Where am I? #4

 
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Cave Hill?

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  retromelb Chief Commissioner

A station that once had nearby sidings at both the up and the down ends, and at both sides of the lines (for each end). It no longer has any sidings or turnouts. The sand quarrying sidings were abolished by the mid 1960s, and only the down end sidings remained. The last siding was removed around 25 years ago.

Not:
Upper Ferntree Gully
Newport
Spotswood
Essendon
Newmarket
Showgrounds
St Albans
Mitcham
Footscray
Flinders Street
Sunshine
Graham
South Kensington
Lilydale
Cave Hill
  Alamein_Line Chief Commissioner

Seaford !
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

Yes! Seaford it is.  Well done Alamein_Line.

There were several sidings at Seaford (all existing during the 1920's).  Each end and side of the lines were represented:

  • Up/west - Substation siding
  • Up/east - McCulloch's/Kelvin siding & Albion siding
  • Down/west - Refuge siding & McCulloch's siding
  • Down/east - Goods siding


Removed almost one-by-one between the 1930's and 1990's.

Over to Alamein_Line...
  Alamein_Line Chief Commissioner

Thanks , retromelb

The addition of "sand" to the "quarrying" clue helped !

Opened with the line extension, my name was changed the following month
  Alamein_Line Chief Commissioner

Opened with the line extension, my name was changed the following month

Two years later, my name reverted to the original by which it is still known today
  True Believers Chief Commissioner

Is it Watergardens?
  Alamein_Line Chief Commissioner

Sorry, James974 , not Watergardens
  Alamein_Line Chief Commissioner

Opened with the line extension, my name was changed the following month
Two years later, my name reverted to the original by which it is still known today

The line extension added two new stations and further extension of the railway has not occurred
  Alamein_Line Chief Commissioner

Opened with the line extension, my name was changed the following month                                                            
Two years later, my name reverted to the original by which it is still known today

The line extension added two new stations and further extension of the railway has not occurred

Although the railway itself has not been further extended, a tramway once served areas beyond the line's terminus   ( not the station we seek )
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
Looks like Hampton - opened with line extension to Sandringham, renamed Retreat a month later (why?), back to Hampton after two years.  The tramway reference gave it away.
  Alamein_Line Chief Commissioner

Hampton is the one !

Apparently the Retreat Hotel was a popular place in it's day -- naming stations after commercial enterprizes ( Melbourne Central , Watergardens ) is not new !



Staff to Lad_Porter Smile
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
Thanks Alamein_Line, and here's a similar one:

During construction I was known as Name A, but with the intention that I would be opened as Name B.  However, I was actually opened as Name C.  Many years later I was renamed as Name D, which is my current name.  There was an attempt after that to change me again to Name E, but that did not stick.

When opened, I was outside the then-defined suburban boundary, so I was regarded as a "country" station.

  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
During construction I was known as Name A, but with the intention that I would be opened as Name B.  However, I was actually opened as Name C.  Many years later I was renamed as Name D, which is my current name.  There was an attempt after that to change me again to Name E, but that did not stick.

When opened, I was outside the then-defined suburban boundary, so I was regarded as a "country" station.

Names C, D and E are all very similar to each other - variations on a theme, if you like.  Names  A and B are different, both to the others and to each other.

During construction I was known as "Cemetery"  (Name A).
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Stab at Fawkner?
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
I'll take a stab at North Williamstown.
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
Not Fawkner nor North Williamstown, despite cemetery nearby.

During construction in 1889 I was known as "Cemetery"  (Name A)..
  raudteejaam Train Controller

I'll take a stab at Sandown Park, which was Oakleigh Racecourse (Name C). No idea what names B or E might have been.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Upper Ferntree Gully ?
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
Is it Lower Ferntree Gully/Tombstone/Fern Tree Gully?
We had a thread about name changes a few years ago, but I wasn't aware that it was ever called Cemetery.
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
9/10 to Gauntlet, whose reply is more accurate than Valvegear's - Upper FTG is a different station.  It is actually Ferntree Gully.  It was known as Cemetery during construction, and was to be opened as Scorseby, but was in fact opened as "Lower Ferntree Gully" (name C) in 1889.  Renamed as "Ferntree Gully" (name D, current name) in 1962.   In 1972 an attempt was made to rename it as "Fern Tree Gully" ** (three words, name E), but that name did not stick, and today it is still "Ferntree Gully".

Apparently it was never called Cemetery as an operational station, only was referred to by that name during construction.

**  VR Weekly Notice #9 of 1972, new name apparently never officially changed back.

( Information obtained from wikipedia  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferntree_Gully_railway_station   and vicsig  http://vicsig.net/infrastructure/location/Ferntree-Gully    )

All yours, Gauntlet, well done.
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
I'm going to have to declare Open Floor because I'm not sure if I'll be available to answer guesses for the next few days.
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
The railway line between these two stations has had level crossings removed by all four methods - ie. road raised, road lowered, rails raised, and rails lowered.
Edit:
Also, the two stations are about 7 km apart.
  Connex Station Master

The railway line between these two stations has had level crossings removed by all four methods - ie. road raised, road lowered, rails raised, and rails lowered.
Edit:
Also, the two stations are about 7 km apart.
Gauntlet
Sunshine and Watergradens?
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
No, but you've got the right line.

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