Where is it? Victorian Country Cryptic Edition

 
  NIGELINOZ Assistant Commissioner

Location: Tallangatta,Vic,
Warracknebeal?

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  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
If I may quote Sir Humphrey, " Well, Minister; yes,.. and no."

It's Warracknabeal, not Warracknebeal.

Just a straight anagram which NIGELINOZ picked up very rapidly. We'll forgive him the spelling lapse after all those years in "furrin parts."

NIGELINOZ takes the driving seat.
  NIGELINOZ Assistant Commissioner

Location: Tallangatta,Vic,
Thanks Valvegear and thanks for forgiving my spelling. Embarassed
On to the next question,this isn't an anagram but a cryptic clue which should
be fairly easy.

If people get lost the best advice generally would be to call out the Army
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Carapooee ?
  NIGELINOZ Assistant Commissioner

Location: Tallangatta,Vic,
No not Carapooee.
The answer is cryptic,new hint after the next guess.
  RoderickSmith Banned

Location: Banned
Holler for a Marshall.

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor
  NIGELINOZ Assistant Commissioner

Location: Tallangatta,Vic,
Not

Carapooee
Marshall


If people get lost the best advice generally would be to call out the Army,but to find me you should know that I was on a branch line,417 feet above sea level.
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  RoderickSmith Banned

Location: Banned
I am not wading through curves and grades.
If lost on the Buninyong line, call out the grand old Duke of York St, who will rescue you with 10 000 men, and march you at least half way home.

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor
  NIGELINOZ Assistant Commissioner

Location: Tallangatta,Vic,
Not

Carapooee
Marshall
York


I was a station 126 ½ miles from Melbourne,at 417 feet above sea level and the clue is:
If people get lost the best advice generally is to call out the Army

BTW -The answer is one word .
  RoderickSmith Banned

Location: Banned
Undoubtedly the clue is giveaway, but I am not looking at curves and grades.
'Who's got the show to give the customers a thrill?'
'General Grant?'
'No, Colonel Buffalo Bill'...
(opening of 'Annie get your gun')

Grantville

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor
  NIGELINOZ Assistant Commissioner

Location: Tallangatta,Vic,
Not:

Carapooee
Marshall
York
Grantville

I can't be more specific with clue without giving it away,but I can say that Rodericks last guess was the correct line of thinking, I will give a new hint after the next guess if it isn't correct.
  RoderickSmith Banned

Location: Banned
General Gordon of Khartoum was too close and too high.
I doubt that another clue is needed: just brute force until someone opens a curves and grades book, or even a public timetable.

Aha: it took me 1 min to get the station, 1 min to discover that it wasn't named after the general, but after an early resident of the area (coincidentally with the same first name), and 1 min on google to get some background on the general).

No more clues, but I'll enter the answer if a couple of incorrect responses appear.

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor
  NIGELINOZ Assistant Commissioner

Location: Tallangatta,Vic,
I don't remember saying that is what named after the general Roderick. Razz
  RoderickSmith Banned

Location: Banned
You certainly didn't make the claim Nigel, it was just something which I discovered.

Meanwhile, if lost in the far west: call on General Robert E Leeor.

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor
  NIGELINOZ Assistant Commissioner

Location: Tallangatta,Vic,
1 min to get the station

Obviously you travelled on something other than a V Line train Roderick! Wink
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Or if you're lost in the east, get Montgomery before he's promoted to Field Marshall.
  NIGELINOZ Assistant Commissioner

Location: Tallangatta,Vic,
Not:

Carapooee
Marshall
York
Grantville
Gordon
Montgomery
Leeor (Which I  had never heard of)Shows what 5 years away can do.

Next hint: Name of station is 8 letters.
  RoderickSmith Banned

Location: Banned
I am leaving the quiz for others to solve, since I did consult the references.

You really would be lost to land on the Nullarbor (outside the scope of this quiz), and call on General Haig.
AFAIK, that one is no coincidence: it was named after the man.

Mount Eisenhower (Qld) is too strained.

If you were Lostwithiel at Torquay (Qld), you could call on the Modern Major General.

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor
  2001 Moderator The Snow Lord

Location: The road jump at Charlotte Pass. Paxman Valenta on two planks.
General Sir Henry Havelock
  RoderickSmith Banned

Location: Banned
IIRC Leeor was the last station in Victoria before Serviceton, and was closed years before you went away.  The name was revived as a modern crossing loop.

I loved the Havelock entry.

General Custon's last stand was in SA (although not far from the VR border).

General Monash got a town named after him in irrigation SA, but the nearest railway station was not named after the town.

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor
  NIGELINOZ Assistant Commissioner

Location: Tallangatta,Vic,
Not

Carapooee
Marshall
York
Grantville
Gordon
Montgomery
Leeor
Havelock

Best Hint I can give now ,which should give it away is that the station was named after a local settler who,as Roderick pointed out had exactly the same christian name and surname,as the general I am thinking of.
Think Australian Army.
  KEG Junior Train Controller

Cosgrove?
  NIGELINOZ Assistant Commissioner

Location: Tallangatta,Vic,
Yes,We have a winner !
[b]Cosgrove[/b] ,is correct,on the Shep-Dookie line,126½ miles from Melbourne.
The clue of course was Generally,meaning to look for a General,and Army,
so General and Army lead to Cosgrove,after General Peter Cosgrove,former
head of the army.

Congratulations [b]KEG[/b] Take the staff for the next section of the quiz please.

BTW, Roderick,I'm sure [/b]Leoor[b] was closed long before I went away,possibly long before I was born even. Wink
  RoderickSmith Banned

Location: Banned
Bother,
It was won just as I was trying Bogeybilla (NSW): however, he was only a colonel.

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor
  KEG Junior Train Controller

Thanks NIGELINOZ.

This one should be fairly easy:


Not my bloody parents.

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