Where am I Victoria? - Non Cryptic - #3

 
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
Then what about Wallan, for the climb up to Heathcote Junction?

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  Faredodger Train Controller

Location: Ferntree Gully
I'm not going try anything beginning with S or M.

I'm going to have a stab at Hamilton.  I wonder if the 1 in 52 confronting up trains could have required the occasional banker.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Hamilton is indeed correct. Here's a photo of T405-T351 banking an up train away from Hamilton, the train being headed by T377, taken in March 1977.

https://flic.kr/p/2jJo7mv

And with that, it's over to Faredodger for the next puzzler.
  Faredodger Train Controller

Location: Ferntree Gully
Right - hopefully a quick one.

I am an open station.

A branch line service once originated within my precincts, but I was never a junction station myself.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Woodend?
  Faredodger Train Controller

Location: Ferntree Gully
Not Woodend.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Seymour?
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
Moe ?
  Faredodger Train Controller

Location: Ferntree Gully
Not Seymour or Moe.
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale
Traralgon,,,
  Faredodger Train Controller

Location: Ferntree Gully
Not Traralgon.  I don't think you can say it wasn't a junction, but I take the point that the Mirboo North goods originated there at one time.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Wangaratta ( for Bright and Yackandandah)
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
Maryvale?  (APM siding)
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Portland?
  Faredodger Train Controller

Location: Ferntree Gully
Good reasoning, Valvegear and Lad_Porter, but take note of a major point of initial clue: I was never a junction station myself.
That can't be said of either Wang (although the branch from that location did not connect physically with the main line) of Maryvale.  So I am neither of those.

I had a couple of private sidings running from my yard, but no actual branches (this was in the days when we had a real railway system), so they don't count.  Naturally, there is none of that infrastructure now.
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale
Warrnambool.
  Faredodger Train Controller

Location: Ferntree Gully
Sorry, typo. error in the last post: "of Maryvale" should read "or Maryvale".

Not Warrnambool.  I am on an line that still has a passenger service, but not the south-western line.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Wild stab at Kyneton.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I wonder whether it was Sunbury, for trains to Lancefield.
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale
Broadford.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

I think you missed my guess of Portland, but your subsequent clue ruled it out. I will take a punt on Wallan.
  Faredodger Train Controller

Location: Ferntree Gully
Apologies, duttonbay; I missed your guess of Portland.  But you're right, it wasn't correct.  Nor is it Wallan, although it satisfied all the criteria up to this point.

Nor was it Broadford or Sunbury.

But it is Kyneton, whence the Redesdale service originated.

Over to you, railblogger.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Thanks @Faredodger.

Next clue:

I was once the terminus for more than one line.
  Faredodger Train Controller

Location: Ferntree Gully
This is not necessarily a straightforward question, as it gives rise to the question of what constitutes a terminus.  The dictionary meaning is the end of a line or route; but not ever having been a railwayman, I don't know how precisely the word is used in Victoria.  Is it the physical end of the infrastructure, or simply the end of a regular route, which opens up the question to a larger range of contenders.

Is this all about terminology?

(Incidentally, the word comes from Terminus, the Roman god of boundaries.)

Anyway, to start the ball rolling, I'll go with the obvious one and say Daylesford.


And please forgive my drivel.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
This is not necessarily a straightforward question, as it gives rise to the question of what constitutes a terminus.  The dictionary meaning is the end of a line or route; but not ever having been a railwayman, I don't know how precisely the word is used in Victoria.  Is it the physical end of the infrastructure, or simply the end of a regular route, which opens up the question to a larger range of contenders.

Is this all about terminology?

(Incidentally, the word comes from Terminus, the Roman god of boundaries.)

Anyway, to start the ball rolling, I'll go with the obvious one and say Daylesford.


And please forgive my drivel.
Faredodger
I knew that was going to be easy. Daylesford it is.

Back to you @Faredodger.

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