"Twin pairs" of stations on other networks

  303gunner Train Controller

Here is a curious co-incidence I don't think I have ever seen replicated anywhere else.

At the moment on Ebay, there is a vintage QGR ticket between two stations Forest Hill and Rosewood; https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/184896301996?ul_noapp=true . These two localities are located on the western line between Ipswich and Gatton. Now the curious thing is that there two stations on the old NSWGR called Forest Hill and Rosewood, and they are also on the same line as each other, the Tumbarumba Branch.

Now I know that it is not uncommon for suburbs or towns to have a twin in another state (I think every State in Australia has a "Richmond"). It is much less common for those states to have Railway Stations with another of the same name in another state, but there are several examples. But I cannot think of any (other) example where two locations that are on the same line, and potentially served by a single train, have a twin pair in another State that are also on the same line and served by one train. Can anyone think of any others?

Having said this, someone will now tell me that there was a requirement in the Federal Constitution for each State to have two stations called Forest Hill and Rosewood, and they must be served by one rail service!

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  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Hawthorn and Mitcham. On the suburban Ringwood line in Melbourne, and in the Adelaide suburbs, on the South line. There's a Croydon further out on the line to Lilydale in Melbourne, but the one in SA, whilst in suburbia, is on another line.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
1. Richmond and East Richmond.
On the Richmond line in NSW, and also on the suburban Ringwood line (making two matching pairs on the Ringwood line when added to duttonbay's pair.)

2. Auburn and Burwood.
On the main western line out of Sydney, and on the Alamein line in Melbourne.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Epping (Mernda line) and Epping (T9 Northern and M1 North West lines).

Windsor (Sandringham line) and Windsor (Ferny Grove line).

Newmarket (Craigieburn and Flemington Racecourse lines) and Newmarket (Ferny Grove line).
  G Train Locomotive Driver

A twin pair on the same line but different networks that I can think of:

Richmond & Windsor - Richmond Branch Sydney & Sandringham Line Melbourne
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Another pair is Auburn and Croydon.

On the main western line out of Sydney, and on the Lilydale line in Melbourne.

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