Where am I Victoria? - Non Cryptic - #3

 
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Barnes is correct, and over to Faredodger again.

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  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Apologies for the delay.  I think I read elsewhere in this forum (or perhaps somewhere else on the website an observation by one of our current regular contributors) that life can get in the way, even of R.P.  Well that's my excuse as well.

Next teaser:

I am a trestle bridge on a closed line.  I was very near a similarly long and slightly higher trestle bridge; but while that bridge is one of the most famous of its type in the state, my existence has been pretty much forgotten.
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf
Nicholson River Bridge over the Nicholson River. timber trestle with steel girders.


Similar dimensions to the famous   Stoney Creek Bridge.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Good guess, but not the Nicholson River bridge.
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf
Good guess, but not the Nicholson River bridge.
Faredodger
Good Guess OOhhhh another week of pain
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Sorry, David, I don't wish to cause anyone a week of pain.  So here's another clue:

I have never been restored, and my former line has not become a rail trail.
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf
Sorry, David, I don't wish to cause anyone a week of pain.  So here's another clue:

I have never been restored, and my former line has not become a rail trail.
Faredodger
Thats Ok I have my thoughts together again , Is it Hanfords Creek Trestle Pyalong ,
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Good guess, but no.  It isn't Hanfords Creek Trestle, Pyalong.  I hope that doesn't scramble your thoughts again.I know there are Pyles and Pyles of bridges along that former line.  

Further clue - this should get it for you:

I am similar to a more famous bridge, as I mentioned, and we are, I estimate, between half a mile and a mile apart; but we are not on the same line.
  deadlaker Train Controller

How about the Italian Gully bridge with its proximity to the Nimons Bridge (both near Newtown)?
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
I'm sorry, David.  After less than a week of pain, it has been pinched from under your nose.

The answer is indeed the Italian Gully bridge near Newtown.

Well done, deadlaker; it's over to you for the next teaser.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
I hope that doesn't scramble your thoughts again.I know there are Pyles and Pyles of bridges along that former line.  
Faredodger
And each bridge with a pyle of bridge pyles.
  deadlaker Train Controller

Thanks Faredodger.  I'd be curious to know how long after the 1953 line closure that the Italian Gully bridge came down (was it bushfire or demolition?)  I have a feeling I might have seen it from the family car as a kid long before I became interested in such things.

I'm a closed location.  On my site you can now get what used to require a short walk.
  raudteejaam Train Controller

Does the Italian Gully Trestle still exist in any form? Or does it no longer remain at all?

If there's something to look at, where might I find it? I can feel a road trip coming on! (when the appropriate roadmap step is reached of course)
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Bannockburn? The station is now a cafe - I assume there was a tea-rooms, cafe, or similar in the town when the station was open as a station.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Valvegear, I'm reminded of the old joke, I may not be rich, but my old man's got piles.

Deadlaker, I went on an an A.R.E. Closed Line Inspection tour of the Irrewarra-Newtown line in May 2005.  I recall a we passed large trestle just out of Newtown that I surmised was the Italian Gully bridge.  The piles (or Pyles) were intact, but I don't think the decking was.  I haven't been back since.  I think I'll have to go down that way once we're out of house arrest.

In relation to the quiz, I'll say Mount Evelyn, for the same reason that Duttonbay suggested Bannockburn.
  deadlaker Train Controller

Not Bannockburn.

raudteejam - a couple of pics of Italian Gully are on Marcus Wong's website as per the link.  There are just some concrete footings and abutment sections of the bridge left (on private property).

https://www.railgeelong.com/gallery/cressy-newtown/page/6/
  deadlaker Train Controller

Sorry Faredodger, missed seeing your post, it's not Mount Evelyn.  

I'm pretty sure the Italian Gully bridge site is as bare as I suggest above and has been for quite a while.  I think there may be something more like you describe somewhere to the south of Italian Gully.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Lancefield?
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Mornington?  At one time there was a short walk from the station to the shops.  Now the site is a shopping centre.
  raudteejaam Train Controller

Cool, thanks guys. I'll have some fun with Google Maps and Marcus Wong's site today during an all-staff meeting I don't really need to pay attention to. Employee of the year, right here!
  deadlaker Train Controller

Not Bannockburn, Mount Evelyn, Lancefield or Mornington.

However the latter two do have something in common with the location in question.  Mornington was one for its entire existence, Lancefield for most of its existence.

I'm a closed location.  On my site you can now get what used to require a short walk.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Timboon?  I understand that when you're not locked down, you can get a drink and a meal there, or at least in the goods shed.  And like Mornington and Lancefield, it was a terminus.
  deadlaker Train Controller

Yep, Faredodger has got it with Timboon.  The Timboon Railway Shed Distillery operates from the old Timboon goods shed serving meals and libations.  The walk once required for an alcoholic drink was to the still-operating Railway View Hotel.

I wasn't able to link more directly to the photo itself but on this page (look for 'Timboon station')  is a beaut image of horse-drawn vehicles and some rolling stock in what is now the Distillery car park, with the Railway View in the far right background.    

https://museumsvictoria.com.au/scienceworks/resources/victorian-railways/stations/#&gid=1&pid=1
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
I'm sorry; I can't think of anything at the moment.  Moreover, I have too much on my plate (mostly pressure of work) to give R.P. the appropriate attention.  So I'll declare it an open forum.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
OK, here's a quickie.

This  place's name has a connection with Flemington.

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