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« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2013, 08:47:30 pm »

Ok will try Number 8: Swansea, somewhere near Landore. Liberty stadium in the background?
I'm in agreement with Oxman about Picture 8. Looks like it may have been taken from a train travelling on the west side of the Landore triangle.
Indeed, Liberty stadium in the background and the tracks of Landore depot in the foreground. The train I was on was stationary for a while, waiting for that 158 to get ahead. I was rather supprised to end up there as I was expecting to be routed via the Swansea District Line.

EDIT: Somebody also got it on Flickr and posted the answer in a comment, so don't know who got it first.

6 is Stokesay Castle, just south of Craven Arms
Correct. Wasn't Craven Arms station once called 'Craven Arms and Stokesay'?

5 - Laugharne?
I think I know why you said that, but not quite correct.

Unfortunately, I've just realised I cannot remember where picture 7 (the class 60) was taken now, it's one of two places though I think.
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« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2013, 08:53:17 pm »

Wasn't Craven Arms station once called 'Craven Arms and Stokesay'?

Yes, it was - until 1974: see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craven_Arms_railway_station  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2013, 12:08:52 am »

I got it by a process of deduction! ATW (Arriva Trains Wales (former TOC (Train Operating Company))) train, stadium in the background, and sidings in the foreground. So I looked up Liberty Stadium on the net, checked it out with google maps, and decided it was most likely!

Elementary, dear Rhydgaled!
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« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2013, 07:13:20 pm »

Still three to go (well, four, but even I don't know the answer to one of them).
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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2013, 12:54:22 pm »

5 - Laugharne?
I think I know why you said that, but not quite correct.

Since it's been a while and some are still unanswered, I think I'll let Grahame have that one. The castle is Llansteffan taken from a train near Ferryside. Laugharne, according to Google Earth, is behind the land mass in this picture, across a second river.

Just two left (unless anyone revives my memory of where I saw that class 60).

Clue: neither are in Wales, and they are both on/near the same line.

I've apparently nearly reached a 200 picture limit on Flickr, does anyone know what happens if I go over it without upgrading to Pro? Does it prevent you going over the limit or do some of your pictures disappear (if so, to what extent do they disapear, are they gone completly or is it just you can't manage them when logged in?)?
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« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2015, 02:02:15 pm »

Two years later... Still nobody has got the remaining two Shocked

Perhaps a photographic clue is in order (see attachment, a much-more recent photo than in the quiz).
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« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2015, 02:09:07 pm »

That'd be Carlisle then!
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« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2015, 05:20:53 pm »

No2 looks like its just short of Lancaster viewed from the WCML (West Coast Main Line) ?
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« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2015, 09:26:48 am »

That'd be Carlisle then!
Yes, picture 1 is Carlisle.

No2 looks like its just short of Lancaster viewed from the WCML (West Coast Main Line) ?
Nope.
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« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2015, 06:18:11 pm »

2 : Giggleswick School chapel, as seen from Settle
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« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2015, 08:55:23 am »

2 : Giggleswick School chapel, as seen from Settle
I do believe it is (I was just looking for 'Settle' as an answer, I didn't know the identity of the building in the background). I've Googled the chapel and it does appear to be the correct building.

Picture 7 was I think probably taken near Port Talbot but I can't remember for sure.
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