NSW - Cityrail Where Is It? - CRYPTIC VERSION

 
  303gunner Train Controller

So many good answers, but those stations have served locations or suburbs that are those things. I might even suggest that Museum is today preserved AS a Museum. None of those are what I have in mind, but maybe that clue is too broad,

So, This station Has never been what it's name says it is.

A straight line goes from Point A to Point B

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  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Fairy Meadow?
  303gunner Train Controller

Fairy Meadow?
Valvegear
Not Fairy Meadow. The station of Fairy Meadow is named for the Village that was established there before the railway arrived, not because someone imagined there were miniature magical creatures scampering in a moonlit field.

This station has never been what it's name says it is.

A straight line goes from point A to Point B.

This station name implies a feature, which has never been here, or in the surrounding location, or in the name of the location.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Seven Hills?
  303gunner Train Controller

Seven Hills?
Valvegear
Not Seven Hills, which may or may not have 7 hills around it, but it was/is the name of the location.

This station name implies a feature, which has never been here, or in the surrounding location, or in the name of the location.
  303gunner Train Controller

This station has never been what it's name says it is.

A straight line goes from point A to Point B.

This station name implies a feature, which has never been here, or in the surrounding location, or in the name of the location.
303gunner
The ladies of the South Coast must wear petticoats.
  Griffinrails Official Locomotive Driver

Location: Dunno. (help i'm lost)
Waverton? (Waving is a movement from A to B, and stations can't wave since they don't have hands.
  303gunner Train Controller

Waverton? (Waving is a movement from A to B, and stations can't wave since they don't have hands.
Griffinrails Official
Good reasoning, but not Waverton.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
I am like the bewildered milkmaid - in a state of udder confusion.
  5915 Chief Commissioner

Albion Park?

5915
  303gunner Train Controller

OK, I admit that I might have muffed this one. I declare defeat. I can't think of a vague clue generic enough without possibly describing too many other stations. Any more specific clue that might offer other info, I think will be too obvious.

The station is Shellharbour Junction, which is not a junction station, is not in a suburb called Shellharbour Junction, and the location has never had any sort of junction, either rail or tramway. To boot, for many years the station location was a single line, but even now is just 2 platforms on a main and loop. Should have been called Shellharbour Road.

Petticoats? Every Railfan knows Petticoats:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRhi8Tk9nNE

I give the road to the next random person who comes up with a clue.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
I often wondered why Shellharbour Junction was so named when it apparently started life as Dunmore. I couldn't find any evidence of an existing or previous rail junction, and now 303 has confirmed it.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Perhaps they wanted to build a junction there but found they couldn't have done more.
  303gunner Train Controller

I often wondered why Shellharbour Junction was so named when it apparently started life as Dunmore. I couldn't find any evidence of an existing or previous rail junction, and now 303 has confirmed it.
Valvegear
You should have "Dunmore" research. The station called Dunmore started out as Shellharbour.

There is a funny story (too funny to be entirely true) regarding David Hill, the State Rail CEO doing "undercover boss" trips around the network to see it from a customer's POV. One day, he decided to visit the seaside spot of Shellharbour, which he had heard a bit about. So he caught the train to Shellharbour, and got off the train on the single platform that was there in the middle of farm paddocks and no sea view to be seen. He asked the Junior Station Assistant if this was Shellharbour Station. He was told it was. He then asked "where is Shellharbour?", and was told it was about 6Km that way. Well, why didn't they build the Station there? "Because it's probably better being here next to the railway line!" Ahh, JSA's of the '80s, will we ever see their likes again?

David Hill then undertook to have the station called Shellharbour (Dunmore), because it is actually located in the suburb of Dunmore. When a brand new station was built 800m closer to Sydney in 2014 (at Shellharbour Road, still in the suburb of Dunmore), it was called Shellharbour Junction. The original Shellharbour station is now called just Dunmore, with it's original 1887 building.

Anyway, next clue is open to anyone who wants to have a try.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Nice story!  I'd be happy to sit back and let someone else put up a question this time.
  TomBTR Chief Train Controller

Location: near Sydney
The angry queen jumps the gun.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Victoria Cross?
  TomBTR Chief Train Controller

Location: near Sydney
That was quick, yes. Not as much fun as when it was a tramway junction. Over to VG again.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Thanks Tom. Here's another quickie.

This place could use fewer letters.
  303gunner Train Controller

This place could use fewer letters.
Valvegear
Martin Place, with the much reduced GPO?
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Not Martin Place.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
This place's name could use fewer letters.

Not Martin Place.
  bov Train Controller

Parramatta ( Paramata )
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
This place could use fewer letters.

This place's name could use fewer letters.

Not Martin Place, Parramatta.

Reduce the existing number of letters by half.
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Wyee?    YE.

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