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1  Journey by Journey / Bristol Commuters / Re: Pettifogging restrictions on: February 14, 2019, 10:19:23 pm
This was more than 40 years ago at Ryde, but they're still operating:

2  Journey by Journey / Bristol Commuters / Re: Signage in the subway at Bristol Temple Meads on: January 22, 2019, 10:17:38 pm
Quite apart from the loss of the useful "A to Z"s - two other questions occur to me-

1 - Why are they using a cartoon Stephen Fry in this campaign?


He's the patron of a relevant charity:

https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/latest-news/706-stephen-fry-leads-campaign-to-make-every-second-count-when-a-child-is-reported-missing.html
3  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: IETs into passenger service from 16 Oct 2017 and subsequent performance issues on: January 17, 2019, 10:35:51 pm

Just checked today’s list and just two units are restricted to diesel out of the entire 800 and 802 fleet.  They are 800313 and 800320.

Just to say that last Saturday I travelled on 800320 on the 1226 from Cardiff (started at Swansea) as far as Swindon and I'm practically certain that it ran on electric power from Bristol Parkway onwards.
4  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Advent quiz 2019 on: December 17, 2018, 10:05:39 pm
What is that weird object on the platform level with the front of the train?

I took it to be a species of refreshment trolley (for use on platforms).

5  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Advent quiz 2019 on: December 11, 2018, 10:06:38 pm
Lincoln Central as I still call it.
6  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Bumper picture quiz - November 2018. on: November 11, 2018, 12:37:42 am
21 - Dolygaer, Brecon Mountain Railway.
7  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Two dozen days, 24 locations to identify on: June 24, 2018, 10:48:39 pm
3. Newport?
8  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: SandTEngineers Spot the Railway Location Photograph Quiz on: January 07, 2018, 10:02:53 pm
Norton Junction near Worcester?
9  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Where is this - recent pictures on: November 06, 2017, 10:25:05 pm
6 - Wilkinson Street depot, Nottingham.
10  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Where have I been today on: October 29, 2017, 10:01:58 pm
Sheffield Park?
11  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: What UK City are you? on: June 04, 2017, 05:04:38 pm
I ended up with London.
12  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Where was I today? 29th May 2017 on: May 30, 2017, 10:56:13 am
Correct Merthyr Imp! Your forum name suggests a proximity to the BMR.

What a cracking little railway. Unusual rolling stock and fantastic scenery. 

It's actually a few years since I last visited it, but I think that photo was taken near Dolygaer at the point where the BMR deviates slightly from the original formation so as to avoid a sailing club or some such.

The fascination to me is seeing how it fits into the former Brecon & Merthyr infrastructure and viewing what remains of that and its connections, especially at the Pant end and at Pontsticill. E.g. this view of the old Pant station which I took about seven years ago.

13  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Where was I today? 29th May 2017 on: May 29, 2017, 10:19:42 pm
Brecon Mountain Railway?
14  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Knowing the signs on: October 23, 2016, 09:39:56 pm
4. Marsden?

No, but not hugely distant from the place ...

Huddersfield then?
15  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Knowing the signs on: October 23, 2016, 05:51:39 pm
4. Marsden?
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