Where am I Victoria? - Non Cryptic - #3

 
  Maximas Locomotive Fireman

Location: Geelong
Does 'a closed station on an open line' permit stations beyond the current terminus? I've poured over maps and Erica is the only decent guess I can muster

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  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
That's expansive thinking, Maximas; but "a closed station on an open line" means exactly what it says: a closed station on a line, or part of a line, that is still open.  So it is not Erica.

The line in question has a regular passenger service, and passenger trains speed (well, speed in a VLine context) past the location in question.  None of the guesses so far has been on the right line.
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf
Loy Yang????
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf
Loy Yang>>>
  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Now there's an interesting guess!  Not right, but on the right line.

I don't know that Loy Yang has been mooted for reopening as a station, but it was certainly suggested by the local council as an alternative to the proposed site for a stabling yard at Traralgon East, which ran into some local opposition.
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

Fernbank
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Lindenow?
  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Neither Fernbank nor Lindenow.
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf
I has to be Bloomfields Road at Nilma, which is just up the road from a massive bunnings hardware store...,.?
  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
It has and it is.  We have a winner!  Nilma desperandum!

Nilma was closed at about the time the track was duplicated, and, I believe, the level raised slightly.

Nilma was opened as Bloomfield and was renamed to avoid possible confusion with Broomfield on the Creswick North-Daylesford line.  (Ironically, both stations closed at roughly the same time.)


Funnily enough, similar confusions don't seem to have worried the V.R., or at least, prompted it to act.  Think Barwo-Barwon or Tatong-Tatonga.

But there has been recent speculation that Nilma could be reinstated in coming years, owing to the urban growth around Warragul.

David, you have the staff.
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf
Thanks FD



the first  clue,


I am a station with a one word name. That name has the most amount of letters in that name.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Tallygaroopna? 13 letters.
  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
I'll guess Strathfieldsaye - 15 letters.
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf
I'll guess Strathfieldsaye - 15 letters.
Faredodger
We have a winner with Strathfieldsaye just out of bendigo on the Bendigo -Heathcote line. over to u Faredodger.
  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
New teaser:
I am a station on a closed line.

I was closed in the 1950s when a new station was opened a short distance away in the down direction.  Then the V.R. decided it couldn't do without me after all, and it reopened me as a (sob!) mere R.M.S.P.  I remained as such until the withdrawal of passenger services in the 1970s.
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf
Cheviot,,,
  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Not Cheviot.

Clue:  The line on which I existed was graced with architecture that was not typically traditional V.R.
  Hansie13 Locomotive Fireman

Teal Point.
  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Not Teal Point, Hansie13, but you're not too far away!
  Hansie13 Locomotive Fireman

My last shot will be Yeoburn.
  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Your last shot has hit the target, Hansie13.  Yeoburn it is.  A station from the Koondrook Tramway days, but closed when the V.R. took over the line in 1952, and Pyramid Creek was opened further down the line.  But, as I said, an R.M.S.P. was opened on the site later on.

This 1935 photograph by P.G. Dow is believed to be Yeoburn station.


  Hansie13 Locomotive Fireman

OK, here goes:

I am a station on a closed line.

While the rails have long since been lifted, thousands travel through me every year on the "right of way".
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Everton?
  Hansie13 Locomotive Fireman

No, but Everton is in the right part of the state (and yes, the station site is on a rail trail).

A further clue: my name is an Irish surname (the maiden name of my mother, as it happens).
  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Londrigan?

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