Where am I Victoria? - Non Cryptic - #3

 
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Portland Harbour?

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  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Not Kilmore or Portland Harbour.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Yallourn?
  hbedriver Deputy Commissioner

I suppose it depends on how short is long, and how long is short.

Redan?
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Very true, hbedriver, things are relative.  In this the "long" is considerably longer than the "short".  And that's the long and short of it.

A couple of interesting answers, but it's neither Yallourn nor Redan.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Barry Beach?
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
And the winner is Valvegear!

Barry Beach is the correct answer, having opened as a relative latecomer in 1969 as the terminus of a short branch line (dare one say a spur?), and in 1990, with the closure of the line to Welshpool and the abolition of Barry Beach Junction as a result, becoming in effect the terminus of the entire residual South Gippsland Railway - at least for the next 2 years, until the line was further truncated to Leongatha.

Valvegear, you have the road.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Thanks Faredodger.

Next: A station which was served by a named train.
  Djebel Chief Train Controller

Geelong
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Mildura?
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Well that didn't last long (25 minutes to be exact!). I thought that maybe people would think Overland, Spirit of Progress, Vinelander or even Gippslander, but Djebel saw through my ruse and scored with Geelong.  . . served by the Geelong Flier, subsequently renamed as The Flier when Geelong was no longer its terminus.

Djebel is now in the chair.
  Djebel Chief Train Controller

Bugger.  Now I have to think up clues.

Closed station on an open line.
I was once a junction station.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Carlsruhe?
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Moriac?
  Djebel Chief Train Controller

Neither Carlsruhe nor Moriac.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Strathmerton?
  Lachlan's Train Channel Chief Train Controller

Location: probably taking a photo of 7901V
Red Cliffs
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Wedderburn Junction
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Bowser?
  Djebel Chief Train Controller

Strathmerton it is indeed.

Valvegear, the staff is yours.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Thanks Djebel.

This location is the middle one of three stations which trains would pass in alphabetical order.
  JMarto15 Locomotive Driver

Craigieburn?
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Not Craigieburn ( which is ineligible any way since it is a Metro station).


This location is the middle one of three stations which trains would pass in alphabetical order.

Before it goes any further, I should add a caveat - the three station names all start with the same letter.
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Assuming that the station is concerned is on a closed line, I shall say Neerim.  Up trains would pass through Nayook, Neerim and finally Neerim South.

(The first photograph of the Noojee line I ever saw was of a special that ran to Neerim South for the opening of the Catholic church in 1905.  My thought on the matter at the time was "Neerim my God to thee".)
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Not Craigieburn, Neerim.

This location is the middle one of three stations which trains would pass in alphabetical order.
The three station names all start with the same letter.


(My thought on the matter at the time was "Neerim my God to thee")
"Faredodger"
. I am reminded of Basil Fawlty with his shonky builder who is prone to starting sentences with, "As the Good Lord says..." Basil finally cracks with, "Mr O'Reilly, if you mention the Good Lord one more time I shall immediately move you closer to Him."

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