NSW - Cityrail Where Is It? - CRYPTIC VERSION

 
  303gunner Junior Train Controller

Macdonaldtown?
Old Northern
No.

Right line of thought, but wrong line.

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  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Yagoona?
  303gunner Junior Train Controller

Yagoona?
Valvegear
Correct.

First McDonald's Restaurant in Australia was in Yagoona, but the store later closed. Yagoona no longer has a claim to fame!
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Yagoona no longer has a claim to fame!
"303gunner"
Yes it does; Valvegear has been there!Laughing

Back soon with a new quiz.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
OK, next one:-

This animal is mixed up in an argument.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

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

Location: Richmond Vic
We're moving along like lightning in this thread and Faredodger set the pace this time.

He is correct with Berowra, and has line clear.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

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

Another quick one, at the risk of a libellous assertion:

Kevin Whateley is not a good actor.
  T777 Locomotive Driver

Location: Clare Valley, South Australia
Lewisham? (Inspector Morse's offsider Lewis (Kevin Whateley) is a ham?)
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
I don't really think Kevin Whateley is a bad actor at all, but I had to sacrifice him for the sake of a cryptic clue.  Lewisham is the right answer.

Incidentally, the term "ham" in relation to acting is short for "hamfatter".  In times gone by, the less successful members of the acting profession were poorly remunerated, and being unable to afford cold cream, which was very expensive, used ham fat to remove makeup.  So mediocre performers became known as hamfatters.

T777, you have the staff.  (Given the theatrical tone of this clue, perhaps it's better to say you're travelling on ticket.)
  T777 Locomotive Driver

Location: Clare Valley, South Australia
Thanks, Faredodger. I agree with you about Kevin Whateley - I don't think he is a hamfatter. The Lewis role was a foil for John Thaw's Morse. Also, sorry for the delay, courtesy of the NBN and their minor wiring problem.

Twice when mixing, some stir; most rise.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Morisset?
  T777 Locomotive Driver

Location: Clare Valley, South Australia
Morisset it is, Valvegear. You have the road.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Thanks T777.

Nests at a short US State?
  TomBTR Chief Train Controller

Location: near Sydney
Rhodes?
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Not Rhodes.
  georges Chief Train Controller

Mascot?
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Not Rhodes, Mascot.

Nests at a short US State?

Clue: Insect nests at a short US State.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
No takers?

Not Rhodes, Mascot.

Nests at a short US State?

Clue 1: Insect nests at a short US State.

2:  Industrious insects' nests at a short US state.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Pennant Hills?  Ant hills and Pennsylvania?
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Hooray!  Pennant Hills it is, as stated by the Honourable Member for Fare Dodging.

The road is yours, good sir!
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

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

New clue:

The lion has been angered.
  T777 Locomotive Driver

Location: Clare Valley, South Australia
A wild stab in the dark - Milsons Point? (anagram of 'Lion stomps in', as it would if enraged...  :-]
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Very, very clever, T777!  Not right, but absolutely brilliant.  I wish I'd thought of it.

Time for another clue: the answer isn't an anagram.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
I wonder whether the King of the Beasts is angered i.e.  Kings Cross.

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