Location of the former railway station at Chewton

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Would anyone please share the lat and long for the former station site.

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  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

Would anyone please share the lat and long for the former station site.
bevans
From VicSig Locations:

-37.0859, 144.2596
(Between Fryers Road and Railway Street)
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Would anyone please share the lat and long for the former station site.
From VicSig Locations:

-37.0859, 144.2596
(Between Fryers Road and Railway Street)
kitchgp

Thanks when was this station removed?
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

Closed 16 Jun 1975. No demolition date given. Perhaps with the RFR upgrade.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Closed 16 Jun 1975. No demolition date given. Perhaps with the RFR upgrade.
kitchgp
Gone long before that. I was working in Castlemaine in the early 2000's, and there was no sign of it then.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Slightly off topic but white gills was there a station in that area of Bendigo and was it used to service the racecourse ?
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
White Hills - there was a platform for the racecourse. The remains are still visible off Andrew St.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

There was a station named "Bendigo Racecourse". It was ¾ mile (1.2 km) beyond White Hills Siding.  Formerly named Sandhurst Racecourse, and later Epsom Racecourse.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
There was a station named "Bendigo Racecourse". It was ¾ mile (1.2 km) beyond White Hills Siding.  Formerly named Sandhurst Racecourse, and later Epsom Racecourse.
duttonbay

Why was White Hills called a siding was there a large business at that location?
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
There was a station named "Bendigo Racecourse". It was ¾ mile (1.2 km) beyond White Hills Siding.  Formerly named Sandhurst Racecourse, and later Epsom Racecourse.

Why was White Hills called a siding was there a large business at that location?
bevans
Probably because there was no station.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

There was a station named "Bendigo Racecourse". It was ¾ mile (1.2 km) beyond White Hills Siding.  Formerly named Sandhurst Racecourse, and later Epsom Racecourse.

Why was White Hills called a siding was there a large business at that location?
bevans
Don't know. According to VicSig the siding was located just on the up side of the the Heinz Street level crossing.
  Griffinrails Official Junior Train Controller

Location: Dunno. (help i'm lost)
There was a station named "Bendigo Racecourse". It was ¾ mile (1.2 km) beyond White Hills Siding.  Formerly named Sandhurst Racecourse, and later Epsom Racecourse.

Why was White Hills called a siding was there a large business at that location?
Don't know. According to VicSig the siding was located just on the up side of the the Heinz Street level crossing.
duttonbay
Making me hungry.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Closed 16 Jun 1975. No demolition date given. Perhaps with the RFR upgrade.
Gone long before that. I was working in Castlemaine in the early 2000's, and there was no sign of it then.
RustyRick
Early 2000's? So did you work in Casselmaine or CarSellmaine? Laughing
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Casselmaine. Not the stuck up Newcarsle pronunciation.
  historian Chief Commissioner

There was a station named "Bendigo Racecourse". It was ¾ mile (1.2 km) beyond White Hills Siding.  Formerly named Sandhurst Racecourse, and later Epsom Racecourse.

Why was White Hills called a siding was there a large business at that location?
bevans

White Hills was a siding because it was not open as a passenger station. There were two parts to the siding: a public siding and a VR ballast pit loading gravel from White Hills.

It's technically the first location opened on the Echuca line - it was the site of the contractor's depot and was the source of the ballast for the line. It appears to have been retained as a ballast siding after the opening of the line. In 1906 a public goods siding was provided. By 1929 it was open for outwards gravel,  fruit, and vegtables. The ballast siding was closed in 1941 and lifted beyond the railway boundary; probably to reclaim the rails for more important work. The remainder of the siding lasted until 1983 when it was removed. At this date it was unlikely to be used for public traffic. A more likely use would have been to store vehicles for the workshops, as most of the sidings in the vicinity were used.
  historian Chief Commissioner

Closed 16 Jun 1975. No demolition date given. Perhaps with the RFR upgrade.
Gone long before that. I was working in Castlemaine in the early 2000's, and there was no sign of it then.
RustyRick
Gone by the mid '80s. The platforms had been cut back to facilitate drainage and trackwork, and I can remember noting the line of platform gravel still in the bank.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
There was a station named "Bendigo Racecourse". It was ¾ mile (1.2 km) beyond White Hills Siding.  Formerly named Sandhurst Racecourse, and later Epsom Racecourse.
duttonbay
The remains of Bendigo Racecourse. Look closely and you can see the wires from the platform bracing hanging out of the ground.

