Where am I? #4

 
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

Lacking some movement here... around 10km from town...

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  duttonbay Minister for Railways

The 360 suggests 36000' from Melbourne - 6.82 miles.  What about Bell, with the station between there and the signal being Regent?  

(I have no idea when this section converted to 3-position signalling, but it was double line block in 1963).
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

A colour-light repeating signal existed at this location for about five years during the 1960s.  It became obsolete when the section it was used on went over to automatic signalling. It was an up-facing signal, around 10km from town and numbered 360.  There was a station between it and the home signal it gave advance warning of.  V/Line Passenger trains currently travel along this route.  Either station the signal was in between will be counted as the answer.

Not:
Dandenong
Syndal
Moorabbin
Mentone
Bell
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Random guess - West Footscray?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Essendon? Was the end of three position auto signals in the 1960s, so I assume an up repeater would have been located somewhere on the down side.
  Bullucked Assistant Commissioner

Glenbervie
If correct, give it to Duttonbay.
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

Glenbervie or Strathmore would have done.  Repeating signals were fairly uncommon in the suburban area and E360, the signal in question only lasted for about 5 years.  It was abolished when three position signalling was brought into use between Essendon and Broadmeadows in 1965.  E360 was located on the down side of Glenbervie, but gave advance warning of the up home arrival at Essendon around 1km away and out of sight.

Well done duttonbay for some good guesses and to Bullocked for finally nailing it.

Over to... duttonbay (on Bullocked's request).
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Apologies for the delay - sometimes other stuff gets in the way...

This location had a signal box but no station
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

Newport South
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Not Newport South
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

Dendy St, Brighton
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Not Dendy Street
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Brooklyn?
  Bullucked Assistant Commissioner

Franklin Street?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Not Brooklyn either.

This location had a signal box but no station
There were no turnouts controlled by the signal box

Incorrect guesses: Newport South, Dendy Street, Brooklyn
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

Patterson (had a signal box before it had a station)
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Not Patterson
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

Northcote Loop Junction
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Not Northcote Loop Junction either.

This location had a signal box but no station
There were no turnouts controlled by the signal box
The signal box was replaced when auto signalling was introduced around 1972

Incorrect guesses: Newport South, Dendy Street, Brooklyn, Patterson, Northcote Loop Junction
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

Bay Road (between Highett and Cheltenham)
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Bay Road (between Highett and Cheltenham)
"retromelb"

Correct. You were almost right on the money with Patterson, only need to skip along the same stretch of line a short distance.

Over to you, retromelb
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

Cheers duttonbay.  Surprising it lasted into the 70s, especially as it did not control a level crossing either.  Next up...

A station that had two through passenger platforms, lost one, then regained it.
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

It lost a "through" platform for many years but gained a "dead-end" platform in its place.  The overall platform count did not change during this transition.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
It lost a "through" platform for many years but gained a "dead-end" platform in its place.  The overall platform count did not change during this transition.
retromelb
To get things started: Macleod?
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

A station that had two through passenger platforms, lost one, then regained it.
It lost a "through" platform for many years but gained a "dead-end" platform in its place.  The overall platform count did not change during this transition.

Not:
Macleod

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