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I found some more images of Somerton station and the surrounding area on PROV. They have a very strange search system where if you do a main search you may not get back every result, or you only get partial listings. I asked them for assistance and was directed to another database:
This one from 1899 clearly shows several buildings including the station, and possibly Somerton Road itself? If I've got my bearings right this would have been taken from the south-west corner of the crossing.
Click for full sized image: http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/images/12800/12800-00001-000095-010.asp
This one looks like it's taken high up (from a signal arm?), probably just south of Somerton Road with Campbellfield and Fawkner visible in the distance. Going on the loco I think it would be dated 1950 or later:
Click for full sized image: http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/images/12800/12800-P0004-000111-280.asp
There are 11 results in total, I won't link them all here.
[Somerton] Signal box demolished
[Somerton] National Archives of Australia: Somerton related queries
[Somerton] Daniel Mackenzie - Somerton School
[Somerton] Newspaper ad from 1888
[Somerton] Oldest surviving building in Somerton?