Where am I Victoria? - Non Cryptic - #3

 
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Coleraine Junction?

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  Faredodger Train Controller

Location: Ferntree Gully
Bowser?
  raudteejaam Train Controller

I am note Coleraine junction, however I AM Bowser.

I suspected it may not last too long.
  Faredodger Train Controller

Location: Ferntree Gully
New teaser:

I am a closed station on a still open line.

I closed in the 1950s.

My name is the same as the given name of a famous British entertainer.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Bowser?
  Faredodger Train Controller

Location: Ferntree Gully
No.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Elaine (Paige)?
  Faredodger Train Controller

Location: Ferntree Gully
Ingenious, but not Elaine.

I think both Bowser (Who's the entertainer with the given name of Bowser?) and Elaine closed quite a bit later than the '50s.

Further clue:  I was a wayside stop, but at one stage I was mooted as a possible junction for a cross-country line that never eventuated.  I don't think it got past the parliamentary committee stage.
  Faredodger Train Controller

Location: Ferntree Gully
Twenty-four hours and no further answers.  Time for another clue:

I am (was) on a line that does not now have a regular passenger service.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Donald (Swann; Peers)?
  Faredodger Train Controller

Location: Ferntree Gully
Valvegear, that's so well thought out that I'm almost tempted to give to you.  But it isn't right, so I can't bring myself to do so.  (Last year, while in Bruges, I did a boat trip on the canals; and I gave in to the temptation to remark that it was appropriate that there were swans on the water, as we were in the capital of West Flanders.)  But Donald didn't close in the '50s.

A couple more clues to speed things up:

Duttonbay's guess of Bowser, while not correct, is the closest in terms of location.

We're a much smaller set-up than Donald - passenger platform, single loop (presumably staff-locked), goods platform and not much else.  Obviously an expansion would have been warranted had I become a junction station.

The entertainer gained fame by singing a song that made a passing reference to a piece of railway infrastructure.
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale
Is it Whitfield.?? ( Dame June Whitfield ) with the proposed extension to Tolmie.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Rennie? (the name rings a bell, but I can't remember why.)
  Faredodger Train Controller

Location: Ferntree Gully
Good thinking by both david harvey and Valvegear, but it it neither Whitfield (which had, I think, a larger yard than a single loop) nor Rennie (I know there was a British actor named Michael Rennie, but we're looking for given name).

The relevant line is S.G., not N.G.

I closed long before the passenger service ceased.  I'm sorry can't tell you much more about myself as a station, but I wasn't prominent in terms of fame in V.R. history.

The British entertainer's song to which I referred was a duet sung with a long-time friend and collaborator named Robert Winthrop.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
A stab in the dark - Telford.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Duttonbay's guess of Bowser, while not correct, is the closest in terms of location.
Faredodger

Apologies for my spurious answer - I was responding to the previous question with realising the thread went on to a following page.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Chesney - Chesney Allen was a duo with Bud Flanagan, who's real name was Robert Winthrop. Well, his Anglised name - his real, real name was Chaim Reeven Weintrop
  Faredodger Train Controller

Location: Ferntree Gully
You're absolutely right, duttonbay, it is Chesney.  Well done!

In 1916, a Standing Parliamentary Committee discussed a proposal to construct a cross-country line between Chesney and Dookie, which would have joined the north-eastern and Goulburn Valley lines.

The famous Flanagan and Allen song to which I referred, which made a passing reference to railway infrastructure, was "Underneath the Arches", referring to the arches of the Friargate Railway Bridge in Derby.  The arches still exist, although I believe trains no longer go over the viaduct.

(Valvegear, when you first mentioned Telford, I assumed you must have been thinking of the actor Telford Jackson.  But he was Australian, not British.)

Your turn, duttonbay.  And my apologies to anyone who goes to bed tonight with an earworm.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

OK then. This station is/was located at the foot of a grade which at times, required bank engines to surmount.
  Faredodger Train Controller

Location: Ferntree Gully
Stawell?
  david harvey Chief Train Controller

Location: Bairnsdale
Seymour
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Neither Stawell nor Seymour
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Maryborough?
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
Mangalore?  There was a bit of a hill there towards Avenel, bankers often used on that section.
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Not, not Maryborough or Mangalore.  All of the guesses thus far have been on open lines, as is the correct answer.

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