Train Graphic
Great Western Passengers' Forum Great Western Coffee Shop - [home] and [about]
Read about the forum [here].
Register and contribute [here] - it's free.
 17/12/2018 - Removal of Severn Bridge Tolls
22/12/2018 - Christmas service changes
04/01/2019 - Look forward - 2019 Severnside
07/01/2019 - JSP consultation closes
10/01/2019 - CHRUG
14/01/2019 - TWSW Board
Random Image
Train Running @GWR Twitter Acronyms/Abbreviations Station Comparator Rail News GWR co. site Site Style 1 2 3 4 Chat on off
December 15, 2018, 11:50:29 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most liked recent subjects
[137] Great Western Main Line electrification - ongoing discussion
[95] XC Dawlish cancellations now beyond a joke!
[94] Advent quiz 2019
[65] JourneyCheck ... reasons given
[54] 17th December 2018 - the start of toll free Severn Bridges
[52] Christmas 2018 - Timetables for the TransWilts Line
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Linked Events
  • Ask a stupid question day: September 28, 2018
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Ask those questions!  (Read 679 times)
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 22943



View Profile WWW Email
« on: September 20, 2018, 10:38:48 pm »

28th September, 2018 will be ... Ask A Stupid Question Day

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/ask-a-stupid-question-day/

Quote
We’ve all done it, had that question we wanted to ask that just sounded astoundingly stupid. We’re embarrassed that it even occurred to us, and worse, that we didn’t know the answer when it seemed so simple. The truth is there is no such thing as a stupid question, except the one that you choose not to ask. We never learn anything if we’re afraid to ask the question to begin with, whether that’s by researching it or asking someone who might know. Ask a Stupid Question Day encourages you to overcome your fear of sounding uneducated, and opening yourself to learning by asking your stupidest questions.

This forum is ... delighted ... to help our members find answers to questions they are embarrassed to ask.   Please feel free to ask before, on, or after 28th September ... if you don't know the answer, others won't either and will thank you for asking.

If you want to post a rubbish answer, please wait to 24th October
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Member of Melksham Rail User Group, on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest and some more things besides
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 22943



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2018, 08:01:00 am »

Addendum .. if you really are embarrassed to ask a question, please send it to me and (subject to it being legal, decent, honest ... and within the Coffee Shop scope ...) I will publish it with anonymously on or around 28th. 

Members use the "personal message" system ... guests are welcome to email me ( graham -at- wellho.net ) so are members - especially if the question is "how do I use the personal message system"  Grin
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Member of Melksham Rail User Group, on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest and some more things besides
Phantom
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 177



View Profile Email
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2018, 10:50:12 am »

What do the yellow MLN signs next to the track stand for?
Logged
paul7755
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 4556


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2018, 12:12:02 pm »

What do the yellow MLN signs next to the track stand for?
Engineer’s line reference MLN is Main Line (Paddington to Penzance via Bath).  Divided into six sections.

Have I answered too early?  Grin

Paul
Logged
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 22943



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2018, 12:16:26 pm »

What do the yellow MLN signs next to the track stand for?
Engineer’s line reference MLN is Main Line (Paddington to Penzance via Bath).  Divided into six sections.

Have I answered too early?  Grin

Paul

Not in the slightest, Paul ... on the basis that it's become traditional to go out for a Christmas Dinner with colleagues prior to Christmas Day.

Edit to add ... with your answer, Paul, I managed to find more - http://www.railwaycodes.org.uk/elrs/_mileages/m/mln1.shtm - which links to other line codes
« Last Edit: September 21, 2018, 01:19:34 pm by grahame » Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Member of Melksham Rail User Group, on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest and some more things besides
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 22943



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2018, 07:26:39 am »

I have a handful (of "stupid" questions)  I have been asked or wondered ... only stupid if you already know the answers - worth airing in public if you don't, on national stupid question day.   I am starting / splitting threads to give each question thread space.

Please feel free to post a question you have been asked by a less-train-aware partner / offspring / parent / friend / colleague ..

Stupid (or none-stupid) answers are not limited to the current 24 hours.
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Member of Melksham Rail User Group, on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest and some more things besides
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

 
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit www.gwr.com for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants