Where am I Victoria? - Non Cryptic - #3

 
  Lachlan's Train Channel Junior Train Controller

Location: probably taking a photo of 7901V
Woorinen?

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  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Not Nyah West, but we do have a winner.  The answer is Woorinen.

The workers' train ran (a 102 h.p. Walker) between Swan Hill and Piangil (Woorinen being the first actual station beyond Swan Hill - there were three R.M.S.P.s between the two).

There was also on weekdays a school service that ran between Woorinen and R.M.S.P. 26 on the up side of Swan Hill, servicing the Swan Hill Technical School.  That service is the only one I have been able to find, and I suspect the the only one at all, that terminated as a Rail Motor Stopping Place.

And so it's over to Lachlan's Train Channel for the next teaser.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Not Nyah West, but we do have a winner.  The answer is Woorinen.

The workers' train ran (a 102 h.p. Walker) between Swan Hill and Piangil (Woorinen being the first actual station beyond Swan Hill - there were three R.M.S.P.s between the two).

There was also on weekdays a school service that ran between Woorinen and R.M.S.P. 26 on the up side of Swan Hill, servicing the Swan Hill Technical School.  That service is the only one I have been able to find, and I suspect the the only one at all, that terminated as a Rail Motor Stopping Place.

And so it's over to Lachlan's Train Channel for the next teaser.
Faredodger
Most interesting. Found in the 1961 public timetable and the 1965 WTT, although the public timetable has the service terminating  at Swan Hill rather than RMSP 26 (which doesn't appear).  I'm sure back in the days when I came into possesion of the WTT I would have noticed that, but it certainly didn't lodge in the memory banks.  Excellent question...
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
I refer you to a thread in R.P. entitled The Wayward Wanderings of Victorian RMSP's, and in particular posts by penov dated 24/1/2009 and pawanoro dated 5/2/2009.  R.M.S.P. was established just after your 1961 W.T.T., duttonbay, and the service to the Tech. School commenced on 6/2/1962.

The school service, I believe, ran until a couple of weeks before the cessation of all regular passenger services beyond Swan Hill at the end of 1976.  I can't explain the absence of the reference to R.M.S.P. 26 in the 1965 W.T.T.  It does appear in Andrew Waugh's 1970 Railway Map of Victoria.
  hbedriver Assistant Commissioner

While closed to passengers, isn’t Woorinen still an open station? Pretty sure SSR load grain trains there still
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
I was led to believe it was closed; but if I am wrong, I apologize.

I have not seen the area first hand for many years.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Woorinen is listed in the VLine Train Operating Data document, as is Woorinen AWB Out Loading Facility, about 1400 metres further down the line.

No matter, it was a most interesting question.
  hbedriver Assistant Commissioner

It was, actually. And I was about to suggest Mildura, so wrong line as well as very much now the wrong gauge.

So, come on, what’s the next location clue?
  Lachlan's Train Channel Junior Train Controller

Location: probably taking a photo of 7901V
Thanks Faredodger.

This next location is a terminus, which never had a turntable.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Bairnsdale?
  Lachlan's Train Channel Junior Train Controller

Location: probably taking a photo of 7901V
Bairnsdale?
Valvegear
Not Bairnsdale.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Kyneton?
  Lachlan's Train Channel Junior Train Controller

Location: probably taking a photo of 7901V
Kyneton?
railblogger
Not Kyneton.
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

Whitfield
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
The question says that "the next location is a terminus". I am assuming that the word "is" (present tense) means that this location is still open and operating. Am I correct?
  Lachlan's Train Channel Junior Train Controller

Location: probably taking a photo of 7901V
The question says that "the next location is a terminus". I am assuming that the word "is" (present tense) means that this location is still open and operating. Am I correct?
Valvegear
Correct.

So there's our next clue, this location is still open

So not Whitfield
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Not Whitfield, but what about Walhalla. Still operating (storm damage not withstanding)
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

Oaklands (sort of)
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

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

Location: Richmond Vic
Tocumwal ?
  Lachlan's Train Channel Junior Train Controller

Location: probably taking a photo of 7901V
Not Walhalla, Oaklands or Tocumwal. I do believe Tocumwal had a SG turntable for a time?

It is, however, Yelta. Not much has ever been there, other than a small station, a few sidings, goods shed and grain silos.

Over to Faredodger.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Not Walhalla, Oaklands or Tocumwal. I do believe Tocumwal had a SG turntable for a time?

It is, however, Yelta. Not much has ever been there, other than a small station, a few sidings, goods shed and grain silos.

Over to Faredodger.
Lachlan's Train Channel
Tocumwal originally had a 53' table on the broad gauge, replaced by a 70' table by 1948. Oaklands had a NSWGR table.
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

......................................Oaklands had a NSWGR table.
duttonbay
Presumably never used by BG. Has it ever been used by locomotives from the 'Victorian side'?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

......................................Oaklands had a NSWGR table.
Presumably never used by BG. Has it ever been used by locomotives from the 'Victorian side'?
kitchgp
Of course not, but the question was seeking a terminus which never had a turntable, with no qualification as to the gauge of the turntable.   Smile   I was merely expanding on Lachlan's Train Channel response, where the possibility of Tocumwal having a NSW turntable was raised.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Thanks, Lachlan's Train Channel.

I am a closed station on an open line.

I lost my passenger platform even before the passenger service ceased, the shelter being relocated to ground level.

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