  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Casselmaine. Not the stuck up Newcarsle pronunciation.
RustyRick
Actually being from Adelaide my first instinct is to say CarSellmaine but I quickly worked out that you stand out like nuts on a tall dog if you do!

And don't even start me on how to pronounce Gingell St!
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Casselmaine. Not the stuck up Newcarsle pronunciation.
Actually being from Adelaide my first instinct is to say CarSellmaine but I quickly worked out that you stand out like nuts on a tall dog if you do!

And don't even start me on how to pronounce Gingell St!
BrentonGolding
Off track here but anyway, you don't live near DonKarster by any chance, BG ? Razz

BigShunter.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat Line
Casselmaine. Not the stuck up Newcarsle pronunciation.
Actually being from Adelaide my first instinct is to say CarSellmaine but I quickly worked out that you stand out like nuts on a tall dog if you do!

And don't even start me on how to pronounce Gingell St!
BrentonGolding

That would be pronounced as 'Ginjl' street, with a hard 'G', with the second 'g' being soft...being a former resident and all.

And it's definitely pronounced Casselmaine.

And whilst we are on a about Chewton station, my late grandfather rode his bike out there to the station every day for 22 years from Parker St, Castlemaine. His bike had no gears, so a lot of walking was involved on the hills and Google maps gives his one way ride in all weathers and white frosts as he was at work by 8am on the VR, Ways and Works Branch, Chewton track gang as 5.5Km.

So that's 11Km a day and 55Km a week, which I'm certain being a man of clean habits set him up for his relatively long life of 96 years.

He retired maximum age (65)in 1967.

Mike.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Off track here but anyway, you don't live near DonKarster by any chance, BG ?
"BigShunter"
Correct pronunciation is Donk'ster.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Casselmaine. Not the stuck up Newcarsle pronunciation.
Actually being from Adelaide my first instinct is to say CarSellmaine but I quickly worked out that you stand out like nuts on a tall dog if you do!

And don't even start me on how to pronounce Gingell St!

That would be pronounced as 'Ginjl' street, with a hard 'G', with the second 'g' being soft...being a former resident and all.

Mike.
The Vinelander
So here's the rub. That is EXACTLY how I pronounced Gingell when I first moved here. And I got laughed at. Every cab driver, Railway Hotel front bar regular and pretty much anyone else that I have met in my time here who is not a blow in pronounces it something like Jingle. No, I don't get it either.......
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat Line
Casselmaine. Not the stuck up Newcarsle pronunciation.
Actually being from Adelaide my first instinct is to say CarSellmaine but I quickly worked out that you stand out like nuts on a tall dog if you do!

And don't even start me on how to pronounce Gingell St!

That would be pronounced as 'Ginjl' street, with a hard 'G', with the second 'g' being soft...being a former resident and all.

Mike.
So here's the rub. That is EXACTLY how I pronounced Gingell when I first moved here. And I got laughed at. Every cab driver, Railway Hotel front bar regular and pretty much anyone else that I have met in my time here who is not a blow in pronounces it something like Jingle. No, I don't get it either.......
BrentonGolding

It sound like they were perhaps second generation 'blow-ins' perhaps originally from the Republic of Moreland etc. Smile

My grandmother...dearly departed 40 years ago pronounced it as I wrote above. So Brenton, you are correct and you have the last laugh.
The funny thing with language of course is that if enough people say a word, incorrectly or otherwise often enough, the pronunciation may stick.

Mike.

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