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Title: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: grahame on August 15, 2019, 10:29:01 pm
Where have I been to the seaside by train. 3 days of competitions - day 1

One each please for the first 24 hours ...

Competition completed - all answers worked out and cut in.

1. Saltburn on sea - Chuffed
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea000.png)

2. Newquay - Charie (in Gloucester)
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea001.png)

3. Barmouth - Froome
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea003.png)

4. Wick - Martyjon, Bradshaw and Froome
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea004.png)

5. Swanage - MVR S&T
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea005.png)

6. Blackpool North - Bob_Blakey
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea008.png)

7.  Whitby - RA
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea009.png)

8. Southport - Bignosemac
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea010.png)

9. Berwick-upon-Tweed - Stuving
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea011.png)

10. Bude - AMLAG
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea012.png)

11. Towyn Wharf Station, Talyllyn Railway - Ellendune
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea014.png)

12. Thurso - PhilWakely
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea015.png)


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: ellendune on August 15, 2019, 10:35:21 pm
I am assuming usual 24 hr rules apply.

11. Tywyn Wharf Station, Talyllyn Railway


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: MVR S&T on August 15, 2019, 10:37:14 pm
5. Swanage.


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: grahame on August 15, 2019, 10:40:17 pm
I am assuming usual 24 hr rules apply.

11. Tywyn Wharf Station, Talyllyn Railway

Sure, thank you ... 1 each in first 24 hours. I will go back and add that in.  And, yes, right.


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: MVR S&T on August 15, 2019, 10:45:39 pm
Sorry, but what is the 24 hour rule please? As I have a guess on another....


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: bignosemac on August 15, 2019, 10:49:36 pm
8. Southport


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: Charlie (in Gloucester) on August 15, 2019, 10:49:50 pm
2) Newquay


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: ellendune on August 15, 2019, 10:50:43 pm
Sorry, but what is the 24 hour rule please? As I have a guess on another....

1 guess per person in the first 24 hours (unless your first guess is wrong). 


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: stuving on August 15, 2019, 10:53:59 pm
9. Berwick-upon-Tweed


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: grahame on August 15, 2019, 10:55:36 pm
Sorry, but what is the 24 hour rule please? As I have a guess on another....

When setting quizzes, we usually ask that each person just makes one guess in the first 24 hours to give everyone a 'go' ... allowing a second guess if the first one's incorrect.   We're a bit laid back if people make multiple guesses - so it's less a rule and more a set of guidelines!



Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: grahame on August 15, 2019, 11:03:39 pm
Wow ... flood of right answers ...

2. Newquay - Charie (in Gloucester)
5. Swanage - MVR S&T
8. Southport - Bignosemac
9. Berwick-upon-Tweed - Stuving
11. Wharf Station, Talyllyn Railway - Ellendune



Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: chuffed on August 16, 2019, 12:27:43 am
1.Saltburn on sea


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: RA on August 16, 2019, 12:56:45 am
7) Whitby.


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: froome on August 16, 2019, 04:05:56 am
I can't quite read the actual station name sign  :D but I think 3 is Barmouth.


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: grahame on August 16, 2019, 04:51:14 am
All these correct ....

1. Saltburn on sea - chuffed
3. Barmouth - Froome
7. Whitby - RA


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: PhilWakely on August 16, 2019, 07:46:20 am
12. Thurso


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: AMLAG on August 16, 2019, 08:31:17 am
10. Bude


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: Thatcham Crossing on August 16, 2019, 08:40:01 am
Is No 4 Barnstable?


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: grahame on August 16, 2019, 08:41:38 am
Is No 4 Barnstable?

No - sorry - it isn't. 

Bude and Thurso CORRECT (posts above) - leaves just these two:

4.
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea004.png)

6.
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea008.png)


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: martyjon on August 16, 2019, 09:12:25 am
Is 4 Pembroke Dock, a wild guess I know. Been there once on a Pathfinder Tours West Wales Branches trip but cannot recall the residences depicted in the fot.

