NSW - Cityrail Where Is It? - CRYPTIC VERSION

 
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Despite his arson attack on the abbey, the monks pardoned him.

Hint 1: The nature of the crime is irrelevant.

Hint 2: The name is in there.


Not: Canterbury

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  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
My head is spinning!  Nevertheless, I suspect there are enough letters in part of the clue to form an anagram of Edmondson Park.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Cease thy cranial rotation, young man;  "monks pardoned" is indeed Edmondson Park heavily anagramatized.

Faredodger, now back under his usual iron-clad self control, will delight us with his next offering.
  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Thanks, Valvegear.

So the name was in there, and the truth was out there.  I've settled down now, I think, down now I think, down now I think.  [Hits side of head with palm.]

New clue:

An ancient Greek in an awful mess.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Amongst the mess of North Strathfield there lurks Aristotle.
  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Very clever, Valvegear!  But not correct.

I can't find an Aristotle railway station in Sydney.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Could it be Plato hiding in Lapstone?
  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
He may have hidden there, but it's not the right answer.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
It isn't the sculptor named Phidias,
Whose manners were most invidious.
He carved Aphrodite
Not wearing a nightie
And startled the ultra fastidious.

(Sorry - couldn't resist).
  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Love it!  Not right, but brilliant.

Further clue: Shakespeare
  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
This one seems to be stuck at a block post.

All right, to get things going again, I'll rephrase the clue.  This doesn't negate the original.  If it hasn't resolved in three days, I'll offer to give up the answer and declare an open forum.

A Shakespearean character in an awful mess.

(I'm still chuckling about the sculptor.)
  T777 Locomotive Driver

Location: Clare Valley, South Australia
Minto fo snetha (or Timon of Athens, originally)?
  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Correct.  Minto it is.

Over to you, T777.
  T777 Locomotive Driver

Location: Clare Valley, South Australia
Thanks, Dodger.

Sadly, none of milady's creams qualified as a clarified masque.
  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Macquarie Fields?
  T777 Locomotive Driver

Location: Clare Valley, South Australia
That it is, Faredodger - twice for good measure ('creams qualified' and 'clarified masque'). Off you go!
  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Sorry, but as it appears my laptop is going to need some attention, I may be without internet (or at least active internet) for a couple of days, and I don't think it would be fair of me to hold everyone up during that time.  I shall therefore abstain from offering another clue at this point and declare an open forum.  (I can hear the sighs of relief already.)
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Sorry, but as it appears my laptop is going to need some attention . . .
"Faredodger"
Just hit it with a big hammer, but never use force.
  Old Northern Locomotive Driver

Just hit it with a big hammer, but never use force.
Valvegear
Is that the next cryptic?
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
No - just basic engineering.
  T777 Locomotive Driver

Location: Clare Valley, South Australia
If at first you don't succeed, use a bigger hammer - basic geology.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Nobody having a go? OK; here's a quickie.

His mum said you could hear Gary moan about everything.
  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

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

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Of course; Marayong is correct and now Faredodger keeps the ball rolling.
  Faredodger Chief Train Controller

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
I didn't have to hit the computer with a large hammer (tempting as it was), just buy a new one.

Let the ball roll:

It's not an Alvis badge; it's the wrong shape and colour.

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