What about the Apex/Hanson and the other sidings at Westal, or don't they count as Metro hates their existance.......
Looking at Google Maps earth view there's still a few if you know a rough location to look at. Out by Bombardier https://goo.gl/maps/xa3Ae, there's the Kimberly-Clarke siding with no factory and a real life example of a dog-bone/oval model train layout.
Going though here http://www.signaldiagramsandphotos.com/mywebpages/vr/metro.html will give a rough idea on what's gone.
Do we also cover Geelong on this discussion ?
There is also the siding that leads to the Brooklyn tip (not far from the quarry). I think it was last used back in 2010 by X42 sending down some old freight wagons for scrapping. I don't think it's useable at the moment, there is a fair bit of growth building up over it, but it's still connected.
Is it still there? -37.802756, 144.843428
With the springing up of container parks in this area, I wonder if extending or relaid tracks to these parks could help the truck issues that are in these areas.
There is a brilliant book published in 2012 by Train Hobby Publications titled "Melbourne's Industrial and Suburban Sidings: a photographic profile compiled by Neville Gee" which details all that you might be looking for. It looks like it can still be bought - I found my copy at the recent Caulfield Model Railway Exhibition.
Link to the catalogue: http://catalog.trainhobby.com.au/product_info.php?products_id=162&osCsid=2c7f42e499fec113f4b5c0be5d7e5493
I've had a pursue of that book and to me it appears that they ran out of steam in the process of collating it. It has details on western, northern and inter metro, then it just peters out with oh here's some photo's of eastern and south-eastern suburbs and look the Hawthorn goods yard had a symmetrical three-way point at one point.Outstanding book
There are elements shown that are no doubt repeatable on a model train layout, though I doubt using the scale equivalent of soil and Lilydale topping for ballast would be appreciated by some. I am puzzled by some of the shown trackwork, mostly where to enter a siding on the left the train is sent right and shortly crosses back over (with a diamond) the line it originated from. An apparent known to still to be existing of this is the standard gauge entry (http://goo.gl/maps/UWczi) for Ford.