Where am I Victoria? - Non Cryptic - #3

 
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Morkalla it is, mikesyd.

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  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
The stumbling block was the 'substantial platform' - is anyone aware of any photos that exist?

Moving on in the meantime:

I am a Former Junction station, at which the present station carries its third name.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
The stumbling block was the 'substantial platform' - is anyone aware of any photos that exist?
mikesyd
***Slaps head*** Not exactly a substantial platform, but I've been there not that long ago.

Rick

  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
***Slaps head*** Not exactly a substantial platform, but I've been there not that long ago.

Rick

RustyRick
Substantially bigger that some others that were erased.

Anyway, back to the hunt with the current one brought forward.



I am a Former Junction station, at which the present station carries its third name.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Clarkefield/

Rick
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Yes, Clarkefield it is. Over to you RustyRick.

Originally opened in 1861/2 (with, or shortly after, the opening of the line) as Lancefield Road, then renamed to Lancefield Junction in 1881/2 when the Lancefield line was opened, then renamed to Clarkefield in 1926. Actually it had 4 names, as it was Clarkfield for a few weeks in 1926 - presumably a spelling error that was rectified when someone noticed. There is a large timber viaduct over Bolinda Creek  about 1-2km out on the Lancefield line that is on the Heritage Reqister.

There is also an historic Bluestone "Watering Hole" in the form of the Coach and Horses Inn which dates from 1857 (before the railway) about 100m from the station.

I have a family connection to the place as my Great Grandfather was a Ganger there from about 1884 to 1888, during which time he married the daughter of another Ganger and their first child was born there.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Thanks Mikesyd. I'll have to have a bit of a think for a day or so. I'll have something up by Sunday night.

Rick
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
This location was to have a 53' turntable installed, but no turntable was ever built here.

Rick
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
This location was to have a 53' turntable installed, but no turntable was ever built here.

RustyRick
It did have another method of turning though.

Rick
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Serviceton perhaps ?
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Not Serviceton.

I was a terminus for a few years before the line was extended.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Not Serviceton.

I was a terminus for a few years before the line was extended.
RustyRick
The extension didn't cover costs, so it was lifted after a few years. This site remained the terminus until the lines eventual closure.

Edit - reworded the clue.

Rick
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Meringuer did have a triangle and no turntable. It was not a terminus for quite a few years until the Morkalla extension was closed.
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Meringur it is. Bit of a coincidence that I had it in mind for a while, then Morkalla came up. Anyway, I've seen an early drawing for the station site that showed that a turntable was planned, but I guess seeming it's out on the wide open plains a triangle was probably the cheaper option.

All yours Rodo.

Rick
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
This was a terminus station, now closed. The line ended in a cutting where the fairly extensive sidings joined in a neck where freight trains would gravitate their wagons back into the fairly large yard.

There was a surveyed right of way going beyond the cutting through the township with some kind of plan to extend the line up the valley to the next township. The extension was never built.

The sidings served a sawmill and a freight shed with the passenger platform and brick station opposite.
There was also an engine shed and turntable.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
An uneducated punt at Noojee.
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Noojee lacked the end of the line in a cutting and a brick station, amongst other things.

Not a bad guess just the same but in the wrong part of the state.
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
In the more declining years of the branch pine pulp wood formed a significant outward traffic.
  dmgrail Junior Train Controller

Location: Wangaratta Vic. 3677
Bright

The proposed extension was to run to Harrietville.

Nothing to provide, so open floor!
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Right on the ball dmgrail. I hope that somebody can come up with a post, otherwise I may have make up another.
  brownhillboy Train Controller

Here's one....

An active line still passes through the site of this closed station.

Back in the eighties, it was proposed that the station become the terminus of the line. Traffic to or from this location had been absent for years, but at the time of the closure proposal, newly obtained container traffic was being handled at the site, and a few bitumen tankers were also unloaded there.

This traffic only lasted a couple of years, and eventually, a new terminus was selected.
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
A closed station that might roughly approximate this is Hillside, just short of Bairnsdale.
  brownhillboy Train Controller

A closed station that might roughly approximate this is Hillside, just short of Bairnsdale.S
Rodo
Sorry, not Hillside.

The line remains open for grain only.
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Jeparit perhaps ?
  brownhillboy Train Controller

Jeparit perhaps ?
Rodo
Not Hillside or Jeparit.

The line on which this station was situated has been truncated twice. There are two operating grain loading facilities beyond this point.

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