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