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« on: April 20, 2019, 05:33:24 pm »

A picture quiz without pictures! Guess I should say "one answer each" until the end of Easter. You are welcome to post up how many you think you know.

I have edited in the answers so far - early on 21st April. It makes for a confusing post, so I will repeat the remaining questions on the end of the thread.{{link here}}. Further update - just 2 questions remain - {{here}}.

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.
A - Ruabon-Barmouth: (Llangollen Railway (standard gauge), Bala Lake Railway (narrow gauge), Barmouth Jct (Morfa Mawddach)-Barmouth (NR» (Network Rail - home page))) - Red Squirrel

2. The only stretch of railway constructed as a 'light railway' by a pre-grouping company that remains part of the main passenger carrying main railway network to this day
A - Bere Alston and Calstock Light Railway, Opened 1908 - bradshaw

3. Terminus station opened on 30th August 1906, which had though services to and from Paddington for many years.
A - Fishguard Harbour - eightonedee

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

5. Station opened on 19th January 1998 and closed on 22nd June 1998.  Where?  Why?
A - Heathrow Junction Railway Station - bignosemac
A - (a.k.a. Goa) - Temporary Station due to tunnel build problem for Heathrow - Electric train

6. The shortest walking distance between two GWR managed stations
A - St.Budeaux stations, Victoria Road and Ferry Road - old original

7. What is (or was) unique about 150 261?
A - Only 150/2 named while with Great Western - Western Pathfinder

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.
A - 21/- (First Class) - Stuving

10.  What might Network Rail have closed permanently, and at short notice after 170 years of use, just a week ago? Does anyone know the current status?
A - Angerstein Foot Crossing - Richard Fairhurst
A - Angerstein Wharf crossing has had, according to local press, a temporary reprieve. - bignosemac
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2019, 05:44:26 pm »

2 Bere Alston and Calstock Light Railway under its Act of 1902, adopting East Cornwall Mineral Railway and using its gauge. 1905 gauge authorised to be standard. Opened 1908
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2019, 05:48:10 pm »

2 Bere Alston and Calstock Light Railway under its Act of 1902, adopting East Cornwall Mineral Railway and using its gauge. 1905 gauge authorised to be standard. Opened 1908

Correct - with an anything but "light" viaduct across the Tamar!
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2019, 05:58:10 pm »

6) I'll take a punt at the St.Budeaux stations, Victoria Road and Ferry Road
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2019, 06:00:19 pm »

3 - Fishguard harbour
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2019, 06:08:03 pm »

6) I'll take a punt at the St.Budeaux stations, Victoria Road and Ferry Road

They're the ones I had in mind, yes

3 - Fishguard harbour

Correct!
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2019, 06:58:18 pm »

10 - Angerstein Foot Crossing.
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2019, 07:02:39 pm »

5. Heathrow Junction Railway Station.

A temporary Heathrow Express/Connect terminus at the Heathrow perimeter, with shuttle buses for all terminals. This temporary station was built after there were partial collapses of the new tunnels under the airport. The collapses also suspended the Piccadilly Line service, so this temporary terminus was the only rail access while the tunnels were repaired.
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2019, 07:03:51 pm »

10 - Angerstein Foot Crossing.

Not though, as oft quoted, the only foot crossing in Greater London.
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2019, 07:07:43 pm »

10 - Angerstein Foot Crossing.

Not though, as oft quoted, the only foot crossing in Greater London.

Indeed - though they are pretty rare.  Think I've seen reference to one other??

Did the closure announced for last weekend as temporary, then as permanent actually happen .... and which of those two is it thought to be?   The latest references I have seen as I read through are unclear, and the legal basis aid to be why closure is allowed look very ropey indeed to me.
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« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2019, 07:12:35 pm »

Not though, as oft quoted, the only foot crossing in Greater London.
Indeed - though they are pretty rare.  Think I've seen reference to one other??

At least four others...


Angerstein Wharf crossing has had, according to local press, a temporary reprieve. https://charltonchampion.co.uk/2019/04/11/threatened-angerstein-wharf-foot-crossing-gets-temporary-reprieve/
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« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2019, 07:48:59 pm »

4.  I'll guess Class 317 on the BedPan line.  The service was delayed for a year as the unions didn't want OMO (One Man Operated) (as it was then), so they started running in 83, though had been built between 81 and 82.
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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2019, 07:53:56 pm »

4.  I'll guess Class 317 on the BedPan line.  The service was delayed for a year as the unions didn't want OMO (One Man Operated) (as it was then), so they started running in 83, though had been built between 81 and 82.

I had to scroll back to find which question that was  Cheesy ... sorry, they weren't the first according to my source, which I will quote later.
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« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2019, 07:59:15 pm »

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) 
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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2019, 08:27:11 pm »

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) 

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