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Re: Guess the British station

Post by andel » 04 Oct 2016 20:25

I hate to spoil the game - I know where this is.
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Re: Guess the British station

Post by jonnie47 » 07 Oct 2016 18:24

bamber bridge?
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Re: Guess the British station

Post by Pilot » 07 Oct 2016 18:39

jonnie47 wrote:bamber bridge?
It is not, no

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Re: Guess the British station

Post by Translink » 13 Oct 2016 18:19

Hmm, Scotland?

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Post by Pilot » 13 Oct 2016 20:23

Translink wrote:Hmm, Scotland?
Nope, it isn't

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Re: Guess the British station

Post by Translink » 16 Oct 2016 16:56

Looms familiar... I think I've seen that picture somewhere

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Re: Guess the British station

Post by Pilot » 31 Oct 2016 11:17

No guesses in 15 days? I guess I should give a clue. This station is on the slower line (of two) between 2 particular places, but was once the quicker of the two.

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Re: Guess the British station

Post by Translink » 05 Nov 2016 18:03

Oh! Is it on the Settle to Carlisle line?

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Post by Pilot » 05 Nov 2016 18:12

Translink wrote:Oh! Is it on the Settle to Carlisle line?
I'm almost certain that the S+C has never been the fastest route to anywhere :lol: But no, it isn't on there.

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Re: Guess the British station

Post by Translink » 05 Nov 2016 20:33

Pilot wrote: I'm almost certain that the S+C has never been the fastest route to anywhere :lol: But no, it isn't on there.
It was for a while, it is built to mainline standard, you won't finf=d a gradient steeper than 1 in 100 on it.

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Re: Guess the British station

Post by Pilot » 05 Nov 2016 20:44

Translink wrote:
Pilot wrote: I'm almost certain that the S+C has never been the fastest route to anywhere :lol: But no, it isn't on there.
It was for a while, it is built to mainline standard, you won't find a gradient steeper than 1 in 100 on it.
Maybe fastest between and Leeds and Glasgow, but that's about it.

The reason it didn't continue as the main route for LMS (post grouping) was the following
its steeper gradients and greater length meant it could not compete on speed from London to Glasgow
(Whist Shap is 1 in 75, it's only 1 in 75 for 5 miles, compared to a 16 mile 1 in 100 on the S+C)

Anyway, that's getting slightly off topic. Any more guesses?

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Re: Guess the British station

Post by Translink » 05 Nov 2016 21:24

That signal cabin looks very familiar...

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Re: Guess the British station

Post by Ploes » 31 Dec 2016 09:11

Didcot Parkway?

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Re: Guess the British station

Post by Pilot » 04 Jan 2017 06:56

Ploes wrote:Didcot Parkway?
It's not, wrong end of the country (I had to remind myself if it was still my pic on here)

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Re: Guess the British station

Post by Dave » 07 Jan 2017 21:15

Cheshire is it?

Mobberley is my thought based on the LC
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Re: Guess the British station

Post by Translink » 09 Jan 2017 00:07

Question, when posting a station, does it have to be open?

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Post by Dave » 09 Jan 2017 01:11

That's never really been specified in the rules but the general view after many arguments is yes - the station should be open.
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Re: Guess the British station

Post by Pilot » 09 Jan 2017 08:11

Dave wrote:Cheshire is it?

Mobberley is my thought based on the LC
Yes to both counts.

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Re: Guess the British station

Post by Dave » 09 Jan 2017 10:09

Easy one!
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Re: Guess the British station

Post by Pilot » 09 Jan 2017 20:08

I know where it is, but I feel obliged to let someone else have a turn :lol:

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