Where am I Victoria? - Non Cryptic - #3

 
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Wensleydale?

Sponsored advertisement

  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Not Wensleydale, but a good guess.

Further clue:

My line was associated with one particular crop that is no longer grown on a large scale in the area.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Timboon?
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Not Timboon.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Thorpdale?
  timred001 Beginner

sunshine
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Was Boisdale ever a terminus of the Briagalong line? Sugar beet to Maffra maybe?
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Not Thorpdale  (As far as I know, the area is still a potato-growing area.)

Not Sunshine  (With the greatest respect, this is purely a country thread, so Sunshine could never be part of it.)

Not Boisdale  (As far as I know, it was never a terminus, but a damned good piece of thinking, duttonbay.  One tends not to think of sugar beet.)

Let's sum up

I am the terminus of a closed line.

My site is now part of a privately-owned property, but the name of the property reflects its railway provenance.


My line was associated with one particular crop that is no longer grown on a large scale in the area.

I am not:

Nayook
Lancefield
Wensleydale
Timboon
Thorpdale
Sunshine
Boisdale

Another clue:

During the depression years, my line made a profit, unlike the other branch lines in the area.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Could it be Crowes?
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Not Crowes.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
No takers?  Here's another clue to keep things moving:

Not far from my location is a rather interesting geological formation.
  deadlaker Train Controller

Alvie?

I should flesh out my guess really - the crop would be onions and the nearby geological formation would be Red Rock.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Right on all counts - I am Alvie, the nearby geological formation is Red Rock (worth a visit) and the crop was onions - no longer grown on the scale it once was, owing, I believe, to white rot to a large extent.

The Alvie line, which was a very basic operation, was, probably for that reason, making a profit in the depression years then the Beechy and the lines to Forrest and Cressy were losing money.

The station site is now a farm, or farmlet, which several years ago the owner named "Rails End".

Your turn, deadlaker.
  deadlaker Train Controller

Thanks Faredodger, it was the geological formation hint that got me there.

I can't hope to match the standards of the best question-setters here - I'll put something up anyway to keep things rolling.

I am a location on a closed line.  On the outskirts of this settlement there is extant trestle bridge that crosses a watercourse that is not the one more commonly associated with the location.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Nothing wrong with that clue!

I'm going to say Tarwin, as in addition to the trestles over the Tarwin River, I believe there is a trestle bridge crossing Black Spur Creek.  (I'm only surmising, as the last time I was down that way, the line was still open!)
  deadlaker Train Controller

Not Tarwin, FD.  The trestle bridge mentioned crosses a river rather than a creek.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Koondrook?
  deadlaker Train Controller

Not Tarwin or Koondrook.

As mentioned, the town where this station is located is more associated with a river other than the one flowing under the extant trestle.  The river flowing under the trestle is crossed by a different rail line at another location.
  deadlaker Train Controller

OK, apologies in advance if this comes across as more as a 'River' quiz than 'Railway' quiz but I'll persist just a little longer.

I'll denote the river flowing under the extant trestle as River B.  The river more conspicuous at this location can be River A.

At the time of writing, River A does something that Victorians are heavily discouraged from doing.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
I'm not too sure about this, but is it by chance Casterton? With the river in question being the Glenelg River?
  deadlaker Train Controller

A very good chance Gman_86 because it is exactly Casterton.  The trestle bridge is over the Wannon River, it flows into the Glenelg River just to the south-east of town.  The Glenelg is the more conspicuous river as the (Glenelg) Highway crosses it at the eastern end of the town.  The railway also crossed the Glenelg river with the now-demolished trestle that extended from the end of the station yard.

The topical inference to the current Victorian lockdown relates to the Glenelg running on the SA side of the border for about 2km not long before it gets to Nelson.

Over to you Gman_86.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
***Slaps head***

And I was there Tuesday...
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Great stuff there deadlaker. Now for what should hopefully be a quick one:

I am seeking a station that although it initially closed in the 1970s trains do now regularly stop there.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Mooroopna?
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

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

Sponsored advertisement

Display from: