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Author Topic: Annoying / amusing use of completely irrelevant stock photos to illustrate press articles  (Read 235232 times)
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« Reply #555 on: April 30, 2019, 03:12:46 pm »

Aside from pondering why the EDP placed this story on their Motoring page: Would it really have been completely out of the question to temporarily use the original Sheringham station? Or would that have set some sort of precedent?
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« Reply #556 on: April 30, 2019, 03:34:09 pm »

Aside from pondering why the EDP placed this story on their Motoring page: Would it really have been completely out of the question to temporarily use the original Sheringham station? Or would that have set some sort of precedent?

The crossing between the two stations is set up for occasional operation only - see ((here)) - and would be labour intensive, very delaying of trains, and would need ORR approval for the number of movements.  Attachment - the operational details.
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« Reply #557 on: April 30, 2019, 04:30:08 pm »

   Two weeks doesn't seem all that long a delay if you compare it to Berney Arms ...

Or Barlaston...

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« Reply #558 on: May 17, 2019, 09:31:33 pm »

Woman caught hiding in a bush.....


https://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/17648138.penryn-police-patrols-increased-after-woman-spotted-peering-through-car-window/?ref=rss

...if you didn't know what a bush looked like...
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« Reply #559 on: May 17, 2019, 10:18:18 pm »


If that's a "Where's Wally" style photo of a bush, I haven't found the woman yet! I'll keep looking Grin
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« Reply #560 on: May 20, 2019, 10:32:23 am »

From the Bristol Post

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« Reply #561 on: May 20, 2019, 03:59:03 pm »

If the Torbay Express get there it would be seriously lost  Cheesy Roll Eyes
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« Reply #562 on: May 20, 2019, 07:58:39 pm »


Except that's not a 747 in the photo. 747s and A380s are probably the only aircraft types I can identify these days. Everything else just looks the same to me.


The one with the tail showing is an Airbus A321-231. The other is an A320-232. Neither looks remotely like a BAe-146.
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« Reply #563 on: June 20, 2019, 10:04:19 am »

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More details revealed about new Ashley Down station on Henbury line
Work is already underway

Direct service from Ashley Down to Manchester Piccadilly? Or is it Manchester Victoria?
"Work is already underway" is rather misleading too.

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/more-details-revealed-new-ashley-2997303
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« Reply #564 on: June 20, 2019, 12:23:20 pm »


Direct service from Ashley Down to Manchester Piccadilly? Or is it Manchester Victoria?


Piccadilly.  Sure, why not, been done before.

From the Summer of '98 - the 07:59 Manchester Piccadilly to London Waterloo ... called at Bristol Temple Meads 11:30 to 11:35, arrived Waterloo 14:13.  Returned at 15:17 from Waterloo.  Interesting calling pattern ... had Ashley Down been open in those days it could have joined Bradford-on-Avon, Warminster and Craven Arms as a station with direct services to both London (Waterloo) and Manchester.
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« Reply #565 on: June 21, 2019, 07:34:08 pm »

I can perhaps understand a 16 year old trainee (pun not intended !) pulling out any old stock photo to illustrate a railways story in the Bognor Bugle ....but my postman brought me the latest Railway Touring Company brochure this morning - am I being a little too hopeful in expecting slightly higher standards there ?

We have a train passing by the Dorset Mountains on its way to Swanage - on another page the same train is passing the same mountains on its way to Par.
Then we have a train passing cloud shrouded mountains on its way from Norwich to Cheshire - incredibly, the same mountains seem to be passed en route from Swanage to Bristol.
Then there is the Kings Cross to Newcastle excursion down the ECML shown passing through Garsdale (S & C I think !) - I recognise the dog there !
There is the same train passing over the same bridge in two photos - which are both said to be in Yorkshire - but based on previous efforts they might be in Kent.

I won't go, too much, into excursions which are stated to be hauled by Loco A or B - but the photos show C or D or .......

I'm sure more learned travelers on the forum might have fun with this brochure.
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« Reply #566 on: June 21, 2019, 08:03:14 pm »


There is the same train passing over the same bridge in two photos - which are both said to be in Yorkshire - but based on previous efforts they might be in Kent.

Never trust advertising.

Some years ago, on holiday in Turkey, I was with my daughter, then about 14, when we were approached by either a professional photographer or a pervert with some really expensive kit. He explained that he would like to take some pictures for a Swedish holiday magazine. "But I'm not Swedish" said I, "and neither is my daughter." He said that we were the most Swedish looking people in the pool, and after a few pints had been arranged, the newly appointed Sven and Ingrid* took up the pose with the beach ball.

I have often wondered if that photo appeared in a Swedish holiday catalogue, maybe under a heading "Kom till soliga Blackpool" (Come to sunny Blackpool) or the like.

*I looked up a list of Swedish girls' names for that, and found that my daughter's real name, after her great-great grandmother, is actually almost twice as popular as Ingrid in Sweden. Another schoolday ends!)
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« Reply #567 on: June 21, 2019, 09:05:44 pm »

On a similar theme. This latest Virgin Trains advert:





Spot the error.
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« Reply #568 on: June 21, 2019, 09:29:12 pm »


Spot the error.

No overhead lines?


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« Reply #569 on: June 21, 2019, 10:02:10 pm »

Yup. You'd think Virgin would know what actually makes their Pendolinos go.
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