Where am I Victoria? - Non Cryptic - #3

 
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Could it be Dysart?

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  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
South of Seymour on the broad gauge has been where 2 tracks ran into one until early 20th centuary. Then it was double line over the bridge. Now the lines single to go over the bridge at about 100 km from Melbourne.
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Yes it is Dysart (aka Goulburn Junction) - which is the location that Rodo would be referring to as well.

Single Track at Opening in 1872 (when the line ended at Schoolhouse Lane, located on the south side of the road of the same name for a few months as the Bridges into Seymour were still under construction).

Duplication brought Double track in 1886, which ended just north of the former terminus as there were not the funds (sounds familiar) to construct the extra bridges into Seymour. That location became known as Goulburn Junction, where the two tracks merged into one to cross the river and associated flood plain.

Sidings for Military use (buildings still remain in the field on the Western side) appeared during World War 2.

World War 2 also caused the funds to be found to duplicate the bridges and Double Track reached Seymour in 1942 and the junction was abolished.

Then more funding shortages associated with the SG Project in 1961 caused the Eastern side Bridges to be surrendered to SG, so Goulburn Junction re-opened - and the arrangements continue to this day.

Valvegear was in first - over to you Sir.

(As an aside, does anyone know if there was Double Track on the North side into Seymour (and on to Mangalore) prior to 1942, or was that a later addition?).

Edit - question answered as VicSig says duplication reached Mangalore in 1889.
  Lachlan's Train Channel Station Master

Location: Mildura, Victoria
Hi everyone,
I'm new to Railpage and this thread is quite entertaining to read so i thought i'd give it a shot. please, correct me if i'm doing anything wrong.

i have a location.
it might be challenging.

My location is no longer technically open, but it still sees trains.
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
Geelong Racecourse?
  Lachlan's Train Channel Station Master

Location: Mildura, Victoria
Geelong Racecourse?
Gauntlet
Good try, but no.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Harcourt?
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
I've been thinking - what if it's not a closed railway station?
So I'll try that former railway triangle between North Fitzroy, Merri and Rushall.
  Lachlan's Train Channel Station Master

Location: Mildura, Victoria
Harcourt, Rushall, Merri and North Fitzroy are all wrong
We've also had Geelong Racecourse.

This railway station still sees trains that stop there but it is still officially closed.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Mildura?
  ngarner Assistant Commissioner

Location: Seville
How about the remains of the Mornington line?

Neil
  Lachlan's Train Channel Station Master

Location: Mildura, Victoria
both good answers, but Mildura and the remains of the Mornington Line are both incorrect.
Here's a clue - it's a station on a preserved railway and not a station on Puffing Billy.
  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
Maldon, perhaps?
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Musk?
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
Healesville?  (Still sees the Walker come and go, also works trains.)
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Muckleford?
  Lachlan's Train Channel Station Master

Location: Mildura, Victoria
Maldon, Musk, Healesville and Muckleford are all incorrect.

Good answers though.
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
Trying a different tack, how about Drysdale?  Trains from Queenscliff stop there.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Laker's Siding?
  Lachlan's Train Channel Station Master

Location: Mildura, Victoria
Drysdale and Laker's Siding are both wrong. Here's another clue, it's not on a broad gauge railway.
  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
Drysdale and Laker's Siding are both wrong. Here's another clue, it's not on a broad gauge railway.
Lachlan's Train Channel
Queenscliff?
  Lachlan's Train Channel Station Master

Location: Mildura, Victoria
Queenscliff is incorrect.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Drysdale and Laker's Siding are both wrong. Here's another clue, it's not on a broad gauge railway.
Lachlan's Train Channel
Walhalla?
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
So; it's a preserved railway, not on broad gauge or PBR and, by definition, it can't be Walhalla line because there was no station between Thomson and Walhalla where trains currently run. Hm!

I'll take a stab at Mannerim.
  deadlaker Junior Train Controller

Maybe it could be the Walhalla line, i.e. the Happy Creek stop that was the terminus for WGR operations before they restored operation all the way through to Walhalla.

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