12 was unguessed when I first looked this am and I knew it was Thurso by the giveaway of the fencing on the left which enclosed the loading point for the nuclear flask traffic for the AEA Dounreay site. PW got in before I had fully woken up and engaged brain to make my post.

See you at IMBERBUS tomorrow G, saw DR last night and he hopes to be there tomorrow too.


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: JontyMort on August 16, 2019, 09:15:48 am
Is 4 Pembroke Dock, a wild guess I know. Been there once on a Pathfinder Tours West Wales Branches trip but cannot recall the residences depicted in the fot.

12 was unguessed when I first looked this am and I knew it was Thurso by the giveaway of the fencing on the left which enclosed the loading point for the nuclear flask traffic for the AEA Dounreay site. PW got in before I had fully woken up and engaged brain to make my post.

See you at IMBERBUS tomorrow G, saw DR last night and he hopes to be there tomorrow too.

The architecture in 4 looks more northern England or Scotland to me. Stranraer?

Bude seems to have gauge problems.


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: Bob_Blakey on August 16, 2019, 09:41:04 am
I think No.6 is Blackpool North.


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: paul7755 on August 16, 2019, 12:00:28 pm
I think No.6 is Blackpool North.
I do too.

A bit late to see this quiz... >:(

Paul


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: grahame on August 16, 2019, 12:01:38 pm
I think No.6 is Blackpool North.

Yes, it is ... just no. 4 to go ... Not Pembroke Dock, not Stranraer ...

I think No.6 is Blackpool North.
I do too.

A bit late to see this quiz... >:(

Paul

No. 4 still available  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: ellendune on August 16, 2019, 12:17:01 pm
Bude is an odd one to include as it is a long way from a station. Though I suppose the bus from Exeter St Davids does appear on the departure boards there.


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: grahame on August 16, 2019, 12:54:44 pm
Bude is an odd one to include as it is a long way from a station. Though I suppose the bus from Exeter St Davids does appear on the departure boards there.

Yeah ... I suppose it was an odd one.  In fact is it further than any other town in the South West from a railway station?   I guess I grabbed the picture and included it because of the rails ... and as there are pretty few places I've visited by car in recent years, didn't think it through.   Let's see if I have made any other similar bloopers on the next set when I release them on you.


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: AMLAG on August 16, 2019, 01:25:03 pm
Bude ( in the 'Rail Desert' of West Devon and North Cornwall ) is 55 miles or 110 miles round trip, from its railhead at Exeter St D.
Since reopening of part of the former Edinburgh to Carlisle 'Waverley route' main line, Bude indeed seems now the furthest town from a national rail station.


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: ellendune on August 16, 2019, 02:32:45 pm
Bude is an odd one to include as it is a long way from a station. Though I suppose the bus from Exeter St Davids does appear on the departure boards there.

Yeah ... I suppose it was an odd one.  In fact is it further than any other town in the South West from a railway station?   I guess I grabbed the picture and included it because of the rails ... and as there are pretty few places I've visited by car in recent years, didn't think it through.   Let's see if I have made any other similar bloopers on the next set when I release them on you.

No worries I did recognise it, but I could only answer once in the 1st 24 hours.


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: bradshaw on August 16, 2019, 05:31:48 pm
Quote
. BARNACLE-encrusted track panels from a lost tramway across Summerleaze Beach at Bude have been uncovered by high tides.
The 2ft gauge track appears to be an extension of rails which are set into the harbourside where the Bude Canal forms the town port before it enters the sea.
Recent storms have washed around 3ft of sand from the beach, revealing the lost panels.
Sand used to be regularly taken from the beach to barges or used as ship’s ballast.
The canal at Bude originally ran to a point just north of Launceston, and the sand was taken inland by barge for use as fertiliser.
The tramway allowed sand to be taken in donkey-hauled trucks to waiting barges, and then to the town’s LSWR station, where it would be loaded into wagons.
The rails on the beach are said to date from 1924 when sand was transported to reclaim land near the town’s recreation ground. The taking of sand from the beach ended in 1941.
 
