Where am I Victoria? - Non Cryptic - #3

 
  raudteejaam Train Controller

I'll take a punt with Thomson

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  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
This location shares its name with a body of water.

Not: Thomson.
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
At the risk of being a bit obvious, I will Wend my way towards that big lake in Ballarat - and nearby station.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Burrumbeet?
  raudteejaam Train Controller

I'll go for Lake Boga then
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
Buloke?
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

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

Location: Richmond Vic
Not:
Thomson
Wendouree
Burrumbeet
Lake Boga
Buloke
Colac

This location shares its name with a body of water.
The station is on a closed line, and the body of water is not nearby.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Argyle?  (There is a Lake Argyle in W.A.)
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf
Lake Boga.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Murchison (river in WA)
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Not:
Thomson
Wendouree
Burrumbeet
Lake Boga
Buloke
Colac
Argyle
Murchison

This location shares its name with a body of water.
The station is on a closed line, and the body of water is not nearby.
The body of water is in Victoria.
  deadlaker Train Controller

I'll have a stab with Loch (i.e. a Scottish word for 'lake').  The tourist railway no longer operates so I figure it would nowadays be considered a closed line.  The town Loch is apparently named after a former Victorian Governor.
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf
Cowwarr.   Cowwarr weir  its down the road a bit .
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Not:
Thomson
Wendouree
Burrumbeet
Lake Boga
Buloke
Colac
Argyle
Murchison
Loch
Cowarr

This location shares its name with a body of water.
The station is on a closed line, and the body of water is not nearby.
The body of water is in Victoria.

It is an artificial lake and well above sea level.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

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

Location: Richmond Vic
Not:
Thomson
Wendouree
Burrumbeet
Lake Boga
Buloke
Colac
Argyle
Murchison
Loch
Cowarr
Yan Yean

This location shares its name with a body of water.
The station is on a closed line, and the body of water is not nearby.
The body of water is in Victoria.
It is an artificial lake and well above sea level.

The lake is on a plateau in the Australian Alps.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

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

Location: Richmond Vic
Got it!

Catani was a station on the Yannathan branch in West Gippsland, and Lake Catani is on the Mount Buffalo plateau. Both were named for former Public Works Department Engineer, Carlo Catani.

The staff goes to Faredodger.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Thanks, Valvegear.

Well, while we're on the subject of locations named after prominent officials, let's look for a small wayside stop on a closed line, named for an official whose name wasn't Carlo Catani.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Well; here goes nothing. I'll start alphabetically with Arnold.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
It isn't Arnold.

I'll narrow it down: I am named after a prominent railway official.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Robert Watson was an early Engineer in Chief.
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf
Darbyshire.  George Darbyshire was the first engineer of the VR.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I wasn't trying to trump Valve gear on my under whelming knowledge of VR engineer's.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Not Watson, but a good answer.

The answer is Darbyshire, on the Wodonga-Cudgewa line; and, David, you have indeed succeeded in trumping Valvegear.

George Christian Darbyshire was Engineer of the Melbourne and Mount Alexander Railway and then became Engineer in Engineer-in-Chief of the Victorian Railways.  He then concentrated on surveying and ultimately became Surveyor-General of Victoria.  When the aforementioned Robert Watson died unexpectedly, he returned to the position of Engineer in Engineer-in-Chief of the Victorian Railways.  Amongst other things, he was a magistrate.

Your turn, David.

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