Where am I Victoria? - Non Cryptic - #3

 
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Not either of Oxley or Bridgewater.

Two more good guesses, but neither is correct.

We are searching for a closed station which shares its name with locations in three other states
The station was for quite some time the terminus of a now closed line


Incorrect answers:
Alberton
Lyndhurst
Newstead
Hamilton

Oxley
Bridgewater

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  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

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

Not Balmoral either.  I will add another clue in the morning.
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

Eureka
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Not Eureka

We are searching for a closed station which shares its name with locations in three other states
The station was for quite some time the terminus of a now closed line
The line on which our station was located was once a cross-country line

Incorrect answers:
Alberton
Lyndhurst
Newstead
Hamilton
Oxley
Bridgewater
Balmoral
Eureka
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

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

Yay!  Kingston is correct. The next clue was going to mention the three other states plus a territory.

Faredodger has the next question.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Funnily enough, I was just considering whether I should withdraw that answer, as Kingston was never an "official" terminus, as far as I can find out.  The line was opened unofficially by the contractors in 1886; but the official opening of the line by the V.R. was between North Creswick and Rocky Lead in 1887.

The line was a terminus of sorts in the late 1970s, but again unofficially, after the line between Allendale and Newlyn was closed; but that was to transport decommissioned Tait sets to Kingston, where they were burned.  My earlier teaser on Kingston a few months ago was based around that circumstance.

My next teaser will be in a similar vein to the last two, but slightly different.  You may judge for yourselves as to whether I have "upped" the ante or not.

I am a closed station.  My name is an anagram of a the name of a station in another state.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Fair call on Kingston being a terminus. Perhaps I had your question in mind when I added the third clue.

I don't even know yet where to start with the current question....
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Apropos duttonbay's question - I had no idea there was a Kingston in Victoria. Where is/was it, please?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Apropos duttonbay's question - I had no idea there was a Kingston in Victoria. Where is/was it, please?
Valvegear
Between North Creswick and Daylesford, the station before Newlyn, which was the terminus when the section between there and Daylesford closed in 1953. Was only a temporary terminus during the burning of the Taits.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Curses! . . . missed it completely.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Back to the quiz: Tatonga; anagram of Got a tan (presumably in Queensland)
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Brilliant, Valvegear!  And hilarious.  But wrong.  We're looking for the anagram of an actual station name.  And it's not in Queensland.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
I would suggest that the odds on solving this one are astronomical. I'm with duttonbay; no idea where to start.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
I'm sorry.  Here are  few more clues:

I am a closed station on a similarly closed cross-country line.

My existence was unexceptional - I had a 200-foot passenger platform with a staff-locked loop siding and a goods shed and platform.  I opened and closed with the line.  There doesn't seem to have been any significant change to my infrastructure, except for the withdrawal of the caretaker after the first 30 years.  Boring!

My name is an anagram of a station in southern N.S.W.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
No bites?  All right.

I was on a cross-country line which closed in the 1950s.

The N.S.W. line with the anagrammatic name was closed in the 1980s.
  Hansie13 Locomotive Fireman

Berringa? (as opposed to Berrigan in NSW on the Tocumwal line).
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Well done, Hansie13; Berringa (on the Irrewarra-Newtown cross-country line) is the right answer; and it's over to you.
  Hansie13 Locomotive Fireman

Cheers Faredodger; working out which Victorian line was OK, but finding the matching NSW station took a bit of staring at a map.

I am an open station still served by V/Line.

I have changed gauge over the course of my life.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Wangaratta?
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Springhurst?
  Hansie13 Locomotive Fireman

Neither of Wangaratta or Springhurst, though I can confirm both are on the right line (though that isn't much of an additional clue).

I was not a junction station.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Avenel?
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Violet Town?

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