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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2019, 22:04:05 »

Guess I should say "one answer each" until the end of Easter.

How do you define that? 
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« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2019, 22:14:58 »

Guess I should say "one answer each" until the end of Easter.

How do you define that? 
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« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2019, 22:17:36 »

I write up what's been answered in the morning ... still just one each please ... until the end of Easter Monday which is what I intended.
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« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2019, 05:46:26 »

Remaining questions that are awaiting correct answers:

Update - just 2 questions remain - {{here}}.  Correct answers added in to post at top of thread.

1. A former GWR (Great Western Railway) line - these days, you can still catch a train between stations in three sections. One section open as a standard gauge heritage line, one section open as a narrow gauge tourist line, and a third section still part of the main network.

4. The first trains in the country to be fitted with retention toilets. On what route? In what year were they fitted?

7. What is (or was) unique about 150 261?

8. Summer 1952 departures at 06:25, 07:25, 08:25, 09:00, 10:30, 12:20, 13:12, 14:20, 15:13 (Saturday only), 17:00, 17:35, 19:05, 21:00, 22:05 and 23:10 (Wednesdays and Saturdays only). 11:05, 17:25, 19:15, 20:20, 21:34 and 22:33 on Sundays.   From where?

9. Ordinary single fare, London to Melksham, in 1952.
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« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2019, 07:42:12 »

No7. Was that the unit known as Casper ?.
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« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2019, 08:00:45 »

No7. Was that the unit known as Casper ?.

Nope ... I would need reminding of Casper's number but (s)he was a 153.

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153305 - now bringing joy to the costal towns of New Holland, Barton-on-Humber, Grimsby and Cleethorpes.

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« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2019, 08:05:11 »

I've got another idea but that will have to wait until Monday.
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« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2019, 08:16:27 »

I've got another idea but that will have to wait until Monday.

To clarify - "one answer each" should really read "one correct answer" each ... members who have come up with an incorrect guess can keep trying (within reason - oh help that is hard to define).
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« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2019, 08:16:49 »

1. Not sure it quite fits, but how about the Manchester and Milford Haven line.  At the southern end it is the route into Carmarthen(1) Station. Further north is the Standard Gauge Gwilli (2) Railway. At the Northernmost end the rout into Aberystwyth (3) Station has been taken over by the Vale of Rheidol (4) railway.  On the Newcastle Emlyn (5) branch there is also a narrow gauge line.  

(1) Why does spell check want to make that Earthenware?
(2) Why does spell check want to make that Willing?
(3) Why does spell check want to make that Abernathy?
(4) Why does spell check want to make that Idolater?
(5) Why does spell check want to make that Seemly?

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« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2019, 08:21:28 »

I've got another idea but that will have to wait until Monday.

To clarify - "one answer each" should really read "one correct answer" each ... members who have come up with an incorrect guess can keep trying (within reason - oh help that is hard to define).

150261 might have been the last single car unit on the Transwilts .
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« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2019, 08:27:15 »

1. Not sure it quite fits, but how about the Manchester and Milford Haven line.  At the southern end it is the route into Carmarthen(1) Station. Further north is the Standard Gauge Gwilli (2) Railway. At the Northernmost end the rout into Aberystwyth (3) Station has been taken over by the Vale of Rheidol (4) railway.  On the Newcastle Emlyn (5) branch there is also a narrow gauge line.  

(1) Why does spell check want to make that Earthenware?
(2) Why does spell check want to make that Willing?
(3) Why does spell check want to make that Abernathy?
(4) Why does spell check want to make that Idolater?
(5) Why does spell check want to make that Seemly?



That is very much stretched from the question.   I had something that fits much more cleanly on what used to be a through line from "A" to "B".   Anyone looking for a hint though - the line did not runs from a place/station with a name starting with the letter "A" ...
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« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2019, 08:28:19 »

150261 might have been the last single car unit on the Transwilts .

Still a 150/2 ... 2 car unit.   Sorry.
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« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2019, 08:43:29 »

5. Goa station on the Heathrow branch, the project named it Goa because the railway service to Heathrow was a goer, service was run with 165/6.  The reason for the temporary station was due to the collapse of the spray concrete tunnel in the CTA (Compulsory Ticket Area) 

Err... reply #7. Wink

The heady days of being a Commissioning Engineer on the HEX scheme sitting in meetings when the Goa concept was first muted  Grin
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« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2019, 09:37:23 »

Ok then and having re read the question the unit in question used to be named The Tarka (Line from Barnstaple to Exeter) Line 150261.
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« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2019, 10:01:17 »

Ok then and having re read the question the unit in question used to be named The Tarka (Line from Barnstaple to Exeter) Line 150261.

Yes, and clearly unique in having that name  Grin Grin .  Just imagine the confusion if there were multiple trains all with the same name - such a "Thomas" - how confusing that would be ...

It's the only 150/2 unit that has been named on FGW (First Great Western) / GWR (Great Western Railway) as far as I know - that's the "unique".
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