NSW - Cityrail Where Is It? - CRYPTIC VERSION

 
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Not Ingleburn.
Go west young man, go west.

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  georges Chief Train Controller

Valley Heights??
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Close, still west.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
I can find five three-syllable names between Valley Heights and Lithgow, and that's where I grind to a halt.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
I can't make sense of the clue either, but I'll make a wild stab at Newnes Junction.  I am aware that it is apparently no longer in regular use, and I'm not even sure it counts as suburban, but it was the junction of a long-closed line that used Shay locomotives, which may have had three cylinders, as, apparently, some of them did.  Beyond that I haven't a clue.
  georges Chief Train Controller

Wikipedia says that D57s (3 cylinders) could not operate west of Wallerawang because of their weight and/or loading gauge. Pity the station has four syllables and is just beyond the wires. Pronouncing the name conjures up the sound of a steam loco going up hill. I am too 'young' to recall the difference between the sounds of two and three cylinder engines!
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

https://arhsnsw.com.au/product/the-big-engines/
IIRC, this particular quote came the above publication.
The exhaust beat was described as, this ain’t Ka toom ba.
Suppose it was more of an abstract guessing compilation but I thought it go off fast.
Next.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
More onomatopoeic than a traditional cryptic clue.
  303gunner Junior Train Controller

Has this thread stalled? (No, not a clue, it's a question!)
  TomBTR Chief Train Controller

Location: near Sydney
Has this thread stalled? (No, not a clue, it's a question!)
303gunner
Yes.

This part of an old ship will not be ready for a year or two.
  georges Chief Train Controller
  TomBTR Chief Train Controller

Location: near Sydney
Crows Nest it is. Georges has the helm.
  georges Chief Train Controller

Shakespearean heroine to be admired.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Miranda?
  georges Chief Train Controller

Miranda?
Faredodger
Bingo! Spotlight on Faredodger.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

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

Next clue:

First death at 50, but what a mess!
  303gunner Junior Train Controller

Mortdale?
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Not Mortdale.
  T777 Locomotive Driver

Location: Clare Valley, South Australia
Strathfield?
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Strathfield is correct.

"A mess implies an anagram, the Roman numeral for 50 is l; throw that in with "first death' and there is your anagram of Strathfield.

T777 has the road.
  T777 Locomotive Driver

Location: Clare Valley, South Australia
Thanks, Faredodger! I'm stuck in Sydney under lockdown with carp internet - I hope to be able to follow the answers. Shouldn't take long.
The reason I'm in this mess is that I'm a drongo.
  303gunner Junior Train Controller

Thanks, Faredodger! I'm stuck in Sydney under lockdown with carp internet - I hope to be able to follow the answers. Shouldn't take long.
The reason I'm in this mess is that I'm a drongo.
T777
Gordon?
  T777 Locomotive Driver

Location: Clare Valley, South Australia
That's it. 303gunner - Gordon is an anagram of  drongo, and vice versa.  You have the road.
  303gunner Junior Train Controller

Flightless Aircraft as far as the eye can see.

Hint It IS NOT International Airport or Domestic Airport Stations. https://www.railpage.com.au/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
  TomBTR Chief Train Controller

Location: near Sydney
Albion Park?

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