Where am I Victoria? - Non Cryptic - #3

 
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Both good answers, but not right.

It is not:

Salisbury
Dunkeld
Stratford
Dartmoor
Carlsruhe
Derby
Hamilton
Sale
Yelta
Sebastopol
Balmoral
Branxholme
Springfield
Antwerp
Avoca
Llanelly
Lismore
Grampians
Mortlake.

I'm being taken all around the world here, but not yet to the right part!

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  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Lilliput?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

I haven't yet noticed any from NZ. Let's try Huntly.

Edit: except for Stratford, but there are Stratfords in the UK.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Rochester?
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Not Lilliput, Huntly or Rochester.  (Incidentally, duttonbay, there is a Hamilton in New Zealand, so she is already represented.)
  hbedriver Deputy Commissioner

Epsom?
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
Horsham?
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Not Epsom or Horsham.  Read the clues, folks: the station is closed, and to is the line on which it was located.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Wedderburn?
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Coleraine? (as also in Northern Ireland)
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Sorry, folks, in my last post, "to is the line on which it was located" should read, "so is the line on which it was located".

It is not:


Salisbury
Dunkeld
Stratford
Dartmoor
Carlsruhe
Derby
Hamilton
Sale
Yelta
Sebastopol
Balmoral
Branxholme
Springfield
Antwerp
Avoca
Llanelly
Lismore
Grampians
Mortlake
Lilliput
Huntly
Rochester
Epsom
Horsham
Wedderburn
Coleraine.

A couple more clues:

The location in question was the largest intermediate station on its line.  Not that that says much: it was a wayside stop that lost its caretaker a good two decades before the line closed.

It was not, or at least not normally, a crossing station.

It had a single loop siding with a dead end extension at one end, and a goods platform.

It was the only station on the line to have its passenger platform on the up side.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Kingston?
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Boisdale was a station on the former branch line from Maffra to Briagalong.

Boisdale was also a station in the town of the same name in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Is it Boisdale?
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Two good answers.  But I'm afraid it's neither Kingston nor Boisdale.
  ed31880 Train Controller

Portland
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Lima?
  hbedriver Deputy Commissioner

Credit where it’s due; Faredodger has managed to keep this one going most of the year, well done!

Moyhu?
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Thanks, hbedriver.  Unfortunately, it isn't Moyhu.  (Where is the overseas counterpart for this one?)

And it isn't Portland.

The answer is Lima, and duttonbay is Peruvian worthy of taking us to the next destination.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Thanks Faredodger. I had not realised there were so many names duplicating overseas station names. There's more to come, I'm sure.

This station has much in common with Lima, including the basic track arrangement
Edit: The basic track arrangement at least as it existed in the early years of the 20th century
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

OK, let's see whether wer can get this moving. I was in a hurry last night, and I think my clues was a little bit cryptic, or at least very wide open. So let's dump multiple clues in at once...

  • This station has much in common with Lima, including the basic track arrangement at least as it existed in the early years of the 20th century.
  • Another thing in common is the platform which is (or was) located on the up side. It was not unique on the line, as was the case with Lima; in fact the next station in the down direction also has the platform on the up side.
  • A third thing in common is that if you type " railway station" into google the top results are all for a station in another country, although that foreign station name simply begins with the one we seek, rather than a simple duplicate.
  • One point not in common is that the line through Lima is closed and lifted, whereas the line our station is on is still open, although no passenger trains run any more.


More clues later, after we see whether anybody is brave enough to stump up an answer.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Lah?  (googling shows Lahore)
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Lah?  (googling shows Lahore)
Valvegear
Brilliant! Well done and finding the answer to me very obscure and poorly throught-out question.

I have been basically offline for the last couple of days doing Grandfather things, including spending a day babysitting two grandsons (my son's kids) and that night looking after a 2 year old while my daughter went to hospital at 10pm, had a little baby boy, and returned home before 6am the next morning. Miss 2yo was alseep the whole time, and woke to find both a new baby brother, but her grandparents in her house before breakfast.  I was planning to add more geographic clues today once I caught up with a few other things.

Over to Valvegear.
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Congratulations, duttonbay.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
This former station has had two locations.
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

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

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