The old Kew Post Office has a very well patronised and trendy cafe. Ah, it is called QPO. Clever.
Well here is the old Outer Circle railway bridge at East Kew. Refer back to my first post for the Outer Circle Railway Line map.
Clearly the tunnel underneath has been pretty well filled in. I expect the Kew East Station was here where the land is wide.
Later edit: This was the site of the goods yard.
Along the way a bit some bare earth showed bluestone
It's a long way between stations. I am a very expensive area now. The linear park is beautifully maintained in the City of Boroondara and well used too by cyclists and an extraordinary number of mothers pushing children in expensive looking prams. Gosh, I should have have dressed up a bit. Quite a few daddies were with children too, no doubt having the extra day off on the eve of the Melbourne Cup.
I am roughly at the location of Deepdene Station, as this signboard tells me. I had just crossed the mighty Burke Road, one of Melbourne's most horrible roads. The Deepdene Dasher ran from here to Ashburton, later truncated to Riversdale when the electric train began to run from the city line at Camberwell to Alamein. I don't know why it was called a Dasher.I expect it went at a quite leisurely pace.
A little nod of the head to the train line with this railway looking fence.
Later edit: This was the site of Deepdene Station.
I completely missed the site of Roystead Station. I am very clearly now walking in a railway cutting.
Under Barnsbury Road I go. I've never heard of it.
And under Mont Albert Road. Not even a bit of soot to be seen in the tunnel.
Later edit: Roystead Station was just south of this tunnel.
The site of Shenley Station.
The cutting bank is not as steep here and wider. It may be where the Shenley station platform was.
Later edit: I believe this is incorrect and Shenley Station is now where there is a tennis court.
The Canterbury Road bridge with quite a steep rise out of the tunnel.
I don't know if you will be able to read this but essentially it says that where the line crossed Canterbury Road the intention was to just have a level crossing where cars on the road stop to let the train past, but the authorities insisted a tunnel was built, adding a lot to the construction cost but who cares about a few £s a century later, when we still have many level crossings in greater Melbourne and it takes millions of $s to rectify.
The reservation is very wide here as the line split with a branch going off to connect to the Box Hill line and straight ahead to Alamein Station.
Is this some kind of railway power substation? It look like it. Is it still operational?
I have only put this shot up because I like the 'coolie hat' lampshade. This appears to be operational equipment. It wouldn't surprise me that this could do everything that could be done inside the building in days past, but I don't know much about matters of the electric.
The final station for today is the operational East Camberwell Station where I caught the train back to town. My goodness, is the track rough out this way. The train was bucking and swaying around marvellously. When looking down at the track, I noted that about every third sleeper was concrete, with the rest being timber in various stages of decay.
My next walk will be along the still operational part of the Outer Circle line, from East Camberwell to Alamein. Well, depending on my feet, maybe just Ashburton.