Where am I Victoria? - Non Cryptic - #3

 
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Carlsruhe? (Thomas Jefferson visited Karlsruhe when he was American envoy to France).

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  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Clever, but not Carlsruhe.  (Was that ever a terminus?)

Another clue:  There was a derailment at the location in the 2000s.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Longwood? (F H Tubb, VC came from the area and fought at Ypres.)
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Longwood is the right answer, but I wasn't thinking of F.H. Tubb, V.C.  (Clever of you to dredge that up!)

It was a terminus briefly in 1972/3 and closed in 1981 as part of the New Deal.

A ballast train derailed at the site in 2008.

My next clue would have been that there were once two gauges there.

The French connexion, apart from Mr. Tubb?  It is said to have been named after Longwood House, which was the residence of Napoleon I during his exile on St. Helena.

Over to you, Valvegear.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
OK - let's continue in the same vein.

A closed station on an open line, with a name connection to England.  
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

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

Location: Richmond Vic
Ah; from the play Lady Windermere's Fan ( not to be confused with Lady Fandermere's Wind).

Very nostalgic, but not Windermere.
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

Sanger
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
A closed station on an open line, with a name connection to England.  

Not: Windemere, Sanger.

A V Line service also passes this location.
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Good one, Valvegear!  I wasn't thinking of Oscar Wilde, however, but of the town of Windermere on the shore of Lake Windermere in northern England, after which the station is named.

So since that isn't right, I'll say Locksley, named after Tennyson's poem Locksley Hall.
  hbedriver Deputy Commissioner

Cannot find a “Whingeing Pom”, so what about “Sulky”?
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Faredodger has the correct answer with Locksley (hbedriver gets an honourable mention for Sulky).

In fact, it wasn't Tennyson's poem that I had in mind, but Robin of Locksley, famous for his tussles with the Sheriff of Nottingham. That was going to be the next hint, if needed.

Faredodger takes up the running again.
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

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

We are now looking for a closed station on an open line - one that doesn't have anything to do with French history or English literature.  This was an electric staff crossing station, but generated little in the way of traffic itself.  There is only a mound there now.  Nothing beside remains - sorry, I'm channelling English poetry again (hits self on head).
  hbedriver Deputy Commissioner

Ah yes, Ozymandias; still so appropriate in today’s world politics. Apologies for incorrect sbelling.

To the quiz, how about elevating the conversation? Ingliston?
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Very good - Ozymandias:

The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:

"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings;
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains.  Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away."

(And there is supposed to be a literary link with Napoleon.)

That doesn't make the answer Shelley, by the way.  There's a mound here, neither two vast and trunkless legs of stone, nor a shattered visage.  Not even a silo.  And while I like the idea of elevating the conversation, it isn't Ingliston, either, even if it's elevated by being at the top of its eponymous bank.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
"Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,"

and he guesses Trawalla.
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
I'll answer with a simple, non-poetic "not Trawalla".

Further clue:  The station was once a terminus, albeit for a short time.
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
I'll answer with a simple, non-poetic "not Trawalla".

Further clue:  The station was once a terminus, albeit for a short time.
  hbedriver Deputy Commissioner

Bealiba?
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Not Bealiba (where there is more than just a mound).

Further clue:  There has been a change of gauge since the station closed.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Cressy?
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Not Cressy.

Further clue:  There is no longer a passenger service through this location, although there was one at the time of closure.
  hbedriver Deputy Commissioner

Armstrong?
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

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

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
No takers?  All right, another clue:

At one time, overnight passenger trains crossed at this location.

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