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1  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Summer Sea and Sun - for a stormy January night on: January 21, 2024, 22:03:37
4 is Barry Island.
2  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Odd one out - AQ 16th December on: December 18, 2023, 08:52:00
2 Ulverston is the only one not to have featured in a TV series or a film.

Series 2, episode 4 of Michael Portillo's Great Coastal Railway Journeys featured him at Ulverston station. Tongue

Perhaps I should have inserted the word fictional somewhere.
3  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Odd one out - AQ 16th December on: December 17, 2023, 00:40:36
2 Ulverston is the only one not to have featured in a TV series or a film.

Liss - Great St Trinians Train Robbery
Brandon and Weyborne - both Dad's Army (TV)
Oakworth - Railway Children (TV and film)
Kings Cross and Goathland - both Harry Potter




4  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Advent Quiz, December 2023, Introduction and day 1 (1st December) on: December 01, 2023, 22:45:43
Thanks.

Can I pre-empt tomorrow and say the second to reach 100mph was Flying Scotsman?
5  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Advent Quiz, December 2023, Introduction and day 1 (1st December) on: December 01, 2023, 22:08:18
The connection is that they are all firsts:

(approximately):

1. The first main line London terminus
2. The first electric railway
3. The first to reach 100mph
4. The first battery-powered train
6  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: There are just times you have to wonder at station names on: October 04, 2023, 22:11:27
Bat & Ball

Besses o' th' Barn

Dent
7  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Where's this train on: August 04, 2023, 22:08:11
2 - Stafford?
8  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Where's this train on: August 02, 2023, 22:27:05
6 - Crewe (my son thinks).
9  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Freedom of Severn and Solent - away from the station - 2 on: July 29, 2023, 22:17:36
14 - on board the Gosport Ferry?
10  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Reading and the three Bs on: July 17, 2023, 22:10:52
Just tell them to buzz off.
11  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Day out to the beach! on: May 25, 2023, 22:09:53
15 - Bath.
12  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: How well do you know your bridges? on: March 13, 2023, 22:25:41
I think I can put a name to seven of them but may not all be correct.

I thought at first no. 4 was Bennerley Viaduct with the description and the mention of it being a scheduled monument, but I wasn't aware of it having originally being single track.

In fact, I think no. 5 is Bennerley Viaduct.

13  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Can you identify these short-lived lines / stations / services? on: January 09, 2023, 22:20:04
9. Must be Waterloo International which was replaced when the new HS1 (High Speed line 1 - St Pancras to Channel Tunnel) line was built to St Pancras.
14  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Can you identify these short-lived lines / stations / services? on: January 09, 2023, 22:15:51
I think 8 is Loch Tay station at the end of the Killin branch line. It closed when the steamer service on the Loch were discontinued.

11 is Filey Holiday Camp, provided for holidaymakers travelling to Butlin's at Filey. It was closed due to people increasingly travelling by car.
15  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: For anyone with a few minutes on hand today on: December 25, 2022, 22:14:35
I nearly said Pontsticill for 10!  But it's not.
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