Where is it ~ Melbourne Suburban (Photo) #3

 
  hansonator Chief Commissioner

Location: Strathmore, Victoria
Glenroy??

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Richmond?
  Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

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No to all.
  RoderickSmith Banned

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Moonee Ponds

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor
  Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

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Not Moonee Ponds.  What is this prior picture approximately two months ago?
  RoderickSmith Banned

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The prior picture was St Georges Rd North Fitzroy, looking across the two level crossings: the one in the foreground was highly visible; the further one was not very visible at all, but was quite obvious once all the red herrings had been vetoed.  It was a couple of months back, but it is too slow trecking page by page through the quiz posts.  It did show the tram tracks.

Someone else had entered the whole inner circle, and not just one location, but I see that that entry has been removed before being vetoed.
So: Not Graham, Oakleigh, Glenroy, Richmond or Moonee Ponds.

For this entry, I nominate Essendon, although the signalbox which I watched being demolished was taller than the one in the photograph.  I doubt that any signalbox which survived to at least 1917 would have been replaced with a taller one.

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor
  Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

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It's not St. Georges Rd, North Fitzroy: while I haven't seen the picture in question, I have seen the pictures.

No, it's not Essendon.
  RoderickSmith Banned

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With no great conviction, I feel obliged to enter Nicholson St, North Fitzroy.
The last rebuttal had the road name italicised, but not so the suburb name.
The Nicholson St cable tram did not cross the railway; the crossing did not come until the electric tram line was built.
I can't think why such wide overhead portals were needed for only two contact wires.  My (faulty?) memory is that North Fitzroy station was further east.

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor
  ZH836301 Chief Commissioner

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That sign looks familiar.

Might be Yarraville?
  Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

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It is St. Georges Rd, apologies for the italics but I guess if I say it's not St. Georges Rd, that would be an unneccesary red herring, and I figured that as Roderick was half-certain it was Nth Fitzroy, to discount it would have bene unfair.
  RoderickSmith Banned

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As I interpret the situation, nobody has entered the correct anwer yet.  I can't work out why the tramlines don't show.  The inner circle was an interesting line: the trams were there first; the railway had to fit in.  Thereafter, VR fought any proposal to have a tramline cross its tracks (but the trams did succeed in places, and well after 1887).  The quaintly-named Mt Buggery was an outcome of that policy.

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor
  Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

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Yes, yes Roderick.

I was tired, you know - having a life outside of this quiz and was otherwise occupied.  It's Nicholson St.

Now post one of your overcropped pictures, thanks.
  RoderickSmith Banned

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Anything to oblige a man with such a genial face.
I always do leave sufficient clues in the most-cropped version, and most have been identified without requiring a wider view (IIRC the only two requiring that were country, not suburban).

Where was this Melbourne suburban photo taken?  This is the tightest of three croppings.

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor

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Too easy..

Nazca Lines
  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

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Port Melbourne Pier
  RoderickSmith Banned

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A win to xxxxlbear, and from the tightest of the croppings, and by only the second entry: true skill/knowledge.  The approach to Station Pier, Port Melbourne.  The least-cropped one showed two Tasmanian ferries: hardly a quiz photo at all.  This one is not even a silver oldie.  It was taken in 1993, showing withdrawn 'Abel Tasman' on the west face, and its successor 'Spirit of Tasmania' on the east face.

I can't recall if there were other double slips in concrete paving in the Station Pier or Princes Pier layouts, or possibly one in the North Dynon area.  AFAIK this one was and is unique.

Staff to xxxxlbear.

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor


  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
Thanks RoderickSmith.

After my family moved from Sydney to Albert Park whilst in my late teenage years, I got to know the area well, including Port Melbourne, as that's one of the places sparks travelled to. I could do Albert Park-Port Melbourne well under 20 minutes, and enjoy an ice cream from the old fishing bait / milk bar at the pier.

Apologies if I seem to post photos on a theme, but as I dont take photos of my own, I have to rely on images from an alternate source.


Where is this lovely little station?
  RoderickSmith Banned

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Highly generic.
I'll bite with Bittern.

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor
  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
No.
  RoderickSmith Banned

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An excellent photo, but not giveaway obvious; there are still many possibilities from which to select an entry.

Mt Evelyn had the trees, but my memory is that the station building was longer.  Nevertheless, Mt Evelyn.  The dress may even offer a dating clue.

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor
  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
Ta. I try to find a photo whose location isn't obvious, but try to find one with suficient clues to enable one to have an educated answer.

No to:
Bittern
Mt Evelyn
  RoderickSmith Banned

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Discounting a similarly-treed station where the platform height and (probably) the track gauge differ, I nominate Millgrove.
I never saw the building there, but it did have a concrete-slab platform face.

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor
  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
It is indeed Millgrove, which was located on the Lilydale-Waburton line, and was the penultimate station to Warburton, for those who aren't familiar with the station.

The credits, and photo information can be found here:
http://museumvictoria.com.au/railways/image.aspx?ID=5516


Well done, RoderickSmith, and back to you.
  RoderickSmith Banned

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Thanks 'xxxxlbear'.
I had never seen that station building, and was using the trees as my main clue.  In hindsight, Bittern was more eucalypt.  Mt Evelyn had the right trees, but the wrong station building.  Many stations with that tree density were more pine than exotic.  'Gem of the hills' had a lower platform.  Other Warburton line stations had either the wrong density, or a different terrain.
I had it dated as c1962 by the dress and the hairstyle.  Museum Victoria quotes 1964, which isn't long before closure.

After a few golden and silver oldies, I feel obliged to go modern this time (ie within the last 12 months).  However, to do so I am offering a theme which is slightly different.  I have done one of these before, and it was identified fast.  This is not of the railway, but from the railway.  It will reward those who don't spend their travelling time reading rock-star scandals in MX.  An opening clue: not Wattleglen.  I have picked a location where there is a reasonable chance that most RATM quiz entrants have passed, probably more than once.  At which location was my train when I poked the lens close to the glass and pressed the shutter?

The forum has been slow all day today; I don't expect to offer any feedback before 10.30 Thursday, even if the photo is identified correctly within 10 minutes.

Roderick B Smith
Rail News Victoria Editor

  xxxxlbear Token Booking Clerk

Location: Geelong
As I now exactly where the photo is, as I used to walk past the building in question almost every day for 3 years, and having just correctly identified a previous photo, I will bow out of this particular photo to enable someone else a chance of having a correct answer.

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