From Heritage Railway https://www.heritagerailway.co.uk/6400/forgotten-bude-harbour-2ft-gauge-tramway-exposed-by-shifting-sands/


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: grahame on August 16, 2019, 05:52:26 pm
Just this one left .... does ANYONE including those who have answered already know where it is ... as I have today's "Sunny Seaside Specials" waiting to go ... hopefully there will be some not quite so far flung as this!

4.
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea004.png)


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: martyjon on August 16, 2019, 06:11:01 pm
Just this one left .... does ANYONE including those who have answered already know where it is ... as I have today's "Sunny Seaside Specials" waiting to go ... hopefully there will be some not quite so far flung as this!

4.
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea004.png)


I know you've been to Wick, so have I but I don't remember Wick as the fot portrays but who knows memories do play games with their owners at times. Perhaps a clue by posting the view from, NOT OF, your backside.


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: bradshaw on August 16, 2019, 06:26:22 pm
I would go with Wick. Having looked through Platform 5 ‘ Track Atlas’ it is the only fit I can find. Street view does support it but the view is distant


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: froome on August 16, 2019, 06:32:08 pm
I was about to post that I don't remember any trees growing in Wick, the whole area was very bleak when I went there, so I doubted it would be there (but I've only been there once and that was a long time ago, so I'm probably wrong). Graham's 'far flung' comment would also back up Wick as the likely answer.

If Wick is wrong, I was going to say that it does look very east coast to me, and knowing Graham has recently been to Yorkshire, my guess is somewhere on its eastern coast. I was up in Scarborough recently and I'm sure it isn't there. I've not been to either of the stations in Filey or Bridlington, but my guess would have been one of those, perhaps the latter most likely?


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: Red Squirrel on August 16, 2019, 06:48:01 pm
Ooh look: https://goo.gl/maps/JhjAPvDhze8MrKoD6


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: grahame on August 16, 2019, 06:48:30 pm
It is indeed Wick .. a place of great beauty brought on by its starkness.    I was up there just a year ago - intended to stay for just one night but stayed for several days between a RailFuture meeting in Carlisle and a work job a few days later in Sunnyside.  If I need to get away from it all, long walks, fresh air, write a book, Wick for that week is what I would have chosen.   Mind, I wouldn't fancy it in what I suspect is more normal weather.


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: martyjon on August 16, 2019, 07:08:03 pm
Just this one left .... does ANYONE including those who have answered already know where it is ... as I have today's "Sunny Seaside Specials" waiting to go ... hopefully there will be some not quite so far flung as this!

4.
(http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/seaside/sea004.png)


I know you've been to Wick, so have I but I don't remember Wick as the fot portrays but who knows memories do play games with their owners at times. Perhaps a clue by posting the view from, NOT OF, your backside.

Grahame. The comment reference backside was to the overall roof which if you have a photo of perhaps you could post to show forum members the contrast between the (unused) part of the platform and the part of the platform in daily passenger footfall and of course the overall roof.


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: grahame on August 16, 2019, 07:34:00 pm
It is indeed Wick .. a place of great beauty brought on by its starkness.    I was up there just a year ago - intended to stay for just one night but stayed for several days between a RailFuture meeting in Carlisle and a work job a few days later in Sunnyside.  If I need to get away from it all, long walks, fresh air, write a book, Wick for that week is what I would have chosen.   Mind, I wouldn't fancy it in what I suspect is more normal weather.

More pictures {{here}} (https://www.facebook.com/graham.ellis.5055/posts/10157452477527094)


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: Surrey 455 on August 16, 2019, 10:14:31 pm
Lokking at the photo of No 11, Towyn Wharf Station and the positions of the buffers and the points, I'm guessing that only very very very very small trains stop there!


Title: Re: Sunny Seaside Specials ( 1 of 3)
Post by: ellendune on August 16, 2019, 10:18:44 pm
Lokking at the photo of No 11, Towyn Wharf Station and the positions of the buffers and the points, I'm guessing that only very very very very small trains stop there!

Yes the Talyllyn Railway is a 2 ft 3 ins narrow gauges railway



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