Where am I Victoria? - Non Cryptic - #3

 
  Faredodger Assistant Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
David, it isn't High Camp.

Gman_86, you're just as warm with Goldie as you were with High Park.

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  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Springfield?

I passed through Springfield the other day, aside from a small shed that provides a secure lock up for the local CFA unit, there is absolutely nothing there. Just a few farms.

Still more than can be said for Goldie. I couldn't find anything there at all. Not hard to see why the local railway was such a dismal failure.
  Faredodger Assistant Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Yes, the Kilmore-Lancefield line was something of a white elephant.

In relation to the land acreage for not only Springfield, but all the stations on that line, I quote from an article about an exploration of the line in August 1968 by Michael D.G. Howes in the September 1969 edition of Australian Railway Enthusiast:

"At some [station sites] one can see how large the stations were because the original fences are still in position.  The stations were as big as small farms - Springfield, for instance, occupied 32 acres.  It's anyone's guess why such large amounts of lands were taken."

incidentally, according to Mr. Howes there was nothing at any of the station sites in 1968 except long, grassy mounds.  Apparently all five stations were manned for the first year or so of operation.  A source elsewhere tells me that a few years after the line opened, the station buildings at Springfield were removed to Boigbeat.  They don't appear to have been there at the end of that station's life.

Gman_86, the road is yours.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Here's our next one:

I am looking for a closed station on a line that now only sees freight services. There was once a junction at this location.
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf
Ben Nevis.....
  Hansie13 Locomotive Fireman

Barnes?
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
No. Not Ben Nevis or Barnes.
  Dave C Chief Train Controller

Location: Maitland
Numurkah
  Faredodger Assistant Commissioner

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

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
I am looking for a closed station on a line that now only sees freight services. There was once a junction at this location.

I am none of Ben Nevis, Barnes, Branxholme or Numurkah.

Despite it being well over 30 years since the last scheduled passenger service called. This station's platform and buildings are kept in good order.
  Faredodger Assistant Commissioner

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

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
No not Hamilton either.
  Faredodger Assistant Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Lal Lal?
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf
Dunkeld......
  Hansie13 Locomotive Fireman

Heywood?
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Strathmerton?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Red Cliffs (or Redcliffs if you prefer) ??
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
I am not searching for Lal Lal, Heywood, Strathmerton or Red Cliffs.

Dunkeld was the junction with the very short lived Dunkeld - Penshurst line, which lasted less then a year before being closed.

Dunkeld was closed as a part of the New Deal for Country Passengers in 1981, despite this, upon my visit there in late 2018, the station platform and buildings were all in very good condition, almost as if passenger trains still called there.

Dunkeld is the correct answer. On to you, David Harvey.
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf
OOhh your to kind .


Clues 4 ewes


I  never had a station building .




-I never had a passenger platform
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Edi?
  Faredodger Assistant Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Tatonga?
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf
I am not Edi or Tatonga.

I  never had a station building .

-I never had a passenger platform


I am not a RMSP.

I never had passengers embark or disembark at this place.
  Hansie13 Locomotive Fireman

Great Western Loop?
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale Wharf
I am not Great Western Loop.
Clue
I have both broad- and standard-gauge railway pass by the signal box.
  K160 Minister for Railways

Location: Bendigo
North Geelong C Box?

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