I suppose I don't get another go...
Why not? I don't mind.
... - but just felt like adding B67 could add once round of the inner circle and once round of the City Loop to any intinerary that hasn't already included them for extra distance - there being 3 pairs of lines from Spencer to Flinders
As for Warrenheip - that is now a separate section so I could split hairs on that one - but the other 2 are a fair call.
Yes, I guess that I might have to concede the Warrenheip bit.
Final comment: Much easier in NSW
Yes, I was thinking that N.S.W. may be the only other state where you could do this sort of thing to any significant extent, although I don't know all the other states well enough. You may be able to in Queensland if the starting and finishing point is not in Brisbane, and there may be a possibility in W.A., but that would be about it, I think.
I'll probably be wrong, but i'll borrow B67 and add a bit on...
Spencer St - Tottenham (goods line) - Newport - Nth Geelong (via Altona I guess) - Ballarat - Maryborough - Castlemaine - Bendigo - Heathcote Jcn - Albion - Nth Melbourne - Spencer Street - East Malvern - Outer Circle ...
Nope, that's a reversal (at Waverley Road, actually. See below).
- Clifton Hill - Jolimont - Clifton Hill Loop - Spencer Street - Flinders Street - Northern Loop - Spencer Street
Nope, the Northern Loop doesn't come out at Spencer Street - it emerges at North Melbourne heading away from the city.
Am I out a little bit or a lot? Like 2km or 200km?
A lot. Hint: Look at some of the earlier suggestions; parts of them you didn't include are correct.
But I'm not sure it was possible to get onto the Outer Circle that way without reversing. To the best of my knowledge (far from perfect) it wasn't.
I used to have a map of all the closed lines in Melbourne, and IIRC there was a connection, but I could be wrong.
On the same day in 1890, lines from Camberwell and Burnley to Oakleigh were opened. Waverley Road was the junction of the two lines, just south east of the current East Malvern Station, but East Malvern wasn't there then. The junction faced up trains.
The Ashburton and Darling to Oakleigh sections closed soon after. In 1929, there was a small extension from Darling to East Malvern, followed soon after by the extension to Glen Waverley.
Anyway If I get it right, i'll let you ask the next one,
Perhaps you should start thinking of a question - just in case.
It's still anybody's game.
Another clue. If you are really struggling to know what existed, check out the maps at http://pigfish.vic.cmis.csiro.au/~ajw/VRMaps/index.html
Actually, this question is more a test of analytical skills than knowledge - if you have access to suitable maps showing all the old lines.