Railway Archaeology: where is it? #2

 
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Narracan ?

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  Bree76 Chief Train Controller

Location: Nibiru
I this it could well be the Thorpdale line, but I'll go Coalville.
  T347 Assistant Commissioner

Location: .
Not:

Darlimurla
Poowong East ( Triholm )
Narracan
Coalville

All guesses are in the right part of the state
Not on the Thorpdale, Mirboo North or Strzelecki lines

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  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
OK, WSITD time as I don't know the area at all - near Crossover on the Noojee line.
  deadlaker Junior Train Controller

I'll put in a NG guess with Gooding on Walhalla line, not that I recognise the spot as such.
  Bree76 Chief Train Controller

Location: Nibiru
OK, this time I'll go with Rokeby.
  bartaxr8 Junior Train Controller

I think it is in between Buln Buln and Rokeby also.
  T347 Assistant Commissioner

Location: .
OK, WSITD time as I don't know the area at all - near Crossover on the Noojee line.
mikesyd


Close enough for me. It's a view looking down from Le Page Rd between Crossover & Neerim South.

All yours mikesyd
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
It was a WSITD, though the countryside looked a bit like the foothills.

OK, where is this abandoned cutting?

I wont make it too hard, so, it is in Victoria, and the line was closed about 40 years ago. (Though maybe T347 doesn't need hints with his wealth of knowledge!!)

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  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
I'll have a stab at Yinnar.

Rick
  Bree76 Chief Train Controller

Location: Nibiru
Mirboo North line was closed in 1974 so Yinnar is a reasonable guess. However I drive past a fair bit of the reservation a few times a week and don't recall this particular scene. Of course that's not to say it's not Yinnar!

If by 40 years you mean ballpark as in the 1970s I'll take a stab at somewhere else and say Wonthaggi line (closed 1978 ) near Nyora.
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Not Yinnar or Nyora.

By 40 years I mean closed in the 1970's. Identifying the year would be too big a hint at this early stage.

But I will say that it is not in Gippsland.
  T347 Assistant Commissioner

Location: .
Looks a lot like the cutting just out of Casterton?
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
I did suggest (correctly it seems) that T347 needed no hint, for it is indeed the cutting about 1km short of the terminus at Casterton.
  T347 Assistant Commissioner

Location: .
by Dobpics O'Brien, on Flickr
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Between Irrewarra and Beeac?
  T347 Assistant Commissioner

Location: .
Not between Irrewarra and Beeac.

There is a trestle bridge behind me
  Bree76 Chief Train Controller

Location: Nibiru
Quantong?
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Between Traralgon and Glengarry.
  T347 Assistant Commissioner

Location: .
Not:

Between Irrewarra and Beeac
Quantong
Between Traralgon and Glengarry

There is a trestle bridge behind me.
It is a station site. The mound on the right is the former platform.
The last train through here was in the 70's
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
OK, even with the help of HairyLeg's Google Earth overlays, it has me beat.

There are possibilities with each individual hint, but I cant find one that matches all 3. Hopefully someone else will come up with the right answer.
  Bree76 Chief Train Controller

Location: Nibiru
Glen Forbes?
  T347 Assistant Commissioner

Location: .
Glen Forbes?
Bree76


Yes. Glen Forbes it is.

All yours Bree76
  Bree76 Chief Train Controller

Location: Nibiru
Thanks T347.

OK, wherrizit?

  T347 Assistant Commissioner

Location: .
Sullivans Road ( Moe-Yallourn ) ?

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