Where am I Victoria? - Non Cryptic - #3

 
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Koroit?

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  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Kilmore?
  hbedriver Deputy Commissioner

Well, those last two guesses both share something with the correct location, in that there were two ways to leave them and get to Melbourne.

Neither guess was correct (nor Rushworth).
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
East Natimuk?

Could get to Melbourne the direct way via Horsham and Ballarat or the long way via Hamilton and Warrnambool.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Axedale?
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Newtown?
  hbedriver Deputy Commissioner

Well done,Newtown it is. There were probably about a dozen different routes, anyone counting?

Over to Faredodger
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Thanks, hbedriver.

Sorry for my tardiness:  I've been horrendously busy over the weekend, and that looks like continuing over the week.  I'd been considering missing my turn and declaring an open forum, but I'll put up the quickest of quickies.  Please don't think me disrespectful for posting something you think is too easy.

This location had no station, so trucks were often stabled on the running line and picked up by the next train.  (It's hard to imagine anyone's being allowed to do that today.)
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Nowingee?
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Not Nowingi.
  hbedriver Deputy Commissioner

Pollard?
  Faredodger Chief Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
And hbedriver has it with Pollard!

Formerly Bradford, it had no siding; so at times a truck was trained behind the guard's van, left on the running line and retrieved by the next train.
  hbedriver Deputy Commissioner

Thanks Faredodger, an unusual way to run trains, one which today’s experts would possibly not permit.

Try this one;

A closed location on a closed line. This one had a similar train arrangement to Pollard!
  hbedriver Deputy Commissioner

No takers yet, let’s try another clue.

In the latter days, the line was operated by one of the VR’s more unusual classes of locos. All members of that loco class still exist
  hbedriver Deputy Commissioner

Still no guesses yet, so another clue.

While built for the VR, they only ran a train or two, Harold Clapp is reported to have been on one train, after which a private company ran the line.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Still no guesses yet, so another clue.

While built for the VR, they only ran a train or two, Harold Clapp is reported to have been on one train, after which a private company ran the line.
hbedriver
Well, I'll try the gypsum line west of Nowingee. Not with any real confidence, but it's the only one I can think of that sort of covers the clues.
  hbedriver Deputy Commissioner

RustyRick has it with the line west of Nowingi. Trains were hauled into “11 mile loop” (also known as Sunset Siding), the loco would run round, then propel the rake to its destination, whether the gypsum loader or Nowingi. Peculiar way to run a train, but they did so for decades, and thus the similarity to Pollard.

The last loco in service was M232; it and 231 are both at Newport Steamrail.

I don’t know whether there ever was a Staff out there, but by whatever Authority, it’s over to RustyRick
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Do'h! Nowingi... My spelling is getting worse in old age.

I drove the formation from Rocket Lake back to Nowingi a few years ago. This was the old gypsum wagon loader. FYI - Y109 is located at the Millewa Pioneer Park.  

  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Ok, for the next teaser.

I had a siding for the transfer of goods to a tramway, not from.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Hmm. no takers.

The siding really only delivered two types of cargo to the tramway - one of which could be considered a version of the other.
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

Mulwala
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Not Mulwala

The freight was from State Government owned authorities and delivered to a different State Government authority.
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

Alexandra
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Not Alexandra
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

State Rivers & Water Supply Commission siding, between Patho and Gunbower.

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