Anyone have any more information?
I wouldn't take the Melways as gospel. The line may have branched up of Sth K but physically run along side it and then diverged.
The signal diagram isn't literal but even then it suggests that in the vicinity of the platforms the line would have been there, a diverge sooner than that would be shown at an acute angle.
But to reiterate, don't take the Melways as gospel
Could have made a good spur line!
Flemington Racecourse branch 2 (don't laugh, Versailles in Paris has three railway stations, 1 on the main line and 2 on 2 separate spur lines all with 1km walk of each other)
that block of land is opposite the Racecourse and is HOT HOT HOT property I just wonder how many residence knew it's past history?!