siding just after essendon

 
  spottyrahr Chief Commissioner

just after essendon station, just behind windy hill, there are signs of a old siding there, can anyone fill me in?

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  John of Melbourne The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Melbourne suburbs
just after essendon station, just behind windy hill, there are signs of a old siding there, can anyone fill me in?
"spottyrahr"
Essendon had a goods yard on the up side at the down end.  Is this what you would be referring to?
  spottyrahr Chief Commissioner

i dunno...
i was walking over the bridge and i saw that the overheard goes out heaps wider like going over another track, and when i looked over, there was a wot use to be an old peice of track going up to a buffer. i just wanted to no wot it was used for as i cant see anything industrial :S
  mjja Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Mount Waverley, Melbourne
Yes I saw that when I used to go there for work. I assumed it was for short-term stabling, maybe related to the Showgrounds branch.

Semi-related is the Kensington sidings, where you can see FA locos and grain wagons most of the time. And a rail tractor too.
  John of Melbourne The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Melbourne suburbs
Essendon has changed a lot over the years, and is only a shadow of its former self.  See http://www.railpage.org.au/bms/maps/esdmap.gif for a plan of it at its height, and http://www.railpage.org.au/bms/esd.htm for dates of changes at Essendon.
  spottyrahr Chief Commissioner

Yes I saw that when I used to go there for work. I assumed it was for short-term stabling, maybe related to the Showgrounds branch.

Semi-related is the Kensington sidings, where you can see FA locos and grain wagons most of the time. And a rail tractor too.
"mjja"


kensington siding is actually used, they use that grain silo there, theres trains there everyday cept da weekend, thats an actual used one, but i think i found out wot the siding was for after lookng at some maps
  Rocket Deputy Commissioner

Essendon had a goods yard and an extension going towards Glenbervie adjacent to the up line. Footy specials were sometimes put there when there was a match at Windy Hill. The suburban stabling sidings were parallel and adjacent to the down line at the up end. Many more spark sidings have been removed from places like Box Hill, Croydon, Reservoir, and Heidelberg.
  BJ Titsengolf That's Numberwang!

Location: Right here, right now, right here, right now...
On the down side of the down line is the base of the old water tower. You can still see the formation of the old loco siding if you look close enough.

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