligation is current or historical.

As an opening bid, I shall suggest the platform at Somerton that serviced the railmotor from Fawkner.  I believe there was no direct connexion between the railmotor platform and the main line platforms.  (In submitting this guess, I am categorizing the Fawkner-Somerton line as non-suburban.)
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Muckleford?
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
duttonbay beat me to it, so I'll have to say Maldon.
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf Line
As always with the first clue ,they can be vague. Its what the reader makes of it. I am not going to give it away with the first clue. I feel my clues have always been generous, make of them what you will, whether its a game with a current or historical theme, that's for you to fathom out as the clues unfold. Duttonbay and Valvegear are both correct they did change trains to get to their destinations , but its not my destination.
I would not try to use a destination that was border line suburban /country no matter how far the border has moved over the years as there are rules to be followed so Faredodger, Somerton is not the destination. Even if there was a change trains it Fawkner.


Next clue,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I am not on the broad gauge.
  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Portland?  It isn't on broad gauge now.
  Maximas Locomotive Fireman

Location: Geelong
Gembrook?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Edi - I've always wanted to use a 3-letter name in a quiz.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Lakeside?
  Dave C Chief Train Controller

Location: Maitland
Selby
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf Line
sorry fellers I am not Muckleford, Maldon ,Somerton, Portland, Gembrook, Edi, Selby, noooor, Lakeside, but you all have the right idea.

So If you departed Melbourne ,Southern X /spencer street  you would have to change trains to get to my platform,



Im not on the broad gauge.





Im not a junction station
  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
I'll try Walhalla.  You mentioned a platform.  Most narrow gauge stations in Victoria provided ground level access; Walhalla was one, in its "common carrier" days, of the few with something resembling an actual platform.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Moondarra?
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf Line
Sorry FD and DB,  I am not Walhalla and I am not Moondarra, next clue,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, .....






I am at the end of the line.  I had a small platform with a shelter but no station. Talk about stingy,   the VR never even provided a Home arrival signal for the end of the line.

  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Sorry FD and DB,  I am not Walhalla and I am not Moondarra, next clue,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, .....






I am at the end of the line.  I had a small platform with a shelter but no station. Talk about stingy,   the VR never even provided a Home arrival signal for the end of the line.


david harvey
Port Welshpool?
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf Line
Sorry FD and DB,  I am not Walhalla and I am not Moondarra, next clue,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, .....






I am at the end of the line.  I had a small platform with a shelter but no station. Talk about stingy,   the VR never even provided a Home arrival signal for the end of the line.

Port Welshpool?
duttonbay
You would have to spoil the party DB because the next clue was "there are no intermediate stations on the line" but I am glad you have guessed correctly because I was Port Welshpool.

So its over to you Duttonbay....
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Sorry about spoiling the party!  Although I'm not sure about Port Welshpool having a platform.

Lets do this one again. In order to reach this location passengers from Melbourne had to change trains at least once, possibly twice.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Sorry about spoiling the party!  Although I'm not sure about Port Welshpool having a platform.

Lets do this one again. In order to reach this location passengers from Melbourne had to change trains at least once, possibly twice.
duttonbay
Koondrook?
  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Briagolong?
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Deniliquin?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

None of Koondrook, Briagolong or Deniliquin.  All good guesses though.

In order to reach this location passengers from Melbourne had to change trains at least once, possibly twice.
Although all scheduled passenger services terminated here, the location in question was not the end of the line.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Dookie?
  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Sea Lake?
  Dave C Chief Train Controller

Location: Maitland
Yarrawonga
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf Line
Piangil..

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