Where is it ~ Melbourne Suburban (Photo) #3

 
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Heidelberg.

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  retromelb Chief Commissioner

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Not:
Glenferrie
Richmond
Footscray
Between Collingwood and Victoria Park
Between Jolimont and West Richmond
Spencer Street
South Yarra
Caulfield
Camberwell
Between Seddon and Yarraville
Between North Melbourne and Lloyd Street
St Kilda
Malvern
Clifton Hill
Heidelberg

NB: The photo can be clicked through to view as larger.  There are actually two shots joined together to make the panorama.
  mclaren2007 Assistant Commissioner

Location: recharging my myki
Sunshine?
  pawanoro Deputy Commissioner

Burnley?
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

We finally have a winner!

These photos were taken from the north side of Burnley station around the mid-late 1920s - the ironwork in the foreground presumably being for the viaducts on the Albion - Broadmeadows line, as the captions only mention their construction (State Library of Victoria collection).

On the left, at the corner of Stawell Street and Madden Grove stands State School 2853.  Unfortunately this fine example of gothic revival architecture is long gone.  On the right can be seen part of the former platform connecting pedestrian footbridge.

The rooftops in the background belong to the row of Victorian terraces along Madden Grove that stand to this day.  Besides these rooftops, the only other structures in this view remaining today are the two overhead stanchions and the top of the station hut on the up platform (two pinnacles and chimney).

Over to pawanoro for the next photo...
  MtBeenak Train Controller

I am confused.  Burnley is two stations east of Richmond on the Lilydale/Belgrave/Glen Waverley side of the city.  There is no large ironworks under Burnley Station, except for a short section where the Glen Waverley Down Line flies over the  Up and Centre lines from Camberwell.

Albion/Broadmeadows is on the west of the network.  The two are in no way connected, except through Flinders St.  Are you sure this is not part of the works for the Goods Line which runs through the Bunbury St Tunnel under Footscray Station?  This tunnel was put in in 1928 as part of the construction of the Albion to Broadmeadows goods line, which was later converted to dual gauge.

Bunbury...Burnley...Hmmmmmm!

EDIT!

I searched State School 2853 and found a similar looking school building at the same intersection in Burnley, but I still cannot fathom the connection to the Goods Line on the other side of the city, or the reason for the iron work.

Mick
  retromelb Chief Commissioner

Mick, the iron works beside Burnley station was A. Challingsworth Pty Ltd (476 Swan Street).

They were also involved in manufacturing girders for a strengthened Goulburn River bridge at Seymour to support the burden of S Class pacifics at high speeds:

Article from The Argus, 1 July 1929 via Trove
  MtBeenak Train Controller

When you first posted this I knew it had something to do with the Goods Line.  I found several pics of girders and tunnel arch supports being prefabricated, but all of them were being done on the western side of the Maribyrnong.  These days I guess we would be prefabricating them in China and assembling here!
  pawanoro Deputy Commissioner

Thanks retromelb, a nice photo. A. Challingsworth even built wagons for the VR. Many of the heavy engineering firms built bridge components for the VR and the Railway Construction Branch, which would then be delivered to site and assembled.

Here is a new photo, hopefully not one I have used in the past (it's been a while).

  MtBeenak Train Controller

pawanoro
As this thread appears dead, I will guess Oakliegh.  Any chance of a clue???????
  Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:
I'll try Lilydale.
  MtBeenak Train Controller

Is there an adjudicator? How long before we declare this round dead and call "open floor"?
  Boss Chief Commissioner

Location: Caulfield Line
WSITD Upper Ferntree Gully
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Fitzroy?
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia
Is there an adjudicator? How long before we declare this round dead and call "open floor"?
MtBeenak
Have you sent pawanoro a PM? Smile
  Chidda Bang Locomotive Driver

Location: Banned

Rolling Eyes i take it over now

wheres it

  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
high street, resivoir ?
  MtBeenak Train Controller

Every level crossing in the suburban system!
  Chidda Bang Locomotive Driver

Location: Banned
high street, resivoir ?
dthead
Correct over to you
  Chidda Bang Locomotive Driver

Location: Banned
Um post sumthing mate or i call mods
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Correct over to you
Chidda Bang


Lucky Guess. Even luckier you worked out my missperlling too !

While I look for a photo,  can you enlightrned us re the incident, where it was/date/ what happened.....?


Regards,
David Head
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Try to locate this one:



Regards,
David Head
  ab123 Chief Train Controller

Werribee?
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Werribee?
ab123
Correct, on the up side with the hardware store on the right.

You turn !


Regards,
David Head
  ab123 Chief Train Controller

I haven't got anything so open floor!

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