Where am I Victoria? - Non Cryptic - #3

 
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Neither Colac not Linton Junction.

We are looking for a junction station.
One or more lines passing through this station has been closed
Two or more lines which this station serviced have been closed
Three or more lines which this station serviced have been closed
All lines through this station are closed

incorrect answers: Heywood, Castlemaine, Mangalore, Dunkeld, Wedderburn Junction,
Bowser, Cressy, Elmore, Nyora, Hamilton, Murchison East, Kerang, Moe,
Eaglehawk, Strathmerton, Horsham, Bowser, Koo Wee Rup, Wangaratta, Korumburra,
North Bendigo Junction, Koroit, Colac, Linton Junction

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  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
Geez... Koroit?
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Mount Gambier?
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Wodonga (before the current alignment).
  Dave C Assistant Commissioner

Location: Maitland
Nyora
  Hansie13 Locomotive Fireman

Ballarat?
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Rushworth?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

None of Koroit (again), Mount Gambier (interesting guess, I suspect the actual junction is not within Victorian Railways), Wodonga (another good guess), Nyora (again), Ballarat (hmm, I think this answer fails the condtion: All lines through this station are closed) or Rushworth.


We are looking for a junction station.
One or more lines passing through this station has been closed
Two or more lines which this station serviced have been closed
Three or more lines which this station serviced have been closed
All lines through this station are closed

incorrect answers: Heywood, Castlemaine, Mangalore, Dunkeld, Wedderburn Junction,
Bowser, Cressy, Elmore, Nyora, Hamilton, Murchison East, Kerang, Moe,
Eaglehawk, Strathmerton, Horsham, Bowser, Koo Wee Rup, Wangaratta, Korumburra,
North Bendigo Junction, Koroit, Colac, Linton Junction, Mount Gambier, Wodonga, Nyora,
Ballarat, Rushworth
  ed31880 Train Controller

Benalla?
  Hansie13 Locomotive Fireman

Penshurst?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Neither Benalla or Penshurst. I shall ponder on a further clue.

If you put all the clues together we are looking for a junction where all lines have been closed.

The junction we seek is within 5km of a trestle bridge crossing a river.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Possibly Bung Bong with its ballast siding(s)?
  doyle Chief Commissioner

Noojee?
  Hansie13 Locomotive Fireman

Alberton?
  RustyRick Chief Commissioner

Location: South West Vic
(Grasping at straws...)

Erica?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Not Bung Bong, Noojee, Alberton, Erica

We are looking for a junction station.
One or more lines passing through this station has been closed
Two or more lines which this station serviced have been closed
Three or more lines which this station serviced have been closed
All lines through this station are closed
The junction we seek is within 5km of a trestle bridge crossing a river.
The aformentioned river is one which "goes nowhere".

incorrect answers: Heywood, Castlemaine, Mangalore, Dunkeld, Wedderburn Junction,
Bowser, Cressy, Elmore, Nyora, Hamilton, Murchison East, Kerang, Moe,
Eaglehawk, Strathmerton, Horsham, Bowser, Koo Wee Rup, Wangaratta, Korumburra,
North Bendigo Junction, Koroit, Colac, Linton Junction, Mount Gambier, Wodonga, Nyora,
Ballarat, Rushworth, Benalla, Penshurst, Bung Bong, Noojee, Alberton, Erica
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
This is a pearler of a quiz. So far we have 35 incorrect guesses - is this a record?
  hbedriver Assistant Commissioner

This clue has given us a frown,
I’ve scanned the map both up and down,
If this is right you deserve a crown,
Could it be Newtown?

Junction between Ballarat, Linton and Cressy lines, with not just one but two bridges remaining within 5km!
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Not Newtown. Consider the last most recent, perhaps slightly cryptic, clue.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Struggling to think of any junction stations that haven't been 100% ruled out.

Could it possibly be East Natimuk?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Struggling to think of any junction stations that haven't been 100% ruled out.

Could it possibly be East Natimuk?
Gman_86
Hooray!  East Natimuk it is. The river being the Wimmera, which flows away from the coast, and doesn't join any river which does reach to sea.  I must admit that some of the answers I had not thought of.

Over to Gman_86.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Wow, thanks duttonbay for an epic teaser.

In contrast to the previous teaser, the station we are looking for was never a junction. It was a terminus, although this was only the case for a short period of time (think months, not years) after first opening. Then the line was extended to its eventual terminus.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Darlimurla?
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Not Darlimurla.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Pyramid Hill? Terminus for 4 months.

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