Where am I Victoria? - Non Cryptic - #3

 
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Not Mooroopna or Drysdale.

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  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Possibly Epsom.  (A pure guess, but I suspect the old Epsom station closed at about that time, the new one - with the platform on the other side of the track - having changed sides.)
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Original clue:
I am seeking a station that although it initially closed in the 1970s trains do now regularly stop there.

It is not:
Mooroopna
Drysdale
Epsom

New Clue:
As of today, this station has a single platform and has several roads that are in use. For many years before the aforementioned closure, a narrow gauge tramway also ran from this location.
  Djebel Junior Train Controller

Colac seems to fit the bill quite well.
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
I feel I'm running out of options on the general railway network, or rather what is still running on the general railway network, and I'm going to have to look at Victoria's tourist railway industry.  My guess is a little "outside the box" in that I'm going to say Alexandra.  It closed in 1978, but tourist trains still stop there (at least I know they did before the pandemic struck), but only after running around in a relatively small circle.  And the 2-foot gauge Rubicon Tramway ran from that location.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
No, not Colac or Alexandra
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
I'm continuing to go with the tourist railways until otherwise instructed.

Bullarto?
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Not Bullarto.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Maldon?
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Not Maldon

1st clue: I am seeking a station that although it initially closed in the 1970s trains do now regularly stop there.

2nd clue: As of today, this station has a single platform and has several roads that are in use. For many years before the aforementioned closure, a narrow gauge tramway also ran from this location.

It is not any of the following:
Mooroopna
Drysdale
Epsom
Colac
Alexandra
Bullarto
Maldon

New clue: The narrow gauge tramway that once operated from this location ran to a facility. This facility is still in operation today. The tramway is long gone.
  deadlaker Train Controller

Queenscliff?  The tramway would be to the naval facilities on the Swan Island precinct.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
deadlaker has nailed it.

Queenscliff closed in 1976 before re-opening in 1979 as a tourist railway. The Bellarine Peninsula Railway now run their operations out of the stations yard.

A 3ft tramway operated from the station to the Naval facility on Swan Island until 1958.

deadlaker, the road is yours.
  deadlaker Train Controller

Thanks Gman_86.  Apologies to railblogger who I imagine would've pretty likely gone with Queenscliff to follow-on from Drysdale.

I'll try this but will speed it through if it is too vague.

At this location ballast was delivered by a short-lived tramway.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Stawell ( ballast from Heatherlie)?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

So many to choose from over almost 170 years of railways in Victoria. Trawalla?
  deadlaker Train Controller

Acknowledged that there are a lot of possibilities, thus the mention of 'vague'.  It isn't, however, Stawell or Trawalla.

This location is part of the 'Kanawinka' region and is to the east of the Kanawinka Fault.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

That's cool. No different from starting off "I'm a closed station on a closed line".

What about Derinallum, and the Mt Elephant ballast siding?
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Thanks Gman_86.  Apologies to railblogger who I imagine would've pretty likely gone with Queenscliff to follow-on from Drysdale.

I'll try this but will speed it through if it is too vague.

At this location ballast was delivered by a short-lived tramway.
deadlaker
Apology accepted. I was just too slow.

Anyway, a random stab at Gheringhap.
  deadlaker Train Controller

And it is indeed a closed station on a closed line!  It is none of the following:

Stawell
Trawalla
Derrinallum
Geringhap
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Are looking at the ballast sidings at Alvie?  There was, I believe, a tramway used to transport scoria from the quarry to the V.R. sidings.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Gellibrand Ballast Siding, on the narra?
  deadlaker Train Controller

Not Alvie.  Not Gellibrand or any NG location.

Alvie does have something in common with the location in question apart from being a closed station on a closed line.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Is it Bung Bong?
  Faredodger Deputy Commissioner

Location: Hiding anywhere the ticket inspectors can't see me
Penshurst?
  deadlaker Train Controller

The location in question is none of the following:

Stawell
Trawalla
Derrinallum
Geringhap
Alvie
Gellibrand
Bung Bong
Penshurst

However, the location takes two of the above and splits the difference, on a link that has 'musical' overtones.

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