Where am I Victoria? - Non Cryptic - #3

 
  Faredodger Assistant Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Well thought out, duttonbay.  But not correct.

In addition to a piece of infrastructure, I was a named halt.

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  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Cheviot Tunnel?
  Faredodger Assistant Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Cheviot Tunnel?  I remember driving my car through that in the '90s.  No, Gman_86, not Cheviot Tunnel.

To recap, with a couple of additional pieces of information:

I am a piece of railway infrastructure on a closed line.

I was a named halt, with a two-word name.

Although it has been a number of decades since I was last used by a train, I continued to be of use, down the years, to other traffic in precisely the same way.  But not as a rail trail.

I am not a bridge or a tunnel.
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf
The former railbridge over the Murray River that is now the road bridge with the halt being Moama.
  Faredodger Assistant Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Nice try, but it's still a bridge.

I was a piece of infrastructure that was of particular relevance during the steam era.  And don't say a refreshment room!
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

What about the short lived halt named Barongarook Water on the Beech Forest line. Perhaps the water tank still exists at that location?
  Faredodger Assistant Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
I'm not sure that it does.  That's on the rail trail; I once walked it, but I don't recall seeing it.  I'm not sure about short-lived.  There was a Barongarook Water throughout the existence of the line; but it moved locations in 1920, as the first location was on a steep grade, which made staring difficult in wet or frosty conditions.

Not the correct answer, duttonbay, but by Jove you're getting warm!
  Faredodger Assistant Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Staring?  I meant "starting"!
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Getting warm? The only water tank which I am pretty certain exists is that at Dinmont, but that's only a one word station.
  Faredodger Assistant Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
It is indeed one word.  But you're warmer that you realize, duttonbay.

Further clue:

I was an unofficial passenger halt, and, for a time, a junction for two timber tramways.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

There was an unofficial passenger stop at Water Tanks, just beyond Kincaid, but whether the tank (or standpipe) is still in existence I know not. Two timber tramways transferred their loads to VR here, Brown's and Dewe's, but they were not in operation at the same time.
  Faredodger Assistant Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
I'll take that answer.  The literature I have refers to it as either Water Tanks or Kincaid Water.

The two tramways were indeed Brown's and Dewe's.

The standpipe was last used by trains during the track dismantling exercise of 1961.  In more recent years, it has been used by road trucks.  The railway standpipe itself has been replaced by different non-railway fixtures, but the pipework below ground is pure V.R.

Over to you, duttonbay.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Thanks Faredodger.  I would never have been able to come up with that answer without your generous hints.  Stand by while I contemplate the next question.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Where was "Water Tanks", please?  Unlike duttonbay, I had no idea even with Faredodger's generous hints.Laughing
  Faredodger Assistant Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
It was between Kincaid and Wyelangta.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

It was between Kincaid and Wyelangta.
Faredodger
Speed Limit 20 simply says on the upgrade south of Kincaid. Norm Houghton in "The Beechy" has Kincaid at 210.8km, and Water Tanks at 211.6km, so 800m south (down direction, up the hill) beyond Kincaid. The question as to whether metric measurements should be used for a railway which closed before we became metric is one for another time and place.

Next question:
I am an open location, although the station is no longer in existence.
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf
Underbool.????
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Navigators?
  Faredodger Assistant Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Rowsley?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

None of Underbool, Navigators or Rowsley

I am an open location, although the station is no longer in existence.
There are no scheduled passenger trains through here.
  Dave C Chief Train Controller

Location: Maitland
Korong Vale
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Lal Lal?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Not Lal Lal (I thought that station still existed, although no longer in use) but it is indeed Korong Vale.

And the staff is handed to Dave C
  Dave C Chief Train Controller

Location: Maitland
Thanks Duttonbay lucky guess

I'll start with this clue

This location once had a Turntable.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Murtoa?

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