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« on: July 20, 2019, 02:09:46 pm »

Red Squirrel was out and about last week - but where did he go?

1. Barrow in Furness - Adelante_CCT


2. Keswick - PhilWakely

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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2019, 05:22:36 pm »

Hmmm, I've spend some considerable time on this and have only managed to work out that it's a station covered by First/GWR from the corporate colour scheme..
I've been reduced to searching for the full name of the café in the first picture in order to perhaps identify the station but to no avail.
This is what happens after a while when you are confined to home with a streaming cold.

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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2019, 05:48:52 pm »

Image No.1 is not served by GWR, and as far as I am aware it is not served by a First subsidiary either - though it may have been in the past.

The cafe is a caféxpress.
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2019, 09:56:50 pm »

But image one is a railway station, right?
Image two looks like an old pub or hotel but it doesn't look like it's near image one if the view through the glass doors is anything to go by.
The more I look at image 1 the more that critter is mocking me! 😕
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2019, 10:45:25 pm »

Me too. There appears to be a semaphore signal visible through the doors in picture one.

Does that help me? Not really!
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2019, 11:05:20 pm »

I concur, well spotted! The Cafexpress part of the building seems significantly higher than the signal suggesting the platforms are in a cutting perhaps? Looks like it could be a sloping footway through the doors to the platform.
Still scratching my head though.
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2019, 11:09:17 pm »

It's not Holyhead is it?
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2019, 12:31:59 am »

Taunton.





Well, it's worth a shout - for me, anyway, with my track record.  Roll Eyes Shocked Grin
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2019, 10:21:42 am »

Barrow-in-Furness?
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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2019, 10:42:08 am »

Spot on! It is indeed. I have just spent the last 20 minutes stringing together a load of clues to help the others, but you've put us all out of our misery!

No.2 is in the same neck of the woods...

(oh, and I see what you did there... fur... very good... Wink )
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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2019, 11:38:44 am »

Ah, I see what you mean about not GWR territory. Looking at online photos of the station puzzles me though as I can't see one that fits every aspect of the first clue as I visualized it. Shows how the mind interprets the eye.
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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2019, 12:06:09 pm »

We were in the waiting room on Platform 1, which is on the south-west side of the station, looking east: https://goo.gl/maps/xai1ENHXATeDmNKbA . You can just make out the bridge of Abbey Road behind the signal.

Any thoughts on No.2?
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« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2019, 12:50:39 pm »

The waiting room probably being in First corporate colours from the days TPX used to operate there before their services were handed over to Northern.
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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2019, 05:35:56 pm »

We were in the waiting room on Platform 1, which is on the south-west side of the station, looking east: https://goo.gl/maps/xai1ENHXATeDmNKbA . You can just make out the bridge of Abbey Road behind the signal.

Any thoughts on No.2?

Going by the location of the first picture I would not be a all surprised if No.2 was somewhere a little north from there in the Lake District, perhaps railway related such as an old railway hotel?
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« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2019, 06:02:06 pm »

We were in the waiting room on Platform 1, which is on the south-west side of the station, looking east: https://goo.gl/maps/xai1ENHXATeDmNKbA . You can just make out the bridge of Abbey Road behind the signal.

Any thoughts on No.2?

Going by the location of the first picture I would not be a all surprised if No.2 was somewhere a little north from there in the Lake District, perhaps railway related such as an old railway hotel?

You are getting very warm. The building in the photograph is railway related inasmuch as that it was a railway station...
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